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“We especially liked the wonderful staff who made us feel at home.”
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Grace Vanderbilt
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
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“We especially liked the wonderful staff who made us feel at home.”
Reviewed June 4, 2011

Our stay at the Vanderbilt Grace was very special. The staff went out of their way to fulfill our every request. We hope to visit again.
Joan Walker
New Orleans

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Researched all the places to stay and was torn between VG and 41 North. SO glad we chose the VG.

First, the VG is up a quiet side street lined with historic buildings. 41 North is on the harbor and could get a bit noisy. The history of the VG in and of itself is a reason to go. I felt like we were part of history.

The grounds, staff, rooms... were impeccably done.. Waited on hand and foot but in a very friendly, "how did you enjoy your day" way. Not at all smarmy.

We chose one of the larger rooms with a view of the bay. Despite the not so large bathroom and the surprise that they did not have video on demand, we could not have asked for more. Quiet, gorgeous and lux.

The included breakfast was a nice surprise with lots of custom options.

we only saw the roof deck on the first day because of bad weather, but if the weather had been nice, i would have been up there reading every day.

could not say one bad thing about the VG. it's spoiled us. (i will also note that the stay two get third night free offer made the price tag very easy to swallow).

Thanks for spoiling us VG. wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Go now, go often!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2011

We just got back from a two night stay at the Vanderbilt Grace and had a great experience. The hotel is lovely with an attractive, airy decor quite unlike the frou frou extravaganzas you often get in higher end New England hotels. It is also in a lovely location, across the street from a pleasant square and in the heart of a historic district (really the nicest part of the city) but only a couple blocks from the harbor. We had never been to Newport before, so when I say this is probably the best hotel in Newport take it advisedly. Still, I feel confident that the judgement would hold up.

We did have a couple problems, such as an automatic skylight curtain that didn't work one night and let light flood into the bedroom. But the hotel sent up an amazing person named Nick to help us and, even though he wasn't able to fix the skylight, he got us to move to another room and was so pleasant and helpful that it was almost a paradoxical high point of the stay. Service was all around excellent, and our toddler felt most welcome everywhere he went.

All in all a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Service and staff could not be any more friendly.
We have 2 small dogs and they had 2 pet beds in the room when we arrived for our stay.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Kensington, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

I did quite a bit of research before finding Vanderbilt Grace. I had phone and email correspondence prior to our arrival and both were very efficient. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff who were only to happy to help with not only our luggage but with any questions. The staff are very knowledgable able the hotel and many of it's wonderful paintings. The spa experience was fantastic we decided to have both our evening meals in the hotel and each night we were treated to delicious cuisine. The bar/restaurant manager and his staff were very welcoming and were only too happy to accommodate us in any requests we had. The chocolate croissants that are serviced at breakfast are just to die for. It's about a 2min walk from the hotel down the road into the center of Newport and all the shops. We decided to walk every where so from the hotel we walked to "The Cliff Walk" and ended at The Breakers. It was a very pleasant walk and plenty of things to see a long the way - St Mary's Church (where JKF was married) the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Not to mention more lovely shops and places to eat. We were so thrilled with our weekend at Vanderbilt Grace that we intend to return very soon. Loved everything about it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

Great Location--close to the harbors, shops & restaurants.
Staff is wonderful

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

My company recently hosted an off-site meeting at the Vanderbilt. The comments from the guests, who were from all over the country, were universally positive. Most of the guests were first time visitors to Newport, and were delighted with the uniqueness of the property, the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms, and the friendly and very attentive staff. The location is great too, walking distance from restaurants, shops and the wharf area. The experience was altogether a welcome change from the usual chain hotels. The staff was most accommodating, at one point fixing my eyeglasses and checking in on and bringing chicken soup to one of our colleagues who was feeling unwell during her stay. I would absolutely recommend this hotel for a vacation, a honeymoon or a business event.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Grace Vanderbilt
Address: 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840-3027 (Formerly Vanderbilt Hall Hotel)
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Newport
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#4 Spa Hotel in Newport
#5 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#6 Business Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grace Vanderbilt 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grace Vanderbilt is a quintessential Newport mansion with 33 guest rooms and suites, full service spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, roof terrace with amazing views of Newport Harbor and two restaurants. Experience our newly renovated, elegant restaurant Muse or enjoy casual a la carte dining at The Conservatory, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 
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Vanderbilt Grace Hotel Newport
Vanderbilt Hall Newport
Hotel Vanderbilt Hall

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