My sister and I didn't know what to get our 89-year old mother for Christmas. We knew that this Christmas would be especially difficult for her (and all of us) because we just lost my dad last December.
A weekend away at the Cliffside Inn was the PERFECT gift! We checked in the day after Christmas. The location was great - Very close to the Cliff Walk. The rooms in the main house only accommodate 2 persons, but they have suites, away from the main house, that accommodate 3 persons. We were in the Atlantic Suite. I was a little nervous about the distance between the suites and the main house...But, as it turned out, it was only steps away! The Atlantic Suite was comfy and clean, and the bathroom was unbelievable! There is a see-through fireplace between the living room and bathroom. There's also a fireplace in the bedroom. The damper in the bedroom fireplace was not working, but there were large electronic candles placed in the fireplace which worked fine. The bed was very high and my mother couldn't even get up to sit on it. So we decided that she would have the "sofa-bed". We were a little concerned about the comfort, but when assembling the bed the staff placed a pillow-top on the mattress, and it was great!
During the weekend, we took a very short stroll on the Cliff Walk and toured the Breakers mansion...but most importantly we spent time relaxing and talking. The wine reception each evening was very nice. We had the opportunity to meet some of the other guests and the hors d'oeuvres were delicious! All of the staff from the housekeeping to the kitchen were very accommodating. The owners (Nancy and Bill) were excellent hosts. They were extremely helpful in suggesting activities and making reservations when needed.
The Cliffside Inn is a top-notch B&B. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Cliffside Hotel Newport