photo-full-23_0Located on a forty-acre peninsula, at the west end of Newport’s famous Ocean Drive, Castle Hill Inn offers guests the romance, privacy and extraordinary beauty of a secluded oceanfront resort. Featuring a fabulously restored Victorian mansion, quaint Harbor Houses and exceptionally well-appointed Beach House rooms snuggled along the coastline, Castle Hill provides a captivating and soothing retreat. The new ‘Chalet’ Function Center can host groups and events in a stunning setting.

Once the summertime home of Harvard marine biologist Alexander Agassiz, Castle Hill has been one of Newport’s most enchanting landmarks for over a century. Today, it has become a favored location for discerning visitors and diners throughout the Northeast.

Recommendations: ‘Quite simply, the best spot in town.’ -The New York Times



  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach
  • Childcare
  • Cottages
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Gardens
  • Historical Features
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Ocean
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet Access

Rooms & Suites


Number of Rooms: 35

Take a tour of our resort, or explore our accommodations on your own – stay in the Agassiz mansion (The Inn), the location of the award winning Turret Suite; or our Harbor House Rooms, Beach House Rooms, the Chalet or one of our Beach Cottages. Whatever your choice, Castle Hill Inn and Resort delivers an unmatched getaway in a superb oceanfront location.

Visit our Inn and enjoy the charm and splendor of Victorian seacoast life yourself. Once you’ve decided on your accommodations, simply check room availability for the date(s) you desire and contact us to confirm your reservation at 1-888-466-1355. All accommodations include a gourmet breakfast each morning as well as exclusive guest-only afternoon tea. Or, request your reservation online and we will confirm availability for the date(s) of your visit. Because room availability is constantly changing, calling the Resort directly is usually the best way to ensure your reservation is confirmed quickly prior to your visit.


590 Ocean Drive Newport, RI 02840 Phone: (401) 849-3800 Toll Free: (888) 466-1355

property20The peninsula that is home to Castle Hill is located on the western-most tip of Newport, towards the southern edge of Aquidneck Island, just at the entrance of Narragansett Bay. It is this omniscient location, overseeing the East Passage and the Atlantic, that has secured its varied and notable history.

Prior to European settlement in the 1630s, the native Narragansett Indians built an earthwork here to signal messages to nearby tribes across the bay. After the arrival of the English, an 18th century watchtower was built and later, after the Revolutionary War, a battery of cannons was added (and fired) to defend against attacks.

Castle Hill Inn

Beautiful elegance meets refined luxury with the Journelle Getaway at Castle Hill Inn. Treat your special someone to the most flattering gift of all, a private appointment and fitting with a Journelle Atelier at the designer lingerie boutique located in New York City – along with 15% off the purchase during the personalized fitting. This offer is exclusive to Castle Hill guests when booking a two-night stay. During your romantic stay, enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea, a three-course dinner for two or a special Valentine’s Day dinner. All of this and more makes for a getaway that you and that special someone are sure to enjoy.

View the lookbook created by Journelle, inspired by Castle Hill Inn: http://www.journelle.com/lookbooks/inspired-by

*Two-night stay at the Castle Hill Inn
*Daily gourmet breakfast & afternoon tea
*Appointment with Journelle Atelier and 15% off during fitting
*Three course dinner for two at the Castle Hill Dining Room OR special dinner on Valentine's Day at the Castle Hill Dining Room (gratuity included)
*Two tickets to any Newport Preservation Society mansion
*Romance amenity and champagne upon arrival

Rates starting at $800. Call 888-466-1355 for reservations.



The Mansion’s chefs artfully craft fresh local fish, regional meats, and produce into a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms within the Inn. On The Lawn, the epitome of classic New England al fresco dining, think small plates and summer cocktails delivered right to your Adirondack chair. From creative cocktails to appetizers to desserts, imaginative presentation and exceptional taste characterize Castle Hill Inn’s fine Dining Experiences.



Meetings Capacity: 250
Meetings Guestrooms: 35

Private, elegant, Castle Hill Inn offers an appropriate setting for executive meetings and social events. From corporate retreats to fundraisers, lectures, business seminars, reunions, and large cocktail parties, the Castle Hill Inn staff has the experience and flexibility to enhance a variety of occasions. Over 100 years ago, Castle Hill served as the inspiration for the father of modern oceanography Alexander Agassiz. Come make history with your corporate retreat at Castle Hill’s extensive and award-winning facilities.

Our professional staff is accustomed to serving the needs of corporate groups and social events. We will assist with all the details and special requests that are necessary for a unique and memorable experience.

The Chalet and Chalet Terrace offer unique settings for everything from private receptions, intimate gatherings, board-of-directors strategy sessions and discussion groups to art lectures. Redesigned for functions, the Chalet’s historic charm and secluded location overlooking Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge is just a short walk from your room or the Inn.


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Weddings Capacity: 350
Weddings Guestrooms: 35

The magic of Castle Hill is never more apparent than when hosting an iconic seaside ceremony. Our exceptional setting, rich in romance and historic splendor, offers relaxed ocean breezes, unparalleled water views, and old-world charm. Say “I Do” at the water’s edge of our lush lawn, and enjoy al fresco dining and dancing at its finest underneath the billowed shapes of our custom sailcloth tent. Linger until the late hours until you retreat to your wedding suite.

When designing your wedding at Castle Hill, you’re encouraged to dream big. Whether you picture an intimate seaside sunset wedding or an al fresco affair for 400, our personal event planners will work with you on every detail to make the day unmistakably your own. We are also happy to offer luxury accommodations for your friends and family.


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Whale Watching