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Castle Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Beautiful, pleasant, relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The staff at Castle Hill was extremely polite and helpful. The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a friendly staff, who later showed us our room. The room had a breathtaking view, with a clean bathroom. The only small concern I had was for the shower pressure to be a bit stronger, other than that everything was perfect.

The bed in the room was very comfortable. For me, its the little things that make the experience. I loved that when we went for our evening run, the robes were arranged by the bed, along with slippers, delicious pieces of chocolates and water on the counter by the bed.

There is also an excellent espresso maker in the room. Aside from that, the hotel rate includes a wonderful "tea-time" experience with delicious treats and varieties of tea. The breakfast and dinner were also delicious and I would certainly come back to this place and recommend all my friends and family to come back here again. The views all around the hotel are breathtaking --- the sunset was amazing.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

My wife and i spent a lovely weekend here celebrating her birthday with another couple. We stayed in a "beach house" - fabulous room with fireplace, heated floors, and deck overlooking the immediately adjacent ocean. Right on a private beach cove. Also delicious breakfasts in a dining room perched cliffside. Pricey, but great choice in this price range.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

What a nice relaxing place for lunch! It is so calming to view the sailboats as they pass. The staff is super friendly and the food delicious. The crab cakes were almost all crab meat and seasoned great! And, the lobster roll is a pleasant twist on the traditional without loads of mayo so that you can really taste the lobster meat.
I would definitely make this a recommended stop on any visit to Newport, RI.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed for two nights and wished it could have been a week. What a team at Castle Hill. The best all-round stay we have enjoyed in the USA. Gorgeous food, beautiful triple-aspect room, attentive staff, lovely grounds and ocean views. Nothing was too much trouble, but we didn't need to trouble the team for anything: they already had it covered.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Castle Hill, and rest assured I will share your kind words with our staff. You are absolutely correct...we have many rooms from which to choose, and each one in the Aggasiz mansion has its own aspect and personality. We look forward to having you back with us on your next visit to New England, when you might like to try another room on for size!

Warm regards,

Brian
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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have gone nearly every year for about 10 yrs but tried Ocean House, also nice, but Castle Hill is still a big fave. I want to be sure to get there in 2013 as we missed the beach house and tasting with wine dinner. We enjoy their woods, cliffs and grounds. The dining room is so beautiful with water and bridge views. Newport is great anyway; cliff walk, art museum, nearby wineries and water everywhere.

Room Tip: We tried many rooms, even the tower, but nothing beats the beach houses and the bath view is of the...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

From the moment we stepped out of the car, Castle Hill was an increasingly pleasant experience. The staff were extremely kind and helpful, the location is gorgeous, and the accommodations were just as expected: top-notch. Not only that, but Castle Hill also has a very interesting history that made me feel like Steve Zissou would be arriving imminently. Located a short, scenic drive from the hustle and bustle of Bellevue (if you can call it that), Castle Hill is a historic gem of a B&B that is close enough to provide access to the wonders of the area while being remote enough to let visitors feel like they've gotten away on their getaway. To put it simply, I'll paraphrase one Ferris Bueller: It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend visiting this place.

Room Tip: The Lighthouse Suite is perfect for couples or small families.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thanks very much for your kind words. Professor Alexander Aggasiz, the renowned Harvard educator and marine zoologist who built Castle Hill in the 1870's, would have been delighted to know that his beloved mansion might warrant a visit from Steve Zissou! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a reunion weekend with 6 other couples at Castle Hill Inn to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday in September. It was so amazing. From the luxury accommodations to the wine pairing dinners and delicious breakfasts (and afternoon tea), every detail was perfect. I cannot recommend this spot enough. The staff can help plan any event, large or intimate. They helped me coordinate everything so that it was the best it could be. It was a wonderful New England weekend that we will remember forever.

Room Tip: The beach house rooms are well worth the price. They had fireplaces that added to the atmosphere an...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kari S
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
I was happy to learn that you and your friends enjoyed your husband's 50th celebration at the Inn, as well as our beachfront accommodations and wine selections. Please know that I'll share your kind comments with our team.

Best regards,

Brian
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Additional Information about Castle Hill Inn

Property: Castle Hill Inn
Address: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Newport
#1 Spa Hotel in Newport
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#4 Family Hotel in Newport
#8 Business Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hill Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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