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“Home Away From Home in Newport” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliffside Inn
2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Redding, CT
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16 reviews
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“Home Away From Home in Newport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Innkeepers Bill and Nancy spared no effort to make my wife and me comfortable during our four day stay in lovely Newport. The inn is a very lovely, architecturally beautiful and comfortable place from which to explore this historic and interesting town. The breakfasts served either in the great room or, weather permitting, on the adjacent porch, are creative and delicious. Afternoon tea and complimentary wine hours provide a wonderful opportunity to compare travel notes and with, and get to know, other guests, Bill and Nancy. The staff can't do enough for you and the accomodations are simply superb, immaculately clean and beautifully furnished. The nearby cliff walk borders many of the fabled Newport mansions along their ocean fronts, providing great exercise together with million dollar seascapes.

We visit B&B's around the US regularly, preferring them to ticky-tacky hotel settings. We can state unequivocally that Cliffside is one of the most outstanding B&B experiences we've had and we recommend it highly. If visiting Newport make it your home away from home and you won't be dusappointed. (And while you are there, bring a treat for Bill and Nancy's smart, handsome little Shelty Cody and enjoy his tricks as he earns his rewards. Lots of fun...)

Room Tip: Every room is unique and preference might depend upon bed size. You can't go wrong with any room...
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  • Stayed July 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, July 20, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. The whole staff really enjoyed having the two of you with us. Some guests arrive and just feel like family from the start. We are really thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and that you choose the Cliffside Inn over a ticky-tacky hotel!

We hope we will be seeing you again soon.

Warmly,
Nancy, Bill and Koty (he always loves when he gets a mention)
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 delightful days at the Cliffside Inn. We were in the Cliff Suite, a gorgeous 3 room cottage steps away from the hotel. The bathroom is large, bright and spotless, as are the living room, bedroom and library, each room with its own TV. Turndown service every evening with home-made delicious cookies.
The breakfasts were incredible: eggs benedict the first day, orange zest and Triple Sec infused French toast on the second morning, a light and fluffy fresh herbed scrambled eggs on the third, and the best cinnamon pancakes I probably ever tasted on the fourth day.
Everyone at the inn is friendly and so helpful! They helped us with all sorts of reservations, and made great restaurant recommendations.
Thank you so much!
I look forward to coming back with the kids.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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, Manager at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Well I hope the trip back to Montreal was less eventful than the trip here. I trust you made it back in time for the Lobster bake!

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Newport. It was our pleasure to assist you in planning your time here and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the stay.

We look forward to meeting the kids next time - maybe summer 2014?

Cheers,
Nancy and Bill
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Me and my Wife Decided last minute to take a long weekend trip to Newport. (first time ever being in newport) After researching some BandB's on the web. She fell in love with the Cliffside INN website. So we decided to call and book a two night stay in the SWAN room. Bill and Nancy were excellant right from the start. They made us feel like part of there family. We stayed in the Swan room. The room was perefect for us. It was really clean and beautiful. Alot of attention to detail in the room.

The whole staff was great from Bill and nancy to there whole crew at the Cliffside INN.

Wonderfull Breakfast in the morning that was amazing. To wine tasteing and Appetizers in the evening.

Bill and Nancy really go the extra mile to make you'r stay wonderful at the Cliffside INN.

they booked all the reservations for us so we didnt have to worry about it.

The location is Key. about a 2 min walk to the cliff walk. where the views were just amazing. really close to everything. They are also walking distance to the Warf area where the shopps and resturants are.

All in all Thank you Bill and Nancy "Crew" for making our stay at the CliffSide INN amazing!!!!!!

Vincenzo and Antonietta Onorato

  • Stayed June 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, July 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We truly enjoyed having the two of you with us and hope that you will return soon. We do try to go the extra mile for all of our guests and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Best,
Nancy, Bill and the Crew
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I recently made my first trip to Newport and stayed at the Cliffside Inn. My only regret is that I came solo and wasn’t able to share this brilliant experience with my boyfriend! I truly could not have asked for a better stay. The Inn itself is grand, alluring and simply beautiful. My room (Adele) was impeccable - gorgeous, sunlit and quiet. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the (marble!) bathroom was stunning. The entire staff was tremendously friendly, helpful, and readily available. The wine and cheese cocktail hour in the elegant Great Room was the perfect way to start the evening and the breakfast was delicious (cinnamon bun pancakes!). The Inn’s proprietors, Bill and Nancy, could not have been more welcoming and charming. They are an energetic, funny, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. They went out of their way to help me with restaurant reservations, directions to various attractions and tickets to the Mansions. Not only is the Inn itself (and the staff) superb, it is perfectly located and only steps from the famous Cliff Walk. My overall experience in Newport and at the Inn was just brilliant. I will most certainly visit again – next time with boyfriend in tow!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, July 13, 2013
It was so great to have you here for a quick trip to Newport before you time in Boston. I am so glad that you are already planning a return trip with your boyfriend for New Year's Eve. I agree that the romantic nature of the inn is better shared with a loved one than solo - but we are glad you had a great time.

Looking forward to the next visit.
Nancy, Bill and Koty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Cliffside in early July. Our relationship with the Inn began back in February when we started planning our Newport summer trip. Innkeeper Bill responded quickly and amiably to all my questions. He set us up with reservations at the Castle Hill Inn's restaurant (the best seat in the house to watch the sunset) as well as the Chef's table at the nearby Spiced Pear (best meal ever). We wanted to sail Narragansett Bay- and he set us up with Captain Don, who is located a little off the beaten path and does a low volume, very personalized charter business. The Inn is extremely well cared for and impeccably clean. The staff are friendly, helpful, and relaxed. They prepared us a gourmet lunch for our sailing trip and took care of all of the details for our excursions. Breakfast and the cocktail hour food were very tasty. We stayed in the Garden room which has two levels-- and we made use of the lower level jacuzzi and outdoor private garden. The location on the cliff walk is ideal. I highly recommend the Cliffside.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 13, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Cliffside Inn. It is always our pleasure to make the guests experience the best it can be. We are sorry that we were not able to be here during your stay, but we are thrilled that the staff took such great care of you.

We hope we will be able to meet you on a future stay.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed in The Loft Room, so beautiful and romantic. We had great breakfasts and at 5pm every day enjoyed wine and delicious appetizers. Location was perfect on the Cliff Walk. Best B&B at which we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed June 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, July 11, 2013
It was our pleasure to host you during your big New England trip. I hope the rest of your journey went well too. Thank you for your kind words about the inn.

If your travels take you up North again, we hope we will see you back at the Cliffside Inn.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were only able to stay for one night but we had a great time visiting Newport. Cliffside was in a quiet location - away from the busy harbor - and we really appreciated that. Everything in our Blue Room was perfect -- the bed, comfortable window seat, and large shower. Temperature of the room was perfectly cooled and soft music played in the background. We look forward to returning in the winter months to see some of the beautiful ducks that reside there when we will also enjoy using the warm fireplace. Rita & Rich Fata

  • Stayed July 2013, 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, July 11, 2013
Rita and Rich,

We too were sorry that you could only be with us for one night. But we were so glad that you were able to make it for at least that. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Blue Room. I love its warmth of that room.

We are looking forward to your return this winter. If you come between Thanksgiving and mid-January, the inn will be decorated for the holidays and it looks great.

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 #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 
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