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Gateway Bed and Breakfast

Newport, KY 41071 USA (Show map)
206 Reviews
$129 - $169
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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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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relaxing, great breakfast, great people!

5 on August 27, 2014

Just what we were looking for!

Went for baseball and got a whole lot more.

4.4 on August 24, 2014

We selected the Gateway because it was short, scenic walk to the Cincinnati Reds' ball park. The house is charming though and the breakfast excellent, it is worth visiting even if you are not going to the game.

Outstanding US B&B

5 on August 20, 2014

Our weekend getaway celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary is a weekend to remember. We needed a little romance and pampering and found it at the Gateway. And the breakfasts were delicious and not your standard fare We will definitely return to the Gateway. Many thanks for a wonderful weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your business and are looking forward to your next visit.

Bed, Breakfast and Baseball

5 on August 17, 2014

Best B&B experience ever. Ken is an excellent host. The breakfast was first class. Fantastic location for taking in a ball game in Cincinnati, just a safe and easy walk across the bridge.

Great place to stay in Historic Newport, KY!

4.8 on August 06, 2014

Beautiful home, really friendly owners and great location! A very short walk to Newport on the Levee and the river. I wish we had more time to spend there! Would definitely recommend!

Loved it! Loved it!

4.4 on July 30, 2014

This was the first time that I stayed at a bed and breakfast and I loved it. It felt like a home away from home. The service was great. The rooms were great. The only thing that could use improvement is how comfortable the bed was in my room. The bed was kind of hard. Other than that it was great. The bathroom was remarkable and up to date while the bedroom held the old time feel of the house. The food was spectacular. If you get a chance to stay here and you are able to make a request, try the strawberry crepes. It was a great experience and I will definitely do this again and probably try more bed and breakfast's in the future. .

Convenient to Cincinnati

4.4 on July 23, 2014

We stayed here while attending a music festival in Cincinnati. It was a short walk over a foot bridge to the venue. The rooms were comfortable and clean, a great value. The neighborhood is really fun too.

Pleasant & Relaxing

4.0 on July 22, 2014

The Gateway B&B is a well-located, well-kept home where visitors will be warmly welcomed. There are two living rooms/sitting areas on the main floor; one has a large-screen TV. We liked the fact that this was the only TV available. Having none in the rooms allowed for more relaxed bedroom space. The bedrooms are inviting--nicely decorated and un-cluttered, with decent storage (dressers and limited space for hanging items). The common rooms were comfortable, quiet spots to sit and read during the early afternoon & morning hours. There's a lovely side garden with seating which we were unable to enjoy because of rain. Our breakfast was tasty and well-balanced: we were offered fruits, protein, and lightly sweet carbs. A Keurig is in the dining room for hot beverages any time. We definitely didn't go hungry! Our hosts offered us directions for antique-shops in the area and told us about a few local eateries. The home is within walking distance of a number of restaurants, bars, shops and local performance spaces in Newport. We hope they are able to take advantage of some of those spots so they can offer even more good tips to their guests! Newport is convenient to Cincinnati--including a walking bridge into downtown Cinci that makes access to downtown Cinci all of a 15-20 minute walk from Gateway. All in all, we had a good stay and hope to stay at Gateway again when we are in the area. The price was comparable to many of the area hotels, and we found it worth the price to have friendly hosts, a warm meal, and experience some of the area's locally-owned businesses.

Excellent B&B

3.6 on July 22, 2014

The location is excellent. The hosts were friendly and very accommodating. The house itself is like a museum with antique organs and photographic equipment. Breakfasts were good.

Relaxing Getaway

5 on July 16, 2014

The innkeepers were very welcoming and easy to talk to. They made us feel at home.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town


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

Directions to property:

I-275 E to I-75 North/Cincinnati. Continue to downtown Cincinnati to I-71 North/Columbus. As you get downtown around the stadiums, take I-471 Newport, Ky. Follow directions above.

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

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!



Special Package

Sports Specials

Cincinnati Reds. Enjoy a great stay at the Gateway along with a Cincinnati Reds game. Start out with a meal at one of the restaurants at Newport on the Levee and be on your way to the game right across the bridge to the stadium, an easy 20 minute walk (no hassle with traffic and expensive parking fees.) Give us a call today at 888 891-7500 to reserve your room.

Romance Packages

Start your evening off at one of the restaurants with the Cincinnati skyline reflecting off the river. Take in a movie or carriage ride and come back to enjoy the whirlpool tub. The next morning wake up to the smells of homemade bread and coffee along with a full breakfast served in the dining room. Mention this special and receive 10% off for 1 night. Call us at 888 891-7500.

Romance Packages

Special Occasion For The Man Of Your Life Surprise that special man of your life with a night's stay along with a basket of goodies, either a food theme or sports theme. Let him know that you are his only love with one single rose - $40.00 may be added to any room of your choice.

Military Rate (active duty)

Military Special - Stars & Stripes Forever Would you like to do something special for the military man or woman that is coming home on furlough? Celebrate with them by sending them to the Gateway! We are proud to host the men and women in the active military and will deduct $10 from the room rate. Valid every day.

Girlfriends' Getaways

Girls "Much Needed" Get Away only $91.67 ea. Call your girlfriends from the north and your gal pals from the south and meet in the middle for a stay at the Gateway. The B&B has been a perfect place to reminisce, laugh, cry, tell jokes on each other, "do you remember"... Assemble a group of 6 women and reserve all three rooms for 1 night. The package includes a "welcoming party" with appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Relax in the parlors with a warm cozy fire as you chat and get caught up on their news. The next morning you will be awakened by the aroma of a full country breakfast awaiting you in the dining room. After breakfast, plan to visit the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Museum, Sableux Spa, the bead shop, or what most girls! Return back at the B&B to indulge yourself in a warm, relaxing bubble bath. The cost of the package is $550.00 per night ($91.67 each). Start planning now and give us a call at 888-891-7500.

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Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase