Cliffside Inn

2 Seaview Ave. , Newport, RI 02840-3627 USA (Show map)

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About

The Cliffside Inn welcomes you to experience the best of Newport, RI in luxury. Our thoughtfully restored Newport bed and breakfast is just steps away from the renowned Cliff Walk, in a romantic and serene coastal setting. All of our rooms have luxury private bathrooms and the finest Italian linens. We offer a full gourmet breakfast in the morning and a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception in the evening for our guests. Free on-site parking and Wi-Fi throughout. The beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer the amenities of a luxury hotel while retaining the unique charm of a New England country inn. Lovely antique furnishings, a mix of historic prints and New England paintings by local artists, the finest Italian linens, and luxuriously appointed bathrooms are the signature of our 16 distinguished guest rooms. Our Newport inn has earned an international reputation for outstanding hospitality and ranks among the most romantic bed and breakfast destinations in New England. RECOGNITIONS: TripAdvisor #1 Inn in Newport, "Thirteen of the Most Amazing Bed & Breakfasts in the World", Buzzfeed Travel, "Top U.S. Ritzy Weekend Retreat," Forbes Magazine. Top 5 New England Getaway, Fortune Magazine. "Top 10 Classic New England Inn," Travel+Leisure. Frommer's "Top Newport, Rhode Island Luxury Inn". AAA Four Diamond.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charming B&B

4.8 on April 20, 2017

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast! The location is great for the Cliff walk, a minute away from one of the access points. Walkable to most restaurants and shops on Thames. Staff is excellent, breakfast is amazing! I recommend staying there


Great weekend at Cliffside Inn

5 on April 19, 2017

We had a wonderful weekend at the Cliffside Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. Breakfasts and 5 PM hors d'oeuvres were beautifully served and delicious. Our room was perfect, extremely comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful and the public areas were Lovely. All in all, it was an outstanding inn...


First Class.

4.4 on April 19, 2017

We arrived at the Cliffside about 3.30 and were cheerfully greeted by our hostess and given a tour of the house and shown to our room. The weather was great so we decided to go for a walk along the cliff trail before settling into our room. The cliff trail is a “must do” and starts just 50 feet from the B&B. We stayed in the Blue Room. It was extremely clean and well furnished. It does not have a view, but that didn’t matter to us since we were only going to be there when it was nighttime. It was chilly outside so we turned the gas fireplace on and the room warmed very quickly. They sent up a bottle of Chardonnay and a cheese/fruit tray. Wonderful. The room is modest in size, but with plenty of storage space in the armoire. The bathroom, like most B&B bathrooms, is sort of “forced” out of the space available, and is rather small. The amenities were top of the line. About the only complaints were (1) that there was very little horizontal space on which to place toiletries and (2) the lighting was insufficient for my wife to apply make-up. Breakfast was excellent: creative scrambled eggs, bacon, yogurt, cereal, fruit, juices, etc. Plus, the house was owned by a woman with a very interesting history. We highly recommend the Cliffside.


Cliffside Inn!

5 on March 21, 2017

A wonderful stay again! That is why we return. The inn is very cozy and perfect for a relaxing getaway. I would highly recommend staying here. Can't wait until next year!!


BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW

5 on March 17, 2017

Beautiful Suites, Wonderful Breakfasts, Best place to go for a special occasion or a weekend getaway. Perfect location near the water and in town , close to everything.


Anniversary Getaway

5 on March 14, 2017

My wife and I have a 3 year old and it's been a long time since we had the opportunity to get away as a couple. We made a point of looking for a hotel to make this anniversary celebration special and the Cliffside Inn did not disappoint at all! The room was very well appointed, and exceptionally clean. The hot tub was a really nice touch and the fact that the hotel is right on the cliff walk in Newport was great. We went to the Mooring for dinner which was delicious and the breakfast at the Inn in the morning was outstanding. 5 stars. We will plan on returning next year again for our anniversary.


A wonderful spot for a quick getaway!

4.4 on March 13, 2017

We were there on an unusually warm February day and took advantage of the Inn's proximity to the walking trail both days. That was a nice surprise on top of a great weekend. The Inn itself is lovely and the staff are very accommodating. I loved our room and the food was great. We enjoyed getting to know a few others staying in the Inn during happy hour over a glass of wine.


Gorgeous Newport Bed and Breakfast

5 on March 12, 2017

Perfect All around The Suites are amazing along with the staff and Inn Keepers. Best Breakfast you will ever have. Close to everything Gorgeous view


Remarkable

5 on March 10, 2017

Beautiful Inn , In a Beautiful Town. The Inn Keepers and Staff are amazing. The breakfast is out of this world. 5 Stars is not enough, We give it 10 Platinum Stars


A Wonderful Weekend

5 on March 08, 2017

A wonderful March getaway weekend for my wife and I. Wonderful service and food. Thank you and we will be back.


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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Suite

Our most popular suite, unfolds over 2 levels connected by a spiral staircase. Upstairs: features a bedside fireplace, bay window sitting area with wingback chairs, Queen size pine bed. Downstairs, features a large whirlpool tub, a second fireplace and a cozy library area. French doors open to an enclosed garden patio with a waterfall, table and chairs. Modern amenities include a whirlpool tub, spa shower, central air conditioning, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 flat screen TVs and an iPod® music system.

