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“Great views and delicous food”
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Castle Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2012

My friend and I went to Castle Hill Inn for their Sunday Jazz Brunch. We decided to walk to their lighthouse which was a very nice walk. Then we sat out on the front lawn till our reservation was ready. The wait staff were very nice. The food was great. It was $16 for the brunch which included an appetizer, lunch, and desert. I highly suggest the flat bread for appetizer, if you like hummus you will love it.

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Reviewed 11 November 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.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 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.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 13 October 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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Reviewed 11 October 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, travelled as a couple
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 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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Reviewed 11 October 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 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, travelled as a couple
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 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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Additional Information about Castle Hill Inn

Address: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre 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: £290 - £716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Castle Hill Hotel Newport
Castle Hill Resort

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