Every year Travel + Leisure readers weigh in on their favorite travel experiences from around the world. From location and service to food and facilities, readers share the good, the great and the best of their travel adventures to culminate the publication's "World's Best Awards." The results for this year are in, and among them reside three Newport Hotels ranked the best in the Northeast.
Step out of your butler-drawn bath complete with rose petals and step into your room overlooking the ocean at The Chanler. Escape to your own slice of paradise on a private, 40-acre peninsula with panoramic ocean views at Castle Hill Inn. Or nestle up in a former private mansion turned luxury hotel in the heart of downtown at The Vanderbilt. It's easy to see why T+L readers named these three hotels the best of the best.
CASTLE HILL INN
590 Ocean Drive, Newport
Tucked away on a private, 40-acre peninsula with panoramic ocean views, is Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Châteaux property. The historic mansion was built in 1874 as the private summer home for marine biologist and naturalist Alexander Agassiz. Today, it provides luxury accommodations including beach houses or cottages overlooking their private beach. Acclaimed Chef Lou Rossi's dishes warmly reflect the relaxed grace and hearty spirit that define Castle Hill.
Castle Hill Inn's score: 89.73
117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport
Aromatherapy bath service, private outdoor hot tubs and in-room massages. The Chanler at Cliff Walk defines luxury with 20 elegantly furnished rooms, each designed around a particular historical period or decorative theme. The mansion was once the private residence of John Winthrop Chanler and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, sitting on one of Newport's most famous attractions: the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk. Dine at one of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants, Cara.
The Chanler's score: 95.15
41 Mary Street, Newport
The Vanderbilt is often considered one of Newport's best kept secrets. Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, the 1909 property is a vintage Newport mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island. Indulge in luxury suites, elegant fireplaces, museum-quality artwork, and in the summer months, a garden terrace and rooftop bar.
The Vanderbilt's score: 94.86
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