Living in New York City provides a fantastic launching pad to many nearby destinations in the Northeast. You can quickly get to the North Fork, the Hamptons, the Jersey Shore and the Hudson Valley. But a little farther afield is the quintessential American boating town: Newport, Rhode Island. We packed up our Buick Regal TourX, which is outfitted with ample storage space for our long weekend getaway and 4G LTE Wi-Fi that synched seamlessly with our phones for navigation and music.
Three and a half hours later, we pulled into the historic Grace Vanderbilt hotel where we were greeted with friendly and accommodating faces. The staff at Grace Vanderbilt goes out of their way to create a fun and welcoming environment for families, complete with customized welcome treats and activities for kids (think a kid-size tent and snacks, bath time toys, beach bags full of fun and cookie decorating supplies for a rainy day).
Grace Vanderbilt is a historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the delightful waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town’s best kept secrets. The hotel has 33 rooms and luxury suites that accommodate families. During the summer months the hotel’s Roof Deck Bar opens up to become the destination of choice to sip elegant cocktails and sparkling champagne whilst watching the sun set over the harbor below.