Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Ave | Newport, RI 02840-6518  [SEE MAP]Newport, RI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests loved the private beach, customer service and gourmet cuisine
Slightly removed from central Newport

Once a summer "cottage" to a wealthy scientist and explorer, Castle Hill Inn is now one of the most exclusive collections of accommodations in Newport. The Inn and surrounding beach cottages are decorated with an aristocratic charm typical of the seaport's mansions, with perks like a private beach and complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea. Cottages feature cool blue, green and yellow tones reflective of the natural seaside setting and come furnished with high-end amenities, like plush linens and rainfall shower heads. But what continually wins over guests are the scenes of Narragansett Bay and the surrounding coastline. Recent visitors say the vistas are best enjoyed from the Inn's Adirondack chairs perched on the lawn. Previous guests also rave about the delectable cuisine served at The Dining Room. The only potential drawback lies in the location. The Castle Hill Inn sits about 5 miles outside of town, so you'll need a car if you're planning lots of sightseeing. On the upside, if you are a member of Relais & Châteaux's Club 5C, you're eligible for free perks, such as complimentary room upgrades.

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Location
Newport, RI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 33 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

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Built as a summer house in 1874 for Alexander Agassiz, a scientist and explorer, this luxurious and romantic getaway on a 40-acre peninsula has its own private beach and trails to the Castle Hill Lighthouse.

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This 19th-century Victorian manse on a peninsula off Ocean Drive overlooks the Atlantic and has a cedar shingles and a turret. Most guest rooms have whirlpool tubs with marble surrounds, while beach cottages are filled with wicker furniture and colors inspired by the ocean.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 827 have reviewed the Castle Hill Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 827 reviews 4.5 (based on 827 reviews)

Guest Rooms

At Castle Hill Inn, no two rooms in the main mansion are alike. Each has a different style, decor and varies in size. However, all rooms have hardwood floors, fireplaces and refrigerators. Bathrooms have separate shower and tubs.
  • Sunday evening bonfire and stargazing during warmer months
  • New York Times Digest delivered daily
  • Children 13 years and younger are not permitted to stay in Agassiz Mansion

Standard room size320 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on its own private peninsula, Castle Hill Inn is the perfect escape. The hotel is just 5 miles southwest of downtown Newport, but guests will need a car to access shops, restaurants and galleries. The surrounding coastline and downtown area is home to some of New England’s famed historic mansions.
  • Property has its own private beach
  • Hotel closed annually for a couple weeks in January
  • 32 miles south of T. F. Green Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

There are two dining options available at Castle Hill Inn: The gourmet Dining Room and The Lawn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Complimentary breakfast is only open to guests staying on the property, with the exception of Sunday brunch, which is open to the public. The restaurant’s menus change seasonally to offer the freshest selections with as many locally grown items as possible, including some ingredients from the hotel's own gardens.
  • Separate menu, with a raw bar, available for those who wish to dine outside on the lawn
  • Free high tea with sandwiches offered every afternoon
  • Clambake pits located on property
  • Room service available during breakfast
  • The Terrace Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

There is no pool at Castle Hill Inn, however, guests have complimentary access to the pool at the Newport Marriott. There is a private beach, though, and towel service and food and beverage services are offered seasonally.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics offers a variety of massage services and a limited number of other services, including facials and soaks.
    • The Retreat uses products by Farmaesthetics, which are handmade herbal skincare products
    • Some spa specials available
    • In-room spa services available

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Fitness

    There is no on-site fitness center at Castle Hill Inn; however, guests have complimentary access to Newport Marriott's fitness center. Complimentary yoga classes are also available at 8 a.m. every Saturday in July and August.
    • Bicycles, lawn games and fishing equipment available
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (free)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    There is a basic business center at the Castle Hill Inn. Audiovisual services and Wi-Fi are also offered throughout the property. Three private dining rooms and a meeting room are available to rent.

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      Castle Hill Inn offers 5,000 square feet of space for on-site weddings, and both indoor and outdoor venues are available. The property offers a custom sailcloth tent for outdoor functions.
      • Catering staff can create customized menus

      Maximum wedding guest capacity400

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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