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Reviewed December 16, 2011

We have been to Newport on several occasions as we own a summer cottage in Rhode Island and usually make two or three trips to Newport for daily sightseeing and shopping. We wanted to get away for my big 65th birthday and said lets do it during the week. Being December it would be quiet and not so crowded. It turned out to be exactly what we expected and more.

I went on line and looked at several B & B's in Newport and the Cliffside stood out. Not only for location but the beautiful pictures of the Inn. I spoke with Bill on the phone a couple of times and we decided to surprise my wife by staying in the Beatrice suite. She was delighted to see the pink room and the beautiful black and white tiled bathroom. All the rooms have been refurbished and they have done a beautiful job decorating them. We had the fireplace going all night.

Bill and Nancy are wonderful hosts; gave us the perfect recomendation for dinner one night (Flo's in Middletown) and served a couple of breakfast's that were equal to any 5 star I've stayed in. They do all the little things from fresh linens daily to turn down service at night with two dipped in chocolate cookies at the bedside. Wine and cheese at 5:00 is a great touch. You can see these two innkeepers have taken notes over the years and know how to do it right.

We'll be back again, with friends at our side, to enjoy this beautiful warm home. Thanks for a great couple of days.

Ray & Cal

PS: Give Toby a scratch for us!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2011

Ray - You mentioned you had a birthday coming up but I had no idea it was a BIG one! We are so honored that you chose to celebrate with us. We were at Flo's last night and Lisa was raving about how great you two were. We are looking forward to having you back soon. Maybe for the Polar Bear Plunge?

Merry Christmas!
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed December 14, 2011

The location was perfect right on the cliff walk,Bill and Nancy were the Best Inn keeps we have ever met Their warm friendly smiles all weekend made the place even better than advertised I will recommend the Cliffside Inn to any one going to Newport any time of the year I can't say enough good things about the Cliffside Inn and the inn keepers Bill and Nancy Thanks for a great week end
Paula and Jim

Room Tip: The loft was very cosy
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2011

Paula and Jim,
It was great having you here. Thank you for your kind words. I do love that Loft room too. Glad you were able to get away and stay with us. Hopefully, next time you will be able to have a longer stay.

All the best,
Bill and Nancy

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Reviewed December 12, 2011

My husband and I were looking for a wonderful B&B to stay while in Newport and this place is a gem. The furnishings, decor, food, and cleanliness were all exceptional. We stayed in the Cliff Suite which had 2 wonderful fireplaces (one gas and one wood burning) and loved the cozy library room in our suite. Being so close to the Cliff Walk was also great. To our surprise we had a partial ocean view since the trees were bare. Bill & Nancy were gracious innkeepers and always enjoyable to talk with and ready to provide recommendations for sights and restaurants. Their attention to detail is pretty sharp too. They moved a Van Gogh painting (fake, of course) into our room based on a conversation we had when we booked our room months prior. Now that's impressive! We look forward to returning and you cannot go wrong with this place for a romantic B&B experience.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Thank you for your review and so glad you liked the van "faux"! We are glad you enjoyed having it in your room. We enjoyed having you here to kick off the holiday season with us. It is actually warmer now than it was the first week of December! Looking forward to having you back with us soon.

Happy Holidays,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Sorry for our late review ... we had a wonderful visit in mid September. We stayed in the Cliff Suite and just loved our experience. The rooms were spacious and lovely, and we enjoyed the breakfast and wine. We were celebrating a special birthday. Nancy and Bill even arranged fabulous weather (well, okay), but gave us great recommendations for dinner and a sailing trip. The location of the Inn near the Cliff Walk was also a treat, and it was a quick and easy drive to many of the places we wanted to visit. We are hoping we can plan a return visit (maybe even with some friends or family next time).

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2011

We are so happy that you chose the Cliffside Inn to celebrate your birthday and that we could help make it special. That was a great weekend. There was a lot of activity at the fire pit too. We've put together a s'mores package that you'll have to try next time you are here.

Hope you have a great holiday and New Year.
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

My wife and I have stayed here numerous times over the years and have always loved it. When Bill and Nancy purchased it at the beginning of the year and did a significant renovation they made this the best place to stay in Newport. All of the rooms and suites are beautiful, the food terrific, but most important addition is the incredible friendliness and hospitality of the new owners. We will be returning often.

Room Tip: The larger suites are in the outer cottage, which adds a little more privavcy and are quieter.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2011

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are especially thrilled when we hear from former guests that they like what we've done. It was wonderful to have you here. I hope the trip to China went well. Happy Holidays.

Nancy and Bill

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