In Newport we stayed at the Vanderbilt Grace, which we loved so much we stayed an extra night. This boutique hotel is situated in one the former Vanderbilt homes. Built in 1909, the building has gone through several incarnations before becoming a hotel. When we went, the hotel was full but we did not feel crowded.
The check-in area is the old entrance hallway. It’s grand, comfortable and informal at the same time. Let me explain because those adjectives seem contradictory. The check-in desks are actually small antique desks. A table in the middle of the room holds flowers and jugs of water. In addition, there are bookcases and sofas scattered around. We were greeted at check-in with glasses of champagne – very civilised!
The old ballroom has been transformed into 2 large suites. They are large enough to easily be a full 1 bedroom apartment. There is a…
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