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“Exceeded my expectations ... Simply amazing!”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Exceeded my expectations ... Simply amazing!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband surprised me for my 30th birthday with a trip to Newport for the first time. We stayed at the Inn for three nights. The house is gorgeous, clean and beautifully furnished and also very inviting. The staff are all so friendly, you feel as if you're visiting family. The inn is romantic and relaxing. The house offers plenty of room to sit and read a book by the gas fireplace. We took advantage of the fire pit at night outside with a glass of wine. Every morning we had breakfast on the porch, breakfast was always delicious. We also enjoyed the 5pm mingle hour with the other guest over tasty treats and wine. Nancy and Bill are just wonderful innkeepers and they are doing everything right. It will be a stay of a lifetime for any visitor.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Hello Stephanie. We remember your 30th birthday celebration weekend with us well. Michael had lots of thoughtful surprises for you. I recall that being one of our perfect "10" summer weekends in Newport, and I was happy to see you taking full advantage of your time with us...including a wonderful sail with Captain Green on Lyra. On behalf of all of us at Cliffside, thank you for sharing your experiences at our inn with all of the other readers. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards,
Bill
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was our second visit to the Cliffside Inn. Its a lovely old summer home right off the Cliff Walk.
The building is well-cared for and beautifully decorated. I believe it is one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed at. Nancy and Tamera were welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay. Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
It was a pleasure welcoming you back to Cliffside and it is good to know, from such a frequent traveler and TripAdvisor contributor, that your stay was so enjoyable. Our guests come to Newport and stay at the Cliffside Inn for many different reasons, and what is most rewarding for all of us here, is to hear a "WOW" from our guests when it comes time for them to leave. We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks.

Bill
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Owings Mills
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Fabulous Inn. From the moment we walked into the Inn and were greeted by the owners we knew we had come to a place to take us back to the era we had come to visit in Newport, Rhode Island. The Cliffside Inn was impeccable from the beautiful lobby and greeting rooms, to our spacious suite with a fireplace in the bathroom AND sitting room, to the wonderful “spread” at the cocktail hour, so much more than just wine and cheese. Little things like fresh baked chocolate dipped cookies being delivered to your room, bath salts for soaking in the double whirlpool tub, a special Makeup wash cloth with makeup remover pads on the bathroom sink, a complimentary bottle of wine delivered in a ice bucket. I could go on and on, but I will let you discover all the treasures available at this Inn. I must mention the breakfast though. The chef is so talented. I cannot say enough about her delicious omelets, pancakes, muffins, etc. I soooo wish she would write a cookbook. The owners Nancy and Bill as well as their staff could not have been more accommodating. Friendly and helpful, nothing was a problem. Restaurant suggestions were great and Bill even printed us out an alternate map for going home because there was a backup on 95. Thank you both for sharing your beautiful Inn with us.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Atlantic Suite which is in a separate house just across from the main Inn. it was...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you one-of-a-kind for your terrific review. We try to offer some special touches to make every guests' stay at Cliffside a memorable one (maybe even "one-of-a-kind"). We really enjoy hearing back from our guests which parts of their Newport visit and their stay at the Cliffside Inn were the most exceptional so that we can share them with our staff...just as you have shared them with other TripAdvisor readers. Our Chef, Jackie, will be thrilled to read your comments about her breakfasts...and we are collecting some of her most popular recipes to make them available to our guests; just let us know what you would like. Thank you again for your visit with us. Best regards. Bill
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Carmel, New York
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

My new husband and I spent a belated mini-honeymoon at the Cliffside Inn and it was better than we could have imagined. We only had one night and the next day and the Inn Keepers helped us make the most of our short stay. We were in the Garden Suite which was simply gorgeous--gas fireplace bedside, gas fireplace by the two person whirlpool, private garden with waterfall. It was truly extraordinary. So much so, that we didn't even leave the room the night we were there. We had champagne and cheese and crackers fireside. The next day, we had breakfast on the porch, a delicious bananas foster french toast that fueled us up for the long cliff walk ahead of us. We were able to access the cliff walk right at the bottom of the street and we were allowed to leave our cars parked in the Inn's lot even though we had already checked out. The other guests at the Inn were lovely to talk to and the Inn Keepers continually checked to see if we needed dinner reservations, ice for our room or anything else. I cannot say enough good things about this place except that we will most assuredly be going back in the very near future.

Room Tip: The Garden Suite is to die for! You won't want to ever leave the room!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you Lisa and Jim. First, congratulations on your marriage. We are very happy that you chose Cliffside for your "mini moon". We enjoyed having you stay with us on such a special occasion and we are thrilled that your stay at Cliffside was such an enjoyable one. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience at the inn with others and we will, of course, pass along your thoughtful comments to the rest of the staff.

Our best to you both.

Bill and Nancy
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I almost hesitate to write this review in order to keep this very special place selfishly uncelebrated for ourselves. But it was just too good, and I cannot lie. From the moment you speak with the innkeepers to arrange your stay, you feel as though you are being welcomed into the home of longtime friends. That feeling continues upon opening the front door and being greeted by a friendly and committed staff and into beautifully furnished and well-appointed rooms. The service is excellent and the attention to detail meticulous. The inn is warm, charming, clean, and comfortable; the staff knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. All of this to the credit, of course, of Nancy and Bill, Innkeepers. We had a perfect visit and all of your efforts most definitely appreciated!!! Breakfast on the porch ... my favorite of the many fine touches.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Maria,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We really enjoy having you both here and hope that we'll get a chance to have a glass of wine together on the next visit.

Hope all is well in Westchester Co, and hope you are hanging onto that wallet.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Ellicott City,USA/Epsom, Surrey
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We spent part of our first anniversary celebration at the Inn about a year ago (2nd time around for both of us). It's a gorgeous house of the owners are fabulous, friend hosts. The view and cliff walk were great. We had a very small room with the rainfall shower. Bed was comfortable, but the room really was a bit too small. We arrived to find our rose petals in the shape of a heart on our bed--very nice touch! Breakfast was one of the best we've ever had at a B&B--plenty, variety and delicious. The Inn is extremely expensive (we paid about $400 for the tiny room) but if you're able to splurge it's an excellent pic. Close enough to town that we walked everytime.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Connie and Andrew,

Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your first wedding anniversary. We enjoyed having you both here for three day to celebrate. The Swann Room is the smallest room at the inn, but it is really charming and quite the quintessential inn room. I'm glad that you enjoyed Newport as well. It really is a wonderful walking town with little gems tucked into unusual places.

We hope your travels bring you back up to Newport again soon. We'd love to show you some of the other rooms at the inn.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Cliffside Inn is extremely warm and comforting and the owners (Nancy & Bill) and staff (Debbie, Tamara, and Ada) are some of the nicest, most accommodating people you will ever meet. We stayed at the Cliffside Inn for two nights and wished we could have stayed a lot longer. The Inn is beautifully furnished and the rooms are very warm and comfortable. Cliffside is located only a block from the Cliff Walk and within walking distance of the mansions and restaurants. The breakfasts are excellent and the cocktail hour was a great way to meet other guests. If you are planning to visit Newport, I highly recommend the Cliffside Inn.

John G.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
John,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really enjoyed having you here and are thrilled that you had a great time too. We agree with you about the staff - we are some of the luckiest owners around.

Looking forward to a future visit.

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
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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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