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“There's a reason the Cliffside is rated #1”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2012

My husband and I just returned from a weekend get away. Bill and his staff were fantastic hosts! We usually stay at hotels, so this was somewhat new to us. The rooms were immaculate with so many nice, little touches-beautiful towels, fireplace in each room, homemade cookies each night. My husbands breakfast of eggs over crab cakes with hollandaise sauce was his favorite (especially with Bill's homemade "rub" for the breakfast sausage) Fantastic place...can't wait to go back in the warmer weather and sit in the yard with the beautiful fire pit!

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2012

We are glad that your weekend getaway with us was so enjoyable, and that you decided to try staying at an inn, as an alternative to a hotel for your Newport experience. Thank you for posting the thoughtful comments about your Cliffside Inn stay.

Our "Eggs Newport"...a Cliffside Inn variation on Eggs Benedict (homemade crab cakes instead of ham) is a guest favorite - I'm glad that they were a hit. We had the official re-lighting of the firepit on March 17th since winter seemed to have vanished and the weather is beginning to feel more summer-like every day...(we'll probably get a blizzard next week after that comment!).

Thank you again for the feedback - it means a lot to all of us here at Cliffside to know that our guests are enjoying their time with us. We look forward to your next visit.

All the best.

Bill, Nancy (back home now) and the staff.

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We recently stayed two nights at the Cliffside Inn in Newport and really enjoyed it for being our first time visiting there. Aside from a great location being steps away from the cliffwalk, a beach, the mansions and bellevue ave, the hospitality we received from the minute we walked in to the minute we left was what impacted us the most. We received warm greetings each day, and coffee/tea made fresh whenever requested. The breakfast each day was professional, well presented and best of all tasted wonderful. The 5pm wine tasting was great - a nice quiet sit down with hors devours served where the owner was happy to not only answer any questions, but went above and beyond in getting to know each person there. The room was also amazing - what was offered on the website and presented there was exactly what was waiting for us, which was really nice. There was really nothing that we could complain about in all aspects of the trip. We recommend this place VERY highly for anyone, and any age for that matter, who desires a calm, relaxing vacation at a place where you feel like you are being treated like you are the only people there. GREAT place, we can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

My fiance and I stayed at the Cliffside Inn the evening he proposed to me. When we arrived at the Inn, we were greeted by the owner, Bill, who seemed as excited as I was. After a big hug, Bill walked us to our room where we enjoyed a chilled bottle of Moet and chocolate covered strawberries. After showing us how to use the aroma-therapy steam shower (which was incredible!), Bill booked us a reservation at 22 Bowen (on a Saturday night at 7:30pm). When we arrived back at the room, we opened the door to see rose petals strewn over the bed and some delicious nighttime treats. I cannot recommend this inn enough - what a perfect mix of old Newport, romance and 5 star treatment. I have stayed in beautiful hotels in Italy, Paris and New York and the treatment we received in Newport, Rhode Island was incomparable. It is impossible to stay a night here and not feel at home.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2012

What a nice review...thank you. With all the advance planning we did, in preparation for the surprise engagement, we felt like we were family! Yes, we were very excited for you both, and happy to have had you as our guests for your engagement weekend. It is moments like these that Nancy and I...and our whole staff...look forward to.

Our best wishes to you both and I know we will be seeing you again soon.

Bill

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

The decor is perfect and it isn't just for show -- it's for you to use and enjoy! Bill and the staff make you feel like you live in this gracious mansion -- it was hard to leave. The breakfast is fabulous, the tea really includes scones and clotted cream, the wine and hors d'oeuvres are delicious and the bedtime cookies are worth running up the stairs for. I highly recommend this inn to make you feel truly part of Newport.

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

...Gracious and Welcoming, a nice way to describe the Newport experience and the atmosphere we try to create here at the Inn. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and I am glad you liked the St George's Suite. If you do decide to just "move in", let us know and we'll make room! If you bring your sailboat down for a cruise this summer, I'd love to come aboard check her out.

Take care, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards from all of us.

Bill

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Celebrated our dear friend's 50th birthday with a weekend at the Cliffside Inn for six. Beautiful on the outside and even more lovely on the inside. The moment you step in the double doors, the elegance envelopes in you in the warmest of embraces. Each room has it's own character of charm and polish, complete with quiet welcome. The staff is wonderfully friendly and available. You have the feeling of being supremely pampered by your hosts, yet can easily sit and chat with owner Bill, innkeeper Alexa, and chef Laurie in the kitchen over tea. I certainly did! Breakfast and afternoon tea are rich with delicious food highlighted in the company of other guests, their open friendliness and ease of conversation. Yes, that's the ocean you hear just outside your door, steps from the Cliff Walk. The Cliffside Inn experience is completely and utterly delightful.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Hello Elizabeth - Thank you so much for your comments...you've described the inn and your time with us the way we hope our guests will remember their visit. All of the staff enjoyed hosting the 50th birthday celebration/reunion weekend - it made us smile to see you all having so much fun together. Lori asked me to tell you that she particularly enjoyed the early AM chats with you in the kitchen!

We opened the Cowtipper Wine you brought for us...straight from the vineyards of Vermont...around the firepit on St Patrick's Day. It was a nice way to end a long day on an unseasonably warm evening.

Thank you again for staying with us and for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Inn with others.

All the best,

Bill

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Whether it is the décor of the rooms or the quality of the cotton sheets on your bed;
Whether it is the atmosphere in the house or the delicious breakfast and afternoon tea;
Whether it is the implacable service of the staff or the cordial, accommodating, and welcoming manners of the owners …. All, on the scale of one to ten-ten.
We had a great experience and are definitely coming back.

Room Tip: Every room is unique and has a special charm.
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

Wow...a 10 out of 10, thank you Peter and Anat! We enjoyed having you stay with us at the Inn, and sharing stories about historic home restorations. It is definitely a labor of love.

The staff works hard to make sure that all of our guests have a memorable experience at the Inn and in Newport. Nancy and I share all of the feedback and reviews, from our guests, with the entire staff...so thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your time at Cliffside. I recall yo talking about a return visit in the fall...we look forward to seeing you then.

All the best,

Bill

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

What a wonderful "girls" weekend we had at the Cliffside Inn. We celebrated our friends 50th Birthday!!!! The Cliffside Inn was absolutely MAGNIFICENT!!! The rooms were beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff catered to our every need. Thank you Bill and the staff of Cliffside Inn for a wonderful weekend.

Room Tip: The rooms are exactly as depicted on the website.
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

I am thinking back on your visit...and trying to decide whether you had more fun with the 50th birthday celebration with the "girls", or was it us having more fun watching you enjoy yourselves! What a great reunion you had.

Thank you all for chosing the Cliffside Inn for your celebration, and for your thoughtful review of your stay with us. We are all enjoying the gift bag of Vermont treats that you brought for the staff...that was very kind of you.

Take care, and we hope to see you again.

Best,

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 #2 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: £199 - £402 (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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