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Spring House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in New Shoreham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Fantastic stay. One of the most beautiful properties we've ever stayed at. But what made this experience truly memorable was the staff. They went above and beyond with everything. From the room to the food - everything was perfect. Thanks!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've stayed in a number of hotels and inns on Block Island over the years, and the Spring House remains our favorite. The hotel recently updated many of the common areas and rooms. The room updates have made a big difference. Where once there were chintzy florals and deep greens, the rooms are now more sophisticated feeling with neutral coastal tones (light blues, sand tones), the bed in the room we stayed in was extremely comfortable, and the updated shower was fantastic. We ate in the Bistro at the hotel, and are looking forward to our next chance to dine there. The meal started with warm bread with herb butter (herbs from their on-site garden), then balsamic calamari with spicy arugula, roasted eggplant (again, from their own garden) for me, and tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce for my husband, all of which were very good. The restaurant and bar staff were just as friendly as the front desk staff, and it was nice to be there at the end of the season when the entire island is less crowded. Looking forward to our next stay at the Spring House!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful property, clean rooms, but my wife and I (and most of the guests) were seriously troubled by the way they handled a wedding on site during our stay. There was zero communication from the hotel that a wedding would be taking place. My wife and I had a lovely day on the island celebrating our anniversary, and we returned to the hotel with a bottle of wine, ready to soak in the view from the iconic white chairs on the main lawn as sunset approached.

We were really disappointed to find out the entire hotel was closed except for the very back entrance. The staff was completely preoccupied with the wedding and it was clear that the guests took a back seat to all the things that the wedding required.

Most of our frustrations are aimed at the hotel’s inability to communicate openly and honestly with guests. Despite the main parts of the hotel being closed for a majority of our Saturday night stay, there was no acknowledgement of the inconvenience, nor was there any acknowledgement that they charged us full room fees despite severely limiting our access to the best parts of the property for the all important Saturday night portion of our stay.

The hotel is nice and in a great spot, but without any communication from the staff about the wasted night, or any gesture from them acknowledging the limitations of our stay, we can’t in good conscious recommend them. Steer clear: there are better options on the island, and surely ones that put guests first. This was a disappointment.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Just spent a relaxing weekend here with my husband. The Spring House is the perfect spot on Block Island. The view is amazing. The hotel room was cozy. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were nice. The bathroom was nice with a rain shower. The bar/restaurant had very good food and excellent drinks. Try the Blood Orange Cosmo and the flourless chocolate cake. We will be back, hopefully in the spring.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Spring House Hotel has a lot of strong positives. The location is wonderful - 5-8 minute walk to town but you feel very removed from it up on the hill. The lawn is spectacular - you can lounge on the chairs, gaze out at the ocean, and revel in the view. The restaurant is very good - nothing stands out in particular, but everything is good. The drinks are pretty good too. The hotel has nooks and crannies that you can explore and hide from the lunch and dinner crowds - quiet spaces in bars, back porches, etc. We stayed in the main hotel and our room was clean and although not updated we so enjoyed the ocean breeze coming through our windows at night. A nice treat that there was a farmer's market on Thursday afternoon. We would definitely come back, probably next time with our kids. Stayed during the week in August without a wedding.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank lynnegold
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Additional Information about Spring House Hotel

Address: 52 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in New Shoreham
Price Range: RM4,598 - RM4,602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spring House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Spring House Hotel, built in 1852, is Block Island's largest and oldest hotel. Set atop a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as well as the spring from which we take our name, the property provides views which cannot be beat. Being a ten minute walk from Old Harbor, the Spring House provides an oasis which can be enjoyed from our Adirondack chairs, wrap-around porch, and East overlook patio. Great pride is taken in our seed-to-table mission in both of our two on-site restaurants. Three gardens and a greenhouse provide fresh produce creating delicious dining options on both our Dining Room and Bistro menus. Simply choose your preference of formal or casual food and setting upon arrival. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for both. Between the Main Building and the Mott House (an Annex Building located 20 yards away), there are 50 hotel rooms to rent, ranging from 1-bed standards up to studios and suites. Two apartments and four houses are also available to rent on property, as well as off-property Town Homes. Block Island thrives during the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During this time, all of the above-listed dining and hotel options are available. Outside of this time frame, the Dining Room menu is closed. The Bistro menu remains open along with the Main Building Hotel from April through October. The Spring House Hotel provides a beautiful setting for weddings and special events which are frequently hosted on the weekends. In the effort to provide our nuptial couples the exclusive setting, our food and beverage outlets may be closed during these events. During the off-season (November-April), the Main Building Hotel is closed and only our Barn Suites and Houses are available for rent. Last winter was the grand opening of The Barn Restaurant, providing an intimate dining experience Wednesdays-Sundays for dinner only. The restaurant, fitting only 30-35 patrons, features an open-concept kitchen and a truly unique experience. ... more   less 
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