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Cliffside Inn

2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
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  • Cliff Walk
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  • Free Wifi
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Reviewed 18 August 2014
Beautiful B&B!
Our recent stay at the Cliffside Inn was fabulous! When we... more
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Our recent stay at the Cliffside Inn was fabulous! When we walked into the Inn, we felt like we were walking into someone's home; very warm and inviting! The staff was very attentive and personally walked us to our accommodations. We stayed in the Cliff Suite in the Seaview Cottage. The room, actually three-room suite which included a very large...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

We had such a great time having the three of you here. Sharing a glass of wine on the porch with you was like being with old friends. We could have chatted all night . . . and we almost did! Please plan on a longer stay the next time. There are so many things in Newport that I think...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My wife got Beatrice's Room for a few nights, celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The inn was extremely comfortable, the hosts were gracious and the breakfasts were scrumptious! Great location: close to the Cliff walk and close enough to the hustle and bustle of downtown Newport without being right in the middle of it. Walked to most everything. Thank you...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Well, thank you Karen and Barry! It was so great to have you here for your 30th wedding anniversary. I know you initially wanted the Loft, but we are thrilled that you enjoyed Beatrice's room. I really love our location too. As much as I like to go downtown, I love to retreat to the quiet serenity of the Cliffside's...

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2014

It is hard to say what the best part of The Cliffside Inn was because everything about the experience was PERFECT! The location is ideal, just a few steps to the Cliff Walk. We stayed in the guest house which is within sight of the ocean. The bedroom and sitting room were very spacious and the bathroom was spectacular. Every...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We so enjoyed having you and your sister here. It was almost like having my own family. It was great seeing how much you both enjoyed our "city by the sea". We were glad you liked Jo's American Bistro too. That is such a great little find right near the inn. I know you...

Hainesport, NJ
Reviewed 14 August 2014

As others have stated, this is a beautiful resorted inn that is charming, quiet and immaculate with beautiful grounds and the best location. It has an interesting history and you will find a book about the original owner in your room. I am so happy we choose to stay here mainly because the location to the Cliff walk, the beaches...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your helpful comments. We are looking at options for the front lawn. It has been a struggle as we need something that won't damage the lawn and still looks aesthetically pleasing to those looking out their windows. I will keep on it though. We always have lawn chairs...

Foxboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Bill and Nancy clearly love what they do and this comes through in every aspect of the Inn. The staff were courteous and thoughtful. The food was delicious and the room was beautiful. We will stay here again.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that quick and concise review. We are so happy that you chose us for your delayed anniversary get away, but were sorry it could only be for one night. We do hope you will find time to come back and spend more time with us and in Newport. All the best, Nancy and Bill

Reviewed 14 August 2014

My husband and I completely enjoyed our 2 night stay at Cliffside! The room was beautiful and so clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and gave us great recommendations on activities and restaurants in the area. They even booked a private sail for us (which was amazing)! Breakfast each morning was delicious. We can't say enough about how much...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

We are overjoyed that you had a "wonderful experience" a the Cliffside Inn. Sailing around Narragansett Bay is one of our favorite things to do. We hope you are enjoying using your Cliffside coffee mug and that it is bringing back lots of great memories. Thank you for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it. Best, Nancy and Bill

Reviewed 12 August 2014

We recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by taking our first trip to Newport. Our stay at the Cliffside Inn was delightful. The inn is charming, has beautiful grounds, and abounds in history. We chose it primarily for its location near the Cliffwalk but certainly ended up enjoying ourselves there for many other reasons as well. Our room, the St....

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

We were so delighted that you chose the Cliffside Inn for your 40th wedding anniversary. You must have been married as children. It was wonderful to have you both here. Thank you for all of your kind words about us, the staff and the inn. I truly hope you will make it to Newport again, as we would love to...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My husband and I just returned from our stay at Cliffside Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. The Inn itself is magnificent. The staff is extremely pleasant. The breakfast is delicious and well beyond my expectations. My personal favorite was the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes -- YUM. They serve french pressed coffee (my personal favorite). In addition, I really enjoyed the 5pm...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. When people book over the phone we always try to determine if the spiral staircase is right for them. I am so glad that didn't get in your way of having a great time at the Cliffside Inn. The Garden Suite really is lovely and that enormous tub in the bathroom is...

New York
Reviewed 9 August 2014

What a breathe of fresh air staying at this B and B was. Bill and Nancy are attentive, warm and wonderful innkeepers, The room we stayed in was well appointed and extremely comfortable. The inn was impeccably run, we forgot a toothbrush and Nancy disappeared and re emerged with tooth brush and tooth paste in hand, then when my husband...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

So glad you will be giving B&Bs another try. It really is the better way to stay. We believe our guest experience is their entire stay, so tailoring your time in Newport is just as important as your bed and your breakfast. We are thrilled that you were able to make the most of your time here. Thank you for...

London
Reviewed 9 August 2014

. I have to start by stating how stupid we were to leave The Cliffside Inn to the end of our journey and only allowing one night here before leaving Cape Cod. Hindsight can be an irritating thing. However, the best was saved until last. We took the Cliff Suite and would have quite happily spent around 4 days in...

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Cliffside Inn. We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay. We have struggled with that phone issue since buying the inn. For some reason tying the two houses together is a bit tricky and since most people use their cells it hasn't been a priority. But you make...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Cliffside Inn

Address: 2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $267 - $715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Cliffside Hotel Newport
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“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
“Cliffs was in the Cottage. Great suite but all travelers I met seemed happy with their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Bindu2004, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage suites are well worth the price and value!”
 of 5 bubbles 654andye, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the sun room has a very nice water view”
 of 5 bubbles lcampane2016, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
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