I Travel alot with my girlfriend and am always looking for hotels and B&B's that have good reviews. I have stayed in Newport many times. We usually stay at the Viking or the Hyatt, but have also stayed at the Chanler and a couple other B&B's. All are nice and have had no issue at any.
Now, I do want to preface that we are very easy to please. I do not always feel comfortable writing reviews because stuff that does not bother me at all, may bother others. When I read reviews I do not immediately go to the great ones or the bad ones, I look at them all and try to take them all into consideration. The things I look for in a hotel are cleanliness and decent service. Everything else is gravy.
Now with all that in mind......The Cliffside BLEW me away. Even being easy to please and never expecting much, they were able to provide such a great experience that I feel comfortable writing a review that will not mislead anybody. I feel they can appeal to any type of traveler.....easy to please or impossible to please. Never have I met inn keepers so friendly and genuine at the same time. They truly care about each and every guest. They are inviting and helpful. They really know the area and are eager to ensure you have a great time at the inn and around Newport.
Now I will provide a little bit of why everything was so great!
We stayed in the Garden Suite on February 27th and checked out on February 29th.
On our way down, I remembered that I had a coupon that I intended to use and realized as we got into Newport that I had forgot it. So as we went to check in, I was nervous that I would have to make arrangements to pay the full balance, which I did not plan for, or get the coupon to them during the weekend. Well it didn't matter because Bill honored the coupon and allowed me to bring it to them the next weekend! I was very relieved. (I dropped it off to them the following Sunday)
Once there we were shown to our room from the woman at the front desk. (Very nice as well)
The room had two fireplaces, a big window, two tvs, a large jetted tub, heated floors, a library nook and an outdoor patio. Everything was clean and very modern. We enjoyed our room so much that we found ourselves hurrying back from being out in Newport to spend more time there. Also, each night we came back from dinner there were always amazing chocolate dipped cookies waiting by the bed. I was lucky to get them the first night because the next night they came my girlfriend promptly ate them on me!
At 5 o'clock each night, they have wine and hor' dourves. Each occasion provided a different variety of snacks and they were all so tasty! We even got a chance to sit by the fire and have a glass of wine with Bill and Nancy while getting some great insight as to how they got started and how the building was turned into an inn.
The next part is Breakfast. There is either a hot special and eggs any way if you do not like the special. Well, we loved the hot special so no need for the eggs. We had homemade blueberry sauce on the pancakes one morning and some amazing sausage with a great egg wrap the next. They also have homemade muffins that were delicious and french press coffee.
One of the only things we did while in Newport was walk the cliffwalk and spend time at the beaches. The cliffwalk was just down a short dead end road and very convenient. It was so nice to not have to worry about parking your car and hoping on the cliffwalk at the other designated areas.
Overall we had a great time. Cliffiside is conveniently located, has great rooms and great inn keepers. This is the first vacation I have ever relaxed on and did not feel the need to fill up with activities. We felt at home and comfortable. We are planning our next trip and are telling everyone that will listen to go down to Newport and stay here.
Thanks for such a great time!
G and A
- 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