Newport, Rhode Island
The Chanler At Cliff Walk
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What it is
A palatial mansion completed in 1873 as the summer residence of New York Congressman John Winthrop Chanler, The Chanler at Cliff Walk blends the opulence of Newport's storied Gilded Age with the exquisite luxuries and amenities of today.
What it isn't
Cramped. The property is set on four acres of manicured grounds that overlook Newport’s Easton’s Beach.
What we think
When your neighbors are literal Vanderbilts’, it’s safe to say you’re in good company. The Chanler is Gilded Age reborn anew, a place where #perfection is more than a hashtag (just note all their five star reviews from guests). Here, you can choose your preferred room style—be it Greek Revival or French Provincial; upgrade to an Ocean Villa like the nautically-bent “Nantucket” for a gas fireplace and your own sequestered outdoor hot tub peeping out on the beach below.
You're here because
You’ve never felt like royalty before, but you’re starting to think you deserve it—at least on vacay. Driving through The Chanler's main gates, you get the impression that you're arriving at someone’s grand private residence rather than a place of business. Although it's just a short distance from downtown Newport and overlooks The Cliff Walk, one of the city's most admired attractions, the hotel is designed to be a restful, romantic sanctuary away from yet close to the attractions and shopping of downtown Newport.
The Chanler offers the epitome of fine dining with ocean views at Cara. This Forbes 4-star sophisticated restaurant is candlelit with just three tables beneath a lustrous gold leaf ceiling and ornate chandeliers.
Restaurants & Bars
Cara - two specially designed menus, each different and distinct in New England culinary excellence. Only three tables and two seatings Wednesday - Sunday.
The Cafe - enjoy seasonally crafted menus by Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski under our outdoor covered terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean (heated during cooler months).
The Lounge - a highly refined, yet lively atmosphere with a light fare menu and handcrafted cocktails, vintage spirits, champagnes and fine wines.
Boasting panoramic ocean views, The Chanler sits atop the northern end of Newport's famed Cliff Walk on tree-lined Memorial Boulevard, a charming street with wide sidewalks, which helps make leaving The Chanler to explore the city by foot a pleasant experience.