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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #1 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed at the Cliffside Inn this weekend for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. The owners were very friendly and took a personal interest in making sure we felt comfortable and had a good time. The inn itself is run like a five star hotel with amenities and furnishings. The cocktail hour was a good opportunity to meet other guests and was well attended. Breakfast was good. Would stay there again in the future. Thank you for a great weekend.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

No, thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your anniversary celebration. We were thrilled to have you here and enjoyed getting to know you at "wine time". I always find that a nice relaxing way to get to meet the guests and to find out more about them. I even sometimes learn about new things to do or see in Newport.

I hope we will see you back here for many future anniversaries (if not before).

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This review is overdue, but it is proof of a well-remembered stay at the Cliffside Inn. My dear husband and I sometimes have different needs when we go away. Our last stay in Newport fulfilled us both to perfection. Our stay began with a truly warm and gracious reception by innkeepers.who possess the gift of making people feel welcome. Once in our beautifully appointed and cozy suite, I knew i was going nowhere. I stayed in much of the time allowing a full relaxation take over from living in a big city and deadlines. The quiet and impeccable surroundings enabled me to just let go. He, on the other hand, fully availed himself of the gracious afternoon wine and cheeses and lively conversation. He also reports the breakfasts were perfect; I, told him I was enjoying the late mornings in bed. Yes, folks, two different experiences well-met, one lovely inn. it will always be the place we stay when in Newport..

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you for finding the time to review us and for your kind words. While no place can be all things to everyone, we do try to meet as many people's needs as we can. I'm glad you were able to get the much needed rest you were looking for, but that he was able to be social and enjoy the other amenities the Cliffside Inn offers.

We look forward to having you back soon and hope we can coax you out to try some of our wonderful culinary treats.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our children generously gave us a BedandBreakfast.com gift card for our anniversary. Included was a booklet listing over 4,000 inns that accept the card across the United States and parts of Canada. We took our time looking at various locations and inns and kept coming back to Cliffside in Newport, RI. We certainly made an excellent choice. It was lovely, quiet and steps from Cliff Walk. Bill and Nancy are excellent hosts and their staff is very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious. Our room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed meeting the other guests and had a wonderful weekend. This was our first B&B experience and I would certainly recommend it!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

What an honor for us to be your first B&B experience! And out of the entire US (and Canada) you found the Cliffside Inn. It was wonderful having you here and I'm glad that you enjoyed the Blue Room. It was great getting to know both of you and hope that you will return to see us soon.

Best regards,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Cliffside Inn is a wonderful and charming retreat in Newport.

My wife and I stayed in the Cliff Suite, which is located in the Seaview Cottage, a short walk across a beautifully landscaped lawn to the historic building housing the main inn. The suite features a nautical theme and was both spacious and immaculate. The king-sized bed was extremely comfortable, ensuring a good night's sleep. The climate control system worked perfectly and was also very quiet. The inn is only steps away from the majestic Cliff Walk and in a quiet and secluded residential area. There is no need to be concerned about street noise here.

The breakfasts were a real treat. I especially enjoyed the bananas foster French toast and eggs benedict, which was kindly modified for me for medical reasons. Their cook is very talented and creative. If you prefer not to eat the special that is prepared for breakfast that day, they will gladly make you bacon and eggs (and their bacon is of a much higher quality than what you get elsewhere). Rounding out the breakfast offerings were crunchy and satisfying homemade granola, fresh muffins, and mixed fresh fruit. The breakfasts could not have been better.

The owners, Bill and Nancy, and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They all exhibited genuine warmth. They clearly love what they are doing and care about their guests. Their detailed knowledge of the local area enables them to provide most helpful suggestions for dining and sight seeing.

If you love comfort, class, clean, and cozy, this is the place for you. We most highly recommend the Cliffside Inn and look forward to our future visits.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

It was our pleasure to have you both here! I'm sorry you didn't get to the art museum in Boston, but you certainly found a lot of things to occupy you here in Newport. We are also glad that we could accommodate your dietary needs. Jackie loves to get creative with things in the kitchen and it was fun making your special breakfast.

We look forward to having you back with us the next time you venture north! Thank you so much for the great review and your kind words.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Cliffside Inn is a great place to spend a long weekend. We stayed here for a quick getaway before the arrival of baby number 2 and we were looking for some place special and relaxing. This place was it. We stayed in the Carriage House, which was lovely-beautifully decorated w/ private entrance, water/fire pit views, a comfy bed (even for a really pregnant person!), and fantastic whirlpool tub. As others have mentioned, the proximity to the cliffwalk makes for a great location-and the shopping area is definitely walkable (although we chose to drive as it wasn't peak season and parking wasn't an issue).

We both enjoyed the "breakfast du jour" each morning-as well as they freshly prepared coffee/tea, granola, and muffins. Eating on the porch was a relaxing treat. The happy hour was a great way to unwind after a day out before dinner w/ tasty homemade flatbreads, cheese and crackers, dried fruits, and nuts.

The innkeepers were welcoming and always willing to help with your itinerary. They were able to help us find some specific types of shops we were looking for, including looking up hours, numbers, or any other info we may have needed.

If we ever get back to Newport, I wouldn't hesitate to book here again. It was a great stay!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Cliffside Inn. We are thrilled that you like the Carriage House and were able to have a nice relaxing, romantic time away before baby 2 enters the scene. We aren't too far from Stamford, so hopefully after thing calm down you'll be able to find a babysitter and head back for another relaxing weekend stay. We are looking forward to some pictures when the new addition arrives.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Cliffside Inn in Newport is an incredible Bed and Breakfast. We decided to stay at this B&B for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was one of the most romantic and relaxing places we have ever visited. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived in Newport and they called to see if we needed assistance getting to the inn. The Sun Room was beautiful and the aroma therapy shower was outstanding. The B&B is close to the cliff walk and it was great to be able to walk or run every day by the water. The wine reception every evening was delightful as was the breakfast every morning. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to return as the experience can only be described as amazing.

Room Tip: Would recommend rooms on the second floor. The Sun Room was incredible!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your big 20th anniversary. It was our pleasure to have you here for such an important occasion. I wish the whole Cliff Walk was open, but you seemed to enjoy it just as it is! It was really great to get to know both of you and we hope you will come and see us again next time you are on the east coast.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This newly upgraded and modernized B&B, has kept its Golden Age charm, and is one of the best B&B's in Newport. Close to the cliff walk, Cliff Side Inn is a perfect lovers stay, or perhaps a family retreat. The breakfast, including the buttermilk pancakes are amazing and if you are lucky, you will get to meet Koty...the mini Collie.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

It was so great to have you both here for your special weekend. Koty is definitely missing your expert belly scratches. Anyone who can get him to lick them, knows what they are doing!

Thanks for posting the picture of the inn too. I like how the light puts a halo on it.

Best,
Nancy and Bill and Koty!

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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
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Ranked #1 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $210 - $447 (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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