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Welcome to a charming, historic mansion in Newport; The Chanler at Cliff Walk ushers you into the golden age of America, where the Great Gatsby would feel right at home.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is an elegant, effortlessly gracious luxury hotel located on Memorial Boulevard. The perfect starting point from which to venture out on Newport's famous Cliff Walk, the hotel is surrounded by other historic mansions you'll want to visit, but there's no need to rush... instead, plan your days around golf, tennis, wine-tasting, and more. Or, simply laze around your room and feast your eyes upon panoramic views of the bay from your private patio or deck.

With only 20 period-correct accommodations to choose from in descriptive categories - Manor Rooms, Estate Rooms, Ocean Villas, Garden Villas, and Signature Rooms - it's impossible to choose poorly. Although the room service is fabulous, guests will want to visit the Spiced Pear, one of the area's most acclaimed restaurants.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is the kind of cozy, exquisite place that makes you long for the good old days - and then realize that they're here whenever you need them.


Colonial features an exterior entrance on the first floor of the hotel, and provides a semiprivate deck overlooking the atlantic ocean and the chanler’s lush lawns and gardens. The room's personality is characteristic of the styles prevalent in the thirteen original british colonies. It features a magnificent four-poster, queen-sized iron canopy bed, a four-foot barrier-free shower with multiple showerheads and body jets, antique wide planked pine floors, and beautiful colonial chandeliers of bronze and tin. The room's antique fireplace with ornamental mantel and over-mantel features hand-painted tiles from the 18th century. Room is also handicap accessible.


Federal takes its décor from the patriotic period in american history after the revolutionary war, when europe was under the rule of napoleon, and the influence of the french empire style is also evident. Characteristic of this period was the use of medallions, eagle motifs, the napoleonic bee and strong reds, blues and golds. The room has a queen-sized iron bed with swagged full canopy in rich blue and red striped damask. The fireplace, with its federal-styled pictorial tile reflects colonial tradespeople and is flanked with niches of ornately carved plaster shells. The oversized private marble bath includes a beautiful commode and built-in sink, double jacuzzi, full separate shower and private toilet area. Sharing a private hallway entrance from the rest of the mansion, federal can be sold as a two-bedroom suite along with williamsburg.

French Provincial Room

French Provincial is a two-level room. The bathroom has an exquisite hand-painted pedestal sink, oversized separate shower and large Jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean. The bedroom, several steps above the foyer, features slanted 12-foot-high ceilings, a gas stove and beautifully carved queen-sized provincial bed. The cozy, nest-like room features an ocean view.

Greek revival

Located at the top of the stairs on the second floor is the greek revival, featuring rich clay, gold and ochre colors. Greek dentil molding and a swag border complete with a traditional torch design surround the walls of the ocean-view room. The queen-sized bed of antique bird's eye maple also features the torch design and is decorated with a half tester in a black and gold novelty print. The room features a walkout deck overlooking the gardens and the atlantic ocean and a double window overlooking the front lawn and gardens. A private bath of limestone tiles features a unique shower experience with a rain shower system in addition to the triple showerhead. The classical motif is complemented by the lines of the corner fireplace with carved over-mantel, and the carved woodwork details of the wet bar and closet.


Williamsburg’s style stems from post-revolutionary america. Its décor is reminiscent of that of the grander homes in virginia, like washington's mount vernon. Furnishings include a chinese chippendale queen four-poster bed with bed hangings in a colonial williamsburg floral print of red, white and blue. The beautiful blue porcelain-tiled bath includes a queen anne vanity and seven-foot shower with multiple showerheads and body sprays. A glass-enclosed sunroom with jacuzzi, where guests can relax and bathe in complete privacy, offers an ocean view. The antique fireplace boasts delft windmill tiles from holland. Williamsburg blue cabinetry and walls feature hand carving. Sharing a private hallway entrance from the rest of the mansion, williamsburg can be sold as a two-bedroom suite along with federal.


