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Cliffside Inn

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2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #1 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013
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Westchester County, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My daughter and I had been to Newport several times. This time around, proximity to restaurants and the cliff walk, as well as very historic and comfortable accommodations, were a priority. Cliffside Inn fit the bill. Nancy and Bill were vary gracious and the room could not have been nicer. Breakfast was fabulous!

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

It was great to have you and your daughter here for a girl's getaway. It looked like you were having a wonderful time together. I hope the next time you need a little time away, we'll see you back here at the Cliffside Inn. Best, Nancy and Bill More 

Connecticut
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34 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I'm really not a gusher when it comes to giving out praise, but in this case I'll make an exception. We've stayed at over 100 B&B's over the years and this one just may the best 'Over-all' that we've found. Location is A+; just steps from Newport's famed Cliff Walk and only a few minutes from the historic waterfront and... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you here and to get to know both of you! We are looking forward to reading your own story on Adele and the face in the mirror sometime soon. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments about the Inn. We love it very much and are so pleased when others... More 

Bolney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable stay; we were all delighted with Cliffside, in the snow and out of it, the welcome was everything we could have wished for, we truly felt at home. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone heading in the direction of Newport, RI or New England and have no... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Comments like that really make us happy that we do what we do. It was really lovely to get to know the three of you. There are no more hors d'oeuvres at the Cliffside Inn, only canapes! Just as good and easier to spell. We look forward to sailing out of the Sussex Yacht... More 

Oreland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband and I went to spend a long weekend away from the kids and what a wonderfully, relaxing time that we had! The Breakfasts were great and all of the staff was very nice and super knowledgeable and helpful about fun spots to see in the area. We were made the feel welcome by everyone there, and we loved... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your birthday long weekend. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Beatrice Room. It is definitely a favorite for many of our guests. We are excited to welcome you back the next time you need a break from the kids. Best regards, Nancy and Bill More 

New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Cliffside Inn surpassed all of my expectations. Nancy and Bill along with the rest of the staff are extraordinarily warm and welcoming as well as extremely professional. Everything, from the outstanding breakfasts (crab and gruyere omelets, cinnamon roll pancakes, etc.) to the beautiful bedroom suites, was perfect. I would recommend the Inn to anyone looking for a relaxing and... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review. It means a lot to us, and to the whole staff, to know that you had an "unbelievable" stay with us. We truly hope that we will see you back at the inn soon. All the best, Nancy and Bill More 

Robbinsville, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I decided to surprise my boyfriend for his 40th birthday. He asked for a relaxing romantic quiet getaway in Newport and we couldn't have been more happy with the Cliffside Inn. The innkeepers (Bill and Nancy) and the rest of the staff helped to make this one of our best weekends ever. I can't say enough about the hospitality and... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The patio off the Garden Suite is even nicer in the warm weather with the fountain on! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and chose the Cliffside Inn for your boyfriend's birthday. We hope to see you back when the weather warms up. Best, Nancy and Bill More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Bill and Nancy, along with the members of their staff, were fabulous hosts. The property was lovely and the other guests were very pleasant. We received great recommendations about specific sights and restaurants and had fantastic time. I highly recommend the Cliffside Inn if you're looking for a memorable experience.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you braved the snow storm and decided to come to Newport. It was great having you here at the Inn. We hope the next time you need a getaway we'll see you back here. Best, Nancy More 

Danielson, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently spent our 6th year of visiting the Cliffside for our anniversary. We've enjoyed meeting people of all ages, the friendly style of Bill & Nancy (& Cody), the beautiful rooms and the wonderful food. We loved the Inn before Bill & Nancy bought & renovated it, but now, it is beyond wonderful. I cannot recommend visiting the Cliffside... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your third stay with us an your sixth stay overall! It is always such a pleasure to have you here and to have you celebrate your anniversary with us. You were one of our very first guests and we are so thrilled that you continue to come back and visit us, and that you enjoy all the... More 

Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Tower Suite for her birthday and had a wonderful stay. The weather was quite wintery outside so we had a very quiet and relaxing stay in the room enjoying the superior amenities. Bill and Nancy were great hosts and were vert attentive to our needs. Recently restored, the Inn was impeccably decorated with... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you both here for Nancy's birthday. That was quite a mini storm. I just seemed like the snow would not end. We are glad you were able to make it here and have a quiet and relaxing stay in the Tower Suite. I know it is hard for you to get away with... More 

Middletown, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed at the Cliffside Inn for our anniversary, and we were very pleased. Bill and Nancy were so thoughtful, and welcoming. I mentioned to them that we were celiac (gluten free) just so they wouldn't fix us something and then we wouldn't be able to eat it. We were planning to just eat what we could. At the Wine... More 

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Although we are just a few miles from your home, we are thrilled that you decided to "get away" with us for your anniversary. We really enjoyed hearing about your business and checking out your website. I am so happy that you liked out Gluten Free treats. Jackie is doing a fantastic job adjusting to people's allergies. . . and... More 

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