Hotel located within walking distance of Newport’s iconic mansions, the Cliff Walk, and a private beach
Hotel at a Glance: Atlantic Beach Hotel
The classic New England town of Newport is home to a collection of historic mansions built by wealthy American families during the Gilded Age. The Astors, the Vanderbilts, and other captains of industry erected these massive homes—many adorned with classical gardens, fountains, pavilions, and marble statues—along Newport’s oceanfront cliffs at the turn-of-the-century. Today, the mansions are Newport’s most popular tourist attractions. The Cliff Walk trail that leads to each one begins just 1 mile from Atlantic Beach Hotel.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool
- Eat a lobster served boiled or baked and stuffed at the Atlantic Grille, a few minutes’ walk away.
- Watch sports on the big screen at Tickets Bar & Grille, an upscale sports bar with a large menu. It’s right next door to the hotel.
- Catch an indie flick at the nearby Jane Pickens Theater, which dates back to 1834.
- Visit the nearby restaurants where customers of this deal will receive 10% off their F&B bill at Ticket’s Bar and Grille (on property) and Johnny’s Newport (.5 mi away at sister property Wyndham Newport Hotel)
Newport, Rhode Island: Harbor Town with World-Famous Mansions
Newport sits on Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island, just 30 miles south of Providence and 70 miles south of Boston. With its picturesque cliffs running along the rocky coast, Newport understandably attracted America’s upper class at the turn of the 20th century. The prestigious Astor and Vanderbilt families joined other captains of industry in building their summer “cottages” here—sprawling estates that epitomized the Gilded Age’s glitz and glamour. You can sign up for mansion tours at the historic The Elms, Marble House, and The Breakers, a 70-room Italian Renaissance–style palazzo commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893 and inspired by the palaces of Genoa and Turin.
Year-round, the Cliff Walk is one of the most popular activities in town. From sunrise to sunset you’ll find visitors strolling the 3.5-mile path, ensconced between the beautiful Newport shoreline and the spectacular mansions. If the conditions are ripe, you might see surfers catching waves on the ocean breakers. The ocean is easily accessible from Newport’s western, eastern, and southern coastlines. It’s often referred to as “the Sailing Capital of the World,” and in the summertime, fishing boats fill its harbors and beachgoers flock to its shores.