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Grace Vanderbilt
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great service, perfect getaway”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

I just left a weekend without kids at the Vanderbilt Grace. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. The room was unbelievably comfortable and the shower amazing. Every night the turn down service leaves a generous portion of home made chocolate score bar type of candy and apples in your room. I loved that touch. I would have given a fifth star but the spa and workout room weren't exactly what I was hoping for. The massage was good but the space didn't feel very relaxing. The workout room was super tiny. Finally, the restaurant food was only ok in my opinion compared to the numerous excellent choices in Newport. I would go back but would plan all of my meals out. If you don't need the spa and are willing to go out to different restaurants this is a perfect stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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dartmouth, ma
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I stayed at the Vanderbilt Grace for a birthday treat. They were so very attentive to everything one needs for a nice hotel stay. I had a fabulous room, upgraded from my reservation, spacious, comfortable bed, with a great roof top view of Newport. The spa, pool, and gym were clean, pleasant and easily accessed from the locker rooms. We ate at the Muse, I would highly recommend. the food and presentation were amazing. The hotel is located in the center of Newport, walking distance to majority of the sights, shopping and restaurants. I would absolutely go back again. Newport is enjoyable both in winter and summer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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168 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We just returned from a wonderful stay at this top-notch property in charming and lovely Newport, Rhode Island. The hotel has all the right touches: great service (very attentive without being overbearing), terrific atmosphere, great food and a perfect location right in the center of town. You can walk all over Newport. We visited the Touro Synagogue and Marble House, the Vanderbilt Mansion. We had champagne and cheese in our room, which is always a really nice touch. (And it's good champagne, not Korbel!) The amenities are definitely top drawer -- Dean & DeLuca snacks, Penhaglion products in the large and well appointed bathroom. A great choice for a charming town!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Vanderbilt Grace on our recent visit to Newport. The hotel is small enough to feel intimate, but not so small as to invade your sense of privacy.

We stayed in a junior suite on the third floor. Overall, the room was nice. Initially, the room felt a bit uncomfortable because of the odd angles caused by the roof line. But, once we got used to that, the room felt very cozy. One minor knock on the room is that the carpet could stand an update.

While it didn't bother me too much, light sleepers (like my wife) should avoid this room. The roof/room was very loud when the wind blew during the night. (And, I don't think it was a particularly windy night the night that we stayed.)

The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the dining and shopping along the historic wharfs.

We ended our stay on a high note enjoying a truly excellent champagne breakfast.

The staff at the Vanderbilt delivered from when we arrived until when we left. We really appreciated the small things, like the valet leaving us a couple of bottles of water for the road when he brought the car around when we were leaving.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Service: We mentioned it was our anniversary while book through Jetsetter.com. The hotel prepared an entire champagne cheese spread in our room to kickoff our celebration weekend. Every staff member was awesome and treated us so nice. They even set up a fire for us in the fireplace. 100% best service ever!
Room: Our suite was HUGE! The high ceilings make it feel even bigger. I loved the k-cups.
Spa: I had a wonderful massage in the morning. It was great
Breakfast Buffet: The breakfast buffet was great and we added on an omelet.
Rooftop: The rooftop has a great view of Newport harbor. The sunset was breathtaking.
Previously, we stayed at the Ocean House and the Vanderbilt definitely has same type of service. 5 star hands down!

Room Tip: Upgrade to a suite! It was so luxurious.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Hartford, CT
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We just came back from a one-night stay at the Vanderbilt Grace and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was top-notch and very friendly. We were welcomed with a glass of champagne. Our room was nicely furnished and the bathroom was spacious. We took advantage of the car service the hotel offered to take us to a wedding and we were driven in a very nice Mercedes sedan. The complimentary continental breakfast was brought to our room and was also very tasty and came with a glass of champagne. Their orange juice was very delicious as well! I would highly recommend staying here also because of the location. We were able to walk down to Thames St within a minute. Definitely check this place out!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

As a frequent traveler (business and pleasure), I have many points of comparison and the Vanderbilt Grace is, without fail, the best service I have received in 2013.
My husband and I had originally planned to go in October to celebrate our anniversary, but a family emergency forced us to reschedule. The hotel was extremely accommodating and allowed us to defer to the Christmas period.
From the moment we stepped foot on the property on Christmas Eve, the staff could not have been more helpful: we had the help we needed to offload our luggage and were greeted by a glass of bubbly - the perfect start our trip. The local tips and advice were also spot on.
One night, we came back to our room to a bottle of champagne on ice. compliments of the hotel.
While it's not the most glamorous or luxurious hotel or resort in Newport, the Vanderbilt Grace is in an excellent central location with ample parking. The suites are comfortable and well appointed with the amenities you'd expect.
The breakfast is fresh and delicious and room service is speedy. The conservatory restaurant is good, not great. But Newport is full of excellent eateries, so that's not a real issue.
Above all, the staff are the ones who make a stay at this hotel notable. JiaYi, Pete, Brandon are true gems and we are grateful to them for making our visit memorable and special.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grace Vanderbilt
Address: 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840-3027 (Formerly Vanderbilt Hall Hotel)
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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