The Belmont Room was the historic bedroom and office of George Mason Junior, who followed in his father’s footsteps as a well known architect of his time. The room is named after the Belmont family. Mrs. Caroline Belmont, daughter of Commodore Matthew Perry, commissioned George Champlin Mason to build the Belmont Estate called By-the-Sea which was completed in 1860. Unfortunately, the building was demolished in 1946 and the land was combined with that of Rosecliff Masion which is still open for tours through the Newport Preservation SocietyCaroline married August Belmont, a Rothschild bank agent and prior poor, Hessian Jew who came to America and used his Rothschild connections to build his fortune. Their son, Oliver commission Richard Morris Hunt to build the famous French Renaissance-gothic mansion Belcourt Castle as a replica of Louis the XIII hunting lodge in Versailles. The sixty room mansion soon became the quarters of his new wife, Alva Vanderbilt-Belmont, and is now owned by Harle Tinney, a dear acquaintance of the innkeepers, who has the mansion open for tours.
Comfort fit for a king in our Belmont Room. This is one of our most popular rooms. This richly decorated room has a Queen Canopy Bed with a extra thick/ extra comfortable pillow-top mattress, working fireplace, television with DVD and VCR, CD Player, Private bath ensuite, shower for two that opens to the room and two, cozy, wing-back chairs for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Though perfect for a relaxing romantic escapade, the Belmont Room’s unique set up also makes it perfect for a single or a couple on the go (perhaps on a business trip or attending a wedding.