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“Perfection all around”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Terryville, Connecticut
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8 reviews
“Perfection all around”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and i stayed at the Cliffside Inn and our decision was made in part by all of the great reviews on tripadvisor, and it did not disappoint. The Inn is amazing in so many ways , great location to the cliff walk and the beach, located on a quiet street, all the rooms are amazing . We stayed in the Garden Suite it was awesome. The Inn staff is amazing and the Inn is spotless . We are convinced we picked the best place to stay in Newport and look forward to going back .

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Suite , it does have a spiral staircase , so if your agility is limited you...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you for that great review, as well as your personal note to us. We are so happy that the birthday celebration was a good one and the you really enjoyed the Garden Suite. I love all the rooms for different reasons, but the Garden really is special with the view and the patio.

Hopefully you will make it back for a longer visit soon.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We just returned from a Sunday night stay at the Cliffside Inn and we can't wait to return. We are happy to say that all of the superlatives used in other reviews are well deserved; Nancy and Bill are genuinely nice people who make you feel right at home. The room/bathroom - including the whirlpool bath (in Beatrice's Room and some others) and the shower - made our stay most enjoyable. Great location, right by cliff walk and great breakfast. Pricey (especially during high season), but we highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking to splurge for a special occasion. Don't miss Anthony's Seafood in Middletown for a great relatively inexpensive seafood dinner (we had the 2 pound lobsters), although not for those looking for atmosphere/ambiance.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
It was a pleasure having you here...for your anniversary night in Newport. You selected a great room, the Beatrice Room, for a special getaway. The bay window/window seat in the bedroom, and the whirlpool tub set in the bathroom bay window make this a very special and romantic room. Nancy and I really appreciate your feedback and accolades...helps remind us why we started our new adventure as inn owners/innkeepers. Thank you again for your comments...happy anniversary...and we do hope to see you again on your next visit to Newport.

All the best,

Bill
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La Grange, Illinois
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The on-site owners, Bill and Nancy, are committed to insuring a comfortable and enjoyable visit to Newport. The waffle breakfast at Cliffside was wonderful, but Bill even offered each guest a breakfast option of eggs, scrambled, over easy, etc. We stayed in the carriage house which was extremely quiet and private. The afternoon tea was a way to get advice from other guests on tourist sites, recommended was the IYRS.

Room Tip: The carriage house was large, quiet and private.
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for staying with us while visiting Newport on your New England excursion. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and your accommodations in the Carriage House. We had fun designing and building the Carriage House, and our guests have given us great feedback on the room. Nancy and I are pleased that you enjoyed some of the sightseeing options we mapped out. We listen carefully to our guests and their interests and try to identify some "mainstream" and "off-the-beatten-path" excurisons to make their visit to Newport really memorable. IYRS, the International Yacht Restoration School, is one of those often overlooked venues for visitors.

Thank you again for taking the time to provide others with feedback on your stay, and we are glad that you enjoyed your time at Cliffside and your visit to Newport.

Kind regards,

Bill & Nancy
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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I am so happy we choose the Cliffside Inn to stay for our mini holiday in Newport. Bill, Nancy and Alexa were all so wonderful.....really really nice people. The renovations that Bill and Nancy did on the Inn is nothing less than fantastic. THe rooms were immaculate....the breakfasts were delicious. You really don't have to look any further.....this is it. The Inn is situated on the cliff walk, where you can check out some of the mansions....it's really something to see. Also, the Inn is about a 1/2 to 3/4 walk down to the wharfs and downtown section. The restauants are fantastic...we ate at Pasta Beach, Lucia's, La Forge, and The barking crab, and I have nothing but great things to say about them all! You must try the clam chowder at the Black Pearl....GRRREAT!
As, you can see...we ate a lot, so that walk back to the Inn really did us good!
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Newport.
Jamie and Larry

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Jamie and Larry,

Thank you for that great review! We do take a lot of pride in making our guests happy and your review makes us feel great. We are so glad you enjoyed the Blue Room. I love how cozy it is. Newport does restaurant week twice a year so maybe you can plan another gastronomic tour of Newport - without guilt since you'll walk back to the Cliffside!

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Sound Beach, New York
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

If your reading theses reviews, then I'm sure you continplating going to the Cliffside Inn. There is absolutly nothing bad I can even think to say. the garden suite was beautiful , although the spiral staircase isn't for everyone.... the room was beautifully done and it had a nice outdoor fountain , table and chairs.
The innkeepers Bill and Nancy are lovely people who truly want there guests to enjoy there time there and they take the time to talk to each and every person who walk through the doors. They have a wonderful breakfast in the morning as well.
They really take pride in ther B& B and that's wonderful to see.
Newport is a beautiful town. We had dinner at 22Bomens and it was excellent. A bit pricy but worth it. The cliff walk which was steps from the Inn was a sight to see as well.
Thanks for the wonder time Cliffside.. We hope to be returning soon.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
It was great to have you here celebrating your 10th anniversary. Thanks again for the wonderful apple crisp. We really enjoyed getting to know both of you and being part of your special celebration.

Give our best to Victor!

Warm regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Having enjoyed B&B's in many locations , the Cliffside Inn is our new favorite. The carriage house room was spacious and well appointed. Nancy and Bill are wonderful hosts and we loved the Inn's main rooms for great breakfasts and afternoon treats. It is our pleasure to recommend the Cliffside for others to enjoy while visiting Newport.

Sandy and John Thomas
Brooklyn , NY

PS: Bill , how's the fishing.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Sandy and John,

The Carriage House is becoming one of the most popular rooms in the inn. We are so glad you made Newport part of your New England trip. I wish the fishing had been better, but it's better to be out there with no fish than not out there at all. We hope you will find time to come north again soon and visit us.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Cliffside Inn was the perfect place to spend a weekend in Newport. Bill and Nancy do a great job making guests comfortable and are full of tips for sightseeing, eating, and enjoying the town. The inn is lovely and historic with every comfort provided, the location is convenient, and the hosts are exceptional. We can't wait to come back!
Jack and Elizabeth

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Jack and Elizabeth,

It was our pleasure to have you here at the Cliffside Inn. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the Carriage House. Late September is such a great time to visit Newport and we are thrilled that you enoyed our city and our inn.

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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