Newport + The Coast

Hotels in Newport + The Coast

After taking a tour of the mansions on Newport's Bellevue Avenue, where you can gawk at the lavish lifestyles of turn-of-the-century industrialists, retreat to your own Gilded Age "cottage" by the sea.

There are only twenty rooms at the Chanler, built  in 1873 as a private summer home.

Indoor and outdoor pools make this a good choice for families.

The 137-year-old hotel has been in the same family since 1969. The 16 rooms are decorated with antique furniture, and some have vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and canopy beds.

On Sakonnet Point, 30 miles from Newport’s crowded beaches, the 13-room property is a quiet hideaway. The 155-year-old stone Italianate villa just opened after a two-year renovation.

Roosted above the Atlantic Ocean overlooking Newport's Cliff Walk, this Victorian manor house and former home of painter Beatrice Turner channels the sort of joie de vivre stylings one might expect in an eccentric artist residence.

Vacationers come to Narragansett, midway along Rhode Island’s shore, for surf-worthy waves and waters warmer than the typically bracing New England beach. For an unobstructed view of the Atlantic, stay at the Ocean Rose Inn, a nine-room Victorian villa built in 1896.

In 1874, mining magnate Alexander Agassiz, gentleman explorer and part-time oceanographer, had a sprawling summer house built just outside of Newport. It was an ideal setting for a man who'd made strides in the field of marine biology.

Built in 1868 on a windswept bluff with views of the Atlantic, the Victorian hotel once catered to moneyed aristocrats but was eventually torn down.

Formerly Vanderbilt Hall.

In 1909, the Vanderbilts gave the property to the city of Newport; it's been a hotel since 1997.