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“High End Inn - Does not Get Much Better!”
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Castle Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Princeton, New Jersey
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245 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“High End Inn - Does not Get Much Better!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This beautifully restored and maintained inn met all of our expectations. Situated on a promontory overlooking the harbor entrance water views were abundant. The breakfast was hearty and served in a spacious dining room with sunshine and vistas. Staff were well trained and eager to please. Surely will return!

Room Tip: Select a room in the main Inn. #5 was terrific.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Westbrook, CT
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Castle Hill has a group of small cottages right on the rocky beach that are just about perfect. In addition to a really comfortable bed, there's a lovely sitting area with a gas fireplace and a small self-service sink/fridge/microwave/coffee maker area. It was very nicely decorated with muted colors and no kitch. Very, very pleasant. The reason it didn't really deserve an excellent rating is the floor wasn't clean. I understand it was on the beach but there shouldn't be sand over most of the floor when you check in. After the turn down service we realized even the sheets were gritty. Breakfast was included and quite good. Call me crazy but I'm looking forward to going back again. Maybe I'll bring my Swiffer!

Room Tip: The cottages are really special.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank 2peripatetics
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
No need to bring your own Swiffer - rest assured we'll do a much better job of ensuring that the sand is properly swept from your cottage! I do apologize for this oversight, and we were happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Kind regards,

Brian
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Gazing out my rear french doors this morning, sipping my coffee, the only sounds being waves lapping, seagulls cawing and the cry of a hawk. A small rabbit which was nibbling on some freshly dewed greens skittered away into the safety of the sea brush. A small muskrat slinked quickly out of and then back into the same rustic, thorny, shorline.
I felt a thousand miles from home, abiet just an hour and a half from my starting destination.
We stayed in one of the Harbor Houses which was clean a richly appointed with comfortable linens and cozy surroundings.The semi-private deck is the very nice amply sized for two with comfortable furniture.
We enjoyed a tasty lunch on our arrival date. Service was excellant, the lobster roll and chowder as good as it gets, the chicken also cooked perfectly on the romaine salad.
We also enjoyed a soothing massage therapy session in their spa room at the inn.
Overall the Castle Hill Inn provided us with excellant service and we will return
If any suggestions I would make to give a 5 star rating. Here are some small but I think important features, at least to me, a contractor about 50.
In my room just about every wall fixture, ie. light switch, plug plate, telephone jack CROOKED, some laughably.Ok maybe most don't notice but like I said I am a contractor and I notice the fine points in a building. Also the bathroom sink water stop woud not stay down and the shower faucet control albeit fully funtional, clearly needed a little attention. Again almost over picky but then 5 star is 5 star!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Great Room, Great Ambience,Great Staff , Great Views . Breakfast and Afternoon tea included and excellent restaurant. Easy 7 minute drive to view the Mansions or into Americas Cup drive. I highly recommend seems to be about the same price as similar accommodation in the area.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We are Rhode Islanders who do quite a bit of traveling. It's great to have a beautiful retreat just a short drive away from our home, where we can go to truly relax without the hassles associated with airport travel.

We've stayed several times at the Inn, but this was the first time we stayed in a cottage. It was perfect in every way! As always, everything was immaculate and the appointments were first class. The cottages offer an element of casual charm. It's so relaxing to be right on the beach and to drift off to sleep (in the very comfortable bed) with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful from the time you drive up 'til the time you check out. The food is delicious and there's a nice selection of wines. The recent upgrades to the outdoor space as well as the addition of a bar make the CHI even better than before. We will be back for another escape soon! We highly recommend this beautiful Relais & Chateau property!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Nautilus Cottage. Very charming!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stamford, Connecticut
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118 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This inn is a classic, set on the perfect point overlooking Newport harbor. We stayed here with our fare rewards award and it could not have been better. The woodwork throughout the inn is beautiful and our upgraded room was huge and well-appointed with a marble bath and gas fireplace. The bar downstairs is very nice too, although the drinks can be a bit skimpy. The dining room has one of the best views for breakfast or dinner that you can imagine.

Room Tip: Ask for a harbor view and sit back and relax. We stayed in #10 on the top floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Castle Hill is truly a magical place. I've been there twice for drinks and dinner. However, I can't say much about the rooms because we did not stay there. The restaurant and bar are beautiful. The staff is very nice and the service is great. One of the best sunsets I've seen. I highly recommend this place for dinner and/or drinks. I wouldn't consider staying there because the location isn't the best.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank mariselnyc
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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 Spa Hotel in Newport
#1 Top resorts 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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