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The Vanderbilt

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Originally built by the Vanderbilt family in 1909, the hotel still has gilded-age accents like huge fireplaces and a double-helix staircase in the lobby
  • Guests can indulge in an impressive array of specialty treatments at the on-site spa like locally sourced Atlantic-shoreline hot-stone massage
  • Rooms here are big: Starting at 300 square feet — suites start at 400 — they also come with views of mansions in the historic Hills neighborhood or of Newport Harbor

Enjoyed This
"Desperately needed a getaway. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. Common areas are immaculate within the facility with spots to relax by a fireplace or out on the patio. There is a billiards room and spa. Location is perfect - walking distance to Thames St and America's Cup Blvd where all the action is. Superb staff."
Mar 16, 2020 - Whitman, MA, USA
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The Vanderbilt Hotel feels right at home among Newport's opulent turn-of-the-century mansions: For instance, it's decked out from top to bottom with meticulous landscaping and ornate furnishings — think billiards tables, built-in book shelves and hand-carved moldings. It has amenities fit for a robber-baron, too — you can even rent a classic sports car, straight out of the 1920s, and cruise around town (for an added fee).

Although the property itself is over 100 years old, the hotel doesn't seem stuffy, thanks to the modern pastel color palette in guest rooms and large windows that let in lots of natural light. Accommodations boast other contemporary updates like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and glass-enclosed rainfall showers in the bathrooms.

The on-site Vanderbilt Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and specializes in New England-inspired dishes using locally caught seafood — we're particularly fond of the lobster Benedict for breakfast. Other perks include the hotel's spa and fitness center, where guests will find an indoor pool and sauna as well as a variety of wellness classes offered year-round.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$50 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Crib/Pack 'n Play available in Captain's Loft and Master Junior Suite only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $100.00 USD plus tax per pet per night.
Maximum 2 pets per room.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $50 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort/ facility fee includes:

  • Valet parking
  • Wi-fi throughout
  • Use of the pools, fitness room (including steam showers and sauna), spa locker rooms and amenities
  • In room coffee and bottled water

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vanderbilt Grace Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Desperately needed a getaway. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. Common areas are immaculate within the facility with spots to relax by a fireplace or out on the patio. There is a billiards room and spa. Location is perfect - walking distance to Thames St and America's Cup Blvd where all the action is. Superb staff.
Kathleen Mar 16, 2020 Whitman, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great place to stay in the heart of Newport waterfront area. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Robyn Mar 03, 2020 Newton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Second visit and the property is top shelf. Other than a mechanical question regarding heat control everything was perfect.
Other Comments
The staff is as good as any property we have every visited. From the moment you walk in they are there for you. This includes everyone from the front desk to the valet and the servers in the restaurants.
Robert Mar 02, 2020 Waltham, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful in all ways!
Evelyn Feb 15, 2020 Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic property in a great location. Vanderbilt staff are friendly and all about their guest. My wife & I love our stay.
Michael Feb 11, 2020 Cromwell, CT, USA
Other Comments
Hakim was wonderful.
Kelly Jan 23, 2020 Milton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed our stay at the Vanderbilt. The staff were the most hospitable and caring individuals I've ever met. Fabulous overall.
Torrey Dec 26, 2019 Hadley, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Vanderbilt was perfect in every way. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. From the bellhop to the manager- everyone was so welcoming. The 2 floor suite was immaculate and luxurious. This is the perfect hotel for a Newport getaway with everything in walking distance. We look forward to returning to the Vanderbilt.
Gail Dec 21, 2019 Lancaster, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had an amazing stay at the beautiful Vanderbilt! We hope to return in the near future.
Cristina Dec 08, 2019 Middlebury, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Always a great time at the Vanderbilt. Summer rooftop is a must. Great central location with an easy walk to Thames St. or Bellevue Ave.
Arthur J Dec 08, 2019 Southbridge, MA, USA

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