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The Gothic Inn

P.O. Box 537, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I just needed to run away from home and have a solid 24 hours to myself -- no car, cell phone, computer, iPad, Kindle, books or anything. I didn't want a television in my room or an Internet connection (although wi-fi was available). I had a small but comfortable and room with lots of 19th-century character and a great view... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed in an upstairs room for one night. It was pleasant, centrally located and had a beautiful ocean view. The room was quite small, with a separate bathroom, and the only thing available for breakfast was a cup of coffee. However, there were a nice shelf of books, water to drink, and a small common fridge and microwave. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I should start by saying if you're searching for places to stay on Block Island, you already know it's a fairly expensive location in general. That being said, I would put the Gothic in towards the upper middle in terms of cost. The room I stayed in was so-so. It had a musty smell, likely due to the lack of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

There was no air circulation in this room. the bathroom was not clean and there was no soap. the furnishings were cheap, with a "garage sale" decor and there were holes in the wall. interior and exterior maintenance were marginal. if you like to sleep in a sauna, this is the place for you. the only good thing about the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is not “rustic” or “charming” or whatever word you want to use to say what it really is - in need of maintenance. I realize that the Gothic Inn is a budget accommodation on a very expensive island, and that you get what you pay for, but I expected a little better than what we got. First the pros... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For those rating the Gothic Inn with only two or three stars, I don't think you quite understand the charm and uniqueness of Block Island. If you're looking to stay at some hotel who turns down your bed each night, and provides you with a free chocolate on your pillow - you should be vacationing elsewhere. The Gothic Inn is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My family and I had the opportunity to stay at the gothic this weekend, not our first visit. I must say its doesn't include the amenities has the Hilton but you will be satisfied. The Jamaican staff are very welcoming and all have great personalities. Great location, clean surroundings. The building is old but it's worth the money you paid... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

So, I was told it was a little "rustic". The location is great-walking distance to the waterfront shops & restaurants, close proximity to the beach. It could be a better place if it were updated. The owners, who come by, are a sweet, older couple, who run the drug store in town. We had to share a bathroom, which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The room (suite) was pretty dank. Carpet felt gross underfoot and the room wasn't cleaned that well. Sheets/towels were clean, but the bed needs to be replaced (had a few springs sticking up into the ribs all night!). Location is great for being central to old harbor, but it is noisy at night (drunks rambling down the road). Also felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

First let me say if you haven't been to Block Island you might be disappointed in the Gothic. Even though it is clean, staff very friendly, breakfast good, view of water from porch, and in town location, this inn is from yesteryear and I just love it. It is what Block Island use to be. They do have shared baths... More 

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