NEWPORT – The Chanler at Cliff Walk hotel in Newport snagged two mentions in the latest annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best awards – the sole merits awarded to the state or any Rhode Island-based firms.
The 2018 list, published Tuesday, saw Chanler at Cliff Walk named the No. 3 resort hotel in the Northeast and the No. 14 resort hotel nationwide.
Scoring a 93.76 out of 100 in the regional rankings, in the announcement, Chanler at Cliff Walk was lauded for the age of the inn and how the setting “conveys the intimacy of a Gilded Age residence.”
Of the hospitality, T+L said, “The staff is helpful and outgoing, and its main restaurant, the Spiced Pear, has a special chef’s table where diners can watch the team prepare dishes such as lobster tortellini with fennel and orange.”
Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vt. scored a 93.89 for second place in the regional competition while Twin Farms in Barnard, Vt. came in first place with a 95.36 score. This year marks the second consecutive year Twin Farms took first place in the regional competition.
Chanler at Cliff Walk’s 93.76 score meant it came in as No. 14 in the nationwide top-resort list. The three U.S.-based resorts with the top scores were Twin Farms (95.36, No. 3), Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyo. (95.60, No. 2) and in first place was Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nev. with a score of 95.78.
Previous accolades for Chanler at the Cliff Walk include being named top Rhode Island hotel by T+L in 2015, AAA’s four-diamond rating in 2017 and four stars by Forbes Travel Guide in February, among other accolades.
T+L’s World Best awards are calculated with the help of reviews left by readers of the travel magazine. A survey for the most recent awards was available for reader participation from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 5, 2018. The hotel ranking methodology was based on a proprietors’ facilities, location, service, food and overall value.
The 2018 awards included categories for top hotels, cities, islands, airports and cruise lines among others. Hotels chosen in this year’s awards were broken down into two categories – city and resort – determined by location and amenities.