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65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02042
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Oceancliff Hotel
Ranked #9 of 20 hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An evening of pre wedding celebration. We had the Safari room for our families to meet and greet each other. Lovely room, friendly staff and a beautiful setting. Take the drive out before the sun sets. A beautiful ride and driving up to the venue is just as lovely. Go out on the back deck and see the views and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a wedding. Very beautiful place. Wedding was amazing. Very expensive. But that's to be expected in Newport in July. Our room was adorable. A bit far from the center but a great location for a wedding or romantic get away. Not really recommended for children.

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Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding reception at Oceancliff last month. Since we knew the setting was beautiful, we decided to have a mini-vacation and spend the night after the reception. We booked a deluxe king room. The room did have a king size bed (on a squeeky metal frame - not the sleigh bed advertised) but we never found the "deluxe"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed here for my daughters wedding. We stayed in room one , which was absolutely amazing. The service was fantastic. This is a perfect wedding venue. the ballroom is beautiful The wedding was in the evening so the sunset over the ocean was amazing Everything was done to perfection from the moment we arrived to when we left after... More

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Batavia, il
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The property is quite incredible, and what a beautiful venue for a wedding. Sunset over the bay during dinner was the perfect touch. If this area is an option for a wedding - you'd have to put it on the short-list for sure. Food was very nicely done. Wait staff was plentiful and top-notch. We arrived a few hours before... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Spent a night here as part of a Valentine's Day package and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. Ashley from the front desk was so sweet and super helpful in getting us a new room even late in the evening. The special valentine's day menu at the Safari Room was excellent and our server Matt was friendly and personable. The rooms... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Location is excellent, beautiful views overlooking the ocean. Great rooms for wedding photos, spacious, well lit, beautiful fireplace added ambivalence to a chilly, windy Saturday afternoon and evening. Waitstaff courteous, very attentive; food was very good and served very timely. Enjoyed immensely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I had my wedding at OceanCliff during January, I was so excited because it was such a unique place to hold a wedding, and the views were STUNNING from the ballroom. It rained on my big day, and I was understandably upset, but OceanCliff made everything perfect still, from the WONDERFUL staff, to the great food and drinks, to the... More

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rhode island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went here for a wedding in January. We did not stay here overnight. The grounds were well kept and the views of the ocean and the sunset were breathtaking. The service was very good and it seemed as if you needed something there was someone right there to help. The food was very good. The safari room was a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Attended a post-holiday brunch/party at this mansion. The landscape and ocean view were breathtaking. The hotel Victorian era interior was highly classy and brimming with elegance. The variety and quality of food were excellent including every item one could think of from omelets to lobster tails to a pastry station, and everything in-between. I was totally blown away by the... More

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Address: 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02042
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Oceancliff Hotel Newport
Ocean Cliff Hotel Newport

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OceanCliff Resort was designed and built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. A wealthy industrialist and member of Mrs. Astor's 400 Club originally used OceanCliff as a private summer residence during the Gilded Age. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs.Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure meticulous attention to every detail of your stay.Twenty-five distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. OceanCliff's grand ballroom accommodates from 75-250 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings.Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique crystal winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options.OceanCliff is located on historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford. ... more   less 
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