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The Harborside Inn

213 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is my second trip to the Harborside Inn having begun a yearly tradition of Labor Day weekend on the island. The hotel is situated practically opposite the ferry which is perfect for lugging coolers with beer and suitcases etc. It's also right on the center town strip for shopping, restaurants and maybe 10mins max walk from 75% of the... More 

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Koloa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed here as part of a package deal through Block Island Reservations. Block Island is like a step back in time to a simpler, no frills lifestyle, We have stayed at other motels/time shares here and know that the lodgings are not fancy on the island. They are basic and simple. We knew the Harborside Inn was old and so... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This Inn is indeed right at the harbor. You won't need a cab to get there from the ferry. If the harbor area is where you want to be, this is less expensive than most -- but don't expect a lot for your still substantial outlay. Our room was very small, not in great shape, and furnished with an outsized... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Booked the room through blockislandreservations.com. We stayed in room 215. It was the smallest room we ever stayed in. Bathroom sink was in the living area and toilet and stand up shower was in a separate room. Room had A/C and was very chilly (a good thing for us). The hotel is the check in point for other inn's in... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Third time staying at this place. My Mom and I have been going for a 2 night mother/daughter vacation for 3 years now. We always stay in the same room (205). Ocean view. Room and bathroom are always clean. LOVE the restaurant/deck downstairs. The breakfast is the best. The lunch/dinner food are also delicious. Love sitting on the deck late... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The answer to everything seems to be that "this is a hundred-year old hotel." No elevator (and nobody to help you with your bags), narrow and steep stairs, no hair-dryer, no in-room fridge or microwave, and all for a high price. No wifi on the third floor, so you have to take your computer down to the lobby and hope... More 

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Bayport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I actually feel sorry for some of the people who wrote negative reviews. They must be so unhappy! Yes the building is old. Yes the stairs and hallways are wonky. Yes the rooms are super tiny. Get over it and enjoy! The room was clean. The air conditioning worke. The location was perfect! The view from the porch is beautiful!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Even though they had a no refund policy, had to leave for Family emergency, without asking, they said they would most likely rebook the room and refund for the full amount. They did. Very honest, many places would not do this. I will definitely come back

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medway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You cannot beat the location of the Harborside Inn. You step off the ferry and it is directly in front of you!!! We had gone with this hotel as our regular inn was not available for the weekend we needed. Staff was very friendly and check in was easy. We had requested a water view room which unfortunately is the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have been to Block Island two years in a row and stayed at the Harborside Inn both times. The location of the hotel is great. It is on Water Street in Old Harbor and close to everything (ferry, shops, restaurants, & beaches). That being said, the rooms are rather cozy and very basic. The "free continental breakfast" is a... More 

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