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Cliffside Inn
Ranked #1 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2011

I've never written a review on Tripadvisor, but felt compelled to write one for Cliffside Inn after my girlfriend and I spent an amazing two days with Bill and Nancy over Columbus Day weekend. The house is gorgeous. We stayed in the Grosvenor Suite and loved it - lots of windows let the sun in and brightened the room each morning. But maybe our favorite aspect of the room (or at least my girlfriend's) was the huge bathroom with its incredible shower and jacuzzi.

Location was fantastic as well. Very close to downtown Newport, but more importantly, a stone's throw away from the Cliffwalk - close enough that we woke up early our last morning to watch the sunrise over the ocean. I seriously don't think we'd have had the willpower to overcome our sleepiness had the walk to the Cliffwalk required more than 2 minutes. We also got to enjoy the firepit some after sharing a bottle of wine on the porch Saturday night.

Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Bill and Nancy were super-gracious and welcoming (as was Cody!). The only slightly negative thing I can think of is that parking got tight when the inn got to full capacity - a high-class problem, but it got tricky getting cars in when people started to return from being out at night. And my only regret is that given all these great reviews, we might find it hard to book a room in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Grosvenor Suite which is on a sort of intermediate level between the first and seco...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2011

We enjoyed having you here for the Columbus Day weekend. I have to agree with your girlfriend - that bathroom is one of our best! We are so glad you enjoyed the stay and hope you will return soon. We continue to attempt to get the parking lot lined to ease the "clutter" but once again had to cancel this week due to rain. It will be done soon. Koty misses his scratches and hopes to see you back soon too.

Best,
Bill, Nancy and Koty.

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and I don't think we could have found a better B&B to stay in. The overall service was exceptional with the details and the rooms are amazingly done with old-style charm mixed with modern amenities. The owners hospitality allowed you to feel comfortable as if you were with friends. I wanted to invite them back to our home. They provided excellent guidance for area information but at the same time helped make the stay feel very private. I look forward to staying there again and would love to make it an annual visit.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2011

Wait! We aren't really invited to your house - I'm going to have to change my holiday plans. But seriously, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and Beatrice's Room. We strive to make the Cliffside Inn seem like a second home for our guests. Thank you for choosing us for your 10th anniversary. We hope to see you back here soon.

Best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful anniversary getaway at the Cliffside. Nancy and Bill have really upgraded the inn (not that it was bad before), and everything was perfect. The staff is friendly, the breakfast delicious and the rooms comfortable and immaculate. Also, the inn's location near the Cliff Walk and Puerini's Italian restaurant is another big plus. We give the Cliffside high marks!

Tom & Elizabeth

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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2011

Thank you! WE love to get feedback but it's especially meaningful from guests who stayed under the prior ownership. We are so happy you were able to share your anniversary with us. Thank you for turning us onto the personalized B&B.com gift cards too. What a lovely touch. I haven't been able to figure out how to link boatinglocal with the inns facebook account, but I'll keep trying.

All the best,
Nancy and Bill

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Reviewed 17 October 2011

This was my first trip to RI and a B&B what a great stay!! Our room was so perfect and so clean, Nancy and Bill were not pushy and were there if we needed any advice. Our first honeymoon got cancelled and this was a last second trip but it did not feel like it all! We had such a good time, the area is beautiful and it was just perfect. The ONLY downfall was a hard bed but everything else was excellent! Thanks again!! We will be back.

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Reviewed 17 October 2011

My wife and i went to Newport last week to celebrate our anniversary. What a marvelous time we had. the house had been totally remodeled since we were there 2 years ago. The proximity to the Cliff Walk trail makes this B & B so much fun to stay at.

We highly reccomend Cliffside Inn.

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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We have been guests at the Cliffside Inn in the past and this visit, our first with the new owners - Bill and Nancy, has truly been our best weekend ever at the Inn and in Newport. The renovations they completed are extraordinary and very tasteful. We stayed in the Seaview Suite on the first floor of the Cottage. It is spacious, cozy and nicely appointed. We arrived a bit early and were able to take a tour of the guest rooms in the historic main inn, and each one was unique, with its own personality and charm. The breakfasts were delicious, with freshly baked goods, fresh fruit, a delicious special-of-the day and the best coffee I have ever had (really!). The Cliffside Orange French Toast and Eggs Newport were two of our favorites. In the late afternoon, we were welcomed back for a wine reception and a sumptuous array of appetizers - a great way for us to unwind after a full day and before dinner. The kindness and hospitality of the new owners, Bill and Nancy, was wonderful - they really understand how to create great memories. We booked our return visit before we left.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2011

We are so pleased that you decided to return to the Cliffside Inn, and that you are as excited about the renovations as we are. We look forward to creating more great memories for you when you return in December. We have some winter breakfast specials coming up that we know you will enjoy too.

See you soon.

Nancy & Bill

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Cliffside for two days over Columbus Day weekend and had a wonderful time. Nancy and Bill are very gracious hosts and do everything in their power to make your stay as delightful as possible. They were very helpful in recommending and booking our restaurant reservations and daily expeditions. We really enjoyed our sailing trip around the bay! We stayed in the Turner Suite, which had all the old victorian charm we were looking for and included a bedroom, wonderful sitting room, fireplace, and beautiful bathroom. The recent renovations to the entire hotel really look great and were done very tastefully. To top it all off, Bill makes some of the best breadfasts in newport! We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. Thanks again Nancy and Bill, next time we are in Newport we will be sure to visit the Cliffside!

Niles & Diane

Room Tip: The Turner Suite was great! Bedroom, sitting room, large tub/shower, marble floors in bathroom, har...
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Cliffsideinn, Owner at Cliffside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2011

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate your feedback on our restoration of the Inn. There is so much to do in Newport, and we are glad that we could help you with some "insiders" suggestions. Nancy and I look forwrd to your return visit.

All the best.

Bill and Nancy

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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
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Ranked #1 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $237 - $636 (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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