The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have spoken and they’ve named two Rhode Island hotels among the 25 Best in the U.S..

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Chanler Hotel Newport

It’s “such a treat to stay” at this mansion on the Cliff Walk. The 1873 congressman’s residence, on a National Recreation Trail, mixes Gothic, Renaissance, and English Tudor disciplines in its interiors. Rooms are “made for romance,” with fireplaces, stone bathrooms with heated floors, and jetted shower systems. At the Spiced Pear, dine on the creations of a “brilliant chef,” such as Nova Scotia halibut, five-spiced Muscovy duck breast, or Berkshire pork chops. Enjoy breakfast at Veranda each morning. Staff will make you “feel like you own the place.”


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Watch Hill Inn

This 19-suite inn on Little Narragansett Bay was opened by the same team as the beloved Ocean House, right next door (guests have access to both facilities). It feels more like a beach house—perfect for family vacations—with full kitchens, laundry facilities and fireplaces. There are also seemingly endless activities and classes on offer, from wine tastings to tai chi classes.

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