The victorian room features a queen-sized antique victorian bed, oversized bathroom with an antique stained glass centerpiece, pedestal sink, separate large shower and double jacuzzi, from which the expansive front lawn and gardens can be viewed through a large double window. The room reflects a 19th century style of furniture during the reign of queen victoria of england, with a co-mingling of patterns adorning the upholstery, walls, floor and ceiling. The room boasts a small sitting area complete with antique furnishings, some from the old "cliff walk manor" hotel, including two antique victorian couches, chair and marble topped tables. The room has three antique victorian-beaded chandeliers. Colors are soft tones of pink, beige and gold with ebony stained woodwork. Windows are adorned with rich brocade, tasseled valences, and overlook the mansion’s front lawns and gardens on one side and the cliff lawn and atlantic ocean on the other.


A green-medallioned marble foyer leads guests into the georgian room, which offers a lighter look that was prevalent in the late 18th century - the "golden age" of english furniture. This period encompassed the styles of william kent, robert adams, thomas chippendale and others, and includes the ball and claw foot, which was popular in newport. The georgian offers spectacular views of the atlantic ocean from three large bay windows. The "california" king-sized, low-poster bed is appointed with a half tester with bed hangings in a yellow and sage georgian, floral, damask print. Two damask-covered wing chairs in the bayed sitting area are set in front of the beautiful georgian-inspired fireplace, highlighted by a bolection molding, gilded mirrors and hand-painted armoire with classical motif. An inspired crystal chandelier hangs over the bed, while brass and crystal hurricane lamps adorn the mantle. The bathroom features hand-glazed tiles and carved border with a jacuzzi tub surrounded by a wood-paneled deck that is separated from the shower by a glass window and skylight.

Gothic Suite

An oversized suite with open-planned room has a living area, complete with couch and chairs in front of the impressive stone mantle. A Gothic-arched, king-sized wrought iron bed with sheer canopy is the centerpiece of the room, along with an in-room, enclosed double Jacuzzi tub. A step-down private bath includes a large skylight.

Peonies & Ivy Villa

Peonies & Ivy is a garden villa that features a paneled bed with hand-painted trim of peonies and ivy, a built in corner fireplace, delicately painted furniture and pine-paneled walls and ceiling. The tile and marble bathroom includes a Jacuzzi and large multi-jetted shower. The exterior portion of the villa features an oversized deck with a lounge area and cozy bar-top table overlooking the ocean. The private entrance courtyard features a hot tub spa and fountain set within a lush garden.

Briar rose

Briar rose features a private lawn and rose garden within its own courtyard. A stone deck, outdoor hot tub spa, and private veranda and lawn round out the outdoor quarters of briar rose. The cozy bedroom is decorated in a floral damask of teal and pink with cabbage roses. The antique french headboard is made of cane with delicately carved roses. The queen-sized bed is nestled between two shear-covered windows and is draped with floral fabric. The bath includes an indoor jacuzzi and separate shower and is decorated with briar rose fixtures and hand-painted briar rose tiles to enhance the villa's theme and garden feeling. Briar rose makes an ideal location for intimate weddings and elopements.

Mediterranean Two Bedroom Suite

Two Bedroom Suite with classic stuccoed walls where guests enter through an arched foyer into the living room, Mediterranean features panoramic views of the ocean. Both the living room and bedroom have their own TVs. The elegant iron queen-sized bed is draped with a corona hung from the 11-foot high ceiling. The oversized bathroom features a six-foot double Jacuzzi tub and a windowed shower with an antique stained-glass skylight.

English trellis

This garden villa takes its name from the fixtures used to decorate the sumptuous marbled bath, which includes a large two-person corner jacuzzi featuring hand-painted tilework. English trellis is our only room to include two queen-sized full-canopied iron beds. The private outdoor portion of the villa features a large walkout deck with a partial view of the ocean and beach perched above a private courtyard that features a private hot tub spa. English trellis boasts several antique furniture pieces and an antiques mantel and overmantel. Trellises abound both outdoors and indoors to complete this villa’s garden theme.

American Empire Suite

The American Empire is divided into two distinct areas, a living room area and bedroom. On one side is the sitting area that features, under its own alcove, a large Jacuzzi. The bedroom portion of the room enjoys an ocean view from a large window. The impressive sleigh bed is draped with fine red, green and gold iridescent silk, and the oversized bath includes triple shower heads.

