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“Perfect getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliffside Inn
2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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WINNER 2014 NRF Award
Ranked #1 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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“Perfect getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary with a getaway to the Cliffside Inn. I chose it based on the recommendations of my fellow TripAdvisor devotees and I have to add my huzzahs to the chorus of cheers: Great setting - only a few steps from the Cliff Walk. Beautiful furnishings and fascinating historical charm. Spotless. Luxurious amenities. Outstanding personal service - our anniversary was marked with a bottle of prosecco in our room. Delicious breakfasts. A welcoming wine and appetizer hour when we arrived (the food was so good, we skipped dinner) and a yummy tea and sweets hour the next day. Bill and Nancy, the owners, felt like old friends right from the start. And every staff person was friendly and helpful. We stayed in the cozy Loft Room - beamed ceilings with wonderful skylights, an antique king bed, spa bathroom, gas fireplace, just a lovely setting. I'm not going to wait until another anniversary to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank so much for your great review and for choosing the Cliffside Inn to spend your 20th! It was a pleasure for us to have you here and to see you both relax and enjoy yourselves.

I am glad that it won't be another year until we see you again.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My husband and I spent our first anniversary at the Cliffside Inn. We could not have made a better choice! Bill and Nancy were wonderful, the hotel is outstanding, the breakfast so good and the location next to the cliff walk more than we could wish for! Our room at the cottage overlooked the sea and the bathroom with the oversized whirlpool was simply the best I've ever seen in my life!

We spent an amazing 3 days, and left with a load of great memories to carry in the years to come, and plans to return to the Cliffside Inn for more. Thank you Bill and Nancy for the wonderful experience!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
We are so glad you chose the Cliffside Inn to celebrate your first anniversary. It was great to have some Atlantans visiting. We also love that great picture window in the Atlantic Suite. The views of the water are great all year, but particularly in the fall/winter when the leaves are down.

Thank you for all of your kind words. We look forward to spending many future anniversaries with you.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is the first time that we stayed at an inn. The inn is beautifully decorated. Room, food, service, and location are all excellent! The inn and room are immaculate. Nancy and Bill are great hosts, very welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return in the future!

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are pleased that you were so happy here and found the inn "absolutely wonderful". Those types of reviews always make us smile.

Hope to have you back with us soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

We just spent two days at Cliffside conducting business meetings for four. It was perfect. Bill and Nancy are perfectionist and very pleasant. The rooms were outstanding, each one unique. The breakfast and lunch they served were exceptional. Their attention to detail on every level is remarkable. The access to the ocean cliff walk is also a nice plus. This maybe the nicest place in Newport and a bargan.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
It was such a pleasure to host your group. What a wonderful team you have and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and were able to enjoy a little bit of Newport as well. I have to say, we can't pass one of your stores without thinking of you. I love the product even more after meeting all of you.

Hope you have a great holiday season.
Nancy and Bill
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Cliffside is as nice as any inn/hotel we have ever stayed in! In an impeccably restored 1855 home, Bill and Nancy pampered us with their attention to every detail, their late afternoon tea/wine and cheese offerings and a scrumptious breakfast to start each day. The crab and cheese omelet was over the top! Our room on the top floor, which included a gas fireplace and a whirlpool bath amidst the tasteful Victorian decor, proved to be a luxurious home away from home while we visited the lavish Newport mansions. In retrospect, given the coziness of Cliffside and the warm welcome we received, the Vanderbilts had no idea what they were missing. We are looking forward to returning as soon as possible. To call Bill and Nancy’s place a “B&B” is the understatement of the year!

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
The Loft is just one of the coziest rooms we have. The skylights and wood ceiling really give it a lot of warmth and charm. We are so glad that you enjoyed staying and consider it a "luxurious home away from home". That is just what we are looking for! Hopefully, you will be back soon.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 1 night in November for a get away. It was great! We stayed in one of the suites (not in the main house) and it was spacious, beautiful new bathroom, and comfortable. The bath tub was amazing - huge!

The tea and breakfast had all fresh made items. The breakfast had fresh made granola, baked goods and had made to order eggs.

Location is steps to cliff walk and easy walk to beach - a little further to town.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
The Cliff Suite is the largest room that we have and it really is amazing. We are so glad that you were able to get away, even if just for one night, to enjoy it and all that the inn and Newport have to offer. Hopefully, you'll get the opportunity to break away again soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Woodstock, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This inn is a great place to stay if you have celiac's disease or are gluten intolerant. For breakfast each day, I had gluten free muffins and gluten free blueberry pancakes. They also had fruit and yogurt. I could have also had eggs fixed any way. For afternoon tea, I had a special plate prepared with yummy gluten free treats. The innkeepers are very friendly and the inn is very beautifully decorated. There is an outdoor fire pit that you can sit around and get warm and there is a beautiful view of the ocean from the front facing rooms. The cliff walk is only a few feet away and the inn is about a mile from Bellevue Avenue where all the beautiful mansions are waiting for you to visit. This inn is on the Select Registry and we will definitely be back to visit!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
It was our pleasure to provide the gluten free selection. There are so many good gluten free options now. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Sun Room. I do love that steam shower and the view of the beach this time of year is incredible.

I hope next time you head up the coast we will see you again.

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 101 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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