Sitting high atop Narragansett Bay on scenic Ocean Drive, Oceancliff I & II offers the finest views available in Newport. The resort boasts outdoor tennis courts, acres of manicured grounds, video library, and an indoor pool. A nearby separately owned restaurant and lounge is open during the summer months for lunch out on the patio or dinner overlooking the bay. Guests pass through iron gates and head into Oceancliff II, where the majority of the accommodations and all public areas are harbored. Common areas are limited to a modest lobby and a small game room with a couple of video games. The nearest dining is next door at OceanCliff, though Castle Hill's bar is worth the 10-minute walk. Inn on Long Wharf is a resort in the area you may enjoy if you like this area.
Tennis players have two courts, bicycles are for rent, and golf is close by. Swimmers do their laps in the new indoor/outdoor pool, and the adjoining whirlpool is a nice perk. The adequately maintained condominium suites are large and comfortable with living rooms, sofa beds, fireplaces, TVs, VCRs (a video-vending machine is in the reception area) and wet bars. Kitchenettes supply toasters, coffeemakers and microwave ovens. Some carpeting is splotchy, and the walls in some units could use a fresh coat of paint. Each unit has two well-equipped baths, one with a whirlpool tub. The decks and balconies offer good views, and some suites are bi-level. The best units are the four one- and two-bedroom apartments in Oceancliff I, which provide more privacy and larger living areas. A great place for a beautiful New England vacation!