New Boutique Hotel Opens in Newport

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

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The Chart House Inn is now open. PHOTOS: Colby Raposa for Stoneacre Hospitality

Stoneacre Hospitality Group, which owns Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden in Newport, has announced it has expanded its suite of offerings with the grand opening of the completely remodeled Chart House Inn.

Located at 16 Clarke Street, the newly renovated inn is Stoneacre’s first venture into the hotel business.

“The Inn has been a passion project we have dreamed of for many years now, and we are thrilled to see it come to fruition this summer as we enter a new era with the opening of our first hotel,” said Nicole Canning, Director of Marketing and Guest Experiences for Stoneacre Hospitality. “Guests will get a glimpse of the beauty and history of our beloved home here in Newport with easy access to the city’s most iconic sites, with a truly unique add-on of having full access to our Stoneacre Hospitality offerings – from dining to destination experiences – to create an unforgettable stay for every traveler.”


Originally built in 1880, the Chart House Inn offers seven guest rooms and suites, a dining room and spacious salon where guests can relax after a day spent out and about in Newport. The inn has been completely renovated and updated with modern amenities and decor, and is conveniently located in Newport’s historic district, nearby bustling restaurants, shops and museums for guests to explore.

About Chart House Renovations

According to the Stoneacre Hospitality Group, The Chart House Inn’s rooms and suites are all uniquely designed and named in honor of monumental women who charted their own courses in life and history, and herald from Rhode Island.

Three luxury suites are found on the second floor, each offering large bedroom accommodations, private bathrooms and elegant sitting rooms. Earth tones fill the Mabel Norman Suite which pays homage to the vast natural expanse of the nearby Norman Bird Sanctuary; the former home of Mabel Norman Cerio, a nature loving local who donated her property to the community after passing in 1949. The Jane Pickens Suite offers rich textiles and old Hollywood appeal, reflecting not only the glamor and grandeur of the world class cinema it overlooks but also the famous starlet herself. And honoring “The Bravest Woman in America” ​​is the Ida Lewis Suite, a woman who was famous for watching over Newport’s historic Lime Rock Lighthouse and saving countless sailors over the years. The room offers a glimpse at New England’s skyscapes and has nautical touches throughout to create a sea-filled escape.

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The Inn’s third floor offers four rooms, with both private and shared bathroom options and can be booked individually or offered under a full buyout package for larger groups. Guests can stay together enjoying the comforts, privacy and independence of a house rental with the amenities and services of a hotel. The spacious, earth-toned Princess Red Wing Room is designed in honor of the Narragansett and Wampanoag leader and renowned peacekeeper and features a private bathroom as well as comfortable flex space for larger groups to congregate. The Lizzie Murphy Room is named after the self-titled “Queen of Baseball” and Warren native and shares a bathroom with the Mary Balch Room, named after the famous Newport artist and philanthropist. The final room on this floor is the Catherine Williams Room, inspired by the famous Rhode Island writer and poet who was a leader in the Dorr Rebellion and a Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Famer as of 2002.

In addition to complimentary refreshments in each guest room and suite, the Chart House Inn offers guests a drink token, redeemable at either of its sister restaurants and will later begin to serve afternoon wine and a selection of Stoneacre’s signature treats daily from 5-6 pm within the Parlor. Those looking for some additional libations can order wine, beer and cocktails from the Brasserie or Garden directly to their guest rooms. Room service is also available through the innkeeper to bring Stoneacre’s signature menu items for in-room dining.

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About Stoneacre Hospitality Group

Stoneacre is a collection of four dynamic hospitality concepts in Newport, RI. After working together at 15 different restaurants across four states, best friends Christopher Bender and David Crowell decided the time had come for their own expression of hospitality to be realized, leading to the creation of Stoneacre Hospitality Group.

The current collection includes Stoneacre Brasserie, Stoneacre Garden, Stoneacre Picnics Events, and the new Chart House Inn. Each concept has been designed around the same four core values: elevated yet humble hospitality, creativity, sustainability and community. To learn more, visit

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