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Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840-6518
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#1 of 6 resorts in Newport
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.1
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Dynamic and breathtaking, Castle Hill Inn promises an exclusive, luxury experience for each guest who visits. The property's 40 acres offer everything from panoramic water views, and rustic hiking trails to private beaches and hidden rocky coves. In summer, guests come to unwind and enjoy the Newport social scene that gathers on the Lawn, which slopes from an elegantly restored 19th-century mansion out to Narragansett Bay. During cooler months, Castle Hill becomes more of a private retreat, perfect for escapes from city life but still close to the amenities of downtown Newport. Year round, the property also boasts world-class dining that showcases the best of Rhode Island's seasonal bounty, Castle Hill's extraordinary setting only becomes more beautiful with each turn of season, and we do our best to match its brilliance with unmatched service for our guests. A Relais & Chateaux member and recipient of Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Spa
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Stephanie S wrote a review Feb 23
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The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The staff go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your stay. I highly recommend booking the beach cottages. Waking up to the sound of the ocean and enjoying your morning coffee on the beach is truly magical.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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JGJ wrote a review Oct 2023
Columbia, Missouri117 contributions55 helpful votes
We were told Castle Hill Inn was a perfect place to stop and have a mid-afternoon cocktail and the warm day beckoned us to give it a try. We all sat in the comfy Adirondack chairs on the lawn facing the ocean.... It was beautiful and no one rushed us. Such a lovely time.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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jmarie254 wrote a review Oct 2023
Los Angeles, California105 contributions62 helpful votes
When in Newport, a visit to the Castle Hill Inn is a must, whether you sit in the formal dining room, the bar or the lawn all are worth a try. The service, food and cocktails are always great and even though it might be a bit pricey in my book it's well worth it just for the spectacular views.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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josh wrote a review Oct 2023
Narragansett, Rhode Island7 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff knew we were celebrating our anniversary so they upgraded our room. They met us with congratulations & a glass of rose to toast us. The service, views, food, room were all top notch! Our breakfast overlooking the ocean was delicious! But the absolute best was our soaking tub with spectacular ocean views. If one desires feeling spoiled the Inn at Castle Hill is the place to celebrate!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jakalor J wrote a review Sep 2023
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Jordan our wonderful waitress was the best! A very sweet knowledgeable server and so professional. Lunch was delicious and fancy. Presentation lovely and views from patio beautiful. Great people watching place and a favorite with locals.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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akp0003 wrote a review Aug 2023
Hoboken, New Jersey31 contributions25 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed here a handful of times before but unfortunately this last experience will truly be our last. We decided to check in after having a not so great experience at another relais and chateau property where our dog was not welcomed. We called prior to making our booking to confirm their pet policy and the employee did not mention anything aside from the usual things like not allowed inside indoor restaurants, etc. We decided to book since most of the beauty of the property is outdoors. Upon arrival there was a line for the valet as they were dealing with mostly restaurant patrons for newport folk fest...and they clearly oversold reservations and or did not have anyone turning people away. After about 10 minutes in line I decided to get out to check in at the front desk. That was even more chaotic, the front desk attendant was clearly in over her head and no room for niceties...there was a couple in front of me checking in and when they asked why the town was so busy and why there was so much traffic getting to the hotel (clear it's bc it was newport folk festival) she rudely said "this is newport in the summer". When it was my turn she told me there were about a dozen guest rooms needing to be cleaned before ours...this was at 2PM and they have a guaranteed check in of 3 PM that clearly would not be met. Despite the weird welcome we decided to wait. I got inline for the restroom in the lobby and quickly learned there was only 1 working womens restroom as they decided to take 30 minutes to clean the multi stall restroom...after about 20 minutes of waiting I was berated by a woman who was clearly overserved telling me to go use the Mens bathroom. When my husband then waited in line he was nearly walked in on by a woman trying to use the mens bathroom. They clearly did not have enough staff to handle hotel and restaurant guests and this was the most chaotic I've ever experienced at the hotel....it was the opposite of relaxation and luxury...more like hunger games and cheap Massachusetts accents. I wanted to confirm if our dog could sit in the adirondack section for hotel guests and was told by the same front desk staff "No! That would be against the health code"...we were then told he was not allowed on any of the lawns or the beach...so pretty much only allowed in the room. She told us that once we had our room we could leave him and go to the restaurant....but the hotel policy says dogs may never be left alone so it was all very contradictory. We ultimately decided to check out before even getting our room key as we felt not welcome with no clear guest area to relax (dog aside). Unfortunately it seems like this place has gone downhill from what it once was and is not worth the money IMO. I also do not recommend it for dog owners as the significant pet fee of ~$200 gets you nothing besides being tied to your room.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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PCam321 wrote a review Aug 2023
9 contributions5 helpful votes
First time to Newport and was so happy that I booked Castle Hill Inn. It really is a slice of heaven, overlooking the ocean, with super friendly staff and the most magnificent views. I stayed in a cottage with direct access to the beach. The room was beautifully appointed in such a peaceful spot. They have a beautiful restaurant (you can eat outside if you wish) and the food is delicious. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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pt0 wrote a review Jul 2023
los angeles84 contributions108 helpful votes
Wait until they figure this out to book this experience. We found it to be less that stellar. We arrived and all the chairs are out and roped off, but we were told not available for us to sit in yet. We had to wait close to a half an hour standing around. Then we they did let us sit, no one was sure what was supposed to occur. One waitress who was darling and completely incapable of taking an order or fulfilling one. We simply got the drinks from the bar ourselves and she did eventually bring some food we ordered. The only really positive part was the blankets included int the baskets, but there were only 2 for the 10 of us. I think it could be brilliant in a bit.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Randy L wrote a review Jul 2023
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Ok, the bright white chairs really don’t fit the place. The grounds are magical, but with an off-white building and the perfect nautical feel, I also wish they hadn’t got rid of the wooden navy chairs. The new ones feel cheap and not very Newport. Agree they look like hotel chains. Otherwsie great stay
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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tracey k wrote a review Jul 2023
Redmond, Washington633 contributions239 helpful votes
Resorting at Lunch! Fantastic setting, excellent service and food. Mix of locals and tourist, even at lunch a put together look needed, summer upscale casual. Grounds perfect for stroll before or after meal. Lawn chairs open to restaurant guests and hotel guests too.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$490 - $674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Hill Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Castle Hill Inn?
Nearby attractions include Firehouse Theater (3.4 miles), National Museum of American Illustration (2.8 miles), and The Breakers (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle Hill Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Castle Hill Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castle Hill Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle Hill Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle Hill Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brickley's Ice Cream, Corner Cafe, and Cru Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castle Hill Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castle Hill Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Castle Hill Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Touro Synagogue (3.1 miles), Rough Point Museum (2.9 miles), and Fort Adams State Park (1.6 miles).
Does Castle Hill Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Castle Hill Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.