We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cliffside Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Newport
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Cliffside Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,054 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,040: English reviews
Start your review of Cliffside Inn
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the Atlantic Suite which is across the path from the main house. It was absolutely perfect! A nice view of the ocean from the bedroom, skylights large Jacuzzi and a fireplace in the huge bathroom, and a fireplace in the bedroom and the sitting room as well. The owners Bill and Nancy are so warm and welcoming,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gina M
A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cliffside Inn has become our home away from home. This is our second visit and my wife and I absolutely love it. The rooms are beautiful with modern amenities. The owners Bill, Nancy and Gracie along with the entire staff are fantastic. They are always helpful and very accommodating to any need or want that arises. We left only a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

An elegant and well appointed B&B. We stayed in the Tower suite - a lovely room with a view of the Rhode Island sound. The bed was comfortable and sitting by the fireplace next to the expansive windows was very relaxing. Breakfasts were delicious and hearty, with chef specials that are sure to please. Owners are lovely and obviously love...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights in the St George's School suite. Nice gas "coal stove" with comfortable chairs in the separate sitting area. Incredible shower--room for three (?) people. As nice as the room was, the common areas were the highlight. Pictures I took of the front parlor could be confused with one of the Newport Mansions. If your schedule...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ted W
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Ted, What a wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. That shower in St. George's really is something else. The skylight almost makes it seem like an outdoor shower. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and all of the amenities of the inn. Fondly, Nancy and Bill

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to change my reservation that I had made at the Cliffside Inn to a different weekend because I recently got a new job. The inn keeper was extremely nice and very helpful on the phone. I absolutely cannot wait to stay there. My girlfriend's parents stayed at the Cliffside Inn and absolutely LOVED it, it was their first...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank genna m
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Genna, Our pleasure to accommodate the change and hope that you are enjoying your new job. We are looking forward to meeting you and Joe in August. Best regards, Nancy and Bill

Lincoln, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently returned to the Cliffside Inn for a romantic, overnight getaway and the owners, staff and property did not disappoint! It had been a year since our first stay and we chose Beatrice's Room since we had stayed in the Sun Room during our first visit. We loved the layout, charm and history of this room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dratte5
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Dawn and Mike, It was lovely having you back at the Cliffside Inn. We are thrilled you enjoyed Beatrice's Room. They are both wonderful rooms in different ways, but it is nice to try new rooms! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the inn. We hope we will see you again next year. Warmly, Nancy...

Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Staff and Inner Keepers Bill and Nancy go above and beyond to make your stay magical. Gorgeous Suites with a gorgeous view. Best Breakfast We have had in a long time. Near everything, even a great place to stay for the College Parent Weekends

 Report
Helpful?
Thank negirl2017
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the inn. It was great having you here and we are thrilled that you had a magical time here. It is quite a special place. We look forward to having you back with us soon. Regards, Nancy and Bill

Westchester County, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished booking a 2 night stay at the Cliffside Inn and I cannot wait to get there in April! I typically never write reviews prior to checking in, but the amazing customer service and hospitality that I just received is worth a review in itself. I spoke with both Cindy and Bill - they were so sweet and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kristina P
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Wow Kristina! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Cindy probably mentioned that she's worked with senior dogs, so I'm sure Rocky will be happy here (and you and your boyfriend too!). We are looking forward to your stay and really appreciate you taking the time to review the Cliffside Inn. Best, Nancy and Bill

Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a relaxing reviving weekend at the Cliffside Inn. The Garden suite was especially appealing and restful. The bed was so comfortable and you could see the water from the bed. This room is two floors connected by a spiral staircase. The downstairs is where the 2-person whirlpool bath is. The floors are beautifully warm and there is a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank brendab
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Brenda and Bob, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cliffside and hope you are remembering it fondly with your Cliffside coffee mugs. We look forward to having you back soon. Best, Nancy and Bill

Eastern Mass.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made spur-of-the-moment decision to book the Tower Room at the Cliffside by phone. Bill was very accommodating and the room was booked using our AAA discount. We took in The Elms mansion before checking in (see separate review) where Debbie graciously showed us the inn and to our room. The Tower Room is attached to the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rhl01
Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Robert, What a lovely review! We might want to use that room description in the future. We're so glad you and Christine decided on a last minute trip to Newport. People think of it as a summer place, but it is really beautiful all year around. You are not too far away from us, so we hope when you need...

494 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (471)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (102)
Viewed
Room/Suite (107)
Viewed
Bathroom (22)
Viewed
Dining (35)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
1:31
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (195)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Newport hotels
0.2 km away
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
1.1 km away
Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking
#4 of 21 in Newport
1,893 reviews
1.5 km away
Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 km away
Newport Marriott
Newport Marriott
#3 of 21 in Newport
543 reviews
1.3 km away
Francis Malbone House Inn
1.0 km away
Hydrangea House Inn
Hydrangea House Inn
#3 of 95 in Newport
467 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Cliffside Inn

Address: 2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Cliffside Hotel Newport
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cliffside Inn staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Massachusetts
over a year ago
Norwalk, Connecticut

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Cliffside Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best ocean view , great Victorian Suites with modern amenities”
 of 5 bubbles negirl2017, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Off-season pricing is a real value.”
 of 5 bubbles rhl01, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Loft room on the top floor has several skylights that provide tons of natural light. The room faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles kristinac573, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We loved the Garden Suite, but the circular staircase may be difficult for some folks.”
 of 5 bubbles Karla617, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Hydrangea suite was perfect, and offered an ocean view from the patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Mattster34, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5