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Gateway Bed and Breakfast

326 E. 6th Street , Newport, KY 41071 USA (Show map)

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We are located only 4 blocks to Newport On The Levee, an entertainment venue along the Ohio River and within 5 minutes driving time to downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. You will have a great stay and no hassle with traffic and parking when you want to see a Bengals or Reds game, visit an event at the Southgate House or US Bank arena, stroll through the Newport Aquarium, or attend an event at the Levee, all within walking distance. Your comfort is assured in one of the guest rooms with a queen size bed and private bath at a very affordable price. Air jet whirlpools tubs are in all three rooms. A full breakfast is included and served in the dining room. Whether your visit is for business, vacation, a romantic get-away weekend, or your honeymoon, a memorable stay is promised by the innkeepers, Ken and Sandy Clift.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Lovely Hosts, Great location

4.4 on March 15, 2015

We have stayed here several times and it is always a very nice stay and it is a great location for events in Newport.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your return visits and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

A pleasant stay

4.0 on February 22, 2015

We stayed for two nights. The location makes Cincinnati very assessable. The house is beautiful with many antiques. The beds are very comfortable. Everything is spotlessly clean. Our hosts were very personable. The neighborhood has many streets of Victorian homes and is very pretty.

Wonderful B&B in a great spot!

5 on February 18, 2015

Gateway B&B is in a beautiful historic home located seconds from Newport on the Levee and Downtown Cincinnati. Our room was spotless and amenities like clean robes and glasses were much appreciated. The home has a ton of character and breakfast was wonderful. Ken and Sandy were very welcoming. We had a great time!

one night getaway

4.6 on November 30, 2014

My wife and I spent one night and were very pleased. The owners were very friendly, the rooms nice, and the breakfast tasty.

Mid-week getaway - perfection

4.8 on November 24, 2014

We were looking for a place in Newport KY to stay - wanting to stay on the KY side of Cincinnati. We wanted some place in walking distance of "Newport on the Levee", and hotels we looked at weren't meeting our ideas or expectations. I stumbled on this place and it looked perfect. I had never stayed at a BnB before so i didn't know exactly what to expect. The owners were so down to earth and easy to talk to and made us feel right at home. We were the only guests that night. The house has lots of unique historical things to explore, and the rooms each had their own unique feel. We picked the Henry Schriver room which had a 2-person whirlpool tub which did not disappoint. The entire place was darling, perfectly located, and the owners were wonderful to work with. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to get away in the Cincinnati area for a few days.

Overnight Concert Stay

5 on November 13, 2014

I chose this place due to my never having been to Newport before and it being just a couple of blocks from the venue of the concert I was attending. I am most happy that I did. The historic home is beautiful and full of great antiques. The host's were most gracious and the accommodations were clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. I did not have breakfast as I was in a hurry to return home, however while speaking to the other guests in the dining room, the food both looked and smelled delicious. I would not hesitate to stay here again and next time, will enjoy the food as well as the company. Thanks for making my stay pleasant!

Gateway get-away

4.6 on November 09, 2014

Gateway B & B is conveniently located within walking distance of several popular dining spots and the pedestrian bridge to downtown Cincinnati. It is a short drive to Eden Park and Mt. Adams. The hosts are welcoming and obviously take pride in providing an enjoyable experience for their guests. The rooms are comfortable and include details such as robes that you do not always find in similar accommodations. Bathrooms include jetted tubs and bubble bath is provided. The downside to the tub is that they are noisy and you can hear your neighbor's tubs when they are in use. Overall the Gateway was well chosen for a weekend get-away.

Gateway B & B

4.8 on November 05, 2014

A superb restoration of a very interesting old house in the remarkable Newport historic district. Ken and Sandy are perfect hosts, breakfast is first rate, and the house is full of fascinating oddments, many of very special historic interest.

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5 on October 28, 2014

Great stay; the furnishings and decor were simply beautiful throughout the room and home. Hospitality was exceptional. Location was excellent. Had a very enjoyable stay, will definitely return, and highly recommend the Gateway B and B!


5 on September 17, 2014

Would use Gateway B & B again.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 18 miles

Directions to property:

I-471 to Kentucky Exit 5 (Rt. 8). At end of ramp staying in the left hand lane, turn left onto Dave Cowens Drive. Turn left onto Washington. Proceed to 6th & Washington. Turn left onto 6th Street. First house on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Cincinnati Reds/Bengals, Haufbrahaus, Newport on the Levee, Festivals June through October, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Wii Sports, Karaoke, Interesting "old" books

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Cincinnati Reds Baseball, Newport on the Levee, Wii on site for guests, Karoke on site for guests, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number requested to hold room.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy requires 5-day notice for a full refund.



Ken and Sandy Clift

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About the innkeepers

Restoration, preservation, antiques

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Kitchen, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

The Germans that settled in Cincinnati came up with this dish. It has lots of grains, spices, and pork and it is packaged like a roll of sausage. We slice it, fry it and serve it with eggs. A real favorite!



326 E. 6th Street , Newport, KY 41071 USA (Show map)

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