The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection

Newport, Rhode Island

Classic New England with a fresh twist.

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Property Overview

The Vanderbilt is a historic downtown mansion that's been reinterpreted for the modern era as a chic and bustling social hub. Once owned by prestigious businessman Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt — and infused with his rebellious spirit throughout — the iconic landmark boasts Gilded Age glamour and eccentric details at every turn. From the speakeasy hidden in the Doris Duke-inspired parlor to the exclusive collection of mysterious still lifes peppering the foyer, guests can anticipate a stay like no other.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Breakfast daily for two per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • Fancy a bit of metamagic? Work with your SmartFlyer travel advisor to book an Enchanted Hour in the Mansion, featuring tarot readings by candlelight with a Mint Julep or Pimm's Cup in hand.
  • Car enthusiasts can indulge in a guided scenic tour of Newport by car. Ride in some of the most iconic vehicles from the 1920s and take in the sights of the Breakers as you ride to a personalized, 20th century-style picnic.
Rooms + Suites

Historical elegance meets modern East Coast glamour.

There’s plenty of room to spread out in The Vanderbilt's generously sized suites that range from 400 to 2,000 square feet. All feature a plush sitting area and views that look onto their private Garden Terrace or the historic downtown and Newport Harbor. The guestrooms offer a spin on seaside sophistication, plus stellar views across Newport, including of the Historic Hill neighborhood.
Pool + Gym

Cutting-edge technology for all your fitness needs.

The Vanderbilt's indoor and outdoor pools invite guests to make a splash into a day of exploration or unwind after a day on the Newport coastline. The hotel also offers a fitness facility, equipped with free weights and state-of-the-art equipment, which is set up with built-in cable television and computerized workout programs. Private fitness sessions are also offered.

Hot stones washed under the breaking waters of the Atlantic Shoreline.

The Vanderbilt Spa houses exquisite treatment rooms, a sauna, and steam showers. We highly recommend treating yourself to a unique hot stone massage that uses stones washed under the breaking waters of the Atlantic Shoreline. Or perhaps try their signature body treatment that incorporates natural botanicals and seasonal fruits. Warmed by a cozy fireplace, the Duet Spa Suite is ideal for couples, mother-daughter pairs, or best friends who wish for a tandem treatment.

Gilded Age glamour meets a vibrant social club in Downtown Newport.

Vibrant yet elegant, the Dining Room at The Vanderbilt is the place to be. With navy blue walls, lavish leather chairs, and a fire burning during the cold months, it is the epitome Gilded Age glamour with chic Newport touches. Serving exceptional dishes — carefully crafted with local ingredients from land and sea — The Vanderbilt's esteemed culinary team will leave you wanting more.
  • Who's it for?
    Large friend groups looking for a northeast retreat would love The Vanderbilt. The ability to connect their expansive rooms together allows groups to stay together, while its coastal activity offerings will keep all age groups captivated.
  • Location
    The Vanderbilit is located steps from Newport, Rhode Island's historic Thames Street. The waterfront and main street access allow guests to walk to restaurants, shops, museums, and historic sites.
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