The Vanderbilt

Newport, Rhode Island

Classic New England with a fresh twist.

Property overview

The Vanderbilt is a historic downtown mansion that's been reinterpreted for the modern era as a lively and stylish social destination. The scene at The Vanderbilt – once owned by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt – is crackling with Gilded Age glamour and alluring eccentricities waiting. Indulge in the speakeasy tucked into a corner of the sumptuous Doris Duke-inspired parlor, or tour their series of mysterious and moody old-world still lifes sprinkled throughout the foyer and lounge.

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
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.

James Beard Award-Winning Chef April Bloomfield

The Vanderbilt offers three sumptuous dining venues helmed by James Beard Award-Winning Chef April Bloomfield and Chief Cocktail Curator Maxwell Britten. Step into the cozy Dining Room and settle into one of the dapper leather club chairs to enjoy dishes that feature the best of Rhode Island’s bounty from land and sea. Enjoy reimagined casual dining menus while in the verdant sun-dappled Conservatory, from seasonal salads to fresh lobster bisque. The Garden offers a poolside, rosé-filled respite from a busy day.

The Roof Deck is one of the best-kept secrets in all of Newport, located at the very top of the hotel is the perfect al fresco spot to watch the sunset. We love pairing the sunset views with their Chepstow Tonic, made from collective arts rhubarb and hibiscus gin, génépy, Peychaud's bitters, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn.


The Vanderbilt's 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.
Pool + Gym


The Vanderbilt's indoor and outdoor pools invite guests to unwind after a day on the Newport coastline or make a splash into a day of exploration.

The hotel also offers a fitness facility, as well as seasonal rooftop yoga classes that offer stunning sunrise views as you greet the day. The gym is equipped with free weights as well as state-of-the-art fitness equipment set up with built-in cable television and computerized workout programs.
  • Who's it for?
    Families and 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.

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 their 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.
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