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The Breakers

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Chateau-sur-Mer

Both are endorsed by travel writers. Overall, The Breakers ranks significantly better than Chateau-sur-Mer. The Breakers ranks #1 in Newport with accolades from 5 sources including Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

Both are endorsed by travel writers. Overall, The Breakers ranks significantly better than Chateau-sur-Mer. The Breakers ranks #1 in Newport with accolades from 5 sources including Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Newport
location

44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If you have time to see only one of the cottages, make it this one. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    These former stables and carriage house belonging to their eponymous mansion now house a museum of Vanderbilt family memorabilia, restored carriages and a fascinating model railway. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Used as a summer retreat for the family of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Full Review →

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79
#15 in Newport

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    In 1857 Wetmore threw an extravagant, unprecedented gala for 2,500 people, ushering in the Gilded Age in Newport. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The Chateau features a central atrium that reaches up three levels to a stained-glass skylight, with balconies at every level. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This Victorian mansion, built in 1852, was the first of Newport's palatial 'summer cottages.'. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →
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