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The Inn at Old Harbor

2.5 of 5
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231 Water Street, Box 994, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #8 of 29 New Shoreham B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend planned an amazing 30th birthday weekend getaway for me to Block Island and arranged for a room for us here...best birthday ever! The Inn a Old Harbor perfectly fits into the amazing New England summer vibe of the island. Our room had a small balcony with a view of the harbor and the breeze and sunshine streaming into... More 

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and i loved the charm of this conveient B & B...Great location..... a bit noisey when trying to sleep. turning on the fan really helped.....the staff was very friendly and always cleaning.... Yes we would return!!!!

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The two bedroom suite was small, cramped, hot, musty smelling, worn, and not anywhere near worth the $399 a night charge. The pictures on the website are not indicative of the rooms. The staff were lovely, but proprietors are not on site. Of the three bulbs in the bathroom light, two were missing. The bathroom is the size of a... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Manager at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

We're dismayed that you did not enjoy your stay, and we wish to clarify some details in your review. There is a great cross breeze in the suite with the windows and balcony door open as the room faces Old Harbor. The lightbulbs in the bathroom were immediately replaced, and wifi is available in the rooms, but it is definitely... More 

Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was Leary of the location do to the proximity of the ferry and main thoroughfare however it was an excellent experience. Very friendly staff, complimentary breakfast and daily wine and cheese, and allowing us to store our bags until we departed. Be reminded that there generally is no AC in any of the hotels so ask for a room... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Manager at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay during Race Week on Block Island. IOH is the closest inn to the ferry, and while there is no air conditioning in the building there's a great breeze that comes off of Old Harbor each evening around 6p that cools down the inn. We're glad you enjoyed our staff, light continental breakfast and... More 

Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were a bit nervous as we learned he time we chose to get away was 'race week'. Fortunately, the Old Harbor area was not too crowded. We came in on Saturday and left on Tuesday. After Saturday it was pleasantly quiet on the streets. The inn gets the highest marks for cleanliness. We are talking serious cleaning going on,... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Manager at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We're glad you appreciated IOH's housekeeping and cleanliness. IOH is located in the heart of Old Harbor, and it can be a bustling area. We are lucky to be within walking distance of all that Old Harbor has to offer: beaches, restaurants and shops. Island wifi does vary in strength, and it is strongest... More 

Wolcott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great place too stay ,small inn but with the best staff makes you feel like family and very clean wish I had the couples name that clean this place but being in the cleaning industry I must say this place is clean right down to corners and light fixtures sparkle,with baths that don't think twice about using. Also the innkeeper... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Manager at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us this season, and hope you will return. Idalis and Amilcar take great care and pride in their housekeeping duties, and we are glad you appreciated those details! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with future guests, and we look forward to welcoming you back to BI another... More 

Rowayton, Connecticut
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You do not need a car, just get off the ferry and walk to the Inn up on the hill with nice views. Some rooms have private baths other not. The rooms are nicely decorated, better than most on the Island. Be aware most rooms for rent on the Island do not have AC, just window fans, usually there is... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Owner at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Block Island vacation experience and writing a review. Inn at Old Harbor is indeed the closest inn to the ferry, as the Inn is located 200 yards from the ferry dock. You can see the white Victorian building as the ferries approach Old Harbor. The inn has seven rooms with private, en suite bathrooms (five... More 

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the inn for two nights in early September. It was an easy walk from the ferry and we followed the prompts posted on the check-in desk upon arrival. Rafi appeared, gave us the low down on the inn, and showed us to a nice suite on the third floor. We were very comfortable there... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Owner at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience at IOH and on Block Island with future guests. Your suggestions for a taxi tour and moped rental are excellent ways to experience all the island has to offer during a short stay on BI. We're delighted you enjoyed people watching on our front balcony! It is the best spot... More 

East Hampton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved the inn and room 8 was amazing!! The view was incredible and we can't wait to get back! Also enjoyed the wine and cheese and live music on the front porch. A real memory. So close to the amazing beaches and yummy restaurants. Even the ferry ride from Montauk was fun.

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InnAtOldHarbor, Owner at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future IOH guests. Room Eight is a beautiful guest room with a queen bed, large private bath, and private balcony overlooking Old Harbor. It is a favorite for many returning guests! It's delightful when we have guests or local friends who play music on our balcony during wine and... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just returned from a weekend on Block Island, staying at IOH. Perhaps they were not prepared for a busy weekend (last weekend in September with beautiful weather in the 70s). Prior to our arrival was told by the Innkeeper that Rafi would tend to us at check-in and that they would hold our bags if we got there prior to... More 

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InnAtOldHarbor, Owner at The Inn at Old Harbor, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at IOH. Many of the details in your review are addressed on our website. We are happy to hold your bags before check in and after your departure. Most inn guests are quite independently exploring BI during their stay, and our staff is happy to help whenever possible! Our season... More 

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