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“Excellent Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Ranked #2 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southeast, MA
1 review
“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our third year anniversary and we were nervous because it was winter in Newport, but that all changed when we got to the cliffside inn. Bill and Nancy the owners have exquisite customer service and were were willing to help with anything to make our stay better, but also knew when to step back and let us enjoy ourselves without being pushy. The inn itself was immaculate and stunning. The room was warm and inviting and they left us rose petals because they knew it was our anniversary. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Newport!!!

Room Tip: The Loft room is very unique and airy. But if you don't want to smell food then don't get th...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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, February 4, 2013
Thank you for coming to the Cliffside Inn to celebrate your third anniversary! It was so lovely to get to know both of you and share in your celebration. I think of you everytime I see a "Congratulations and Best Wishes" sign!

We hope to see you back here soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My husband and I wanted a beautiful quiet escape from our Manhattan neighborhood for New Year's Eve. We spent 2 amazing nights at this lovely Inn. Bill and Nancy are wonderful attentive hosts. They made us feel at home in their home. Looking forward to our next stay at this Newport gem.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you! It was a pleasure to have you both here and to give you a respite from your busy lives back in NY. We do hope you'll be back to see us again soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

In a city of hugely overrated and overpriced "inns," the Cliffside Inn is a fantastic exception. The innkeepers are welcoming and informative, the inn is beautifully renovated, and the breakfasts are excellent. The beach and the center of Newport are short walks away yet the inn is located on a quiet street away from traffic and noise. We could not find anything wrong - when we told the innkeeper that the only thing lacking was a dog, he brought out the inn's dog!

Mark S

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 12, 2013
Mark,

It was so nice to get to know both of you and have you at the Cliffside Inn for a few days. I'm glad your mother-in-laws 95th birthday was a great celebration! Koty is quite the highlight of the inn. We are looking forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Newport.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I were in Newport for a wedding in November and we stayed at the Cliffside Inn and couldn't have asked for a better experience. We stayed in the Tower Room which was perfect as was the hospitality from Nancy and Bill and the entire staff. I worked for United and literally have traveled the world, and have never had such an outstanding stay. My husband and I have been to many B&B's both in the US and abroad and we were stunned at the the exceptional level of care from the entire staff. We will be back to Newport soon, and it will be to stay at the Cliffside Inn! Absolutely impeccable!

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room, all of them are magnificent!
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  • 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, January 10, 2013
Wow, what a fantastic review. Thank you. It was our pleasure to have you here for your honeymoon - congratulations again! We are thrilled that we could make your stay special and look forward to seeing you back here soon.

Wishes for a happy new year and a happy life together,
Nancy and Bill
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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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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

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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Additional Information about Cliffside Inn

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 #2 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 
Also Known As:
Cliffside Hotel Newport

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