My husband and I stayed here for two nights in Sept. 2012. Because it was our 30th Anniversary they had given us the Luxury Room for the price of the Deluxe. The room was lovely. The hotel is quite nice as well. A drink out on the patio overlooking a vast lawn and Narragansett Bay was a delight. Breakfast was good. We were worried about noise from a wedding being held there one night but there was none. The only problem is that the Oceancliff really concentrates on and makes it's money from being a wedding venue. Because of that it just feels as if regular hotel guests are kind of just add ons. Ice machine? No. Information about things to do in Newport? A few pamphlets but not much. We've never had that feeling in a hotel. Nevertheless we were happy to be there. It's a beautiful setting and we'd return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OceanCliff Resort was designed and built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. A wealthy industrialist and member of Mrs. Astor's 400 Club originally used OceanCliff as a private summer residence during the Gilded Age. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs. Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure meticulous attention to every detail of your stay. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. OceanCliff's grand ballroom accommodates from 75-250 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings. Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options. OceanCliff is located on historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceancliff Hotel Newport
- Ocean Cliff Hotel Newport