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Grace Vanderbilt
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“A real gem, just book it now.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We booked a late fall weekend which we thought would be quiet but it happened to be restaurant week so it was a little crazy in town for seating at popular eateries, but our stay at the Grace made it much better. I just can’t say enough good things about the staff here. They went above and beyond to help us with our restaurant reservations and were gracious and cheerful every time we spoke to them. The busmen who manage the parking and valet services were always right there when it came to service. The restaurant and lounge staffs were excellent. Literally from the moment we walked through the front until the last goodbye, the staff was attentive and helpful. Most staffers are multi-lingual. The room was very well appointed; nearly all the linens and towels were brand new. The room was updated perfectly. The bed was firm. I used the gym facilities in the basement and all the equipment was all in working order. The pool and sauna was very nice. They use a non-chlorine pool sanitizer which was very skin friendly. The morning breakfast was very nice as well, and if you want to upgrade to a hot breakfast it is available. The property is located close enough to town so that you could walk if you want to; we drove and parked near the wharf.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms have some dormer encroachment. Stay on the second floor if possible.
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Vanderbilt Grace is the perfect place to stay in Newport! The hotel is a wonderful mix of classic and modern luxury with a professional staff that is very friendly and attentive to your every need. Our initial room was close to an elevator and as a seasoned traveler and light sleeper I knew this would not work. The hotel staff immediately repsonded by giving us a complimentary upgrade to a very quiet room that was spilt level with the bedroom upstairs in a quiet sanctuary. We also had a lovely dinner at the hotel restaurant Muse with a table just off the fireplace which was perfect on a cold fall evening. The complimentary breakfast in the sunroom just off the garden was the perfect way to start the day after your morning swim in the gorgeous indoor pool. The hotel is also very centrally located and an easy walk to everything. When checking out I was also surprised to learn the hotel valet parking was complimentary since it was off season ....so all of this combined also made for a great value considering the excellent quality of the stay. We will definitely be back!

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

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!!

Room Tip: I would highly recommend this hotel!
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Each year, my husband and I head to Newport for a fall weekend getaway. We have stayed at a number of places but always seem to return to Vanderbilt. Perfect in-town location, luxury accommodations, and great breakfast included. This past weekend was our fifth visit, and it was fabulous!!! Kudos to the staff for making one feel welcome, comfortable and pampered! Already looking forward to next year!!!!

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The people that worked at the hotel were so accommodating and pleasant. The beds were so comfortable. A very nice place to stay. Friends used the Spa and loved their experience. The breakfast in the sun room was wonderful. The weather was beautiful, so it made for a great weekend get away.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We have been to Newport many times ... but our experience at Vanderbilt Grace was by far the best yet...the staff, the room, the hotel and of course the food at the Muse will bring us back with friends and family... and a special thank you to Justin for making our stay so special...

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Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for the first time for our 1yr anniversary. I have stayed in many different Newport hotels and this was by far the best experience. The staff were very friendly and accomidating. The simple touches in the room made you feel relaxed and comfortable. In the evening we sat in front of the fire place just enjoying a couple drinks and our surroundings.
I would definetly recommend the Grace Vanderbilt to family and friends.

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Additional Information about Grace Vanderbilt

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 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#1 Family 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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Also Known As:
Vanderbilt Grace Hotel Newport
Vanderbilt Hall Newport
Hotel Vanderbilt Hall

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