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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Better than any Inn or hotel. Walls are filled with art, rooms authenic period furnishings, the finest linens and bath appointments -- doors open for warm, hospitable welcome. When I was there, the owners were away and left operations in the hands of an extremely capable staff headed by the vivacious, knowledgeable, professional Alexa. The food and service was impeccable . . . and made-to-order, served to your table inside or on breezy porch overlooking the water. Down to the water glasses in the bathroom, every thing was shined (no waterstains, no finger prints). So relaxing. Ample, on-site parking. Beautiful grounds, abundant flowers (from which cuttings are taken for inside arrangements), firepit, easy access to cliffside walk and pleasurable stroll to town. My five-star recommendation with no disclaimer!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
What a great review and we are so happy that we have Alexa so that we can get away for a short break now and then, but we are sorry that we missed meeting you and hope you will be back soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

There is nothing more meaningful (to us) than owners who care very much about your vacation experience, and make every effort to ensure it is the best it can be. We arrived in Newport after a grueling drive from home, twice as long as it should have been due to inclement weather. Although the severe storms abated, nature did little to improve conditions. From the moment we called the Inn to report our delay to Alexa at the front desk, the help and warm feelings began. The hosts - all of them - made sure we could enjoy our weekend. Whether it was arranging for transportation to a restaurant or spending a half hour going over options for seeing Newport, they delivered. There's no question in our minds that they made a weekend potentially rendered ho-hum by the weather into something quite memorable.

The room was very quiet and comfortable, and well airconditioned (put to the test by the high humidity during the stay). It is a two minute walk to the stunning Cliffwalk along the shore. It is also near many of the beautiful mansions for which Newport is known (open for tours). The beach is perhaps a 10 min walk. The walk to where one finds restaurants is an easy mile, but a mile nonetheless (upside is the hotel is away from the ‘scene’ and is quiet). Taxis are available and inexpensive for those with weary legs (parking in the 'happening' part of Newport is not simple).

We will definitely come back. It was one of our top experiences at any inn or hotel of its kind.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for noticing how much we, and the entire staff, truly care about out guests experience both at the inn and in Newport. While there is not much we can do about the weather, we are so glad that you were comfortable while you were at the inn (both by the a/c and the staff). It was great getting to know you both and finding connections in New Canaan! We hope you will be back soon (and bring your train friends).

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you are going to Newport, Rhode Island and want to be perfectly located, pampered, well fed and treated like family (but really IMPORTANT family) go to the Cliffside Inn. This gem is located a block from the Cliff walk and is a short walk (well, about a mile) into town (so you can avoid the $20 parking in town). The Inn itself is stunning, the rooms are beautiful - with everything you could want considered and available - and the breakfasts are yummy and filling.The Inn Keepers, Nancy and Bill, are down to earth, and are well informed and interesting people. They seem to be always available, which is hard to imagine since the Inn obviously requires a lot of upkeep! How do they do it? We have stayed in a number of Inns, but this one is in our top 5. I can't imagine staying anywhere else next time we are in Newport!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
So many great comments . . . "important family" "stunning" "top 5" . . . we are very flattered! We, too, love the Blue Room. I can't describe it but the room is just special, and we are pleased that you enjoyed it as much as we do. Since our stay at a B&B in Cape Town was one of the impetuses for this adventure, your comments are all the more meaningful. We do hope you will find you way back to Newport and the Cliffside Inn.

Many thanks,
Nancy and Bill
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary with a three night stay at Cliffside. It exceeded every measure beyond our expectations. The hosts Nancy and Bill were welcoming and warm. The rooms were well appointed and absolutely spotless - no doubt as a result of the hard work of the houskeeping staff who always seemed to be busy doing something. The afternoon hospitality was plentiful and the conversation lively. Breakfasts were delicious and not rushed. Bill and Nancy were especially helpful in assisting with dinner reservations. I strongly recommend Castle Hill for that "SPECIAL" dinner! Food was excellent and service unparralelled.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
We were so pleased that you chose the Cliffside Inn for your 40th (!) anniversary. I'm still wondering how you got someone to marry you when you were just babies. . . Thank you so much for your kind remarks. It is such a compliment to us to know we made your anniversary great!

Many thanks,
Nancy and Bill
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

I highly recommend The Cliffside Inn and would never consider staying anywhere else. Bill and Nancy are excellent hosts and will make you feel very welcome! The Inn itself is beautiful and attention is paid to every detail. While preserving the charm of an old home, the recent updates, fresh paint, updated decor and TV's will still provide you all the modern amenities. Their homemade breakfast selections are wonderful and the afternoon wine and assortment of appetizers complete the day. The Inn is very convenient to all the Newport attractions and affords a nice view of the Cliff Walk and Ocean. I look forward to a return trip very soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Kevin,

What a great shot of the Garden Suite! It was great having you both here and sharing in your relaxing weekend. Your enjoyment of the inn reminded us of why we do this. Thanks so much.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Nancy & Bill and their amazing staff made it an almost perfect stay--although they tried, they could not control the rain on the day we arrived. Immaculate throughout. Quiet. Attention to detail. An historic property that looks, feels, and smells new. Great location. Newport is an easily walkable town and the Cliffside Inn is centrally located. You are steps from the Cliff Walk, blocks from the Tennis Hall of Fame, and an easy downhill stroll to the harbor area and the beach. Not a walker? Busses, taxis, and pedicabs abound. Driving? The Inn has plenty of parking, but good luck finding a parking spot in the wharf area! The afternoon wine and tea socials at the Inn are spectacular, so opt for dinner reservations later than you normally would. We have stayed in many of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Relais & Châteaux properties and the Cliffside Inn is on par or better than most of them. We suggested to Nancy that It would be nice to have several addirondack chairs on the lawn and she said that they are considering that, once the new turf gets established. Looking forward to using them on our next visit!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Tom,

We are hoping those classes went well so you'll be invited back time and time again! It was really a pleasure having you both here and getting to know you. I'm trying to work a deal with Mother Nature, but she's not taking my calls! We'll do our "no-snow" dance if you get the December lecture in Newport.

Thanks so much for your kind words!
Nancy and Bill
(need your help in placing the chairs!)
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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in the Cliffside room. The room was fantastic, decorated beautifully and comfortably, and kept immaculately clean. The hosts were gracious, offering their advice on happenings and places to see, and restaurants to try. The breakfasts each morning were scrumptous, especially the vegetable strata with cob-smoked bacon. My husband, who is a coffee afficianado, enjoyed the individual French press pots of coffee. They also had afternoon offerings such as a wine and appetizer hour on one day, and a high tea for another. The cliff walk was just a few steps away, and the mansions and waterfront with many shops & restaurants are within walking distance. My husband and I will certainly return again and again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you so much for staying at the Cliffside Inn. I am so glad you appreciated the unique things we do - like the French Press. It came in very handy during hurricane season last year, as even when there's no electricity, you can always boil water with a gas stove! As you know we are big New Hampshire fans and we're thrilled you came down to Newport to spend some time in RI. We hope to see you back soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Property: Cliffside Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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