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“Lovely stay at the Cliffside”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cliffside Inn

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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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“Lovely stay at the Cliffside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

My husband and I spent this past weekend at the inn to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had a fabulous time. The Tower Suite was absolutely perfect...2 levels, private entrance and parking and a turret with water views. The inn and grounds are beautiful and in a quiet location close to the Cliff Walk. The breakfasts and evening hors d'oeuvres were wonderful. The owners, Bill and Nancy are such nice people and terrific hosts. The Happy Anniversary message and rose petals on the bed when we returned from dinner were lovely and so very thoughtful. We love Newport and the surrounding area and will definitely return to the Cliffside.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
It was so great to have you back at the Cliffside Inn after a 10 year hiatus! We are thrilled you decided to come back for your 25th anniversary and that you had a great time. We always like to hear reactions from people who stayed at the inn prior to our taking it over and are pleased that you enjoyed the changes we made. I agree, the Tower Suite is really something special. I always feel like I am in a fairy tale when I go in it.

We do hope you will return - and not wait another 10 years.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great setting, beautiful house, unique rooms, accommodating and friendly owners and staff. We had a very enjoyable stay. Being steps from the Cliff Walk is great. Breakfast was very good. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
It was great having you both here for the birthday celebration. We are so glad you enjoyed the Garden Suite and it was nice getting to know you both at breakfast. I hope everything worked out with the wheel well in your car. I don't think that piece of plastic is important, but you never know and you had a long drive.

We certainly hope we will see you again if you make it back to RI.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Cliffside Inn for a weekend getaway this past February. We were warmly welcomed by Nancy upon our arrival, and she upgraded us to Beatrice's Room upstairs. The room was beautiful, from the decor to the fireplace, the spacious bathroom and the view - we would have been happy staying in all weekend! We did, however, venture out in the rain to explore. The Cliffside Inn is in a great location; the Cliff Walk and First Beach are very close, and it's not too long of a walk to the harbor. Nancy was very helpful with restaurant suggestions and securing reservations, and the breakfast was delicious! We highly recommend the Cliffside Inn, and will definitely be staying there again during our next visit to Newport.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
It was our pleasure to have you here. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are happy that even several months later you are still thinking of us. We are looking forward to your next visit - which will hopefully be in better weather.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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