The Best Hotels in the U.S.

guest room at Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI
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Courtesy of Chanler at Cliff Walk

Luxury dude ranches, rehabbed mansions, and private-island escapes: For the Worlds Best Awards, T+L readers ranked their favorite, fabulously American hotels.

No. 5: Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

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This 20-room mansion could make anyone nostalgic for the Gilded Age: it was built in 1873 as the summer home of a Congressman. Each room has its own décor personality (like Louis XIV, Gothic or Regency), as well as fireplaces, heated bathroom floors and even TVs by the tub—earning the hotel a near-perfect score in the rooms category. Readers also declared the Chanler a worthy dining destination even if you don’t spend the night: the Spiced Pear does a signature New England tasting menu that speaks with a French accent—like butter-poached lobster, cold oysters with pickled-pear mignonette and, for dessert, seasonally-inspired soufflés.

guest room at Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI

The Best Hotels in the U.S.

No. 5: Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

This 20-room mansion could make anyone nostalgic for the Gilded Age: it was built in 1873 as the summer home of a Congressman. Each room has its own décor personality (like Louis XIV, Gothic or Regency), as well as fireplaces, heated bathroom floors and even TVs by the tub—earning the hotel a near-perfect score in the rooms category. Readers also declared the Chanler a worthy dining destination even if you don’t spend the night: the Spiced Pear does a signature New England tasting menu that speaks with a French accent—like butter-poached lobster, cold oysters with pickled-pear mignonette and, for dessert, seasonally-inspired soufflés.

Courtesy of Chanler at Cliff Walk
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