The Vanderbilt

4-star hotel
Our Rating
41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840, Newport, Rhode Island United States 02840
The Vanderbilt

In its inclusion among the renowned Auberge Resorts Collection, The Vanderbilt honeymoon experience is dedicated to exceeding even the loftiest of expectations. Originally the cherished home of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, every square inch of the magnificent property has been updated for modern extravagance. From the moment you check-in and ascend the dual staircases, you’ll be transported to a romantic paradise where all of your dreams are waiting to be fulfilled.

Brightly lit and furnished in a clean, modern style, all accommodations at The Vanderbilt excel in breaking the traditional hotel mold. Whether you select a guestroom or suite, each one has been designed to remind you of home, but with all of the lavish amenities you would expect from a luxury honeymoon destination. In terms of the suites, there are seven options to choose from, with some suites providing a wood-burning fireplace for romantic evenings, high ceilings, and stunning city or water views.

Upon first stepping into The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt, exquisite style in the form of premium leather chairs and deep blue walls will instantly draw you in. After you have your first bite of the filet mignon with blue cheese butter or the braised rabbit – and a sip of your expertly-crafted Rosecliff or Blythewood cocktail – you’ll undoubtedly feel you’ve been overcome by culinary bliss. You’ll also have full access to The Conservatory for gastropub favorites, The Roof Deck for an evening cocktail with sweeping port views, and The Garden for savoring a glass of wine.

Thanks to one of the most extensive list of activities of any hotel in the New England area, it’s not even necessary to seek out your own itinerary. From full spa experiences and an on-site pool to exclusive reservations for art classes, vintage automobile tours, guided meditations, and culinary adventures, you’ll take in all that Newport has to offer in unrivaled style.




  • City or bay views
  • Guest-selected fragrances
  • Minibar
  • High-speed internet (WiFi)
  • Wood burning fire-place (optional)
  • High ceilings (optional)


  • The Vanderbilt Luxury Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Doris Duke-inspired parlor
  • Full concierge service


  • Sailor’s Tea Hour
  • Guided Meditation at Zen Den
  • Chakra Balance with Crystals + Sound
  • Enchanted Hour in the Mansion
  • Into the Workshop with Artisan Jonathan Glatt
  • Vinyasa in the Mansion
  • Ships from Yard to Sea
  • The Art of Scrimshaw
  • 1920s Car Rentals
  • Fitness Classes


  • The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt – From the smoked salmon with a duck fat potato for lunch to the yogurt marinated chicken for dinner, this elegant restaurant was created with foodies in mind. The intimacy of the dining room perfectly matches the quality of the dishes for a dining experience that ignites the senses.
  • The Conservatory – For a more casual dining experience than in the main dining area, The Conservatory offers the ideal outdoor setting for mint juleps, fresh salads, and local clam chowder.
  • The Roof Deck – This year-round outdoor favorite at the top of The Vanderbilt is the ideal place to sip a refreshing cocktail in the summer or a toasty favorite in the chillier months. Beautiful views of the surrounding city and bay are enhanced to dreamlike proportions at sunset.
  • The Garden – Enjoy a glass of wine or afternoon tea on this beautiful outdoor patio with ivy walls and blooming flowers.
  • The Galley (In-Room Dining) – For those honeymoon mornings where there’s no rush to get out of bed, a freshly-prepared breakfast can be delivered right to your room. In-room dining also extends throughout lunch and dinner for a private dining experience anytime.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Newport Mansion Tours – Beyond the breathless beauty of The Vanderbilt, Newport is known for its collection of preserved mansions such as The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House. Strolling through a 70-room mansion with Italian-renaissance stylings is a romantic excursion to remember.
  • Cliff Walk – This famous trail takes lovebirds along a 3.5-mile stretch of Newport’s beautiful coastline, complete with cliffside views and some of the most impressive historic buildings in the city.
  • Newport’s Museums – With a museum to cater to every interest, you could make an extended honeymoon out of just visiting the best ones. Don’t miss the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Car Museum, the National Museum of American Illustration, or the Newport Art Museum.
  • Seasonal Festivals – Newport’s packed schedule of iconic festivals means that you can catch the Newport Folk Festival or Newport Jazz Festival in the warmer months, or the Newport Wine and Food Festival and Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival in the fall and winter.
  • Sail Newport – The history of sailing in Newport dates back hundreds of years, and booking a sailboat rental or an introductory sailing experience is the perfect romantic activity for newlyweds.
  • Newport Wineries – Newport Vineyard and Greenvale Vineyards are just a couple of the award-winning wineries that supply Newport with premium wines. Stop by for a wine tasting experience or an interactive tour.