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“Short Honeymoon”
Review of Grace Vanderbilt

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Grace Vanderbilt
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
new york
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Short Honeymoon”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I just got back from the Vanderbilt Grace and all I can say is SERVICE SERVICE amazing SERVICE. I have been a lot of places and the service here is wonderful. The only complaint I have is that the temperature in the room was not easy to keep comfortable… It seemed to be either too hot or too cold all the time. Outside of that I would say that although it's expensive, the service makes up for everything else.

Room Tip: Room 205 was a bit noisy and temperature was hard to keep comfortable
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Meriden, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel has thought of everything. The service is unlike none other in the area. From the champagne at check in, personal the hotel walk thru, personalized turndown service with notes and chocolate & water bottles in the car from the valet upon exiting. If money was no object I would stay here every trip. The bed was so comfortable and the deep soaking tub was amazing! Gym was small but useable. Pool/sauna nice wish there was a hot tub. Breakfast in the sun room was tasty and beautiful. Roof top deck is a must it out for the sunset! This is my favorite hotel i have ever stayed in. Can't wait to be back soon.

Stayed July 2014
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Cape Cod
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Graceful and gracious are the first thoughts of this wonderful hotel. When we arrived we were greeted by the hotel staff who introduced us to the concierge, with champagne waiting for us. I knew at this moment this was no ordinary hotel. The friendliness, professional manner in how they treat their guests is simply eloquent. When they learned it was my husbands birthday they had a bottle of wine chilling in our room (as their gift). The room was so unique we could have stayed forever. Fine and interesting books, beautiful art work hanging and the best quality of bed linens which was heavenly. Oh and yes some butter cookies and chocolates left on the bedside table. When we came back in the evening. The turn down service left scented aromatic oil and a small pitcher of water which scented the entire room bliss !!!!. The roof top garden was the best way to start our Sunday off, panoramic views of Newport Harbor were breathtaking. The garden and out door patio with over stuffed chairs and couches were just what we needed after our yoga class. The breakfast was divine. The Grace makes their own granola, jams and Jellies in house. Location, staff and the whole Vanderbilt Grace experience was exceptional. Well worth the money.

Room Tip: Any room at the Vanderbilt Grace is a beautiful experience
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We arrived and were greeted with champagne on arrival. I had wanted to stay at this hotel very much when planning our holiday, I was not disappointed.
When we were shown to our room if was very snug (small) and overlooked the courtyard. The room was well furnished and very well laid out but for our liking too snug. I called down to reception and explained my concerns and the manager was immediately with us. We were shown to another suite and we agreed to pay the up grade for the larger room with a seating area.
Staff through-out our staff were attentive and knew us by name. Breakfast was good and waiting staff very helpful.
The hotel is just a short walk away from the centre of Newport. I would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maplewood, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Centrally located but still removed enough from the bustle of Thames Street. Wonderful helpful staff, relaxing and tasteful setting, peaceful gardens. The Muse restaurant is eloquent with a menu that is pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette, The chef has a gift for both subtle and complex spices and pairing of offerings that are noteworthy. The Conservatory offers a less formal but relaxing venue. The rooftop bar and deck a perfect place to catch the sunset or read the paper in the morning

The complimentary breakfast is not a Spartan "continental" breakfast, rather, it is tasteful, fresh, produce and baked goods.

While the weekend rates are high, it is more than worth it. Tip, the weekday rates are considerably less. You must have the smoked lobster appetizer with a glass of champagne. Just go.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Claremont, California, USA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The welcoming and gracious staff, the lovely garden, the perfect location. Worth the price to stay in the midst of colonial-era Newport, within steps of Maya Lin's Queen Anne's Place, down the street from the Touro Synagogue, within earshot of the waterfront. All of this in a beautifully maintained architectural gem. Pools--both indoor and outdoor--are most welcomed during the hot and humid summer days. The only down sides are: smoking is allowed on the roof-top deck and room's a/c is incredibly noisy (making it nearly impossible to get a good nights sleep even with ear-plugs). Am fearful the Grace group's corporate concepts will diminish the exceptional service and joie de vivre of the staff!

Room Tip: Rooms in original Vanderbilt mansion have higher ceilings and are more accommodating. However, these...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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MarinaGrace, General Manager at Grace Vanderbilt, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear GC,

Thank you for your generous feedback following your stay.

We are glad to hear that our team members looked after you and you particularly enjoyed our location. I’m sorry that you found the air conditioning noisy – this is something we are going to address in due course. I would like to reassure you that the Grace Hotels experience is very much about warm, personalized service (as you experienced) and celebrating the individuality of each of our boutique hotels and the destinations in which they are located. We pride ourselves on not being a corporate chain and have no intention of implementing the concepts about which you express concern. We very much hope you will come and visit us again soon in Newport.

Kind regards,

Marina Aslanidou
General Manager
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New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We'll worth the prices. Wonderful three night stay in a clean, well appointed hotel. Standouts were the staff in all areas, especially front desk staff and valets. Roof top bar is a must for the view. Delicious lunch in garden. Complimentary breakfast is very very nice. We had loft suite with circular staircase and private door to rooftop bar.

Only downfall was the noise in this suite - rooftop bar door slams from 4-10. Conversations of guests while waiting for rooftop bar elevator were heard clearly in our room. And the emergency exit door at the other side slams from 730am thru all day. Naps or sleeping in were impossible. However, all other staff and amenities made up for this.

Will stay again only if guarantee these doors are fixed and that other rooms don't have the noise issues.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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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 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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