Sometimes people gush over how good movies are, andI tend to be disappointed when I leave the theater because my expectations were so high. This also occasionally happens to me with very positive reviews on Tripadvisor. I am VERY happy to report that Cliffside Inn met every single high expectation I had going in. I am a pretty harsh critic, and I couldn't really find any fault with Cliffside Inn. I hemmed and hawed over whether to stay at The Chanler or Castle Hill Inn (both of which I'm sure are lovely), but am really happy with the decision to stay at Cliffside instead.
There are four distinct things I'd like to highlight: the owners and staff, the delicious breakfast, the comfortable beds, and the luxurious bathrooms. I tend to judge a place by shower and coffee quality, and this place gets very high marks in both areas. The staff and owners were so kind and friendly, it felt more like staying at a very wealthy friend's house than it did a bed and breakfast. The location is just a stone's throw from both a beach and an entrance to the cliff walk. Every night starting around 5pm, they host a wine hour with a great selection of canapes, and then they light the outdoor fire pit at around 7:30-8.
The walk into the main part of town is an easy 20 minute walk, which is what we did instead of driving (parking is expensive and a nightmare around the wharf). If you are weary after dinner, you can easily take a quick pedi-cab back to the inn. We both agreed that we will bring our bikes next time we come.
We will definitely stay here again. Nancy, Bill, and Alexa, it was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to be back again soon!
- 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