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

Nightly Rate: $305 - $510

Carriage House

This lovely room is constructed in the style of a Victorian carriage house, with a private courtyard entrance. Incorporating elements reminiscent of its carriage house function, the room features bead board wainscoting, a sliding barn door to a large marble bath, an antique double bowl pedestal sink, antique heart pine flooring, Oriental rug, vintage furniture and a cozy window seat overlooking the front yard and ocean beyond. Modern amenities include a 2 person whirlpool tub, spa shower, central air conditioning, gas fireplace, flat screen TV and an iPod® music system.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

Victorian Room

This first floor room retains much of its original 19th century character such as antique heart pine floors, Oriental rugs, carved fireplace mantel, plush wing chairs and a large bay window. Other amenities include an antique Queen-sized mahogany cannonball bed, gas fireplace and private spa bathroom with walk-in shower, tiled bench, rain shower head and body spray.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $430

The Blue Room

One of our guests' favorite rooms, the blue and white décor takes its styling cues from the French countryside. Sunlight filters through the cut lace curtains and the bay window featuring a comfortable upholstered window seat. The room is appointed with an antique armoire and chest of drawers, antique heart pine floors, an antique carved mahogany Queen-sized bed, and a gas fireplace. The bathroom features a two-person spa shower with rain shower head and tiled bench seat.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $430

The Sun Room

Located on the southeastern corner of the inn overlooking our perennial gardens, outdoor fireplace and the ocean beyond, the Sun Room is bathed in warm sunlight. The room features a lovely bay window with a cozy upholstered window seat, the warm glow of antique wood floors and an antique stained glass transom. The serene décor features an antique Queen-sized bed and wingback chairs. The private bathroom features heated towels, a two-person steam bath and spa shower with aromatherapy, chromatherapy and an iPod® audio system.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $485

Beatrice's Room

The bedroom and studio of Artist Beatrice Turner is one of our most romantic rooms. The Beatrice Room features views of the ocean and our perennial gardens and fire pit from each of the two bay windows. Other amenities include an upholstered window seat, antique heart pine floors, a vintage oriental rug, gas fireplace with carved stone mantel, and an antique mahogany Queen-sized bed. Italian Carrera marble and black granite define the large private bathroom that boasts a two-person whirlpool bath set beneath a bay window and a separate two-person spa shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

Adele's Room

Located on the second floor, Adele's Room is a primer in Victorian style. The room is appointed with a hand carved antique oak Queen-sized bed, plush Victorian fainting couch, and a gas fireplace with a soapstone mantel. The private bath features an elegant marble tile floor, a deep claw foot slipper tub, and a separate spa shower with rain shower head.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $485

The Swann Room

One of our Classic Rooms; bright and airy with 3rd floor windows facing south and west. This cozy corner room is a relaxing retreat featuring sloped mansard walls, inlaid hardwood floors, a bay window and cozy window seat, and corner gas fireplace. The Swann Room is furnished with an antique Queen-sized four-poster bed. French doors lead to your private bathroom with a two person spa shower bathed in light by the skylight above.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $430

The St. George's Suite

The regal red and black décor of this third floor suite honors St. George’s School, whose 1897 origins can be traced to this property. The suite features 3 mansard dormer windows, a Queen mahogany plantation bed, skylights and a petite library with fireplace, and wing back chairs. The Bathing Salon features an enormous sky lit spa shower with multiple shower heads and tropical plants.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

The Turner Suite

This spacious 3rd floor corner suite is furnished with a Victorian Queen-sized bed and features sloping mansard walls, hardwood inlaid floors, oriental rugs, skylights, and scenic views of the formal perennial gardens and ocean beyond. The parlor is distinguished by a raised hearth gas fireplace, sofa and cozy reading nook. Skylights illuminate the marble bath featuring a vintage slipper tub with a rain showerhead and skylight above.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

The Grosvenor Suite

Honoring Newport’s beloved family of award-winning artists, the Grosvenor Suite is a spacious light-filled retreat showcasing a collection of original Newport paintings by members of the Grosvenor family. The suite features an elegant antique four-poster King-sized bed, raised hearth fireplace, and a Victorian fainting couch. The spacious travertine marble spa bathroom boasts a double Queen Anne pedestal sink, whirlpool bath, and spa shower with rain shower head and body sprays.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

The Loft

Cliffside's classic mansard roof provides a distinctive architectural element to the Loft Room situated on the inn’s third floor. A series of skylights set in the handsome wood-beamed ceiling heighten the room’s visual interest. Furnished with an antique Singapore King-sized bed and butler’s armoire, this romantic retreat features a gas fireplace and French doors leading to an elegant bathroom with a large sky lit whirlpool tub and spa shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $485

