We just came home from our two night stay at the Cliffside Inn. It was the final stop of our east coast seafood tour. Previous stops were Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston and finally Newport RI. I told my husband I saved the best for last, and boy did I tell the truth. We stayed in the Blue room as per Bill's recommendation when I made the reservation. It was the perfect room for us. Beautifully decorated, bright and sunny. The bathroom had glass transom windows added to keep the tiny bathroom lit with natural sunlight. The room had luxurious towels, linens and bathrobes. My husband had thrown his back out from the previous hotel's bed and we weren't sure how he would hold up in our stop in Newport. The bed in the Blue room he said was the most comfortable of the trip.
The results from the major renovation the inn has gone through are the impeccable. The meticulous attention to detail makes this inn really shine. The fresh flowers everywhere, the heritage door hardware, the light fixtures, are absolutely stunning.
The innkeepers, Bill and Nancy are very warm and welcoming as are their staff. This is the first B&B that serves a wine and munchies at 5 pm that we have ever stayed at. Once again, a small touch that really adds a lot. The homemade breakfast, served with love, tastes especially good. Bill is even more than willing to share his recipes so I'll be able to make a little bit of Cliffside at home.
When my husband declined the turn down service our final night, he then realized it meant he wouldn't be getting the nighttime cookies. He immediately chased out the door and down the stairs to claim his. Once he got them, his night was complete.
These are just a few points that make this inn so wonderful. We look forward to visiting them again. Thank you Bill and Nancy (and Alexa) for your hospitality. B&N (from Toronto)
- 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