English tudor

English tudor is one of our larger suites that boasts beautifully carved woodwork with traditional linen-fold oak panels and handcrafted stucco walls. Perhaps our most masculine room, the huge four-poster leather king bed sits on a raised platform floor of antique wide-planked oak and sites under a carved cornice on the ceiling. The living area of the room features a suede couch and overstuffed chair facing the oak paneled wall with built-in television above the antique tudor-style fireplace. A centerpiece of the room is an in-room, six-foot jacuzzi tub enclosed within oak cabinetry that features tudor-style grates. The step-down bathroom, decorated in rich emperador dark brown marble, includes a make up vanity area and a large shower with multiple showerheads and body jets.

Regency Room

Regency is entered from an exterior entrance overlooking the mansion’s lawn, gardens, and the Atlantic Ocean. The room features a faux-carved ceiling, elegant king-sized bed crowned with a gilded corona from which beautiful silk curtains hang. The marble bathroom features a beautiful sink encased in a French styled chest, as well as a large door-less shower with arched entrance, multiple shower heads and body jets, and an adjoining, luxurious double Jacuzzi tub.

Block Island Ocean Villa

Entering this ocean villa brings you into the private and fountained courtyard with sauna and outdoor hot tub spa. The queen-sized sleigh bed of antique pine is enveloped in a half-canopy. An antique Hitchcock desk finishes the bedroom, while the ample bath features a fine porcelain sink built within a lovely oak countertop, a Jacuzzi and an oversized shower with a trompe l'oeil mural that depicts a beach scene seen through a window.

Nantucket Ocean Villa

Nantucket Ocean Villa's bedroom features a king bed, walls trimmed with ships lathe paneling and hand-milled fireplace. The ocean theme continues with a mural of a Nantucket harbor scene in the bathroom area surrounding the double Jacuzzi tub. The bathroom features a beautifully tiled oversized shower with multiple jets. The exterior of the villa features a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean above a private hot tub spa and romantic steam sauna.

Louis xvi

This signature room features neoclassical lines from the french perspective. Louis xvi’s furniture style is a total juxtaposition from louis xv’s, with exaggerated curves and c-scrolls returning to straight lines, often reeded, as in the english regency period. Other notable differences include the use of lighter and more feminine colors - pale blues and creams - while remaining ornate with much gilding. This large room features hand-painted leaf and ribbon designs copied from a chateau in normandy, and stunning crystal chandeliers. The king-sized bed features a hand-painted gold-leafed finish and is wrapped in voluminous aqua brocade draperies. The window décor includes hand-painted cornice treatments in the sitting area, which overlooks the ocean and mansion’s lawns. A large walkout deck provides an outdoor lounging area. The vanilla-colored marbled bath boasts a double jacuzzi, large shower with multiple showerheads and body jets, pedestal sink and crystal chandelier. The room features four crystal chandeliers and a small antique writing desk dating from the 19th century. Use of egyptian motifs like the sphinx and other animals, as well as chinoiserie, japanned furniture and bronzed or gilded appliqués, is reflected in the rooms elaborate décor.

Martha's vineyard

One of our most romantic and glamorous rooms, this ocean villa is often used as a bridal suite. The large tumbled-marble bathroom boasts a sunken wet room with jacuzzi and an open shower with multiple jets, and features a hand-painted tile trompe l'oeil mural of an ocean scene. An antique stained glass skylight shines from above. In the bedroom, a full-canopied four-poster king bed decorated with blue damask fabric highlights the bedroom, which also features a stylish vanity with makeup lights. Hung from the high, beamed ceiling, a beautiful crystal chandelier adorns the center of the room. The fireplace features surrounding antique hand-painted tiles and built-in television above. Outside, the private outdoor deck with steps down to the courtyard features a raised "crow's nest" seating area overlooking the ocean and easton's beach. The lower courtyard surrounded by high shuttered walls features a private hot tub spa and sauna nestled underneath the deck. The private courtyard is large enough for entertaining another couple or perfect for a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean.

Renaissance Room

The room has a spectacular marbled bath complete with sunken tub surrounded by columns and featuring a screen that depicts a scene from ancient Rome. Trims of gold on the double vanity, an oversized walk-in shower and a light makeup vanity complete the luxurious bathroom. The bedroom, surrounded by tall windows overlooking the room’s rooftop deck and Atlantic Ocean, has decidedly French details, with ornately paneled walls as well as a carved ceiling treatment.

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