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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

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Spring Street, PO Box I, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was very nice, clean rooms, comfortable bed, nice deck off out room, great buffet breakfast, staff was very nice excellent service by all we even had a ride back to the ferry. I love the old world charm but you really need air conditioners!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Narragansett is a unique property, built on the edge of the New Harbor of the Great Salt Pond, it is on the quieter side of the island. It is a beautiful white Victorian with sunbonnet dormers and a mansard roof, exuding the charm of a resort built for our great grandparents. There is an 'annex' of sorts, a brown-shingled... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Narragansett! Great room, hospitality and experience. Breakfast was great, the only one on the island that I know that is served buffet style- meaning no waiting for an hour for eggs. It is available to people not staying there are well. Only recommend that it lasts a little longer. I hope Narragansett opens again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love the Mannisses. We try to get up to Block island as much as possible . We always try for the Dodge cottage . The rooms at the Mannisses are a bit small ,but, then that must be expected for a hotel of that vintage . We are very pleased with the room size at the Dodge Cottage .... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me be very clear - this is a review specifically of Hotel Manisses, not 1661 inn which are in fact two different places in different locations with very different levels of quality. The only thing they share is brunch and their management (or so it seemed to us). Even more specifically, this is a review of the Warrior room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the 1661 house but unfortunately we did not pick the right room. We had a room on the top floor with a high ceiling and the windows did not open all the way so it was extremely hot during certain times of the day. We would definitely return and stay in a different room. Breakfast was great and... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here last minute for 2 nights and the room was fine. Small, but far surpassed by the views and breezes. Great breakfast, 24/7 coffee, and very helpful staff. Shared a shower on the floor where I was located with no issues. Clean and comfortable. I would recommend for a no frills excellent place to stay on the island.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our first visit to Block Island - the island was truly beautiful with wonderful hikes and beaches. Our biggest disappointment was staying at The 1661 Inn. We stayed in the Cassius room in the Nicholas Ball Cottage. The lay-out of the room was nice with a queen sized bed downstairs and a pull-out couch in the... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at the Hotel Manisses for the past 4 years. We love it's charm and location. It is very close to the shops and restaurants in Old Harbor. The staff has always been more than helpful, i.e. getting us an extra fan or holding our luggage before check-in/after check-out time so we could enjoy every... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great Inn to enjoy ocean views on Block Island. Within walking distance to the harbor, you can enjoy restaurants and shopping but not be in the middle of all the activity. A great place to sit on the patio and enjoy relaxing with friends!

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