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“Lovely and Relaxing”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Cliffside Inn during our first visit to Newport and the lovely state of Rhode Island. The Inn was elegant yet comfortable with warmly gracious hosts and staff. We stayed in the Sun Room which was perfect in every way: antique furnishings yet a modern, luxurious bed and a shower that was simply the best I have ever had in a hotel room. After a long day day sight-seeing and walking, to sit (yes, there's a seat!) in a shower with steam and aromatherapy while rinsing under a rain head was just heavenly! The location is perfect being so close to the beginning of the Cliff Walk yet away from the craziness of downtown. The beach as well as several historic mansions, restaurants and museums are all within walking distance.

Be forewarned: the afternoon cocktail hour is so delicious and the wines so well chosen, you won't be hungry for dinner for a few hours!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Shhh, the local restaurants will be mad at us if they know we are feeding our guests too well! But seriously, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the food and wine receptions. It is such a lovely way for gests to relax, share their day and make new friends. It was great to see both of you enjoying the company of the other guests.

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write this lovely review.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

My fiance and I recently spent a weekend at Cliffside Inn and were beyond pleased with the service and level of comfort! The nightly spreads for cocktail hour and team time were delicious as were the daily breakfast specials. I went back for thirds for the homemade granola (whoops!) Bill and Nancy were both happy to provide suggestions for meals and things to do in the area and Bill was especially enthusiastic about the history of the inn, which really added to the fun. The central location of the inn made it easy for us to walk everywhere, which we literally did. We ventured to the Cliff Walk, the Beach, shops and restaurants, which were all just a short walk away. We were extremely impressed with how established and renowned the inn is, after only being under the current ownership for less than a year. It is evident that it was all a labor of love.

Room Tip: Beatrice's room has 2 bay windows, one with a jacuzzi beneath it! It was also fun to get a litt...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

I just love the air tub in the bay window in the Beatrice bathroom. Truly one of my favorites and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. We are so pleased you were able to take advantage of all Newport has to offer and all the special amenities we have at the inn. I hope the wedding planning is going well.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We recently spent 2 nights at the Cliffside Inn and would suggest it to anyone. We arrived after the wine and appetizers had been put away, but Nancy generously offered us a glass anyway.
She also let us look at two available rooms and choose which one we preferred. The Inn is very close to the beautiful Cliff Walk, one of the reasons we stayed there. Both Bill and Nancy made us feel very welcome, as did their staff. If we return to the area, we'll definitely return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CasadeCanine
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

We are so glad you chose the Cliffside Inn for your visit to Newport. It was a pleasure to have you here and to be able to upgrade you to the Beatrice room for your stay. We appreciate your thoughtful comments and do hope that if you get to the "right" coast again we will see you again.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Bill and Nancy went out of their way to help make our stay memorable. They made dinner reservations for us at some fabulous restaurants, and helped us choose from among the area's many activities. Their homemade granola and other breakfast goodies got us off on the right foot each morning. While so many B&Bs seem shabby and musty, the Cliffside had been recently renovated and was delightful and very comfortable. We enjoyed the ocean view from our suite, and its proximity to the Cliff Walk -- practically outside the front door. We definitely hope to return with the kids so they can enjoy a taste of Newport in the summer!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Helen,

It was so wonderful having you both here. The Atlantic Suite does have some wonderful views and is really cozy. We do hope you will find time to make it back to Newport this summer.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the inn for four nights during the last week in June 2012 for our anniversary. The inn is charming, comfortable, beautifully decorated and spotless. It combines a sense of bygone times with modern bathrooms, etc. The inn is located in a quiet residential area half a block from the lovely cliffside walk. Our stay was so relaxing.

The owners are always available for tips on what to see in Newport. They suggested places, such as a hidden resort with luncheon served overlooking a quiet part of Newport, we would not have found on our own. They are very friendly and work very hard to make guests comfortable.

The breakfasts featured a home-cooked dish -- such as eggs or French toast -- as well as fruit, muffins, granola, etc. In the late afternoon, delicious snacks such as desserts are served. Practically all the guests attend and it's a great way to swap sightseeing tips and meet some very pleasant travelers from all over.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

First let me say we use trip advisor like our bible for places to stay and the Cliffside Inn is just as pictured and the owners and staff are extremely helpful, attentive and friendly as other visitors have mentioned. We stayed at the Cliffside inn back in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day---we rented the Turner Suite and absolutely loved it (we slept like babies). From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable; I love the personal touches such as the turn down service and the plush robes:) The B&B is exquisite and it shows that the owners definitely care about their business and most importantly their guests. My favorite part of the Turner Suite was the vintage double slipper tub and rain shower. Bill and Nancy definitely maintained the integrity of the inn and added just the right modern touches. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcoming even after we checked out Bill let us keep our car in the parking lot while we toured the mansions and even invited us to come back for some hot chocolate before our ride back to mass. Bill and Nancy were extremely helpful with giving us tips on the area attractions and best places to go for dinner. If you are looking for a relaxing or romantic getaway definitely stay here. Hey Bill and Nancy sorry it took us so long to write my review; we hope to see you soon:)

Warm regards,

Lanasia and Matthew

Room Tip: Definitely choose the Turner Suite if you love vintage bathrooms;)
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lanasia
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Lanasia and Matthew,

Thank you so much for sharing your review. We were thrilled to have you hear for Valentine's Day and so glad that you were still remembering the visit so fondly several months later. We hope to see you back here soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great location-stone's throw from Cliff Walk. Close to waterfront. Owners, Bill & Nancy couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. The staff is very attentive. We stayed in the cottage, which is pet friendly and had a beautiful suite--three fireplaces, comfortable king bed, spacious marble-tiled bathroom. The main house is comfortably furnished with period antiques. We were fortunate to attend the afternoon wine/tea and homemade hors d'oevres, served on the weekends. A truly wonderful stay.

Sal & Kathy

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Sal and Kathy,

We are so glad you liked the Cliff Suite and hope your daughter had a good time as well. The Cliff Suite is like a little apartment and I'm happy you had a wonderful experience there. There are lots of great winter activities in Newport too so I hope you'll make it back again soon, since you aren't too far away.

Many thanks,
Nancy and Bill

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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 #2 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $269 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Cliffside Hotel Newport

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