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Water Street Inn

Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rye, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Water Street, requesting Room #3, for the second time. Although there are signs of wear, particularly in the bathroom, it is still a great choice. The Inn has no reception area, no check in, no phones. Check in takes place at a neighboring hotel. Since my last visit, the tv was upgraded, which was great, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I almost didn't want to give away this secret, but since this hotel was renovated last year, the rooms are awesome. We have been staying on Block Island for almost 10 years and you have to know what you're getting when staying on the island. Most hotels are dated, rustic, chic with older features but it's part of the charm.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Old (turn of the century) boarding house. Rooms are awful (really bad beds, even worse pillows, floors slope 15 degrees, window didn't open--occupied by a huge, noisy A/C unit), but it did have a small fridge and organic toiletries. Location is right "downtown," across the street from the ferry. Noisy at night, though, being directly above a restaurant/bar and in... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spend your money at the other hotels such as the Hendrickson House, Spring house, Ashley House etc. The management here is beyond terrible! We had rented here and our room was half of the size of the other rooms. Non working TV and fan, BLACK mold resulting in feeling ill, no closets or dresser, not clean in fact beyond dirty,... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The rooms were comfortable, clean and right on the main road, across from the ferry. We had a fridge and coffee maker in our room. The beds were comfortable and there is air conditioning. There is a place to store your luggage before check in and after check out (which is great). The only downfall (which wasn't a big deal... More 

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BIReservations, General Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! We love getting feedback from our guests and want you to know that yours is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Block Island in the future! More 

Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband & I stayed for 2 nights recently; great location, very clean... needs new mattress desperately! Would stay again but would not choose room facing water - too noisy in a.m. - fork lifts and ferry noises.... and had heavy footed guests above - would choose room on top floor facing back of building.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I should have been more wary when they force you to make a reservation for a 2 night minimum. I originally knew it would be tough to make it to the island on Friday night, but didn't realize that the island can become impossible to get to with fog, as the planes were all cancelled, and the weather from Boston... More 

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BIReservations, General Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for you recent stay with us. We understand that you do not agree with our policy of requiring two nights for your weekend stay here on Block Island. You did however, agree to this policy at the time of booking as well as our cancellation policy. You were not "forced" to reserve with us. This is more... More 

10024
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I was in the annex a few doors down from the main Inn. Yeah the porch is great at the main building and the view fantastic and yeah Block Island is fantastic. The room I had was not so nice. The bathroom small, the room was small it was old and it had this huge kind of heater A/C unit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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128 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Our room was lovely and the price was not bad for high season on BI. Weeknight rates are much better than weekend! We did have a window that faced the harbor. Our AC was a tall machine that stood in the corner and leaked all over the floor, twice that we noticed. No one came to look at it or... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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108 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Waterview rooms may be great, but rooms on the alley are nothing special. Cheap beds, stained sheets, noise of the exhaust fan from the restaurant downstairs. Didn't need the large, in-room A/C unit in September, but turned it on to check the noise level and it was loud.

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