What are the best places to stay in Newport?

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Newport and luxury go hand in hand, especially when it comes to its accommodations. Whether you want a peaceful escape or prefer to be in the center of the action, you can pick from numerous lodging options. Here are the top places we'd choose.

1. Castle Hill Inn. Located a short drive from downtown Newport, beautiful Castle Hill Inn sits on 40 acres atop its own private peninsula. Providing impressive views of Narragansett Bay, the Inn boasts 35 exquisite guests rooms, nine of which are in the property's stately 19th-century mansion. In addition, Castle Hill offers guests upscale beach houses and cottages, as well as elegant, romantic rooms in the shingle-styled Harbor Houses and Chalet.

2. The Chanler at Cliff Walk. A European-style boutique hotel overlooking Newport's storied Cliff Walk, The Chanler is a venerable reminder of the city's Golden Age. Just a mile from downtown Newport, and mere steps from the ocean, this historic hotel is a great place to visit if you want to explore the city by foot. Stay in one of The Chanler's 20 opulent guest rooms for a luxurious vacation experience.

3. Hyatt Regency. You will first spot the Hyatt Regency as you drive over the Newport Pell Bridge on your way to the City by the Sea. Located on Newport's Goat Island and accessed by a causeway bridge, the Hyatt Regency is a tranquil retreat just a mile away from the flurry of downtown activity. 

4. The Vanderbilt Grace. Gilded Age glamour meets modern luxury at Newport's Vanderbilt Grace. This early 20th-century mansion built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt houses 33 rooms and suites that define sleek sophistication. Tucked away on a quaint side street, the hotel is centrally located near both the waterfront and downtown Newport.

5. Hotel Viking. A grand five-story brick structure built in the 1920s, the Hotel Viking sits atop Newport's Historic Hill, a short distance to all the city has to offer. Guest rooms are enchanting and period-inspired, yet include modern amenities like flat-screen LCD TVs and rainfall shower heads.

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