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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #1 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My family and I stayed in the Atlantic Suite with our dog. Our dog was greeted with a doggy bed, treats, and a water bowl in the room. The bathroom was beautiful with a fantastic shower and jacuzzi tub, and the rooms were spacious and clean with tons of natural light. The breakfasts were delicious each morning! Seriously though, I've never had better pancakes. We enjoyed the hor d'oeuvres and wine in the afternoon as well. The inn really pays attention to little details (after we told Cindy, a staff member, that my mother's birthday was in a few days, we came back after a long day of exploring to find a sweet Happy Birthday message on the fireplace) and the staff as well as Bill and Nancy go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. The location is great - steps from the Cliff Walk and less than a 10 min drive into town. At night they have a fire pit to enjoy. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this inn!

Room Tip: Rooms in the seaview cottage are dog-friendly!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Hello Erica. Thank you, and your family, for staying with us and for sharing your experience at Cliffside with others. We particularly enjoy special celebrations with our guests and I am glad your mother was here at Cliffside to celebrate her birthday. I have shared your review with the staff and our chef, Sharyn, was all smiles when I read your comments about the breakfasts and the pancakes...they are awesome, I agree. Please give Roux a belly scratch for us. All the best. Bill

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a long weekend at Cliffside Inn. The weekend was fantastic. The Inn was immaculate, quiet, comfortable and conveniently located- near the cliff walk and a short drive (or long walk) to restaurants, shopping and attractions. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had a special treat of a note and rose petals on our bed one evening in honor of our anniversary (in addition to the evening cookies). The breakfasts and afternoon hors devours were delicious. Would highly recommend the Inn!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Linda S
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Linda,

Thank you for your kind review and once again Happy Anniversary to you and Doug. 30 years is quite a milestone. We are so happy you chose to spend it with us.

We hope if you get to Newport again that we will see you back at the Cliffside.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We found the atmosphere here friendly and charming. Our room was lovely and comfortable. The wine and delicious snacks served in the late afternoon were much appreciated because we had a very late dinner scheduled. Breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed eating on the lovely veranda. The owners were kind enough to let us stay a single night; the usual minimum is two nights. This room was an "orphan" room; their bookings resulted in it being free for one night. In Newport, we usually stay at a boutique hotel that is two to three times the price of Cliffside; Cliffside compares very favorably at a much more reasonable cost. It is only a few steps to the Cliff Walk.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Victorian room. It was very quiet even though on the first floor. It was spacious...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Donna C
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Donna,

It was lovely having you and Bob stay with us this past weekend. We are thrilled that you enjoyed all the amenities that the inn has to offer. We are hoping you'll forget about those boutique hotels and stay with us in the future.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I reserved the carriage house for my husband and me and also Beatrice's room for my son and his girlfriend. We all felt the amenities and hospitality were fabulous. The breakfasts were superb (crepe with vanilla creme and berries, cheddar waffle with fried eggs on top, freshly made scones and muffins, yogurt with fruit and granola, juices, and french press coffee. Great savory snacks and wine offered around 5 as well. Our rooms were very comfortable and quiet. The entire Inn appears to be newly renovated -- all the paint was fresh and I didn't detect anything broken or tired looking. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. There is access to Cliff Walk right in their backyard so the location was terrific (away from the hubbub of Thames street). Our only suggestion questionable thought was that the fire pit is very high with no chairs to relax on, just a stone wall. It would have been nice to comfortable sit around a fire in the evening to chat about those fantastic mansion tours.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Catherine W
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Catherine,

It was wonderful to have you and your son with us for a few nights. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We did a major renovation in 2011, but we try to keep everything up to date. Thank you for noticing.

We have been trying to find a way to get cushions on those steps, but have not yet found a solution. We do have beach chairs that guests can borrow, but I understand that is a little difficult to maneuver. We will definitely continue to look at something for that space.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in the outstanding Cliffside Inn in beautiful Newport, RI. Our rooms were outstanding, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The staff was attentive, informative and welcoming. A special thank you to Cindy, Debbie and Marsha! They could not have been more helpful and gracious. The breakfasts were delicious, as well as the afternoon wine and goodies. We loved sitting by the fire pit each evening! We look forward to returning to the Cliffside Inn!

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Eileen,

We are so glad you and Dominick decided to come back to the Cliffside Inn for your birthday celebration. Unfortunately, we were on vacation and couldn't greet you personally, but we are so glad the "dream team" of Cindy, Debbie and Marsha took great care of you.

We hope we will be able to meet you on a future visit.

Best regards,
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: RM817 - RM1,834 (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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