Hotels in Rhode Island
Indoor and outdoor pools make this a good choice for families.
Formerly Vanderbilt Hall.
In 1909, the Vanderbilts gave the property to the city of Newport; it's been a hotel since 1997.
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.
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.
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.
Built in 1722, the property was once a hunt club whose members included the Vanderbilt family.
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.
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.