We visit Newport every year at this time to spend time with my sister and her husband who stay at the Castle Hill Inn. While browsing the internet for a place to stay, I remembered the Vanderbilt Grace from visiting at least 20 years ago. We had a great time then, and it was even better than I remembered. My husband and I checked in around 6 pm to a wonderful reception that included a glass of champagne. The staff is fantastic and very accommodating from housekeeping, bellboys, bartenders, waiters, and the attentive and very helpful people at the reception desks! As we were playing a game of billiards we were greeted by someone who I assume was the chef, with some hot hor dourves that were delicious. I don't know if this is customary but it was a nice touch! When we arrived we were upgraded to a nicer room that was available with a king size bed that we had requested but was not confirmed. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel that was fabulous as well as enjoying the beautiful pool and sauna. Have a drink at the bar - my cosmo was made to perfection! It was a short but " really sweet" stay, and we will definitely return. The staff went out of their way to ensure that our stay was wonderful! Thank you for your hospitality - this is what it's all about and you've got it!!