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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

Spring Street, PO Box I, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #6 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great find, and totally by accident. Value, service and good food, if you find those three things today when you travel the chances are you had a good time. This place has got it, in SPADES! The price for a resort during the Labor Day rush was more than fair. The service from check in to check out... More

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The room was very nice, and the staff was great. Love the little details, the complimentary Brandy, and the breakfast buffet. The flaming coffee was great. Mira did a wonderful job, and she was very helpful in all the things we asked about. The evenings on the front porch will be memorable,... More

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why the Manisses/1661 doesn't turn up under "hotels" on Tripadvisor, a category thgat for Block Island turns up a decidely mixed bag. In any event, other than the cumbersome name of this multi-property hotel/inn/room complex, this is an unmixedly nice place to stay. We had two rooms at the Manisses, both well-appointed and comfortable. The location is nice,... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting the 1661 for more than 20 years and am never disappointed. The accommodations, views, breakfast, staff, and management are priceless! They really take care to make each visit special, even making shower and changing facilities available well past check out so you can get that last beach day in. Being only 2 hours away from Central Connecticut... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Dewey House in a first floor room about two weeks ago with my husband. I was a bit worried what it would be like since we booked at the last minute and this was the only room with a private bath left on the property. I figured that it might be the least desirable of this... More

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Lincoln,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called the 1661 Inn on Sunday morning to see if we could extend our stay one night (no room at the Surf Hotel we had stayed at on Saturday night). We got a great rate for the family (2 adults and 2 children) which included breakfast. The apartment they rented us on Ocean Ave was spacious, clean, and comfortable…it... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 1661 Inn is probably the most charming, and has the best location of all hotels/inns on Block Island. And we have stayed in many. Rooms facing the ocean have a million dollar view. Rooms facing inland are lovely with a wonderful breeze. Beds are extremely comfortable, even the fold-out beds. My husband, daughter and I stayed in two different... More

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connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always look forward to our annual trip to Block Island. We always choose the Anchor House Inn, across from Manisses. It is quiet and we have peace. We have a little problem with the key lock in room 6. It locks but if you are not used to lock it in the reverse, it is unlocked. On two occasions,... More

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Sayville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review pertains to our stay at the Hotel Manisses. The hotel is very nice with an extremely guest oriented staff. The room (Londonderry) was comfortable but small with a very nice size shower. The restaurant has excellent food and again service oriented. At night we enjoyed a flaming coffee - this is a show in itself with the glasses... More

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good: Location, Location, Location. Breakfast is plentiful. Our bed was comfortable and sheets clean. Staff is pleasant. Cleaning staff was quick and efficient. Bad: the 1661 Inn is in desperate need of a facelift. From the exterior it looks worn; it is in need of a good power wash, fresh paint and new windows. When you enter the main lobby... More

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Address: Spring Street, PO Box I, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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