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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

Spring Street, PO Box I, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #5 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Boston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love traveling off season. It was great that the Inn was open in December. Rita was wonderful and welcoming. She suggested a great restaurant (The Barn) which was walking distance from the Inn. Everything was perfect. The room had a Jacuzzi, king size bed, and ocean view. We even got treated to a meteor shower!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Block Island a few times, but my time at the 1661 Inn was terrible. The place is so old and in dire need of a facelift, but we looked past that at first. But our room in the main inn was disgusting. Do they even clean this place? It smelled like 1960 in the entire inn.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is literally a 2 minute walk from the ferry, they were very welcoming about leaving bags early and had coffee ready and hot. The room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. The next morning I had the included breakfast, which was amazing sitting right next to the ocean. Tons of choices for every picky eater. As... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The room was pleasant. The bed was comfortable. The pull-out couch was not very comfortable. Breakfast was great and the service was excellent all-around. The hotel has the advantage of being open year-round. If you like walking about in winter, I suggest the 1661 Inn. Block Island in winter is cold but beautiful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Off-season on Block Island is a wonderful experience--serene, peaceful. And that applies to the 1661 Inn. The service was impeccable: warm, generous, and accommodating. Wake up in the morning. Eat a hearty breakfast--eggs; french toast with plenty of butter and syrup; rolls and bread with jams; fruits and juices; hot coffee and tea. Then head out on a hike--through Rodman's... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Time on Block Island seems to slow to a crawl. With neither the crowds of Martha's Vineyard nor the snottiness of Nantucket, this place is just an hour away from Narragansett yet far enough away that you feel like you've been away for a week if only for a day. And I mean that in the best possible way. We... More 

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Rhinebeck, NY
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Easy walking distance to town, great breakfasts and amazing area for cocktails; staff extremely accommodating; but I would visit before Columbus Weekend ...everything closes after that, making meals a challenge.

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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): $$
Number of rooms: 63
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