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 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

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.

Delightful, Unique

5 on August 18, 2016

Same price as a hotel, but with a more personal, homey feel. With lovely decor and antiques, it feels like your stepping back to a nostalgic time (but with modern conveniences!), and that you are staying over with friends, rather than just being an overnight visitor at an establishment.

Highly Recommended

5 on July 31, 2016

We enjoyed our stay here so much. Ken and Sandy were wonderful and made us feel right at home. Their home is beautiful! You have secure off street parking, you are close to the riverfront and the neighborhood is quaint and safe. We really enjoyed dinner at Pompilios Restaurant which is less than a block away. Gateway Bed and Breakfast gets a big thumbs up from us.

Wonderful B&B! Look no further!

5 on July 16, 2016

This was our second time staying at the Gateway B&B and, once again, we loved it. Great location, facilities, food and hospitality. The home is beautiful with well thought out details to enhance the environment. We think it is the best B&B in the Newport area. Wonderful breakfast with exceptional service. We highly recommend it. Look no further than Gateway.

Gateay Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on July 15, 2016

The room was good, I really enjoyed it. Breakfast was great, as always.

Gateway B&B is Awesome

5 on June 26, 2016

Our time at Gateway B& B was really awesome. The rooms are really beautiful and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast that was served was also very delicious. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and will definitely plan to spend some time at this B&B in the future.

Perfect getaway

5 on May 11, 2016

Everything about Gateway B&B was perfect. My wife and I went there for a getaway weekend in April 2016. Ken and Sandy were gracious, helpful and friendly hosts. The room was excellent (we stayed in the Henry Schriver room), with a charming antique feel but perfectly up-to-date facilities. Breakfast the next morning was world-class delicious. From Gateway we could easily walk to Newport on the Levee and lots of interesting restaurants and cafes. Ken even gave us an entertaining demonstration of the authentic player piano in their front room. All in all a great weekend getaway. We would definitely go back and plan to do so.

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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!