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2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3627
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#13 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
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CrazyHorse42 wrote a review Jun 2021
South Portland, Maine3 contributions
My girlfriend and I stayed 2 nights in the Tower room. The room and amenities, especially the breads and breakfast options, were great and the staff was fantastic and accommodating. It’s an easy drive to downtown Newport and you can access the Cliff Walk to the Breakers by walking down the road. We’ll definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cliffside Inn
Responded Jun 14, 2021
Hi CrazyHorse42, It was awesome having you and your partner with us in Newport! Great call on the Tower Suite and thank you for noting that you loved our breakfast, location, and more. You’re forever welcome to join us and we want you to know that we’re standing by to help should you ever need an assist planning your next visit. Take care!
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judystephen wrote a review Sep 2020
Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey167 contributions43 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We recently stayed over night in the Grovensors Suite. A beautiful room! Just as lovely as the photos. The room was wonderfully clean. In the times we are living that is so important. The inn is beautifully appointed. Lovely gardens and fire pit. The takeaway breakfast was just perfect. The inn was not crowded while we were their so we were able to enjoy our breakfast on the front porch. Just about a block to the Cliff walk, and beautiful views. We are walkers so for us it was a wonderful location. The staff was wonderful and attentive. We loved being away from the downtown area is a lovely quiet area. We would highly recommend and look forward to going back to this inn again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hollie Greene, Owner at The Cliffside Inn
Responded Dec 2, 2020
We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We've taken a lot of precautions this year to ensure our guests and staff stay safe, so we're especially happy you felt comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!
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Elizabeth C wrote a review May 2021
Sandy Hook, Connecticut1 contribution
After looking around quite a bit, my fiancé and I chose the Cliffside Inn and their elopement package. We were not disappointed! Our ceremony and entire stay were amazing, wonderful, special and memorable. Josh took care of all the details and was such a pleasure to work with. The whole staff is friendly and accommodating and our room, St. Georges' Suite, was absolutely lovely (and clean). We will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cliffside Inn
Responded May 6, 2021
Hi Q1051NGelizabethc, A huge congratulations to you and your partner! It was a pleasure having you both with us and we’re elated to read that our handling of the details surrounding your special moment made your time with us unforgettable. Josh and the rest of our Cliffside crew can’t wait to host you both again in our St. George’s Suite or any of our other awesomely unique accommodations. Let us know if we can help facilitate your next visit!
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Jeroline wrote a review Apr 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful stay in the Tower Suite. Beautiful view and comfortable bed. Extended breakfast selection despite COVID safety precautions...everything was safely contained and able to easily be taken to a distanced location on the beautiful property. Having the Cliff Walk a block down the street was an added bonus and we enjoyed it both mornings we stayed. Delightful stay at a beautiful place with beautiful staff!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cliffside Inn
Responded Apr 12, 2021
Hi Jeroline7, Our team can’t stop smiling reading how much you loved your time in our Victorian mansion and out in our community! It was a treat to welcome you and a pleasure to share our unique take on hospitality. There’s always something new to enjoy in Newport so we hope you’ll let us know if we can help make arrangements for your return. Can’t wait to have you back!
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Allyson G wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
The Cliffside Inn is an immaculate, well maintained 1870's Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Newport, not far from downtown. My husband and I spent Easter weekend in the luxurious Victorian room on the first floor. We were welcomed by a very pleasant host, who offered us lots of ideas for restaurants and things to do in Newport. The spotless, newly renovated bathroom was spacious, with lots of room for all our toiletries. We enjoyed the gas fireplace in the room. Breakfast was excellent; it was served buffet style-- everything was individually packaged (in this age of Covid), from eggs to French toast to muffins to fresh fruit to yogurt parfaits to oatmeal and more. Great selection and plenty to eat. The Inn fell short of five stars, in my opinion, because of the following: Although spacious, the room was a bit awkward with nowhere to use a laptop (no table or desk). The only plug near the bed was behind the bed (which was too heavy to move); the bedside lamps were plugged into the 2 sockets-- there was nowhere to easily plug in my CPAP machine, cellphones, or other electronics by the bed. An easy solution here (besides traveling with a power strip/extension cord), is for the Inn to replace the bedside lamps with lamps that have sockets and USB outlets in them, or supply a power strip. Since there was no clock in the room, we had to rely on our cellphones which were plugged in across the room from our bed; not very convenient when you wake up in the middle of the night looking for the time. Also, take note that this room does not have a mini fridge, but if you have a cooler, there is plenty of ice in the ice machine. There was no hand sanitizer at all anywhere in the Inn, so be sure to bring your own.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Cliffside Inn
Responded Apr 7, 2021
Hey Allyson, We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to write such a detailed review! Your remarks on our breakfast selection, decor, and hospitality left us smiling. To your constructive notes, know that your feedback will be discussed internally. We also welcome you to try one of our many other suites that may better facilitate your needs during your next stay. There are several that offer additional table space and separate conveniences so let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be glad to point you in the right direction. Newport transforms in the summer so consider stopping by again later in the year to enjoy an all-new experience. Can’t wait to welcome you back!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cliffside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cliffside Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Elms (0.6 miles), Cliff Walk (0.2 miles), and St. Mary's Catholic Church (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cliffside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Cliffside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Cliffside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cliffside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cliffside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jo's American Bistro, Cru Cafe, and Easton's Beach Snack Bar.
Is The Cliffside Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Newport.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cliffside Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.6 miles), Touro Synagogue (0.8 miles), and Rough Point Museum (1.9 miles).
Does The Cliffside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Cliffside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.