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 stay experience

5 on February 25, 2018

My husband and I decided to stay here on a whim, since we would be in the Cincinnati area and wanted a place to stay overnight. The owners were very friendly. Ken was an exceptional host, and we both felt welcomed into their home. I truly enjoyed the jet tub in our room, as well. The breakfast was amazing! It’s not very often one gets to have geotta for breakfast outside of your own kitchen. Overall, great experience and will be back.

Charming and Delightful

5 on February 06, 2018

My wife and I were able to get away for a Friday night and this bed and Gateway was the perfect spot. Great hospitality and wonderful conversations that felt genuine, organic, and private. The owners do a wonderful job of helping you get settled in and out to your urban adventure without delay. Newport on the Levy has wonderful places to dine and entertain. We found ourselves parked in an oversized armchair with a stack of books at Barnes and Nobles (yes... very romantic, especially when you have three kids under the age of 6... reading is a novelty). The bathrooms were fantastic and the bed slept well, even for a large guy like myself. Breakfast was fantastic and checkout was effortless. A great experience that we hope to do more often.

Lovely stay!

4.6 on November 04, 2017

Hospitality at its finest. Convenient location in a charming setting!

Best place to stay!

5 on October 31, 2017

This place exceeded our expectations.The couple were lovely and breakfast was amazing!

Fabulous find in the Newport Aquarium area.

4.2 on September 29, 2017

This is a Gem of a find. They are no longer available for weekend stays as the owners have limited there time but if you are looking for weekday lodging this is a fabulous opportunity and the couple is very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. Lovely home they share with all their great antiques.

Fabulous find

4.4 on September 03, 2017

Perfect location for us visiting the Cincinnati area snd visiting our family who live in Newport area. Gracious hosts that are helpful and respectful of privacy too. Are available to chat in the kitchen and have a lovely home and antiques they share with their guests. Have many suggestions for area eats and attractions and make a really neat traditional Cincinnati breakfast treat.

Lovely place, lovely hosts

3.6 on August 08, 2017

Very welcoming B&B, fascinating historical décor, delicious and filling breakfast and lovely hosts. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and felt like we were out of town when just half an hour from our home!

Perfect weekend

5 on June 03, 2017

Thank you for hosting us. We had a great trip (aside from work taking us away). Your location is perfect. With so many places just a minute away by walking, this was a perfect place. The breakfast was fantastic and I was stuffed. There is not a single thing that I could ever say negative about our stay. Thank you again for auch a wonderful experience.

Great get away

4.6 on May 27, 2017

We met friends there and had a great time.

best place to stay in Newport

5 on May 20, 2017

Perfect location, within walking distance to the riverfront. Wonderful maintained guestrooms, very helpful inn keeper, great breakfast, they even gave us a larger room, than we had booked. The place to stay in Newport.

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Rooms & Rates


From the Newport on the Levee to the Aquarium to Great American Ballpark, the Newport, KY/Cincinnati, OH area offers a wealth of entertainment and cultural activities. But whether you come for business or pleasure, your stay in the beautifully restored Gateway Bed and Breakfast will be a highlight of your visit. $134

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $134 - $134

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Location Type

Airport, 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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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, 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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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