Vanderbilt Grace

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI, USA

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Complimentary daily breakfast per day ($25 voucher for A La Carte Breakfast is provided)

  • One signature Grace cocktail, per guest, upon arrival (vouchers to be used at the bar work as well)

  • A complimentary copy of "The Gilded Age"

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

One might carelessly develop the impression that all we care about is modern design, but the class of hotels on which both Tablet and Martha Stewart agree is perhaps a larger one than the casual reader might imagine. In the case of Vanderbilt Grace — on our part at least — it’s not out of a newfound affection for Gilded Age interiors so much as a high regard for authenticity, a quality which this century-old mansion possesses in spades.

Here authenticity means something quite different from museum-grade preservation. The former Vanderbilt Hall, semi-miraculously tucked in to a quiet street in central Newport, has evolved with the times — not in an anxious, trend-chasing way, but tastefully, confidently, so that the character of the place shines through. The building is still as it ever was, and the public spaces retain their historical aspect as well, while the rooms range from classic to contemporary in style — all, though, have been modernized where it counts, bringing them up to today’s luxury-boutique standards.

Often historic hotels suffer from smallish rooms, but this is a problem Vanderbilt Grace does not have. They start out big and only get bigger; some suites come with kitchens, others span two floors. And somehow there’s still room left over for a spa, a pair of pools, a fitness center and a number of social spaces — a billiards room, a bar, a garden terrace and Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, a restaurant helmed by one of New England’s most decorated chefs. Sounds rather as you’d expect from a 21st-century Vanderbilt Hall — which is, in our book, what authenticity means.

Please note: Vanderbilt Grace requires a four night minimum over weekends July-October and a three night minimum over weekends November-June.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 33 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

All rates are based on double occupancy. All additional guests over 10 years of age will be charged $100.00 per person, per night. Deposit Policy: The Vanderbilt Grace requires a 100% deposit excluding taxes for a one night stay. Two or more nights 50% deposit excluding taxes is required. Cancellation Policy Any cancellation from the time of booking up to 21 days prior to the arrival before 3:00pm local hotel time is subject to $75 administrative fee. Any no show or cancellation received within 21 days of arrival are subject to 100% of the entire stay. Resort Fee: A daily resort fee of $50 is applied to all hotel reservations and will be added to the room rate. The resort fee includes: Valet parking, use of indoor and outdoor pool, spa facilities, fitness center, rooftop and restaurant access, and nightly welcome reception with sparkling wine and canapes. Pet Policy The Vanderbilt Grace is a dog friendly property. However, we have limited number of dog friendly accommodations. If a pet soils or damages carpets, draperies, etc. there will be an extra fee for repair. Dogs are welcome in all common areas but are prohibited in our indoor restaurants and rooftop. Please call us if you are interested in checking availability. There is a non-refundable fee per dog of $150.00 per stay ($300.00 for 5 or more days).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

All rates are based on double occupancy. All additional guests over 10 years of age will be charged $100.00 per person, per night. Deposit Policy: The Vanderbilt Grace requires a 100% deposit excluding taxes for a one night stay. Two or more nights 50% deposit excluding taxes is required. Cancellation Policy Any cancellation from the time of booking up to 21 days prior to the arrival before 3:00pm local hotel time is subject to $75 administrative fee. Any no show or cancellation received within 21 days of arrival are subject to 100% of the entire stay. Resort Fee: A daily resort fee of $50 is applied to all hotel reservations and will be added to the room rate. The resort fee includes: Valet parking, use of indoor and outdoor pool, spa facilities, fitness center, rooftop and restaurant access, and nightly welcome reception with sparkling wine and canapes. Pet Policy The Vanderbilt Grace is a dog friendly property. However, we have limited number of dog friendly accommodations. If a pet soils or damages carpets, draperies, etc. there will be an extra fee for repair. Dogs are welcome in all common areas but are prohibited in our indoor restaurants and rooftop. Please call us if you are interested in checking availability. There is a non-refundable fee per dog of $150.00 per stay ($300.00 for 5 or more days).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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