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“A B&B that ticks ALL the boxes. SIX STARS.”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
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“A B&B that ticks ALL the boxes. SIX STARS.”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

The Cliffside Inn ticks all the boxes, making it the best B&B we have stayed in during our five week trip so far!
Every thing was perfect. Comfortable room, Delicious breakfasts, helpful information to make the most of what Newport has to offer, in all ways from things to see and do , and recommending and booking the best restaurants in Newport.

The wonderful hospitality from ALL the staff made our holiday in Newport one to remember, and with fond wishes to return soon. Thanks again for a fantastic time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was a pleasure for us right from the moment I dealt with your travel agent. We were thrilled that you made Newport, and the Cliffside Inn, part of your trip the the US. Knowing that you came here from a wonderful spot in NYC makes these comments even more meaningful to us. It really was delightful to have you here.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Beautiful, Friendly,delicious Food and Best accommodations and location in Newport! The cookies at night for the turn down service & the bottle of wine that came with our room were a lovely touch. There is plenty of free parking with easy access to downtown and all the tourist attractions. The owners and all staff were very hospitable and friendly.

Room Tip: My husband & I stayed in the Atlantic Room. It was separate from the Main House, extremely quie...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
It was so lovely having you both here at the Cliffside Inn. Thank you for your great review. It means a lot to us and the staff to know that you had a great stay with us.

I hope your travels back down south went well.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Eastchester, New York
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My husband and I spent this past weekend at the Cliffside Inn for his Birthday. The room was lovely, roomy bathroom, comfy bed - the staff was very nice, turn down service, ice, waters and cookies at bedtime! Breakfast was very nice each morning too. Extra bonus was being allowed to bring our Yorkie with us - he loved being with us. We throughly enjoyed our stay, the Cliffside Walk, the beach, the local restaurants (a few allow dogs at their outdoor seating areas) & shopping was great! We felt like we went to Bermuda for the weekend :-) Highly recommend Newport and staying at the Cliffside Inn :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to bring the dog too. I love being able to give people the option to bring dogs sine I know I love to bring Koty everywhere. Newport really is a very dog friendly town too. We are so happy you liked the Atlantic Suite and look forward to having the three of you back again soon.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Many thanks to the staff and innkeepers at the Cliffside Inn. We had a fantastic 10th anniversary weekend. The food and hospitality was fantastic and their helpful tips to the area were priceless. We will most definitely be back to Newport and to the Cliffside Inn!

Room Tip: We loved the Sun Room. It provided a view of the beach.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you both for deciding to spend your 10th Anniversary with us at Cliffside. It means a lot to us to host such special events! We are really thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and hope to have you back for many more anniversaries.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

From the moment we arrived, Bill and Nancy made us feel right at home. Wine and hors d'oeuvre from 5-6pm (?) was a nice touch. Breakfast each morning was delicious: fresh coffee and Bill's daily creations. By far the best breakfast we've ever had at any B&B. They gave us cookies one night with turndown service, which were delicious. We thought they were from a store but turns out they're made in house. Nancy gave us the recipe. Should have thought to ask for Bill's breakfast recipes as well. They could honestly make a cookbook.

The room was very clean and well decorated. Couldn't hear a peep of noise from anywhere. Conveniently located minutes away from the mansions as well as cliff walk. About a 5 minute drive from downtown.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tower Suite. Bathroom on the first floor, bedroom upstairs. Honestly, don't thi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
We are happy to share any recipes you want. Just email us at info(at)cliffsideinn.com and we'd be happy to send them to you. The Cliffside Fondeles are made everyday as turndown cookies so that they are always fresh. I hope you've tried them at home.

We hope all is well in Bermuda.

Nancy and Bill
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I recently hosted a company meeting at the Cliffside Inn and the entire experience was just excellent. The Inn is incredibly beautiful and every room is unique and designed for a perfect stay. Bill and Nancy were just great and the food was great as well. The location is perfect! I hope to return soon.

Room Tip: Every room is incredible!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
As you know your group was the first meeting we've hosted and we are so glad that you enjoyed the experience. We did too! You have a wonderful staff and it was our pleasure to take care of them for the short while you were here. We hope you will come back for next year's meeting. . . or before then with Bella!

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

It's been a few weeks since our stay at Cliffside ... and we're still raving about it. Nancy and Bill made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived and never hesitated in taking the time to chat with us and answer all our questions ... from where to eat to the history and renovation of their beautiful inn. Our room (Tower Suite) was immaculate and the bedtime cookies were to die for, not to mention delicious breakfasts on the porch and wonderful nibbles with wine one evening. We enjoyed being away from the busy wharf area but still well within walking distance and, boy, did we walk everywhere. It really was the perfect location for us and we look forward to visiting again one day, hopefully not too far in the future. Thanks again!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
We are so glad that we could give you a "perfect couple of days". The Tower Suite is definitely not to be missed. The turret is so romantic! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and took the time to write a review. Thank you.

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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Cliffside Hotel Newport

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