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Castle Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Woodmere, New York
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“so good when things go right”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

After a problematic stay in Apr., we returned and got the accommodation we had requested; the 1st beach house. It is wonderful and the one we most often stayed in over the last several years. The view is beautiful and we love to walk around the property, through the woods to the cliffs and lighthouse etc. I did need to mention that we were given barely 1/2 a roll of toilet tissue, no spare, and later discovered the facial tissue near the bottom, when the tan sheets pop up. I don't know if that is being "green" or thrifty. A whole roll of tp was brought, no spare, and the tissue I noticed at night so told them at departure. I found it annoying. The breakfast was ok, used to be much better. Food wasn't so hot, toast and bacon quite cool, and the new coffee presses aren't great. A new hot coffee was brought when I asked but the flavor in those presses was not as good as the coffee I recall there. The place is so clean and gorgeous with a terrific staff and good dinner that it is still pretty amazing no matter what. Views are unmatched.

Room Tip: supposedly one may not request a particular beach house. The one we got this time was promised in Ap...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

mMy husband and I recently got married here at Castle Hill. It was enchanting. Not only was the scenery beautiful, but the food was amazing, and staff was on point. Everyone is super friendly and professional who works there. The veiws are breathtaking and worth just going to sit on one of their manh Adirondack chairs sprawled across the huge lawn looking out at the Newport harbor... Not only are special occasions beautiful here, but their everyday dining is tops as well... Totally recommended. My visits here have always been memorable :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Central NJ
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I spent our anniverssary at the Castle Hill Inn because we loved the Newport area. it was our first time at the Inn and it was everything we expected and more! Service is impeccable and the morning breakfasts are to die for! Be sure to take explore the property as there is much to see. I highly recommend having a drink (or two) out on the adirondack chairs. SOOOOO relaxing! We stayed 3 nights and altough it is pricey, we thought it was worth every penny.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

we loved staying in the beach cottage this time. although a bit of a walk from the main house the location was great being right on the water and hearing the waves all night - nice! we had dinner one night with the wine pairing and breakfast delivered every morning of our stay (poached eggs with lobster hash - yummmmmm).

It would easily be 5 star but the housekeeping just stunk. we arrived to find the underbed drawers (the only place to leave folded clothing) jammed up at the top of the bed (hard to get to once we figured out they were there), a leftover piece of trash from the last guest stuck under the bed, not given extra shampoo etc, breakfast table was left littered with crumbs, grease etc. until we asked for it to be cleaned, and best of all - on our departure morning got to listen to the housekeeper in the next room talk on her cell phone about some court case she was involved in.

it sort of took away the ambience :(

Room Tip: beach cottages are great as are the harborside.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This our second time staying at the Castle Hill Inn in one of the beach cottages. It does not disappoint! The sweeping views of the ocean from our cottage were beautiful and relaxing. The breakfast and afternoon tea are delicious. Their attention to detail and helpful manner makes this place so enjoyable!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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miami
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

A perfect location for a quiet romantic getaway! Castle Hill Inn is a charming little place with a fantastic view of Narrangansett Bay in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Tucked away on Ocean Drive, the property is a five minute car ride to either touristy Thames Street or the Newport mansions. The rooms aren't overwhelmingly fancy, but appropriate enough, including a fireplace in each room. The staff was friendly, attentive, and very helpful. The food was good, with a free daily breakfast if you stay at the inn. Overall, everything collectively about our stay was very good. A bit high priced if you only consider the room, but what you are paying for is the charm and beauty of the place. I don't know of a better option in Newport, since there isn't a Four Seasons, nor a W hotel in the the area. Newport is a small wonderful little town with boutique type hotels, of which Castle Hill in my opinion, is the best of the bunch.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

If you don't mind spending a little money than I would not miss this place!!! Amazing service, food, location.. It's paradise... Me and my 2 friends stayed in room 31 in the cottages. We had anything we needed within minutes and the staff was so sweet!! Breakfast is included,and not a little continental cereal/fruit event some hotels serve, it's a beautiful sit down Adair with all the linens and waiters you would hope for in such a wonderful setting.. We were so happy! Tyler and Thaddeus were so helpful. Thank you from your southern California guests.. We will be back and will refer you to our friends!!! We don't want to leave tomorrow! Lynn, sandy and Nicole

  • Stayed October 2013
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Brian_Maitland_Young, General Manager at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Dear Tfnybrooks:

Thanks so much for your comments and for staying with us. I'll be delighted to pass on your kind words to Tyler and Thaddeus. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are on the East Coast!

Kind regards,

Brian
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Property: 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 (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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