Cliffside Inn

2 Seaview Ave, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Innkeeper(s): Bill Bagwill and Nancy Stafford
  • Introduction

    Cliffside Inn Bed and BreakfastWelcome to Cliffside Inn, a romantic Newport bed and breakfast, nestled in the heart of the Cliff Walk historic district.

    Our newly restored bed and breakfast in Newport is steps from the Cliff Walk and the beach, and a short walk to restaurants and shopping in downtown Newport.

    Experience classic elegance at one of Newport’s most sought after destinations for special occasions, weekend getaways, and extended vacations.

    The 16 guest rooms and suites in our Newport B&B are housed in the historic Victorian mansion and the charming, dog-friendly Seaview Cottage.  Formal gardens, stone walls, and walking paths form a seamless connection between the buildings’ verandas and decks at our historic Newport bed and breakfast.

    The elegant common rooms, a wrap-around porch, perennial gardens and a romantic outdoor fireplace invite our guests to relax, read a good book, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine, and meet new people or chat with old friends.

    Cliffside Inn Bed and BreakfastOld world charm and modern amenities combine seamlessly to define romance and luxury at the Cliffside Inn.  All of the guests at our romantic B&B in Newport enjoy a gourmet breakfast, an afternoon reception, evening turndown, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking.

    Each of the 13 rooms in the main house of our historic bed and breakfast in Newport, RI is appointed with vintage King or Queen-sized beds, imported linens, fine art, Oriental carpets, gas fireplaces, period fixtures, spa bathrooms with Aveda® amenities, LCD TVs, DVD players, and iPod® sound systems.

    Stroll through the gardens of our historic Newport, RI bed and breakfast to the adjacent Seaview Cottage, where 3 gracious suites welcome you in a “coastal chic” setting.  A collection of antique furniture and coastal decor combined with the luxury amenities available throughout the Cliffside Inn provide comfortable and spacious accommodations.

  • Breakfast & Afternoon Reception

    Gourmet Delights at Cliffside Inn Bed and BreakfastAt the Cliffside Inn, we celebrate freshly prepared foods and the finest local ingredients. To start the day, our chef welcomes you with a delicious breakfast served in our grand Victorian parlor or, weather permitting, on the veranda of our Newport bed and breakfast.

    Breakfast at our Newport B&B features one of our many renowned breakfast entreés, and includes fresh juices and fruit, home-made granola, fresh baked muffins and breads, yogurt, and our renowned French-press "Legendary Blend", blended and roasted exclusively for us by Custom House Coffee.

    Tea is served on Wednesday and Saturdays afternoons in the parlor and features a custom blended tea, prepared by America’s preeminent master tea blenders Harney & Sons® exclusively for the Cliffside Inn.  Accompanying your tea is an array of both classic and contemporary sweets and savories, prepared by our chef.  When the weather is warmer, we serve iced teas as well, while guests relax on the veranda and at our outdoor gardens.

    Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast MorningsDuring the rest of the week, we welcome guests back from exploring the best of Newport for a relaxed, early evening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.  At our B&B in Newport, RI, we feature an assortment of hand selected wines and an array of hors d’ouevres prepared daily by our chef.

    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.

    For more information about our epicurean offerings, please visit the "Epicurean Delights" page of the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast website.

  • Your Personal Concierge at Cliffside Inn

    Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast ParlorNewport’s world class yachting events, Gilded Age architecture and chic galleries, boutiques and eateries draw countless visitors from around the world. The City-by-the-Sea bustles with year round activity, providing guests to our Newport B&B with vibrant summer and fall seasons as well as charming winter months filled with festivals, special events, and the opportunity to peacefully explore this year-round seaside community.

    The scenic beauty of Newport is showcased on the historic Cliff Walk, a 3.5 mile picturesque pathway overlooking the Atlantic Ocean — located just steps from the Cliffside Inn. Magnificent Victorian mansions, such as the Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House and Rough Point preside along the walk aptly nicknamed “Millionaires Row”. Today nearly a dozen of the mansions operate as house museums and dazzle visitors with the opulence of Gilded Age architecture, interior design and lifestyles.

    The staff at the Cliffside Inn are Newport insiders and will help make your visit to Newport one filled with unique and memorable experiences. As your personal concierge we will make your visit with us an enchanting vacation.