Classic New England Inns

As summer fades into fall, check in to one of our favorite Northeastern hotels.

Courtesy of The Chanler
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The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

Originally built in 1873 as a summer cottage for the great-granddaughter of John Jacob Astor, this 20-room manor has opulent interiors that echo those of the even grander mansions found nearby on the Newport-tour circuit. The estate sits at the start of the historic Cliff Walk, a three-and-a-half-mile path along the rocky eastern coastline that takes in darting seabirds, cruising yachts and surfers at First and Belmont beaches. Downtown Newport’s myriad galleries and shops are close by, and visits to area mansions like the Breakers and Rough Point are a must—as are the French-pear martinis and live Friday-night jazz at the bar at Spiced Pear, the Chanler’s restaurant. Rooms start at $650; 117 Memorial Blvd.; 401-847-1300;