We went for a wedding in December. The hotel has no elevator and had no bell service. We were put in the third floor. There was no room service or food available in the hotel except the breakfast which was sparse and a health hazard (read on for an explanation). No soda machines. Only one bottle of water ($7) in the room. Do you remember I said December, right? Well, guess what, no temperature controls in the room, and they turn the heat off in the middle of the night! We frooze. We called down and nobody answered, we were forwarded to a voice mail. They offer a free breakfast. The yogurt had expired two weeks earlier. There was no cream cheese. When we asked for it, a worker huffed and walked away, then returned and pulled some small packs of cream cheese out of his pocket. I would comment on the service, but there was none. The room was very nice, but it is hard to enjoy it while you are gasping for breath after having carried your bags up three flights of stairs, then looking for food, and then almost passing out because the small bottle of water costs $7! If you read this review and decide to stay in this hole, then it is your fault. If you are going to an event here, try Castle Hill. It is right next door and more importantly you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OceanCliff Resort was designed and built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. A wealthy industrialist and member of Mrs. Astor's 400 Club originally used OceanCliff as a private summer residence during the Gilded Age. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs. Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure meticulous attention to every detail of your stay. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. OceanCliff's grand ballroom accommodates from 75-250 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings. Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options. OceanCliff is located on historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceancliff Hotel Newport
- Ocean Cliff Hotel Newport