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“Highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliffside Inn
2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Ranked #1 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I highly recommend the Cliffside Inn. It was our first trip to a Newport Bed and Breakfast, but I can't imagine it getting any better. Bill and Nancy were fantastic hosts. We stayed in the Carriage House, which is beautiful and offers privacy as it's detached from the main house. Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, January 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great to have you here for a short romantic get away. We are glad you chose the Cliffside Inn to ring in the New Year. The Carriage House really is a great private room and perfect for a weekend away.

We look forward to having you with us again soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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East Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Dear Bill and Nancy, my wife and I booked a last minute trip to Newport and the other Inns that we looked into were booked so we took a shot with the Cliffside Inn. What a GREAT experience....from the moment we stepped thru the front door we felt like we were home, very warm and welcoming....the room was perfect, spacious, clean and romantic. Just what we were looking for! We will recommend your Inn to everyone we know....thanks for a pleasant stay!

  • Stayed December 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, January 5, 2013
I am so glad that you were able to find us and that we had some last minute availablilty. That was a very busy week in Newport. It was great to have both of you here and to get to know you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Adele's Room.

I hope you had a very happy new year and that we will see you again soon.
Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Long Beach, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Everything was amazing, my fiance & i stayed for new yrs and we had a great stay. We were worried about the location and because it is winter, but it is still close to town, right by the cliffside walk which we did (it was great) it is also in such close distance to some of the mansions which was great. The inn also has a lot of history, which was fun to learn about. All I could really say is go!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, January 4, 2013
We are so pleased that you could join us to ring in the New Year. Newport has a special character in winter and I'm glad you were able to enjoy the Cliff Walk and the town, even in the chilly weather.

Congratulations on your recent engagement. We hope to see you back here soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights during the new year to celebrate our anniversary and I have to tell you, it was the most relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. Location is great and within minutes of the shops. I was so impressed with our room " The Garden Suite. " Upon arrival we had Champagne on ice, Roses, Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolates and a quaint little gift. Our bed was covered in roses petals with a cute little porcelain sign on the bed saying "Happy Anniversary." The room was immaculate and spotless..Our favorite was the huge jacuzzi tub and the radiant floor heating! You most definitely get what you pay for. The service was fantastic! New Years Eve my husband called Bill and asked if he would have a bottle of champagne in our room when we got back that evening and there is was waiting for us! Breakfast was fantastic and we met some great people. We have stayed in Newport a few times but this was by far our best time thanks to Bill & Nancy. We just want to thank you guys for an amazing stay and we certainly look so forward to staying with you guys again…Possibly the summer this time! And we can't forget about Dakota!! Cutest greeter yet!! xxxxxx

Colleen & Dana Harju

Room Tip: Garden Suite was great, have separate outdoor entrance and very Quiet and private.
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  • Stayed December 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, January 10, 2013
Dana and Carleen,

We are so pleased that you chose to spend your third anniversary with us. It was great having you here and getting to know you. Our little greeter Dakota is as feisty as ever and on a daily cheese hunt! We are so glad that we could make your anniversary and your stay special.

All the best,
Nancy, Bill and Koty.
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Thank you Bill and Nancy for a wonderful weekend getaway celebration. My husband surprised me with a girls weekend with my friends at Cliffside. Everything was perfect. From the room, the breakfast/food, the Inn and especially the staff. They were extremely friendly and helpful. My only wish was to have the chance to see all the room at Cliffside. So I guess I will have to come back again to do that. The location was great, just steps away from the Cliff Walk. We appreciated the recommendation on where and what to do/eat in Newport. The only kink was that the wood fireplace in the Cliff Suite wasn't work...so we used the gas fireplace in the study. Again, thank you for a wonderful and memorable experience. Please give Dakota a big hug.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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, January 3, 2013
It was so great to have the three of you here to celebrate your "big" birthday. We were honored to be part of the celebration. Koty is always here for hugs and scratches. We hope you'll be back soon, maybe with your husband this time?

Happy New Year,
Nancy and Bill
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is the second time that my fiance and I have stayed at the Cliffside, and it was just as memorable as when I proposed to her the last time. The inn is gorgeous, our room was immaculate, and the breakfasts were fantastic. We always love seeing Nancy, Bill, and especially Dakota, but the whole staff is fantastic. Thanks again guys and we'll see you in 2013!

Room Tip: Several great rooms depending on what you're looking for. The view of the harbor from the Tower...
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  • Stayed December 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, January 2, 2013
Koty has been missing you for sure! But I'm sure the kitties were happy to have you back. It was great to see you again and have the opportunity to spend some time outside of the inn with you. Next time we will definitely have dinner together.

Hope you had a great holiday and a happy 2013!

Nancy and Bill (and Dakota)
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Long Island, NY
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I just returned from an overnight getaway to Newport and the Cliffside Inn. This was our second trip to the Inn (we visited for two nights in September) and it never disappoints. We stayed in the Grosvenor Suite, last visit in the Tower Suite, and both rooms are meticulously appointed and immaculate, as is the rest of the inn and grounds. The breakfast is outstanding and plentiful and the afternoon tea or evening cocktail reception is second to none. I must adhere to a gluten free diet which Bill and Nancy have accommodated beyond anything I could have expected and done so gladly. (This has not always been my experience at other inns.) They are great people and they and their staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable from check-in to check-out.
Thanks for making our getaway great! We look forward to seeing you again!

Room Tip: We had the opportunity to see many of the rooms and all are beautiful and as pictured on their websi...
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  • Stayed December 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, December 30, 2012
It was great having you both back with us. And we are thrilled that you introduced your friends to the Cliffside Inn as well. We are always happy to accommodate dietary needs. We want your stay to be the best it can be! I'm glad we hit that mark for you.

Wishing you both a very happy new year and we look forward to seeing you in 2013!
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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