The Vanderbilt

Rhode Island, New England

The hotel

Welcome to one of Newport’s famous mansions, built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt himself in 1909. Recently restored to its former glory, it combines unmatched heritage with a modern service ethos that has made it the recipient of numerous hospitality awards. A welcoming glass of champagne sets the mood, after which you’ll be delighted by the sheer sumptuousness of your guest room. There are two swimming pools to tempt you, one indoor and one outdoor, the latter the perfect suntrap in summer. Alternatively, head to the Spa for one of the Vanderbilt’s signature treatments, including the Duet massage, perfect for couples, mothers and daughters or best friends. The bright and airy Conservatory is a wonderful place to linger over breakfast or lunch, whilst the Muse is renowned for serving outstanding cuisine in an historic setting. Before dinner, sip on a delicious Grace cocktail whilst tapping your toes to some suitably Jazzed-up music.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Newport, Rhode Island. A short walk from attractions, shops, bars and restaurants.

Hotel information

33 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, kitchenette, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, Apivita bath products, hairdryer, safe and iron and board. State Rooms offer views across Newport, including the Historic Hill neighborhood with 1 king-size bed or queen bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

The Vanderbilt Grill (classic, contemporary cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days). The Bar. The Roof Deck. Garden Terrace. Outdoor swimming pool. Indoor heated swimming pool. Fitness centre. Spa*. Yoga classes on The Roof Deck*. DVD/CD and book library. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Limited room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking $20 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (529)
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Oct 24, 2019 Emma C

I never write reviews unless my experience is either outstanding or terrible. In this case, it was terrible. I have worked in many resorts and also travel the country very frequently. When I saw this Auberge property I thought it would be a wonderful choice to celebrate my sisters birthday. I am beyond disappointed with the entire staff. The… Read more
I never write reviews unless my experience is either outstanding or terrible. In this case, it was terrible. I have worked in many resorts and also travel the country very frequently. When I saw this Auberge property I thought it would be a wonderful choice to celebrate my sisters birthday. I am beyond disappointed with the entire staff. The entire hotel staff need to be retrained because our treatment was beyond unacceptable. We felt so uncomfortable by the staff we did not use any of the amenities I paid for. When checking in, I was Interrogated. I was checking in, my name was on the reservation, and she told me my sister needed to be present for check in also. That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. She then continues to ask me 5+ times if we are the only ones staying in the room. When I told her we were taking the car and might find street parking later she told me we HAVE to valet the car. Every single time we left the room we were interrogated by staff members. I have never experienced anything like this. My sister and I were obviously profiled for some unknown reason, but if I were you I would save my money and stay at ANY other hotel in Newport. Read less
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Oct 22, 2019 mgal93 Tiverton, RI

By a chance of luck I stopped in to see if they had rooms. I have stayed at every other place in town in the past. This far exceeds any other. The room was amazing. The amenities , Gym, Pool, Sauna outstanding. The location is ideal. Staff was great. The only strange thing to me was no front desk. So I was confused of where to check in. The staff… Read more
By a chance of luck I stopped in to see if they had rooms. I have stayed at every other place in town in the past. This far exceeds any other. The room was amazing. The amenities , Gym, Pool, Sauna outstanding. The location is ideal. Staff was great. The only strange thing to me was no front desk. So I was confused of where to check in. The staff was all friendly. Roof top is perfect. Vanderbilt made my day ! Can't wait to go back !!! This is the nicest place I have stayed. Read less
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Oct 21, 2019 cindydobrynski

Elegant experience right in the heart of Newport! Just like staying in your own mansion. Excellent food and service at breakfast and dinner and the view from the rooftop deck is outstanding. I highly recommend the Vanderbilt!
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Oct 19, 2019 MJSova St. Augustine, Florida

We spent 4 amazing days at the Grace Vanderbilt. The hotel is quaint and charming and the the hospitality is outstanding. The staff went above and beyond, so friendly and accommodating. You are steps from downtown yet the hotel is on a quiet street. On a side note, the rooftop bar has beautiful views of the water and the lobster rolls are delish!… Read more
We spent 4 amazing days at the Grace Vanderbilt. The hotel is quaint and charming and the the hospitality is outstanding. The staff went above and beyond, so friendly and accommodating. You are steps from downtown yet the hotel is on a quiet street. On a side note, the rooftop bar has beautiful views of the water and the lobster rolls are delish! Many of the top restaurants in Newport are within walking distance. Read less
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Oct 10, 2019 clarazerra New York City, New York

Beautiful hotel with beautiful people!! Clean room good food with local products a tremendous stay !! We will definitely go back and we will also recommend to our friends !!! This was our first trip as a family of four with a newborn baby and we are glad we chose the vanderbilt hotel