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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Lovely place a short walk to the cliff walk and a long walk to Newport's touristy destinations like the downtown shopping/dining area and the mansions. My husband didn't really like that our bathroom was on a different floor from the bedroom, but it was great bathtub.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at the Cliffside Inn and thank you for writing a review. The inn is located just over a mile from the Wharf/downtown area, and most people find it a pleasant walk. In the future, there are plenty of cabs and pedicabs that we can call as an alternative to walking or driving.

The Tower Suite does have a wonderful tub. I'm sorry your husband did not care for the two levels. Only the Tower and Garden Suites have that feature and all of the room descriptions are detailed on the website. Next time we will find a one level room.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill (and Koty)
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Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for the long Memorial Day weekend and we were lucky to get a last minute room - it was their last room so it was pricier than we intended but the room was gorgeous and was well worth it. The inn keepers are super nice and accommodating and the location is great - just a few second walk to the Cliff Walk. Would come back again for sure.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
We are so glad that you were able to get away for Memorial Day weekend and that we had space available. The Turner Suite is a great room and we are pleased that you enjoyed it and were able to take advantage of all the amenities offered at the Cliffside Inn. We are looking forward to a future stay.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This place was amazing. No detail was left unnoticed. The innkeepers were very nice. The breakfast was one of the best. Our room (the Garden Suite) was worth every penny. We really enjoyed our experience and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your first wedding anniversary. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Garden Suite and that it was one of your "best trips yet!" We are honored that of all the Select Registry properties you could have chosen to use your gift certificate, you chose us. It was great getting to know both of you and we hope to have you here for many more anniversaries.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of spending two nights in the beautiful Carriage House Suite of The Cliffside Inn - and it was wonderful! The Carriage House is beautiful with it's comfortable four poster bed, fireplace and terrific whirlpool tub. We almost didn't want to leave the room! The entire Inn is so lovely, so cozy and inviting, and so full of character. We thoroughly enjoyed reading about Beatrice and learning about the Inn's history. The Inn is impeccable inside and out. The grounds were in full bloom. Bill and Nancy are exceptional hosts, making you feel right at home immediately and doing everything possible to make your stay absolutely enjoyable. The entire staff is very welcoming. The breakfasts were delicious, the 5pm wine tasting is a great opportunity to meet all the other guests. The Inn is perfectly located near the Cliffwalk, the beach, the mansions and a short walk from downtown where you can enjoy shopping, great food, fun pubs, or just walking around lovely Newport. The staff will assist you in arranging for anything from a sail in the beautiful RI Sound or dinner reservations in the best restaurants in town. Our stay was so relaxing and so enjoyable that two days just wasn't enough. When you leave the Cliffside Inn, you do so knowing you will return. It's a little slice of heaven - kudos to Nancy and Bill!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Carriage House which is not in the main house. The Suite was immaculate, spacious...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
It was so wonderful to have the two you here. We had such a great time with you and are looking forward to you coming back with more of your family. What a wonderful review, Libby. I'm going to have to hire you as my PR person.

It was our pleasure and I know we will see you soon.

Warmest regards,
Nancy and Bill
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband & I recently stayed at the Cliffside Inn for 4 nights, and we had such a wonderful time! We stayed in the beautiful Garden Suite and just loved its spiral staircase leading to the downstairs area complete with reading nook, spacious whirlpool tub, fireplace, and private outdoor sitting area with waterfall. Bill & Nancy are consummate hosts and they, along with their staff, truly made us feel like family. The daily 5 pm wine tastings (complete with delicious appetizers) were a great way to socialize and get to know other guests at the B&B and the breakfasts were amazing. My husband became intrigued with the story of Beatrice Turner, the artist who once lived in the mansion that is now Cliffside Inn. Our room contained a book about Beatrice's life, and my husband, who rarely reads books, read it from cover to cover and enjoyed discussing it with Nancy. We also enjoyed being just steps away from Newport's beautiful Cliff Walk. We would be remiss if we failed to mention Cody, Bill & Nancy's beautiful Sheltie dog - he is a real charmer who knows how to work a room! We look forward to returning to beautiful Newport and the Cliffside Inn very soon.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
It was so wonderful to have you both here. I really enjoyed my daily "quiz" on Beatrice. I think your husband now officially knows more about the subject than we do. But I always love someone who is interested in the story. I'm sorry we couldn't host you for your entire stay, but I'm sure the folks at the Chanler took good care of you too. Rose Island Light House was a great trip.

Thank you for all of your kind words. It really means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to write a review.

All the best,
Nancy, Bill, and Koty, the wonder-dog! (Yes, he does work a room like no other dog).
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New York City, New York
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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 review, 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 review, 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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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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