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“Wonderful time at the Cliffside”
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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #2 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We recently stayed in the top floor Turner Suite for 4 nights. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others without reservation. Here are some more details:

Location

I am extremely sensitive to night time street "noise" and was looking for a quiet area. I am happy to report that I did not hear a peep from the street during the nighttime for our entire stay. The inn is located in a residential area and very close to the gem of Newport, the 10 KM cliff walk. We really appreciated being able to walk down the street and get right on the cliff walk. Walk into town took about 20 minutes which was perfect for us.

Room

This is a fairly large suite with a bedroom, sitting area and washroom. If you are sensitive to light in the morning, you may wish to select another suite as there are skylights. The bed is a queen size and although I prefer a king, we managed just fine. The mattresses are softer than what we are used to but again this was just fine. The AC in the room is amazing. Very quiet central air. I would have appreciated some drawers to put clothes in but there is a cabinet in the bedroom which allowed us to hang some of our clothes.

Breakfasts

Breakfasts were amazing. Always something exotic and delicious as the main fare or your choice of eggs any way you like them. There was also a cereal juice bar you could avail yourself of. We really liked eating on the porch although one day, there wasn't a shady spot for us. Maybe the owners can think about how to create a couple more shady spots on the porch. Service was exceptional.

Staff

Debbie and Tamara were very helpful and friendly. I need my coffee fix in the afternoon and Tamara very kindly made me some fresh coffee every day. I really appreciated having a young gentleman available to carry up our luggage 3 flights of stairs on our arrival. He starts at noon. I would suggest the owners consider having him start closer to checkout time at 11 so he can help guests at checkout time but we managed OK and of course Tamara offered to help us.

Summary

We didn't get to meet the owners since they were on holidays. Maybe next time ! Overall, if you are looking for a quiet gem of an inn, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thank you for such a thorough and thoughtful review. We are sorry that we did not get to meet you. Our three days away in mid-summer help us to revitalize for the second half! I'm so glad to know that the staff took great care of you. We do hope we will be here for your next trip.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is one of the nicest B&B's we have stayed at, and was a wonderful place to celebrate my husband's birthday. Location by Cliffwalk was convenient and it was such a relaxing and beautiful surrounding. Our daughter had given us a gift certificate and she always finds a place she knows we will enjoy. We stayed in the Garden Suite that had wonderful amenities and am sure all their guest rooms are nicely appointed. The staff were so pleasant and helpful. Our breakfasts were superb and afternoon appetizers and wine were so nicely prepared. We would love to return there again and would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion or just a getaway.i

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

It was our pleasure to have you here for John's birthday. We are thrilled that he had a great time. The staircase in the Garden Suite isn't for everyone, but if you can handle the spiral stairs it is one of the best rooms in the house.

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We hope to see you soon.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

My husband booked the Atlantic suite for our 12th anniversary. The suite was absolutely amazing. The bathroom was beautiful and everything was clean. The wine and hors doerves hour was great and the innkeepers and employees were very friendly. Breakfast was very good. I would definitely stay here again and I will be recommending Cliffside Inn to friends and family.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thank you for sharing your 12th anniversary with us at the Cliffside. It was wonderful to have you both here and we are so glad that you enjoyed the Atlantic Suite. Bill always say that you can tango in there it is so big.

Maybe you can make this an annual anniversary trip? We'd love to see you again.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Our stay at Cliffside Inn was excellent in all aspects. The Inn is charming and beautifully maintained. The location near the Cliff Walk is great for early morning walks. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast and afternoon wine and appetizers were delicious and well prepared. We'd definitely stay again if we traveled to Newport!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Denise G
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

I hope that you are enjoying your Cliffside Coffee mug! We are thrilled that you had an "excellent experience" at the Cliffside Inn. We look forward to a future visit.

Thank you for your wonderful review.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I'm not always a fan of B&Bs, but the Cliffside Inn was a wonderful experience. Debbie and Tamara were terrific hosts, the food was excellent, and the property is beautiful and serene. We already miss the daily happy hour! My wife and I would definitely go back if we travel back to Newport.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thank you so much for the great review. We are thrilled that Debbie and Tamara took such good care of you. We hope that we have the opportunity to meet you on a future visit.

Warmly,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We have been to many B&B's, but from beginning to end we had a great time at Cliffside. We had a great time, our rooms were excellent and the breakfast was gourmet. I had even gotten a drop of wine on my shirt during the wine and chesse party, and they offered and laundered it and gave it back to me clean the next morning. Much attention is paid to detail and it is well worth staying.

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Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

It was great to have the four of you with us. I wish it could have been for longer than one night. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the inn and the wine and cheese hour! We find it is a great way for guests to get to know each other and to share their experiences in Newport.

We hope we will see you again soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Sometimes you read reviews and the hype does not live up to its expectations. However this place by far exceeded my expectations. This was truly an incredible experience and could not have found a better place to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Bill and Nancy and staff are top notch! Beautiful inn in a great romantic location. Cannot wait to stay again! John and Katrina

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

John and Katrina,

Thank you so much for spending your 10th wedding anniversary with us. It was great to have you here and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the Garden Suite. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Warmly,
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 #2 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: £199 - £403 (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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