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The Cliffside Inn, Newport

by Megan DuBois
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A stay at The Cliffside Inn puts you in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Housed in a beautifully restored 1879-era Victorian mansion, this charming property is within easy walking distance of the city’s best sights and attractions, including the iconic Cliff Walk. Read our full review of this historic hotel — and all that it has to offer guests. 

What You Need to Know 

The Look of The Cliffside Inn

It's All in the Details

The Cliffside Inn draws you in with its cheerful canary yellow walls, brick red roof, and large wraparound front porch. The property boasts plenty of outdoor common spaces, including a fire pit on the front lawn. Those looking for a more secluded outdoor space will want to book one of the four suites that come complete with a private outdoor area. 

The 16 guest rooms and suites have recently been refurbished and feature an eclectic mix of jewel tones and fun patterns for a modern twist. While each room has its own unique flair, all of them offer fireplaces (to be used seasonally), whirlpool tubs, or spa showers (and, depending on the room, you may have all three!) 

The Vibe at The Cliffside Inn 

Most of the accommodations only sleep two or three guests, so you can expect to see mostly couples. The romantic vibe can be found throughout the property, including in the indoor common spaces like the parlor and library, where guests can enjoy wine and refreshments in the afternoon, as well as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Who Will Love The Cliffside Inn

Couples looking for a historic place to stay with plenty of charm – while also being within walking distance of downtown Newport – will love The Cliffside Inn. 

Who Might Not Love The Cliffside Inn

Those traveling with children may want to stay elsewhere. The Cliffside Inn is known for its adult-oriented ambiance, accommodations, and amenities.   

Best Amenity at The Cliffside Inn

The complimentary gourmet breakfast is absolutely delicious. Come summertime, you can also take advantage of free beach chairs, towels, coolers, and sunscreen. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at The Cliffside Inn

Your stay here includes a complimentary breakfast; afternoon wine and refreshments from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; daily, self-serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bottled water; complimentary use of beach chairs, towels, and coolers. Meanwhile, rooms are equipped with Bluetooth radios, flat-screen TVs, wifi, and blackout shades. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Cliffside Inn

The typical taxes fees should be expected here. 

How to Get a Deal at The Cliffside Inn

The best way to get a deal at The Cliffside Inn is to check out the special offers tab and book directly through the property's website.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Cliffside Inn

Newport is chock-full of exciting attractions and natural beauty. The scenic Cliff Walk, where you can see Gilded Age mansions and panoramic ocean views, is mere steps away. The beach, shopping, and restaurants are also nearby. For a true taste of Newport, you’ll also want to consider a sailing excursion. (Fun fact: The city calls itself "The Sailing Capital of the World.) 

Nearest Airport to The Cliffside Inn

The nearest airport to The Cliffside Inn is Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, which is about 28 miles away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to The Cliffside Inn

Those looking for an easy way to get around Newport should hop aboard the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Trolley, which makes several stops around the city (including near the Cliff Walk). 

The Bottom Line

Travelers looking for a historic inn with plenty of charm and elegance should consider staying here. 

It's All in the Details