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National Hotel

3.0 of 5
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Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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East Amherst, New York
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Off season. A perfect time to enjoy the delights of uncrowded Island, Rhode Island. We had booked 3 nights and were given an ocean front room with two double beds as an upgrade as well as a free night's stay. The value was exceptional. From the short walk to the hotel from the ferry dock to the welcoming homey feel... More 

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Newington, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We have enjoyed many stays at the National. The staff is friendly, helpful and caring. The food is always great and we LOVE the chowder. The rooms are clean and comfortable ( we even have a favorite room !!). The location is superb and time spent at the firepit is always enjoyable and the view from the front porch is... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Haven`t been to Block Island since 08/08/88 so it was kind of my first time. Getting off the ferry is exciting since you do leave your car behind. One of the first things you see is the National,which is comforting. The hotel is very clean. Knowing the volume this hotel endures, I was surprised at how well we were greeted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We spent 24 hrs. on Block Island on a week night in September and enjoyed our stay at the National Hotel. A grand old building circa 1888 Victorian style rooms with many antique furnishings that make you feel like a guest in someones home. Our room was on the second floor and we enjoyed the laid back stroll up and... More 

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Danbury Ct.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We did not stay here - the restuarant was a big disappointment, I love clam chowder and there's was full of cooked celery - very little clams!!! Horrible, tasted like cellery soup. Lobster roll full of little pieces of lobster and a big fat roll. Service not so good. Could of eaten near my house for less money, better service... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I love this place in the summer, good fresh food…..but this past weekend not so good. I noticed a real difference in service, quality of food and in general. this is usually one of my top favorites. Love the porch and its always great service in the summer. this past weekend it was a skeleton crew and not a lot... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The National is in a great spot on the island over looking where the ferry comes in downtown. Have been coming here for years mostly for their mudslides. Had a nice lunch today. The New England clam chowder was not as good as I expected. My burger was good and the Mud slide was prefect.

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Plainville, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Spent one night at National Hotel on 9/21/15. Room was small but clean.One downside was bed was very hard. Outside area was welcoming with the firepit etc. Dinner at the hotel was pricey and limited due to end of season. Very close to stores & ferry.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

If the food matched the view this would rate the highest. We had a table along the rail for lunch- a beautiful view. The dishes were average. Would try again if visiting Block Island to enjoy the setting and hoping for a better lunch.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights getaway and wouldn't come back to this hotel. Our room on the third floor overlooked the back of the hotel and the noise at night from drunk guests in the garden area was awful. The man in the room below me even yelled at them to please just shut up already!! That was after... More 

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