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An Enchanting Newport, RI Hotel

Welcome to the Chanler at Cliff Walk

You're invited to experience The Chanler, where Gilded Age elegance and gracious hospitality provide a tailored experience that is quintessentially Newport. Spend your days lounging in our private oasis of manicured gardens while you take in breathtaking ocean vistas. Every evening, indulge in a long soak in your tub or enjoy an after-dinner drink at our crackling fire pit under a sky full of stars. This is your moment to take it all in. The Chanler offers unparalleled serenity among Newport, Rhode Island luxury hotels. Step into our storied mansion on Cliff Walk and you'll find yourself in a world of architectural beauty, polished service and relaxed refinement.

Housed in a mansion on Newport's famed Cliff Walk, The Chanler offers twenty distinctive Newport hotel rooms elegantly decorated in various period styles. Amenities such as our complimentary house car in partnership with Buick and free Wi-Fi provide you with comfort and convenience throughout your stay. Or if you prefer to walk, rest assured you will find plenty to see and do within easy proximity. Accommodating service is a quiet presence as you settle in to enjoy our serene oceanfront setting and the many attractions Newport has to offer. Our signature restaurant, Cara is a celebrated culinary gem in Newport.

Welcome to a unique blend of contemporary serenity gilded by the elegance of Newport's historic past. Welcome to the World of The Chanler.

Dining at The Chanler

Make the most of your visit to Newport, Rhode Island by experiencing some of the best cuisine available. At The Chanler at Cliff Walk, we offer a number of dining options to best suit your needs. 

Boasting beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as our open kitchen featuring a custom-crafted French Bonnet cooking suite, Cara is the crown jewel of The Chanler, providing guests a memorable, curated dining experience. Translating to "dear one" in Italian and "friend" in Gaelic, Cara's name conveys a simple, yet beautiful, juxtaposition to the restaurant’s creative dishes.

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Our Location: Newport, Rhode Island

A major 18th century port city, Newport, Rhode Island is now best known as a delightful summer retreat and home to the famous Newport Mansions. Home to picturesque coastal scenery, an exciting downtown area, and a variety of things to do in Newport, RI, the area is a true gem in coastal New England.

Press & Accolades

U.S. News & World Report

2020 Best Hotels - #1 Hotel in Newport & #2 Hotel in Rhode Island 

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Fodor's Travel

American Castle Hotels Where You Can Live Like Royalty 

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Condé Nast Traveler

21 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World 

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AAA Traveler Worldwide

The Royal Treatment 

Travel + Leisure

The Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Northeast - The Chanler ranks at #3 

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Top Ranked Hotel in All 50 States - The Chanler is the top ranked hotel in Rhode Island

Fall 2018 New England Road Trip Guide: The Coastal Wine Trail

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Travel Channel

High-End $1,000 Hotel Rooms Across The Country 

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What's Up Newp

The Chanler at Cliff Walk Unveils Two New Culinary Concepts, Cara and The Café

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Virtuoso Life

Our Favorite Places and Where to Hang Out - Editor's Pick


Beat the Heat and Check Out the Coolest Summer Travel Destinations in the US

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Travel + Leisure

The Top 15 Continental U.S. Resort Hotels - The Chanler ranks at #14 

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The Boston Globe

New England Hotels Bring Home the Gold - U.S. News & World Report Gold Badge 

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Newport With a Newborn: Why The Seaside City Is a Perfect Baby-Friendly Getaway

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Elle Decor

10 Historic Mansions Restored Into Stunning Luxury Hotels 

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Town & Country

15 Dreamy Photos of Newport, Rhode Island That'll Make You Want to Visit This Summer 

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The Knot

10 Luxury Destinations for a Passport-Free Honeymoon 

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Yankee Magazine

2017 Editors' Choice Awards - Best Luxury Escape: The Chanler at Cliff Walk 

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20 Things To Do in Newport, Rhode Island, This Spring For Under $20. Order a drink at The Bar at The Chanler is #1 on the list. 

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Recipient of Travelers' Choice Award & ranked in Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S. 

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Travel + Leisure

The Best Inns in New England - The Chanler ranks at #2 

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Vogue Magazine

7 Great Island Vacations-No Passport Required 

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Architectural Digest

Gilded Age Newport Mansions Where You Can Actually Spend the Night 

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Luxury Travel Magazine

Vacation Like A President at these Luxury Hotels 

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Conde Nast Traveler's Best Hotels in the U.S.

The Chanler has been recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards at #18 on the 2015 Best Hotels in the U.S. list. 

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Travel + Leisure

The Best Hotels in the U.S. - The Chanler ranked at #5 

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Travel & Leisure's Top U.S. Inns & Small Lodges

The Chanler has been recognized in Travel & Leisure's 2015 World's Best Awards for Top Continental U.S. Inns & Small Lodges (Fewer than 40 Rooms) at #3. 

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Best In Class Award

The Chanler website has been awarded the Best in Class Award for excellence in its design, development and implementation. The honor was granted by the Interactive Media Awards. 

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Conde Nast Traveler

The 16 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World 

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"Most Unique Place to Spend the Night in Every State" 

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FOX News

WiFi, Toys and Tequila - Top Hotels With Awesome Free Amenities 

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Summer on the Water: Must Visit Destinations This Summer 

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Travel & Leisure

Cliff Walking in Newport, RI

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Top 25 Hotels in The United States: #21 

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8 romantic castle hotels around the U.S. 

Newport This Week

Chef's Q & A: Spiced Pear is a Cut Above 

Bergen County The Magazine

Northeastern Adventures 

Discover Newport

Coastal Cusine: Where To Eat 

USA Today

New England Retreats That Can't Be Beat in the Off-Season

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Best Spring 2015 Packages & Deals in the United States 

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Capital Region Living

Scotch and cigar pairings 


Newport: Chanler at Cliff Walk

Fare Deals: Quebec's Le Massif de Charlevoix promotes Spring skiing 

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5 Hotels to Visit This Winter for Cold-Weather Beach Lovers 

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Forbes Travel Guide

Spending Two Perfect Days in Coastal Rhode Island

4 Instagram-worthy spots for fall leaf peeping 

USA Today

Taking Romance on the Road

Luxury Living Magazine

New England This Fall: 5 Elegant Inns Worthy of a Visit 

Gotham Magazine

Weekends by the Sea

Departures International

A Taste of Autumn

World, Spa & Travel

Top 100 Best Places To Stay

Condé Nast Traveler

The World's Best Hotels 2014: Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler

The World's Best Hotels 2013: Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler

The World's Best Hotels 2010: #1 Small Hotel in the U.S.

The Most Requested Rooms At The World's Top Hotels 

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Town & Country

5 Newport Mansions To Consider For Your Wedding 

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