The Tower Suite

A dramatic 2-level room in the Victorian turret, with a private courtyard entrance, make this a unique hideaway. The upstairs bedroom features an expansive, bay window with built-in seating and a raised fireplace. The room is furnished with an antique Eastlake Queen bed and armoire, flat screen TV/DVD and iPod music system. Soaring overhead, the dramatic 20 foot cupola with its octagon ceiling, mansard dormer windows, and architectural lighting make this a one-of-a-kind experience. The 1st floor spa bathroom has a 2-person whirlpool, spa shower and hardwood floors. Refrigerator en-suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $525

The Atlantic Suite

Private entrance off a sunny deck with bistro table and chairs. The suite has 15 foot cathedral ceilings with skylights, and a see-through fireplace in the living room and bathroom. The large bedroom features antique English pine Queen bed, armoire and desk, plus a large, sun-filled southeast window, and large fieldstone fireplace wall. The living room is made for relaxing with sleeper-sofa, slipper chairs, library and gas fireplace. The enormous spa bathroom has hardwood floors, Italian tiles, gas fireplace, large whirlpool tub and a spa shower. Dog friendly. Refrigerator ensuite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $345 - $510

The Cliff Suite

Cliffside's largest suite offers a private entrance off a sunny deck with bistro table and chairs. The suite is comprised of a separate bedroom, living room, and study with a fireplace. The bedroom and living room feature cathedral ceilings, a raised brick hearth fireplace and skylights. Furnishings include a King-sized bed, writing desk, a pull-out sofa and comfortable antique and upholstered seating throughout. The marble and tile bathroom has a 2 person whirlpool tub illuminated by a skylight, and a separate shower. Dog friendly. Refrigerator ensuite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $345 - $510

The Hydrangea Suite

Located in the Seaview Cottage, this suite features sun-filled bedroom with an antique French King mansion bed, butler's armoire, wood floors, Oriental rugs, and a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone wall. The living room has a unique see-through fireplace, pull-out sofa, and comfortable seating in front of the hearth. The spa bathroom offers a heated towel rack, gas fireplace, antique pedestal sink, whirlpool tub and illuminated overhead rain shower. This suite can accommodate a third person. Dog friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $345 - $500

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Location

Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Village

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-93 South to Route 24 South. Once you cross the Sakonnet River Bridge, take Exit 1 (Rte. 138S to Middletown and Newport Beaches). Follow Rte. 138S for 7.1 miles to Rte. 138A (there will be a stoplight and you will see a Bank of America and Dunkin Donuts on your right.) Turn left onto Rte. 138A, following sign to "Newport Beaches" and “Salve Regina University”. Continue on Rte. 138A for 2.1 miles, at the second set of stoplights, turn left. Continue for 1.2 miles past Easton's Beach (now “Memorial Blvd.”) and up the hill. After passing Easton’s Beach, make your first left turn, near the top of the hill, onto Cliff Ave. (you will see the “Chanler at Cliffwalk Hotel” on your left at Cliff Ave. and Memorial Blvd.). Continue down Cliff Ave for 2/10ths of a mile to Seaview Ave. Turn left onto Seaview Ave., and left into the Cliffside Inn parking lot. The Cliffside Inn is at the corner of Cliff Ave. and Seaview Ave

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Newport Gilded Age Mansions, Tennis Hall of Fame, Touro Synagogue, Newport Art Museum, Yachting Museum, Redwood Library, Newport Historical Society, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Videos , Flat screen LCD TVs, Aveda bath amenties, iPod sound systems, Fine Italian bed & bath linens, Fire places in every room, Spa showers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 13+
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved dogs under 30 lbs in the Seaview Cottage rooms
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends require a two or three night minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's advance deposit or half the total due for more than 2-nights (incl.tax) with the balance due on arrival. Two-night minimum on weekends. Three-nights on some holiday and summer weekends.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, please contact us directly at 401-847-1811/800-845-1811. If your reservation is cancelled at least 15 days prior to your arrival date, we will issue you a Rain Check for a future visit at the Cliffside Inn during the next year. If you must cancel within 15 days of your arrival date, and we are able to rebook your room(s) for the dates of your reservation then we will issue you a Rain Check for a future visit at the Cliffside Inn during the next year. If we are unable to rebook the rooms you had reserved, then your deposit is nonrefundable. In either case, a 10% cancellation fee is assessed when a Rain Check is issued for a cancelled or changed reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bill Bagwill and Nancy Stafford

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-10 am
  • Serving Location: Parlor and the Library, Veranda & Outdoor Tables, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Gourmet Breakfast and Afternoon Receptions
Start your day with a delicious breakfast celebrating freshly prepared foods and the finest ingredients. The seasonal menu varies daily, and features one of our renowned breakfast entrées. Breakfast also includes fresh juices and fruit, cereal, our home-made granola, our fresh baked muffins and breads, yogurt, and our renowned French-press coffee. In the afternoon, we welcome you back from your day exploring the best of Newport to join other guests for a relaxed wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. Our daily reception is a wonderful way to meet other guests and unwind before heading out to enjoy one of Newport's fine restaurants. Later in the evening, retire around our outdoor fireplace to enjoy conversation...and maybe a bottle of wine, while you reconnect with other guests; sharing your adventures and planning your next day's activities.


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