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The Breakers

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Hunter House

Both are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, The Breakers ranks significantly higher than Hunter House. The Breakers ranks #1 in Newport with approval from 5 sources including Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, The Breakers ranks significantly higher than Hunter House. The Breakers ranks #1 in Newport with approval from 5 sources including Frommer's, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

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

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83
#8 in Newport

54 Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    An excellent example of an early Georgian frame residence. The carved pineapple over the doorway was a symbol of welcome throughout Colonial America. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    . The interior displays furniture crafted by Newport's famed 18th-century cabinetmakers, Townsend and Goddard. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    This elegant dwelling (1748) served as the home of ambassador William Hunter; as the home of two governers. Full Review →

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