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“Great B&B, great staff, amazing getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliffside Inn
2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Ranked #1 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
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New York
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“Great B&B, great staff, amazing getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The owners of Cliffside have done an amazing job sprucing the property up and giving it such a personal, home-away-from-home feel. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, not to mention the food was excellent. We stayed in the Garden Suite for 1 night and it was heavenly. We didn't want to leave!

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
All the way from NY for just one night! We are honored you chose the Cliffside Inn and it was wonderful having you here. We hope you'll come back soon when you have a little more time to spend with us.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My husband and I live just minutes away from the Cliffside Inn, but wanted to "get away" for the night and could not have chosen a better place. After enjoying some delicious tea and treats, we walked to Mama Luisa's restaurant for dinner. Breakfast was lovely and walking along the Cliffwalk is the perfect start to anyday.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
We are so glad that you chose the Cliffside Inn for your get away. Being new to the island must be challenging and we are glad that we were able to give you a night away without having to go too far. We hope to see you again the next time you need some R&R.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful two-night stay at the Cliffside Inn. To start, the location is perfect, even in the off season. You are in walking distance to the Cliffwalk, mansions and the beach. There is a firepit and a beautiful wrap around porch that you can enjoy on the property. The food at both breakfast and the evening wine hour, was outstanding. The interior decor is stunning and very well kept. The service and welcome that the innkeepers, Bill and Nancy, provided was indeed first class. The staff at the Inn also held the same top-notch service. I would reccomend the Cliffside to anyone looking to stay in Newport. We can not wait to return and have decided to make it an annual "spring break" trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
It seems like we've been having spring all winter this year. I hope next year's "spring break" is as good. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. The staff works hard to give top notch service to all of our guests and we are thrilled we could make this a prefect getaway for you.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a quick one night stay and found the Cliffside Inn to be everything we had hoped for in a quick getaway. We stayed in the Tower, enjoyed the view, found the location to be extremely convenient to everything. Bill and Nancy are very nice, accomodating and respectful. Will definately be back in the future.

Room Tip: Check out the Tower room, separate, quiet, beautiful view!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
We are so glad that you and your husband chose the Cliffside Inn for your romantic getaway! We really enjoyed having you here. I do adore that Tower Suite too. You should check out the pictures of the Carriage House I just posted to the Facebook page. I think you'd really like it.

Hope to see you back here soon for your next respite.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Millbury, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

My husband and I chose to stay at the Cliffside Inn for two nights for our honeymoon, and we couldn't have picked a more perfect place. The innkeepers are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Our first night there we arrived back to our room after a late dinner to find a heart of silk rose petals on our bed, with a plate of warm cookies on the table. It is little touches like this that make this place so wonderful! The wine reception at night is fantastic and relaxing, the breakfast is unbelievable, and the entire inn is just beautiful. The inn is located close to the Cliff Walk, a beach, and is within walking distance of many great restaurants, shops and some of the mansions. If you are looking for a place to stay in Newport, you won't find a better place than the Cliffside Inn.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Suite, which is two floors, and it was incredible. Private entrance, private...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
We are thrilled you liked the Garden Suite and that you chose the Cliffside for your honeymoon. It was really special for us to have you here. We look forward to having you back to celebrate many anniversaries with us!

Hope you are enjoying your big Cliffside mugs.

All the best,
Bill and Nancy
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Hampton, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We found Cliffside Inn on the Distinctive Inns of New England website and it exceeded our expectations. The inn is perfectly situated, steps away from the Cliff Walk which overlooks the ocean, and is an easy walk to the mansions and downtown. The innkeepers, Bill and Nancy, are ideal hosts, making their guests feel as welcome as if they have been invited into their charming and gracious home. Our room, the Garden Suite, which had been recently refurbished, is on two levels, making it seem as if we were staying in a small apartment. The room featured water views, a library, outdoor patio, jacuzzi and separate shower with radiant flooring, two fireplaces - it was heaven. Breakfast was first rate and afternoon wine and/or high tea with hors d'oeuvres was delightful. I highly recommend staying here and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Thank you! We are so glad you chose to spend your birthday with us. It was so great meeting with you and chatting with you both - it still think it's as much the media as the legal system. Keep us posted about what your sons law school plans are.

We hope to see you back in Newport soon. Even if you are just up on business, please be sure to drop by.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Oceanside, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We had a wonderful weekend. The Inn is beautiful, clean & cozy. Can't wait till my next visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your weekend here and the Sun room. We hope to see you back here soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Address: 2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
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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