I'm really not a gusher when it comes to giving out praise, but in this case I'll make an exception. We've stayed at over 100 B&B's over the years and this one just may the best 'Over-all' that we've found. Location is A+; just steps from Newport's famed Cliff Walk and only a few minutes from the historic waterfront and Bellevue Avenue's mansions (the latter locales can be reached on foot if you're in good enough shape, but are only five minutes by car). Decor is EXTRAORDINARY; perfectly done to the period. The house once belonged to recluse artist Beatrice Turner and is filled with both original and reproduction prints; her story is fascinating, so don't pass up the opportunity to spend some of your quiet moments reading the short book about her that I think is in almost every room at the inn. Attention to detail is evident everywhere you turn in this fantastic home; not one thing was done on the cheap. Bathrooms in restored houses that have been converted into B&B's almost always come off as an afterthought and are barely functional; not here; the tile work, the fixtures and the finish are all top notch. Plenty of off street parking. Fantastic cocktail hour with free flowing wine and hors d'oeuvres. You'll be joined by the hosts, Nancy and Bill, and they'll offer you several good choices for dinner and even make a reservation for you should you want. Breakfasts are well presented but not over the top. You can leave there full if you want, but they don't overdo the portions or the sweet content like some places do. If you already like B&B's, you'll absolutely love this one; if you're a first-timer; you'll be instantly hooked.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Cliffside Hotel Newport