We were lucky enough to be among the guests staying at the Inn the first night it was open after major renovations. We arrived during the evening hors d'oeuvres / wine and that was a very welcome treat that we enjoyed each of the nights we stayed.
The Inn was easy to find and has ample parking available. It is on a quite street, so traffic noise should not be an issue. There is a nice garden space and gas fire pit between the main inn and the cottages. The proximity to the Cliff Walk and the mansions was one of the deciding factors for me, since I knew we would want to do both.....which I would highly recommend both, but that is for another review.
Breakfast is very good (and filling) and you have a choice of juices, milk, french pressed coffee, or a selection of Harney & Sons tea - which is delicious tea in silk sachets; I thought that was a nice touch to supply premium tea instead of the more common varieties many inns make available.
We stayed in the Beatrice Room which is on the second floor and overlooks the garden. We had the opportunity to peek at a lot of the rooms and they all have the same basic design elements - marble bathrooms, rain showers, with glass doors, fire places, etc, and the rooms are tastefully decorated. If only one room was available at the inn, I wouldn't care which one it was b/c they are all unique, each in its' own way, but they are all great.
Nancy and Bill did a phenomenal job with the renovations, and though not all of the rooms were complete, I have no doubt they will all be beautiful. Nancy and Bill went above and beyond making the Inn look good - they made sure it will function well, too - by upgrading plumbing so you have good water pressure (even on the third floor), and adding a/c to each room. Having the ability to control the temperature of each room in a house that old is something that is not always available.
Another reason to stay is the helpful staff. Too many examples for this review - but they will help you with your bags, restaurant selections, reservations - Bill even dropped a couple off to a restaurant so they would only have to take a cab one way. There are many staff members and they were always making sure we had what we needed.
One last thing - the cottage is pet friendly, so if you have allergies - be aware. Cody, Nancy and Bill's dog, is the only dog that is allowed in the main inn and he doesn't go in any of the rooms - in fact, he doesn't sit on the furniture either. He is a very small, sweet, quiet dog that keeps to himself (he won't jump on you). He's actually really soft and fluffy, so even though we aren't really 'dog people' we couldn't help but give Cody a pat on the head when we would see him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the best of Newport in a romantic and serene coastal setting at this romantic Rhode Island inn, just steps from the historic Cliff Walk and Easton's Beach. Each of the beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites in our restored 19th century Victorian mansion, offer all of the amenities of a luxury hotel while retaining the unique charm and character of a New England country inn. Our Newport, RI bed and breakfast has earned an international reputation for gracious hospitality, epicurean delights, attentive service and special touches - making it one of Newport's most sought after destinations. Welcome to the Cliffside Inn - a AAA four diamond and Select Registry property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cliffside Hotel Newport