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“Night and Day”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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“Night and Day”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

What a spectacular job the new innkeepers have done in bringing this lovely property back to its full glory. Our room was beautifully decorated with a fabulous bathroom. How very nice to get a very early pot of tea with a smile from Jackie who was making breakfast pastries while it was still dark outside.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
I love to hear from people who were at the inn prior to "us". We are thrilled that you like the changes that we've made. We are thrilled that you think she is back to her full glory.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Warmly,
Nancy and Bill
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West Sayville, New York
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The Cliffside is a great place to stay. It's in a great location - not even a block from Cliff Walk and close enough to town, but far enough to be quiet and "remote". We stayed in the Atlantic Suite - which is right across from the main house. The suite was appointed nicely - gas fireplace which you could see from the small living room and the large bathroom as well. The living room had a couch and sitting area in front of the fireplace, although we didn't use that area at all. The Bedroom was great - huge picture window which provided a view of the ocean/beach (somewhat obstructed, but beautiful view nonetheless). The bed was extremely comfortable and warm - couldn't ask for more. Plenty of heat and or AC if needed. The bathroom was great - large jacuzzi tub, very nice shower. The Inn itself was great - Bill and Nancy the Innkeepers were gracious hosts and fun to talk to. They gave you your privacy, but were always available to chat with. Tamara at the front desk went out of her way to meet any need you had - such a nice person and extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area. The breakfasts in the morning were good - you had a choice of the day's special, or eggs any way you wanted them. Lots of coffee and juice, etc. No complaints there. Afternoon wine was a nice touch as well. The grounds were pretty - there was a very nice fire pit that was lit at night. If the weather permits, it's a great place to sit and chat, drink wine, and listen to the ocean.

The Cliffside is classy, without being pretentious - very fun and absolutely relaxing. A definite thumbs up for a romantic Newport stay.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
"The Cliffside is classy, without being pretentious " - I love it. Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you chose the Cliffside Inn for your 10th wedding anniversary and that you enjoyed the Atlantic Suite. I love the pass through fireplace between the sitting room and the bathroom. There is something special about seeing a fire from the tub.

We hope it won't be another 10 years until you make it to Rhode Island.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Mendham, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Nancy and Bill were great hosts. You can tell they spent a lot of time and effort decorating and finding those special items to put in each room including the main eating areas. Nancy and Bill are very friendly helping us find our way around town, which restaurants to try, discussed the various mansions to see and why. We stayed in the carriage house, very cleaned, bright and open, large bathroom, shower, soaking tub with double sink. We loved the wall fireplace. Bed was very comfortable. At night you could sit out by the fire pit. Had breakfast special each day or eggs anyway you like, wine at 5PM each day was nice to sit an chat with Nancy and Bill along with guests. Got to share each others experiences around town. SInce this was an anniversary 4 day get away, Nancy had laid out rose petals in the shape of a heart and picture frame on the bed-very nice. Looked forward to the cookies at night dipped in chocolate put in your room.
The house has an interesting story behind it, there was a book in our room telling you the history of the family that lived, you will have to visit to and read the book to experience-great story.
Will be coming back to Newport and staying at Cliffside, very convenient to town, mansions, scenic drive and cliffside walk - had wonderful time with my wife on our 25th anniversary. Thanks Nancy and Bill for a great weekend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
It was so wonderful to have you two here for your 25th wedding anniversary. We are so glad that you liked the Carriage House, and that you enjoyed our recommendation for Mamma Luisa. We really do enjoy making guests stay memorable and I'm thrilled that we could do that for you and Val.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Cliffside Inn for my 40th birthday, and we had a wonderful time. The inn is beautifully appointed in every aspect. It's extremely clean and well-maintained, with noticeable attention to detail. The owners, Bill and Nancy, are warm and friendly hosts, who are there to help you with plans and questions about Newport. The wine hour is a great opportunity to chat with other guests, and enjoy some wine and snacks before dinner. Breakfast is exceptional, and the chef, Jackie, serves amazing, delicious twists on old favorites. The granola is soooo good! We ate breakfast outside on the porch both mornings, which was a treat. We stayed in the Tower Suite which has a great view and a separate entrance from the main house. The bathroom is on the first floor, and winding stairs take you to the bedroom with sitting area. There is no shortage of extra touches such as cookies at turndown and a "Happy 40th Birthday sign on our bed!" The Inn is walking distance to the Cliff Walk, the mansions, and a "good walk" to downtown Newport. The Cliffside Inn is a great choice for a weekend in Newport! Thanks again, Bill and Nancy and your fabulous staff!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
We are thrilled that you had a great 40th birthday weekend at the Cliffside Inn. It was our pleasure having you here and we had a great time celebrating with you. We are so glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts. There won't be too many days left on the porch this season.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill (and Koty)
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

My husband and I spent three nights at the Cliffside Inn. The home was beautifully decorated. It kept with the age of the home, but had all the modern day luxuries. Nancy and Bill were a delight !!! They went the extra mile on everything. After learning I had a gluten issue, they made sure I had a gluten free breakfast every morning and snacks in the afternoon with wine. The whole staff was incredible. Last night there they coved our bed with rose pedals with a sign wishing us a happy anniversary. They made my 25th wedding anniversary one to never forget. We fell in love with Newport, but more so with the Cliffside Inn. Thank you Nancy and Bill. Love Anthony and Lori Mergola

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Anthony and Lori,

Thank you for choosing the Cliffside Inn for your 25th wedding anniversary. It was great to have you here and we appreciate how much you enjoyed the inn. Thank you for bringing your friends by with you. It would be great to have all four of you here at some point.

We are looking forward to Lori and the girls coming back too.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We loved staying at the Cliffside Inn. The staff was great and very knowledgeable about the area and nearby activities. We enjoyed walking down and along the cliffs...beautiful scenery!

The Inn was beautifully renovated and we enjoyed our time at the Inn talking to the owners and other guests during breakfast and evening appetizers and wine. The outdoor fire pit was really nice to sit around after dinner.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Manager at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
We are so glad that you chose the Cliffside Inn for your stay in Newport. As former Atlantans, it is always great to get to meet new people from that area. It was a pleasure talking with both of you at the wine reception and to watch you interact with the other guests.

October is the perfect fire pit weather and we were glad we had the chance to spend a few minutes out there with you too.

We hope you'll make it back up north soon.

Best,
Nancy, Bill and Koty
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Inn. Our room was well appointed, comfortable and very clean. The bathroom with steam shower was very relaxing and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfasts were wonderful...and thankfully not too healthy. The wine hour in the late afternoon was a nice transition to evenings in Newport. Bill, Nancy, Tamara and all the staff were wonderful... always attentive and never intrusive. A beautiful Inn with wonderful innkeepers. Thanks.

Debbyden

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
We are so glad that your son chose the Cliffside for your get away gift. It was such a pleasure having you here with us. We really appreciate all the wonderful comments about the inn. I told you how much I love the Sun Room too. That steam shower is just phenomenal.

We are thrilled you had a terrific time and hope we will see you again soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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