Live the life of an American socialite

Newport's unique history includes its old, but still remembered status as the summer playground for wealthy American families. As such, the city is home to an array of luxurious buildings that have a historic and regal charm. With many of these buildings transformed into visitor lodgings, you can have your own slice of the American socialite life.

Set on a quaint street, The Vanderbilt Grace is a historic mansion now housing sumptuous suites and original American art. There's a similar level of extravagance to be enjoyed at the Castle Hill Inn, set on a 16-hectare peninsula with ocean views from the rooms.

Iconic American history

As one of America's thriving colonial port cities, Newport has a fascinating collection of colonial buildings mainly located in its heritage district, Historic Hill. Within this area you can see buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries including the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House and Trinity Church, respectively.

Accommodation in Historic Hill draws from the region's rich background, such as the Hotel Viking, which houses you in rooms of antique furnishings and keeps you close to the restaurants and shops on Thames Street. You can also stay at the Yankee Peddler Inn and the Bayberry Inn, the latter being a restored 1837 Spanish Victorian building.

The harbour and Goat Island

Newport's harbour overlooks Goat Island, slightly offshore and connected to the mainland via a bridge. These two coastal areas provide a great place to stay, Newport's harbour being close to the city's historic district and Goat Island allowing you a true isolated break from the busy streets.

At the Forty 1⁰ North, you can reside in harbour-front accommodation in the arms of luxury delivered through the in-room fireplaces, full bars and media entertainment systems. Over on Goat Island you might want to stay at the Hyatt Regency Newport, a sought-after Rhode Island retreat with natural surrounds and plenty of water-based activities available right outside. 

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