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OceanCliff Hotel
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was a birthday weekend for myself, along with my husband. The units are beautiful!! Very nicely decorated and roomy. The views are out of this world, watching the sailboats sail by and the rolling hills. The fact that they had a shuttle to town was just an nice extra. Would and will be back again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

My wife and I spend 2 weeks a year in June & September at Oceancliff. With the recent update of all of the units combined with the lawn rolling towards Narragansett Bay and Jamestown in the background, you will find Oceancliff to be very welcoming. Brenton Point State Park with views of the open Atlantic is just a fifteen minute walk which also takes you past the Coast Guard Station and Castle Hill Resort(you can see and hear the weddings from Oceancliff's lawn). The beautiful Mansions of Bellvue Avenue are a ten minute drive from Oceancliff. Oceancliff also has a laundry facility on site for longer visits, indoor pool and hot tub with an outside deck to enjoy your evening cocktail. You must visit the Oceancliff Restaurant in the mansion/hotel which is the centerpiece of the property and formerly belonged to Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. Superb food, great views, and Sunday afternooon Jazz. Put this on your list for your next vacation.

Room Tip: The Tower Units offer the best views. These are townhouse style units that have an upstairs master b...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Oceancliff resort is beautiful from the outside and has some lovely parts inside. The views are spectacular and the common areas and the restaurant are quite classy and cozy. The issues I had were with the rooms themselves. I was there on business and so several colleagues were staying at the resort as well. Two of us had rooms next to each other and it was a shock when I realized I could hear every single word that was being spoken in my colleague's room, even when spoken at a normal voice. More disturbing was the fact that there seemed to be no middle ground in the heating of the rooms. My room was either so hot that I couldn't breathe (like a furnace) or freezing. I felt bad that I had to keep calling the front desk to turn the heat on and off, but apparently there is no middle ground. It might be a better property to stay at in the summer.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed here for a wedding, and it was wonderful to be able to stay at the hotel where the wedding was held. Our room, however, was very small, and looked out over the parking lot. We had to keep shutters closed so that people couldn't look right in. The price of $181 seemed unreasonable, especially for off season. We could have paid $79 for a place 10 minutes away. I would think they would offer special rates when an event takes up the entire place, but they seem to take advantage of the captive audience. The area is beautiful and the event was lovely.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Oceancliff; is a great hotel to experiance the charm of oceanfront "cottage" life of Newport of old.
Close to park and ocean walk. Hotel has the feel of a manor home as opposed to a chain hotel.

A short drive or bike ride from the hustle and bustle of downtown newport

Room Tip: If you want to be close to but not in the center of Newport this is the hotel for you You feel as i...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Teddie38
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Superb staff starting with our meetings with Jim Maher who went out of his way to make every detail of our daughter's wedding spectacular, it then continued with the outstanding care and organizational skills provided by Kym and the catering staff. I can not say enough about the unbelievable service provided by the Ocean Cliff staff.
Perfect setting for a wedding, ocean views, cool breezes, fantastic food and service. One could not ask for a better place. The day was then topped off with a beautiful sunset cruise on the Schooner Aurora (though as expected in October you need to prepare for the cold). However, the crew and the momentum of our guests gave us warmth!. If you are looking for the best venue EVER! to host your wedding, stop looking any further, This venue delivered beyond our expectations. Every detail handled by an expert staff that catered to all our needs, and then some. Even what I forgot, they didn't! Perfect in every way. You want the wow factor? Then book your wedding at Oceancliff. And, one more thing we chose the Gold menu and our guests couldn't stop talking about the quality and presentation and service. Thank you so much Ocean Cliff for making Lauren's dream come true!!!! LC Rhode Island

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The hotel part of Oceancliff was a big disappointment. The room has no thermastat control. Went down stairs to complain as the room was like a sauna. Then, realized the walls are paper thin; heard more from the adjoining rooms then I cared too! The noise from the wedding that went on until 12:00 wasn't conducive to getting any sleep. Then finally, the wedding ended and thought ok, people will clear and I can sleep without the place rocking. NO, not to be. For some reason people were allowed to hoop it up in the lobby which sounded like they were in the hall. They were screaming and laughing so loud it would wake Rip Vanwinkle! Seriously it went on for an hour...don't understand why security let that happen. The breakfast in the Safari room was very ample for a continental. Food was also fresh and tasteful. Lots of choices. I love the experience of being in Newport, but won't stay there again especially if I'm looking for some peace and quiet. Everything else about the day was perfect, but the overnight stay was a nightmare.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about OceanCliff Hotel

Address: 65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Price Range: $219 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — OceanCliff Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OceanCliff Resort was designed and built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. A wealthy industrialist and member of Mrs. Astor's 400 Club originally used OceanCliff as a private summer residence during the Gilded Age. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs. Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure meticulous attention to every detail of your stay. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. OceanCliff's grand ballroom accommodates from 75-250 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings. Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options. OceanCliff is located on historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford. ... more   less 
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