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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at Cliffside 2 years ago when in the area for the holidays, loved it, and returned this past holiday season. I'm sure it's great in summer being right next to the beach and cliff walk, but it's particularly fun and warm in winter. Breakfast was also great, apple streusel pancakes!

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for choosing us (again) for your surprise visit for Sara! It was great seeing you again and we are so glad that you come to the Cliffside for a little break from the holiday madness. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Fondly, Nancy and Bill

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My partner and I decided to take an unexpected trip to Newport after looking for the right spot...well, we found it. This inn, run by Bill and Nancy (and a tremendous staff) is the perfect spot. Well-appointed, very reasonably priced, great amenities, wonderful company every night...It turned out to be the highlight of 2016 for us. We're not usually B&B...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Andy, It was so great having you and David with us and getting to know both of you. With your hectic schedules, I'm sure it's very hard to find time to get away and we are thrilled that you spent that time with us. We loved how you just fit right in with the other guests too. If you ever...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love Cliffside Inn! It is beautiful, and spotless clean. The Innkeepers, Bill and Nancy, are warm and welcoming, and they pay close attention to detail and customer service. The staff is cordial and the wine reception, which is hosted for one hour, is lovely. We continue to return to this bed and breakfast, and highly recommend booking your next...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

It is always so great having the two of you with us. It's like having good friends come to visit! We are going to try to get you in all 16 rooms! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Happy New Year and see you soon. Warmly, Nancy and Bill

Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a great B&B. It has a great location, great rooms, great happy hour, great breakfast and outstanding staff. It is one block from the cliff walk which has been rated as one of the top recreational walk in the USA. I highly recommend this inn.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Larry, It was wonderful having you and Diane back again to celebrate your birthday! This is becoming an annual event and we are thrilled! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your time at the Cliffside Inn. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017. Nancy and Bill

West Newbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Over the years, we've stayed at many B & B's. This is without question one of the absolute best. Just take a look at the traveler rating distribution. There is nothing to fault here. Everything is so well done and so very enjoyable. Bill is a great host and makes you feel like an old friend. The afternoon "snacks" he...

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Bill, Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn to celebrate Joan's birthday! It was wonderful having you both with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. Yes, the Sun Room lives up to its name. What a great way to wake up in the morning - well, that and the wonderful steam shower in the room....

Jamesport, New York
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was our second visit to the Cliffside Inn but our first visit with Bill and Nancy as the innkeepers. Bill and Nancy have added a wonderful feel to a beautiful inn. We stayed here for three nights in the Garden Suite during the pre-Christmas season. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The breakfasts were wonderful with many...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Fran and Brenda, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really enjoyed having you here. One of the benefits of the slower season is you get the opportunity to really spend time with the guests. We are thrilled that you loved the Garden Suite. It is a very unique and charming room. Happy new year to you both...

Bayport, New York
Reviewed 21 December 2016

As I was making my reservations for my annual holiday visit, I realized I had not written a review of our visit here during the 2015 holiday season. Once again, our hosts Nancy and Bill did an exceptional job all around, from the holiday decorations, the comfort of our suite, and an absolutely superb breakfast menu: Wednesday: Wild blueberry scones,...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Mike and Linda, Every year we look forward to your stay. It is truly like having friends come and visit with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the inn and for all of the lovely comments. It makes us smile. Thank you again for the bagels and the Prosecco - both were delicious. Warmly, Nancy...

Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I had such a wonderful time at the Cliffside Inn. We decided on an impromptu road trip from New York and had no end destination. On a whim, we decided to explore Newport and made the decision to stay at this beautiful b&b. We were greeted very cordially by the wonderful staff. When we were showed to...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Naomi, What a pleasant surprise it was to see you and Kevin back on Thursday evening after checking out that morning. It was so wonderful to have you here and we love that adventurous spirit of yours. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you get the urge to road trip. Happy New Year, Nancy and Bill

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I am a student at the Naval War College and my parents came up from Georgia to visit me for the weekend. Bill and Nancy greeted them like they were old friends and my parents were immediately made to feel at home. The accommodations at the Cliff Suite were perfect for them and they both commented on the cleanliness, attention...

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Charles, It was delightful hosting Rosie and Dick at the Cliffside Inn. What great parent's you have. We are so glad they were able to reschedule after first being diverted from coming by hurricane Matthew! We hope they will make it up to visit you again before you time at the NWC ends. Thank you so much for your service...

Atlanta
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We came from Boston where we were disappointed in the Bed and Breakfast there. The contrast was striking. My mother is 85 yrs old. We had reserved a cottage at the Cliffside Inn, so she did not have to climb stairs. However, it was a windy, cold day and walking to and from the house would have been difficult for...

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Kathleen, It was wonderful having you and Irene with us for a few days. We are sorry you missed the house all decorated, it looks fantastic. Maybe next year?! It was so nice spending time with the two of you and getting to know you both. We hope you had a nice holiday and a fantastic 2017. Best regards, Nancy...

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  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: 2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Cliffside Hotel Newport
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