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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

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Spring Street, PO Box I, Block Island, RI 02807
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at the 1661 Inn and had an amazing experience! Going to Block Island off-season is a little risky because not many of the shops are open and there is not much to do, but just the hotel itself was worth-while. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. The rooms are amazing, it is especially worth... More 

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Swanzey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not figure on finding such a place. Block Island in winter. The 1661 Inn greeted us with warm,informative Cathy, who showed us to our room, named the Simon Ray (they all have names in the Inn). Canopy bed, comfortable bathroom, large glass doors opening from both the sleeping section and a most cozy reading area. There is a... More 

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Foster, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a great time on Block Island. The 1661 Inn was perfect. Everyone was friendly and polite. The room was very nice. The bed was extremely comfortable. The shower had great pressure and the whirl pool tub, oh my goodness, it was heaven. The price was perfect and the included breakfast was delicious and filling. We will most certainly... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed here 2 nights for a wedding. The property is cute, and the breakfast is incredible. Our room was really underwhelming. It was in the side house, and it was TINY. It was old, it had no AC, and while it had some "charm", the walls and floors were tilted badly. We also had to share a bathroom with... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Loved staying at the 1661 during their off season. The accommodations are clean and homey, the people that work at the Inn extremely friendly and helpful, going above and beyond helping me track a lost iPhone via the search. It's walking distance from main town strip and hope to visit again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had great couples weekend on island. Stayed at Dodge Cottage. It was cozy and had everything we needed. Rooms were a good size, comfortable beds and a small fridge. It was Very clean, staff was nice and accommodating. Great breakfast in morning at 1661 Inn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at the in for NYE. I can't say enough about the staff! Truly the nicest most generous folks I have met in a long time! Great brunch, awesome time. Next year definitely doing the polar plunge!

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new england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Manisses is a beautifully done Victorian Inn. Spacious rooms with private baths, cool breezes at night (no air conditioning needed on Block Island). Friendly and helpful staff. Within walking distance of ferry and shops. Small farm with farm animals attached. Up the road a short piece is the 1661 Inn with the most delicious and extensive breakfast. I highly... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We traveled in the off season to Block Island and loved it! The hotel staff was friendly and eager to please. We were able to check in early and were treated to a flaming coffee later in the night. The stay included one of the most wonderful brunches we have had at a hotel, as well as a wine and... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Just returned from a December visit to the 1661 Inn. The owner, Rita Draper, lives on the property, and the manager, Elizabeth, is there throughout the day, so nothing is ever overlooked. They are eager to please and are sure to make your stay enjoyable. For all those that get to Block Island during the high season, I strongly advise... More 

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