Cliffside Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Excellent B&B

4.2 on December 06, 2016

great place to stay in Newport, close to all the sites, clean and friendly

Our Favorite B&B

5 on December 05, 2016

My fiancé and I have stayed at several bed and breakfasts, but none of them are even close in quality and friendliness to the Cliffside Inn. This year we went back for the second time to Newport just to stay here again. The owners are incredibly thoughtful and kind and we had a great time talking to them. The B&B has a great "home" feel to it, all of the rooms have really unique and interesting themes and freatures, and the staff is great at providing those small flourishes that really make your stay special. If you are visiting Newport, we couldn't recommend the Cliffside Inn enough.

Lovely Inn in Newport.

5 on November 26, 2016

We stayed at the Cliffside Inn for 3 nights in November for our anniversary. The Carriage Room was lovely and clean. Breakfasts were delicious and the wine and cheese in the afternoon was tasty and an enjoyable way to socialize with other guests. It was a very enjoyable weekend.

Excellent B&B

4.6 on November 25, 2016

This is a great B&B for touring Newport with superb service, beautiful rooms and friendly management who make you feel at home. Access to Newport downtown is fine as is access to mansions and cliff walk. We would certainly stay here again.

Great weekend in Newport at the Cliffside Inn

4.8 on November 17, 2016

The Cliffside Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of the Cliff Walk. The Inn is beautifully decorated and the innkeepers provide a relaxing atmosphere to make you feel comfortable. The breakfast (eggs benedict one morning and bananas foster crepes the next) was delicious. I can't wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of Cliffside with others! It means a lot to us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us...and our special breakfasts. The bananas foster crepes are a personal favorite of mine too. Enjoy the holidays and we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Bill

Quick 1 Day Get-away

4.6 on November 15, 2016

Inn was terrific. Great location, beautiful setting, room designs were unique and pleasant. Host was on-site and helpful in suggestions for the day, or dinner at night. Service was outstanding. Look forward to my next Get-away to Newport and will certainly hope to re-visit the Cliffside Inn


5 on November 11, 2016

We came to the Cliffside in by accident - a previous reservation in the area was cancelled and we scrambled to find an alternative. Boy are we glad the other location cancelled. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. Our room was perfect. The innkeepers we helpful, attentive, and knew the area very well. The food was delectable, the wait staff was amazing, and the conversation with other guests was enjoyable. The location is away from the immediate hustle and bustle but an east walk or short drive to the action. The Cliff Walk is literally a few dozen steps away and it's a short walk to some of the mansions and SRC. We forgot something in the room and the inn staff not only notified us immediately, but arranged to have it shipped back to us immediately. We're eagerly awaiting our next visit and thank our lucky stars for leading us here.

Innkeeper Response
Serendipity...I love it! We are so glad your visit to Newport was as wonderful as you described, and that we had the opportunity to be an important part of your experience. I have printed a copy of your review and posted it prominently in the kitchen for all of the staff. We really appreciate the feedback, and knowing what a difference we can make for guests when they visit Newport and stay at the Cliffside Inn. Enjoy the holidays and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bill

Can't wait to go back!!!

5 on February 22, 2015

Top notch!! Wonderful rooms, wonderful people and beyond wonderful food! We cannot wait to go back! Without a doubt this is now my favorite Inn to visit! Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday weekend!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for reviewing the Cliffside Inn. We are so glad you chose us for your birthday celebration. We look forward to having you back with us soon.

pure perfection!

4.8 on May 23, 2014

first time in newport, love loved it! everything about this establishment was perfect! i wish it was closer to my home! they even accommodated my 6lb pup, gracie! all owners,innkeepers and staff were amazing! bottle of wine,bottles of water,wine and apps in the evening,fresh baked cookies at night,firepit and toasting marshmallows for smores,delicious breakfast and friendly smiles! thanks everyone for making our trip fantastic! :) xo

"This Cliff's for you"

5 on August 14, 2013

The Cliffside Inn was just lovely. Bill and Nancy the owners were so sweet, helpful - even gave me recipes without asking. The entire staff feel like family. The Inn is so special right down to the plates, tea cups you drink from. Location, location is perfect - walk everywhere. 2nd time can't wait for 3rd!

Lost In Heaven

5 on May 28, 2013

We had never been to a B&B prior to our stay at the Cliffside Inn. The Cliffside Inn was by far the best hospitality venue one could imagine. Visiting Newport, during the Memorial Day holiday, seemed the perfect thing to do for someone who grew up there; but never had the opportunity to enjoy the Island's Inns. Bill and Nancy's graciousness, hospitality and warmth was an unexpected, yet welcomed touch. We were taken care from the time we departed Washington, DC until the time we departed the Inn. On more than one occassion Bill called prior to our departure to ensure everything was OK and asked if there was anything he could do to make our stay pleasant. He made restaurant reservations for us and assured our special dietary menu was set.There was never a request that was too hard (whether it was ticket arrangements, special events coordination, or recommending things to do) or one that they could not fulfill. Our inital thought was "no one does this!" Upon arrival we were welcomed, as if we were family. The Inn's breakfast menu was filling and delightful and the nightly wine and small bites gave all guests an opportunity to meet and share experiences of the day. The Cliffside Inn's staff was absolutely amazing--the desire to ensure our stay remained pleasant was unbelieveable. The nightly room "turn down" service with its very special treats was an added touch of excellence. It was if the staff was on a personal mission to make sure we were completely and totally taken care of. These were the small, yet moving touches that made our stay special. We have stayed at 5 Star hotels in Europe and high-end resorts in the US-- we had to admit the Cliffside Inn is right up there with the best. However, what makes them better, in many ways, is something we could never find in these hotels--we found friends and family.

