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Castle Hill

Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport, Rhode Island.

Photo: Onne van der Wal

590 Ocean Dr.
Newport, RI, 02840, United States
TEL: (401) 849-3800
TEL: (888) 466-1355

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. Set on a 40-acre peninsula where the Atlantic meets Narragansett Bay, it was, and still is, a perfect spot from which to observe marine mammals. Long since put into service as a resort, Agassiz’s Victorian mansion has never lost its aristocratic charm. It has nine guest rooms and suites, the most dramatic occupying a mahogany-trimmed turret with a 360-degree view and a soaking tub overlooking the sea.

Room to Book:

Ten understated beach cottages—whitewashed wainscoting, apron-front sinks, beach glass–colored fabrics—offer a more low-key alternative just steps from the sand.

Insider Tip:

Perch in an Adirondack chair on the lawn and watch the Newport yachts sail by.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Inn
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 32

Number of Suites: 3

Year Opened: 1938



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