Gateway Bed and Breakfast

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


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 Revival 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

Wonderful place

4.6 on May 06, 2017

I had a wonderful stay. Breakfast was amazing!

Christmas getaway

4.6 on December 27, 2016

Very warm and cozy, hosts were wonderful.

Beautiful place and beautiful people

4.6 on December 24, 2016

Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Cozy and comfortable and relaxing. Couldn't have asked for nicer or more accommodating host. Especially enjoyed all the history of the home and the vintage instruments. Will definitely be back!

Very friendly, clean, great food

5 on November 22, 2016

We stay here frequently, very clean, courteous patrons.

Couldn't have picked a better place

5 on November 01, 2016

Magnificent restoration, comfy bed & bath, great location. Much more than we expected!

Outstanding B&B!

5 on October 23, 2016

A beautiful old house. Delightful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely return.

Great Place

4.4 on September 27, 2016

Very nice Bed and Breakfast with beautiful Collectibles,old Pianos and Furniture.The Owner was very friendly,Room was amazing and very clean,nice Shower and Jet Tub, Breakfast was delicious, great location walkable to all major Attractions.

Girls Get-A-Way

4.2 on September 27, 2016

It was a delightful stay and a very kind couple. You share a table with the other guest in the morning if that is something you don't enjoy - keep that in mind. Great breafkast and delightful location to walk to newport area.

Home away from home

5 on August 21, 2016

I'm not sure when we first stayed at Gateway, maybe 8-10 years ago, I've lost count. What I can say is, it's the only B&B we've returned over and over. On our first stay we were impressed with the way Ken and Sandy made us feel at home. We try to make it once a year. Love the short walk to Cincinnati and The Great American Ballpark. Great breakfast, only B&B I know that serves Goetta. Tony and Tammy Colwell

Newport jewel

5 on August 18, 2016

Spotless rooms with great attention to detail. The hosst, Ken and Sandy, provide a wonderful breakfast with a beautiful presentation. On some occasions, Ken can even be persuaded to provide some organ music on one of the several antique organs housed in the parlor. We are looking forward to a return visit soon.

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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

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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.
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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!


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