Exceptional in Every Way!!

5 on May 24, 2013

Our stay at the Cliffside Inn was the most enjoyable, relaxing and amazing weekend. The Inn is exceptional in every way. It's beautifully decorated, immaculate, comfortable, warm and inviting. We stayed in the Carriage House which is more than spacious and has a top notch bathroom. The whirlpool tub for two was so relaxing. The accommodations are exceptional, the food is delicious, the staff is warm and welcoming, the wine and cheese hour is terrific, the location is perfect and the Innkeepers make it all worthwhile. They are the most gracious and down to earth couple who make you feel so welcome and part of the family within moments of your arrival. When you leave the Cliffside Inn, you do so knowing you will return.

An Enjoyable Stay

5 on November 06, 2012

We visited the city of Newport and found a perfect place to stay. The atmosphere was great, innkeepers friendly and breakfast good. Enjoyed ourselves very much and the area kept us busy. A place to return to for sure.

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate you taking the time to review the inn and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Cliffside and in Newport. Hope you will be back soon.

We'll Be Back!

5 on March 23, 2012

Our stay was wonderfully comfortable, warm, and relaxed. The surroundings were lush and rich. Breakfast fulfilling and our innkeepers sweet, attentive, and knowledgeable regarding the history of this grand place. You will not regret your stay in any form.

Two wonderful stays!

5 on December 27, 2011

This elegant inn has the best in both accommodations and service. The rooms are beautifully decorated, down to the smallest detail. The bathrooms are incredibly top-notch and spacious. The renovations throughout the inn are both visually stunning and yet oh-so welcoming. Food is delicious and made-to-order. Nancy and Bill are outstanding innkeepers and hosts. Can't be beat!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Newport.

Exquisite Newport Inn

5 on November 07, 2011

Absolutely beautiful setting. Gorgeously renovated. Lovely high tea and gourmet full breakfast. We tried to visit the Inn in 2010 but it was being sold/ under renovations. We were excited to learn from the Visitors Center in Newport that there was still a room available. The gas fireplace and beautifully renovated room and bathroom was beyond expectations. The innkeepers were very nice and accommodating. You will not be disappointed in this choice.

Innkeeper Response
So glad that you like the renovations we've done and that you tried us again. I hope you will be back often to see all the rooms.

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 28, 2011

The Cliffside Inn is just beautiful. Totally renovated and Bill and Nancy have really done quite a lot. All the rooms and bathrooms have been redone. The outdoor space was fabulous withthe outdoor fire pit going most of the evening. The food and individual service was much appreciated. We will definitely be back!

Cliffside Inn was a perfect getaway!

5 on August 22, 2011

The Cliffside Inn is newly renovated and under new ownership. We were pleasantly surprised to be the first guests to stay in our room! The inn keepers were gracious and very accommodating during our stay. Breakfast was beyond delicious, as well as afternoon tea and wine & appetizers were remarkable! Another plus is the Cliffside is steps away from the cliffwalk! My husband & I recommend you visit, and we will definately be back!

First Class Service in Newport

5 on June 13, 2011

I was recently lucky to be visiting Newport, and felt even luckier that I chose to stay at Cliffside Inn. I had never visited the city before and this was the perfect place for a relaxing stay to explore all the city has to offer. It is only a minute walk from the Cliff Walk, which was definitely the highlight of my stay. It's hard not to stroll it every morning and evening! The room was beautifully detailed and exceedingly comfortable and the breakfast was the perfect start to the day. Hopefully you get to enjoy the orange zested french toast. Hopefully my travels bring me back to this city, and if so another stay at Cliffside.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review the Cliffside Inn. The Orange French Toast has become a breakfast staple and everyone seems to enjoy it.

Joe and Sam's Visit

4.4 on January 02, 2011

We absolutely loved our stay. As luck would have it, the new owners were celebrating their purchase the same night we were engaged to be married. The owner's included us in their celebration making it a very special night; one we will always remember.

Innkeeper Response
Joe and Sam, so glad you were here for the opening. We hope you will be back to see all the changes we've made. Best, Nancy

Cliffside Inn


  • Nightly Rate $200 - $525
  • Reviews (20) 4.9
  • Rooms 16
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-401-847-1811
  • Fax 1-4018485850
  • Toll free 1-8008451811

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