Rhode Island is made up of 400mi (643km) of New England coastline, featuring white-sand beaches, glitzy mansions and charming villages. Foodies will appreciate the catch-of-the-day seafood options, while history buffs and art lovers will find themselves surrounded by culture at every turn. Enjoy everything that makes the Ocean State so alluring by staying at one of these luxury Rhode Island hotels, bookable on Culture Trip.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk is unlike other luxury hotels in Rhode Island on account of its 20 distinctive guest rooms; each one is elegantly decorated in various period styles. This spot is also where Gilded Age elegance and gracious hospitality provide a tailored experience, which is quintessentially Newport. Housed in a mansion on the Cliff Walk, the Chanler offers unparalleled ocean views and private, manicured gardens where you can relax at your leisure.
Once a favorite to the likes of actress Grace Kelly and playwright Thornton Wilder, Castle Hill Inn has long captured the imagination of guests from around the world with its enchanting setting, relaxed elegance and authentic Newport vibe. Today, this luxury hotel in Rhode Island continues to evoke the magic of years past, while, at the same time, providing you with a contemporary experience. Popular with visitors is the cozy Beach Cottages, perched on the sand dunes of the hotel’s private beach overlooking a New England cove.
Based in the restored 1887 Exchange Bank in downtown Providence, the Beatrice pays homage to the building’s storied past. It also offers a contemporary experience with deluxe, modern amenities, such as Dyson Supersonic hair dryers and Nespresso coffee makers. High ceilings and expansive windows flood each room with natural light and give you views of the city’s historic district. Plus, there’s a private rooftop club that’s exclusive to guests and members. This luxury hotel in Rhode Island is just steps away from shopping, dining and cultural experiences.
Ocean House is built on 13 acres (5ha) of beautiful, oceanfront property overlooking a private white-sand beach with views of Montauk, Block Island and the Atlantic Ocean. At this luxury hotel in Rhode Island, you can learn new cooking techniques with the in-house Food Forager, take a tour of an extensive art collection with an art curator and taste wine with a sommelier in the 8,000-bottle cellar/library.
Inspired by the wanderlust and rebellious spirit of Rhode Island businessman Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, this luxury hotel in Rhode Island has been reinterpreted for the modern era as a lively and stylish destination. You can take part in an intimate cocktail class with the hotel’s Cocktail Curators, learn about the tradition of Scrimshaw or spend cocktail hour lounging on a plush velvet sofa in the reimagined parlor for a tarot reading. Tip: look for the secret bar tucked into a corner of the parlor.
For decades, celebrities from all walks of life have considered Hotel Viking their home away from home. Of course, a luxury hotel in Rhode Island would never name names, but it’s been reported Hollywood elite, tennis royalty and past presidents have all walked the halls of the Viking. It makes sense, considering you can book the Vanderbilt Suite, which offers exclusive access to the fifth floor during your visit. As a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, the Viking holds a special place in history.
While Forty 1° North offers casual glamor, it’s also the first hotel in Rhode Island to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, meaning that it’s particularly environmentally friendly. The spacious guest rooms, suites, cottages and lofts are all outfitted with the latest technology and eco-conscious amenities, adhering to the hotel’s philosophy of responsible consumption and design. Stay at this luxury hotel in Rhode Island to also enjoy seaside breezes, sunsets and modern elegance.
Before it became the Renaissance Providence Downtown, this historic building was once a Masonic Temple. Today, even though you don’t need a secret handshake to enter, this luxury hotel in Rhode Island offers a unique blend of historic architecture and modern amenities. Centrally located, the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel offers easy access to prominent downtown destinations, including Brown University, the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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