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Cliffside Inn
2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Ranked #1 of 100 Newport B&B and Inns
Stamford, Connecticut
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“You won't be disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I just spent four days and three nights at Cliffside. It was truly a wonderful experience.
We had never been to Newport and picked Cliffside based on Trip Adviser reviews. It was everything we expected and more. Our "room" in the cottage was actually a three room apartment.
The bed was perfect. The bathroom not only was attractive it had a full size Jacuzzi tub. Turn down service each night with yummy cookies, full breakfasts with daily specials, afternoon wine, tea cookies, etc., and innkeepers who really care about their guests. The location is also terrific. It is away from the tourist hustle and bustle of downtown Newport and there is free parking on sight.
If you are heading to Newport this is THE place to stay.

Jerry & Sandy M.

  • Stayed July 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, August 2, 2013
Jerry and Sandy,

It was so wonderful to have you both with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the Cliff Suite. We enjoyed getting to know you at the afternoon reception and watching you interact with our other guests.

We hope we will see you back here in the fall.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed 2 days here on our way from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. Great location very close to the Cliff Walk and an easy walk to all of the key locations in Newport. The Tower Room was a 2 story suite which contained an extraordinary turret, which provided a view of the water, and had a nicely finished washroom at the ground floor entry.
The breakfasts were wholesome and delicious and could be enjoyed on a lovely porch or inside the dining room. The afternoon wine and hors d'ouevres were an added touch. The owners, Bill and Nancy, were warm and gracious and Bill even provided a superb breakfast earlier than their usual starting time to accommodate our early morning departure. We had previously stayed at the Chanler which is beautiful but overall believe that the Cliffside Inn definitely deserves its #1 rating.

  • 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
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you were able to fit Newport into your New England schedule. It was such a pleasure having you here and seeing you enjoy Newport.

We are so pleased you like the Tower room. It really is a very special room.

Hopefully, we will see you back in Newport one day.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great location, beautiful B & B and warm hospitality from the whole staff. Nancy and Bill are gracious hosts that make you feel right at home. Afternoon wine and hors d'ouevres and breakfast were plentiful and delicious. My husband and I would love to revisit in the fall. Loved our stay at Cliffside Inn!

  • 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
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We enjoyed having you here and do hope you will return in the fall. It is a great time in Newport with a little cooler weather but still plenty to do.

Looking forward to seeing you again then.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We knew from the moment we arrived that this was going to be special. Not only were all the surroundings perfect and beautiful but the mood of every single person we met was exceptionally friendly and we were greeted so warmly that we immediately felt at home. Nancy and Bill went above and beyond to make everyone totally at ease and very happy. The setting is so gorgeous and the cliff walk an amazing extra that we loved. The Inn is just a marvel and, I think, what everyone would love when they go to a Bed and Breakfast. This was so much more. The breakfasts were delicious with many choices and I, personally, love French pressed coffee. We were there for a very lovely wedding we were attending in Newport, Cliffside Inn enhanced every aspect of our trip. Our experience here was first class and I can only hope to return someday to further enjoy it.

  • 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 28, 2013
It was so wonderful to have some Atlantans with us. Although we adore Newport, we still miss our friends from Atlanta and it was so nice to meet you two and get to know you. Made us feel connected to our prior home. We are so happy to have you here and do hope that if your plans take you up north again you will come and stay with us. We really do have an incredibly lovely location and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the food and other amenities that the Cliffside Inn offers.

Hope things aren't too steamy back home.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Clinton Corners, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Cliffside Inn owners Bill and Nancy have thrown their very capable selves into creating the perfect B&B. Accommodation was excellent: super clean, comfy, convenient, great breakfast and lovely hosts. wish we could find this excellence everywhere!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Beatrice 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
There is something so special about the Beatrice Room. Of course, we think they are all special in their own way (you can't like one child more than the others) but the two bay windows and the aura of the Beatrice Room is just so delightful. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and your stay with us.

Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Cliffside lives up to all the glowing reviews. It has a perfect location, wonderful rooms and inviting common areas. The best part is that Bill and Nancy treat you as guests, not customers. The afternoon wine and hors douvres feels like a gathering of friends. Bill and Nancy have an uncanny ability to tailor their suggestions for dining or activities to each guest. We had been to Newport in the past, but this was far and away the best visit, largely due to Bill amd Nancy and their staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, July 20, 2013
The Cliffside Inn where they "treat you as guests, not customers". I love it! We might need to add that to our marketing campaign. We are also very happy that you were happy. Guests always tell us that they can tell how much we love this work, but really it the wonderful guests that we have that make it great.

Thank you for being a great guest and we hope to see you again soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Redding, CT
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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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 100 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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