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“Exceptional B+B”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #1 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Certainly one of the best B+B's we've ever visited. Lovely attention to detail, from the beautiful grounds to the well renovated house with great woodwork to the wide variety of fun books to read to the slow-close toilet lid.
Breakfast was tasty, fresh, and well presented.
One caution is that we get excited about fireplaces and in our suite, it was halfway up the wall and had a small gas flame, and it was across the room from the only place to sit.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Glen B
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your 15th wedding anniversary. It was great to have you stay with us. You are the first person to mention the slow close toilets, but I agree it is a great feature. We have several different types of fireplaces at the inn. Be sure to give us a call before your next visit and we'll make sure you get one that you'll love.

Happy New Year.
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 31 December 2014

We recently spent 3 very pleasant nights in the "Adele" room (beautiful bathroom!) at the Cliffside Inn. Our stay was comfy and warm and quiet. Each day's breakfast was tasty and nicely served. Wonderful architectural restoration and colors. Location is perfect for cliff walk access. Early evening wine and hors d'oeuvres by the fire presided over by the ever hospitable Bill and Nancy. Highly recommended!

Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sven M
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

It was great having you both here. If you need any information when planning your Argentina trip, please don't hesitate to email us. It was incredible (almost as good as a stay at the Cliffside:)) and we highly recommend going.

We love the picture of the Inn you posted. It's a great shot.

Wishing you all the best in 2015 and hoping you'll be back to visit us.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

This was by far one of the best B&B's I have ever stayed in. The Inn was in a great location, within 1 block to the Cliff Walk, it was beautifully decorated and the owners and staff were perfect hosts... Little details like the late afternoon/ early evening wine and hors d'oeuvres were nice touches.... The Innkeepers were very helpful with restaurant suggestions (they keep a book of menus you can look through also), and making reservations when needed. Our room (Beatrice) had a view of the ocean from the window seat, and the most luxurious bathroom. The gas fireplace with a timer and remote was also wonderful... Since I always wake up before dawn (involuntarily), it was wonderful to be able to just push a button and have a fire to warm my morning. The breakfast was very good. The whole inn was very romantic. I will definitely return.

Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Tamara F
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

We are so glad that you were able to come to the inn for a little post-holiday romantic getaway. I couldn't agree more about the Beatrice room. I hate to play favorites, but it really is one of the best rooms in the inn.

Thank you for all of the fantastic pictures. We look forward to having you back for another visit soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 24 December 2014

We took a quick trip to Newport to see the mansions in their Christmas splendor. When we looked for a place to stay we came upon the Cliffside Inn, which had unbelievable ratings. They have worked hard to make this a welcoming place to stay: from the excellent breakfast (Cinnamon Roll Pancakes) to the evening wine in front of the fire to the cookies at bedtime. We booked the Swann room, which is small but comfortable and has its own bathroom and gas fireplace.
The Cliff walk is a few feet away, and we were close enough that we could walk to dinner at Jo's. The house has been impeccably renovated. We look forward to visiting again when the weather is a bit more cooperative.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2014

It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us. I don't think I've seen a December this rainy, or any month for that matter. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the Swann room. I love the skylights in that room, especially over the shower. Thank you for all of your kind comments about the inn. We do hope you'll be back in the warmer weather.

Happy New Year,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Wonderful B&B by the Sea! A super place to celebrate a birthday! We loved The Cliffside! Great location…steps away from Cliff Walk and access to all the beautiful mansions. Incredible service…. Nancy and Bill were so welcoming and everything was immaculate. Nice turn-down service with homemade cookies on the bedside table. Decadent design…… gorgeous furnishings, decorated in Christmas, comfortable beds, spa jacuzzi, AVEDA bath products (my favorite!) and the BEST BREAKFAST…. still dreaming of those lemon ricotta stuffed pancakes with blueberry compote, not to mention our own French Press coffee pot! Superb hosts. Highly recommend The Cliffside!!!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2014

It was great to have the four of you staying with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Tower and Garden Suites. I hope that next time you're visiting in Connecticut you come by - and bring your parents too.

Hope you had a great holiday.
Nancy and Bill

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Additional Information about Cliffside Inn

Address: 2 Seaview Ave, Newport, RI 02840
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: RM426 - RM1,809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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