One of Newport’s best-kept secrets!
The Downtown Mansion, a now 33 Room hotel, was originally built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt; a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family. Located just minutes from the charming Thames Street and waterfront where you may hop on a sailboat or spend the day shopping.
Guests come here to enjoy the warmth of our wood burning fireplaces in winter and the sunshine at sunset at our popular Roof Deck and Bar offering sweeping views of the harbor in the Summer. Enjoy outdoor dining on our Garden Terrace serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the warmer months.
Come say "I Do" on our beautiful Roof Top or choose from a variety of other distinctive settings for an infinitely romantic and memorable special day. Our specialists are romantics at heart who delight in collaborating with each couple to create a unforgettable experience where your wedding will be as unique as you are. The Vanderbilt is available for full buyouts where the couple can own a mansion for the weekend and enjoy quality time with family and friends under one roof as well as smaller blocks for more intimate gatherings.