Vanderbilt Grace

Location: New England | USA

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

A short drive from New York, the Vanderbilt Grace is a Gilded Age mansion that sits in splendour beside Rhode Island’s historic Newport harbour. Radiating quiet grandeur, this is the place to enjoy the finer things in life on a low-key coastal escape.
Perfect forCouples, families, and yachties, who want to escape the city and enjoy an old-fashioned coastal tonic.
In the knowStay at the Vanderbilt Grace during the Newport Jazz Festival, and they can arrange a roaring twenties style yacht-party with one of the jazz headliners playing on board.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


A two and a half hour drive from New York, overlooking Newport harbour and historic Thames Street on Rhode Island.

Rooms at the Vanderbilt Grace

There are 33 rooms at the Vanderbilt Grace: some overlooking the harbour, and others with views of the gardens and 18th century Trinity Church. Staying here, you’ll feel more like you’re in your own apartment than a hotel room (the ones with interconnecting suites and small kitchens are great for families), and the interiors are truly beautiful with a New England palette and white-panelled walls.

Activities at the Vanderbilt Grace

Sailing is of course one of the major things to do in Newport, but it’s also lovely to just soak up the yachty scene; take a coastal walk above the historic buildings and churches of Thames Street, or enter the worlds of the Gilded Age-elite on a guided mansion tour. Back at the Vanderbilt Grace, you can relax in their two pools and spa, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea overlooking the harbour on their roof-terrace.

Food and facilities at the Vanderbilt Grace

Clam chowder and smoked lobster will definitely be on the menu in Newport, but the real pleasure at the Vanderbilt Grace is the old-fashioned gentility of the dining room where you’ll eat beneath chandeliers and often be accompanied by tinkling on the ivories. You can also enjoy Gatsby-era cocktails in the bar, or a relaxed lunch in the conservatory.

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