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National Hotel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here mid-May, before the restaurant was open. Workers were busy painting and setting up, but all the staff took the time to make us feel like welcome guests. This is not a Holiday Inn--it is an historic hotel. If you want a cookie-cutter experience this is not it. The rooms are odd-sized, the windows don't slide smoothly, and...

Thank Robert S
Rumford, Rhode Island
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We needed a one night stay on Block Island and found this place among the possibilities. Booking was easy. Had a great experience here. Spent the extra money for a corner Queen and it was well worth it. Nice views of the harbor and the foot traffic. The bed was unspectacular but comfortable. Cool breezes through both windows. Adequate bathroom...

1Thank pgouletri
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NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We definitely look forward to seeing you again!

CT, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We have stayed at the National a few times !! Very clean & comfortable, great location wonderful view of the water!! There is a fire pit in back of the Hotel which is so pleasant in the evening ! Across the street is the Surf Hotel with a little path which brings you to the Beach.

1Thank Susan F
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Susan! It is nice to get this review, especially as we are ready to embark on another season. Hope to see you this summer!

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were in for the July 4th holiday 2016 and it was amazing! Towels for the beach, beautiful fire pits and patio with wait staff! The rooms are charming! We were concerned that our room was backed up to the fire pits and patio but they have strict time that the pits are put out- approx. 10pm, and it was...

1Thank RNtraveler1968
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind words. July 4th is definitely a fun weekend and you are correct - July 3rd is the fireworks, weather permitting, and the parade is July 4th so lots of fun building up to the holiday. We are taking reservations now so book any time!

Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very clean hotel, convenient to the ferry, great location on the water front. Our room was comfortable but small. I think there are a number of amenities that could make this a great place to stay, but, because we visited in October most of them were shut down. The restaurant was closed, the porch was empty, the fire pit was...

1Thank Shutter_Lady14
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. The off season is definitely a little different but also a nice time to just relax. Hopefully you will visit us in season some time too. The restaurant is usually open from the week before Memorial Day through the month of September.

Waterford, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed here one night on a Monday in the off season. From the moment we stepped into the lobby and heard the classical music playing I was swept away. This old fashioned victorian hotel is lovely. Beautiful woodwork and carpets- lush without being gaudy. Front desk service was extremely friendly. There are no elevators, so beware of that if...

Thank Ann S
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The off season is a great time to visit and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a very last minute booking at the National in one of their ocean view suites for a quick couples getaway. It's a wonderful place to stay, particularly if you are facing the water and don't mind a little dated quirkiness. Guests should know that there is no air conditioning or lifts, the latter of...

1Thank DieselWMB
Northampton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Its a bit difficult to write a good review for this hotel. Two issues that you probably have learned by now by looking at other reviews and even the hotels website are no air conditioning and no elevators. We stayed in early September, and the heat was not much of an issue, but I would think it would be in...

1Thank Pennsypete
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I went to Block Island with a local tour company. We stayed at The National Hotel, which is on the National Historic Register. There wasn't any air conditioning nor elevators. We knew that going on this trip. I went with a girlfriend of mine. We requested an ocean view, which they stated would not be a problem. When we arrived,...

Thank 15gracie
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to start by thanking you for coming to Block Island and staying at the National. We have been hosting your tour company for many years now and certainly appreciate that. And I am sorry that you were disappointed in your room. One of the hardest parts of hosting a tour group in a historic property like ours...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wish the day we visited Block Island is to eat lunch while sitting on a restaurant with the view of the ocean. Price and food did and matter but we got lucky. We had a lovely view of the docks in the front patio. My cold lobster tail sandwich was delicious. My son enjoyed his clams with alfredo sauce...

Thank Elizabeth G

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about National Hotel

Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: RM718 - RM1,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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“The corner room is the best, it's a little larger & a beautiful view of the Water !”
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“Room 212 is a larger queen room with an ocean view”
AnnS445, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Low a floor as possible and corner room if possible as their is no AC or elevator”
Pennsypete, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“definitely request an ocean view.”
15gracie, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Didn't stay here because it is right on the main street and the restaurant is loud. Excellent restaurant service.”
348sunnyd, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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