Hotels in Newport
Indoor and outdoor pools make this a good choice for families.
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 with the modern yacht-owning crowd in mind, this chic boutique hotel, opened in 2010 on Narragansett Bay, has its own marina with parking for super-sized conveyances.
Formerly Vanderbilt Hall.
In 1909, the Vanderbilts gave the property to the city of Newport; it's been a hotel since 1997.
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.
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.