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“Wedding guest” 4 of 5 stars
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65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02042   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Newport
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wedding guest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Location is excellent, beautiful views overlooking the ocean. Great rooms for wedding photos, spacious, well lit, beautiful fireplace added ambivalence to a chilly, windy Saturday afternoon and evening. Waitstaff courteous, very attentive; food was very good and served very timely. Enjoyed immensely.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I had my wedding at OceanCliff during January, I was so excited because it was such a unique place to hold a wedding, and the views were STUNNING from the ballroom. It rained on my big day, and I was understandably upset, but OceanCliff made everything perfect still, from the WONDERFUL staff, to the great food and drinks, to the smallest detail being taking care of by everyone. It truly was my dream come true, and I could not recommend it more! All my wedding party and family stayed in the mansion, the ceremony and reception were in the ballroom, the after party and brunch were in the Safari room, and other guests could stay just steps away in the condos OceanCliff 1 and 2 next door! It was all so convenient for me and my guests! We LOVE Oceancliff and will hopefully go back there again to celebrate soon!

Room Tip: The rooms with the ocean view are WORTH the extra money. The views are amazing!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went here for a wedding in January. We did not stay here overnight. The grounds were well kept and the views of the ocean and the sunset were breathtaking. The service was very good and it seemed as if you needed something there was someone right there to help. The food was very good. The safari room was a cool little bar area with some music and a couple of tv's to catch up on the game. It was a great night overall. One complaint. No coors light. So that's not to bad when everything else was so good.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Attended a post-holiday brunch/party at this mansion. The landscape and ocean view were breathtaking. The hotel Victorian era interior was highly classy and brimming with elegance. The variety and quality of food were excellent including every item one could think of from omelets to lobster tails to a pastry station, and everything in-between. I was totally blown away by the attention to detail and quality, particularly for such a large group. This establishment was well equipped to handle a large gathering and had plenty of courteous and intuitive wait staff at every turn.

I would highly recommend this place for any and all large gatherings.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Went to Ocean Cliff 1 and 2 recommended by RCI. Perfect weekend getaway from NJ with the family to celebrate my 43rd bday. Accomodations were perfect for a family of 7. We will definitely be returning. Beautiful view and place was clean. We love Newport and we will be returning her soon and for a longer stay!

Once we got there - shuttle service was a plus. Did not need to drive anymore :)

  • Stayed December 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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Medford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stayed here for a few days mid-September and was so pleased. The resort is located on Ocean Drive and has spectacular views of Narragansett Bay. It is only a short drive downtown to some excellent restaurants. The units are furnished nicely, and had all the necessities.
An excellent get-away!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Don't confuse the hotel building with the timeshare building. We were lucky to get a room at the hotel where the wedding was performed and that's a good thing. The price per night is high, but was nice to just go downstairs to the wedding. Our room was too tiny to accommodate a roll-away bed within fire code restrictions, which we had asked for. That was a problem. Our view overlooked the entrance and parking area, not the exquisite Narrangansett Bay that several other rooms had. I am sure we paid the same rate. The staff was extremely supportive, however. The food at the only restaurant was good and the location offered nice long walks for exercise.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oceancliff Hotel

Address: 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02042
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
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-five 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 crystal 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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