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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #1 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 June 2011

This was hands-down the best place we stayed in the States on our 3-week road trip of New England and New York. Really friendly and professional hosts (the complimentary wine and tapas on arrival were outstanding, and a lovely touch), excellent breakfasts (my husband still dreams about the orange French toast), gorgeous location (we loved being on the Cliff Walk virtually as we stepped out the front door), and a sumptuous suite. The rooms oozed taste and charm, and we loved the swan-shaped bath towels! We did have one problem, though, and it was a big one - we'd only booked in for one night! Next time we're in Rhode Island we'll definitely be back, maybe this time to stay in the renovated main house!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

If you are traveling to Newport this summer, or I guess any time after that as well, this is the place to stay. I had to be in town for business, but staying in the sea view cottage made me wish I was there on vacation. The room was beautiful and it is one of the best places I can imagine to wake up in the morning. Throw on your shoes and walk about 1 minute and you are at the start of the Cliff Walk. A walk along this truly spectacular place is the perfect way to start your morning before you come back to a delicious breakfast at the inn.

The new owners are delightful and really want you to enjoy the property and all of Newport during your stay. The beauty of the town speaks for itself with great restaurants, shopping and just staring out at the water, but if you want the perfect secluded hideaway that is still steps to everything you want to experience, check out Cliffside Inn.

Room Tip: The Sea View Cottage is a Perfect Romantic Retreat
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

From beginning to end the Cliffside Inn provides guests with a delightful and memorable stay. The exceptional service echoes the proprietors many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Of the many B&B's we have stayed at this is by far the finest, with an attention to detail that can only be described as over-the-top. Like all the rooms pictured on the website, the Seaview Suite where we stayed is charming and spacious. We will definitely be back again! If you are a dog lover be sure to say hello to Cody, the owners adorable pup.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

We went to the Cliffside when the main house was under construction. Therefore, we stayed in the cottage located on property, slightly closer to the cliff-walk. Nancy and Bill personally made our vacation terrific. They made us a wonderful breakfast and hand delivered it to our room every morning. They offer advice on what to see and where to dine. They repeatedly got us directions and information to different attractions throughout the region. Finally just to prove how helpful, friendly, and accommodating they are, we had to leave a day early due to trouble at home and amazingly they gave us a gift certificate for the night we had to leave. Thank you so much for a great time.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank farleytsa
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

We stayed for an anniversary trip in March - the inn is being renovated, so we stayed in the very lovely (newly decorated) and comfortable cottage. I received a personal tour of the inn : work in progress, with updates on new rooms, etc. - fascinating. The breadfasts were wonderful, especially in light of the fact that the kitchen is also being remodeled. The tray provided in the afternoon was also great, with specialty cheeses, nuts, olives, breads and other treats. This was our 3rd trip to Cliffside, which we already loved. The new inndeepers will provide a wonderful experience here. Will absolutely visit again. The inn is just steps away from the Cliffwalk.

Room Tip: Front bedroom will catch a view of the ocean
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

This was one of the best weekends' I've ever had. Starting from when we got there with friendliness and warmth and chocolate covered strawberries in hand! The owners Bill and Nancy aim to please and they do nothing but that! The breakfast is fantastic! Especially the triple sec french toast with fresh fruit salad; delicious! The room's are spectacular and have such charm. We stayed in the Seaview Cottage in the Atlantic Suite as the Inn is being renovated. There's a huge window overlooking the ocean, fireplaces in every room, beautiful furniture with pictures on the walls and fresh flowers. The bathroom is a dream with the oversized jacuzzi and the bedroom is so homey! Not to mention how ridicously comfortable the bed is. Bill and Nancy are eager to accomaodate you with anything you need, such as scheduling a cab for you. They also greet you in the afternoon with a fabulous light snack to keep you going, as well as a treat waiting for you at turndown. The complimentary wine isn't a bad touch either! They are truely a pleasure and I'm happy to have supported the new phase of the inn. We got a tour of the renovations in the inn and I can't wait to go back and see it completed! I look forward to going back again and again! My only complaint is that our stay was too short!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Fabulous spot close to beaches with beautiful ocean views from the Cliffwalk. Gracious rooms and helpful hosts.

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3  Thank alliance88
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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
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Ranked #1 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: £174 - £363 (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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