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61 Dodge Street, P.O. Box 488, Block Island, RI 02807
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Blue Dory Inn
Ranked #8 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This inn is a real gem on Block Island. The views from the third floor are lovely and for value it can't be beat. We stayed for 2 nights and were not only impressed by Ann's hospitality but by the healthy and nutritious breakfasts she provided in the quaint basement dining area. The inn is near all the action yet... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading a few of the scathing reviews, I was a bit hesitant of my booking the Doll House at the Blue Dory...and there are some negatives, but over all I think this is an island gem! When I'm staying in a hotel on the mainland, I expect different things--when I'm on the island, my expectations are very different. I... More

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for this what we believe to be a very accurate summary of the Blue Dory and the Doll House. More

Olean, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent four wonderful nights in the Avalon Room at the Blue Dory Inn. A highlight is the private back deck with two comfy wicker chairs--perfect for morning coffee or watching the boats arriving and departing throughout the day. The beach is a few steps away, and beach towels and chairs are provided for guests' convenience. Breakfasts were delicious and... More

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

We are most appreciative of what we believe to be an accurate description of the Doll House accommodation. More

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in their Tea Room cottage, the negatives are too numerous to write about, start with mold, mildew or suspicious dirt around bath/shower, very poor quality bed with lifeless pillows. Worst, cottage is directly beside adjacent hotel's back kitchen so we were subjected to the wafting smells of oil and the noises of cleanup. Add to all this the stay... More

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

I regret that this guest mistook dark grout for mold. We do not have mold in any of our rooms. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 3rd time at the Blue dory, Ann is very pleasant, rooms are clean, beds comfortable, breakfast very yummy. Will be going back again next year ...very close to shopping, restaurants, quick walk to hotel from the ferry. Beach is right in back.

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciated this, what we believe to be, very accurate summary of what we offer. More

Fairfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 25 years of staying at various inns and hotels on Block Island, some more fabulous than others, we finally stayed at the Blue Dory Inn. It was a disappointment, from the filthy blankets on the beds to the moldy smell in the basement, to the low quality (and scarcity) of the breakfast and happy hour treats. Breakfast, which was... More

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

It is my hope that our other reviews will put this one in perspective. This guest failed to mention that they tore a bathroom door totally off the hinges for reasons that still mystify me. More

East Patchogue, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally I was staying at the Blue Dory for 4 nights, but when I arrived the first night we stayed w in the Doll House which looks nothing like the picture on their website it is ridiculously small especially if you are traveling with your dog as we where there is absolutely no room to even put the dog crate... More

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

I believe our rates are similar to other comparable properties. Power costs on the island are the highest in the nation. Since we offer air conditioning, we offer a greater value. For the convenience of our guests, we offer pet appropriate rooms and cottages. This guest had a puppy and was disappointed not to have a cottage for the entire... More

Prudence Island, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great cozy atmosphere. Staff is AWESOME!!! I love being with Simon the kitty!. It was a nice clean place to stay for a vacation with the family or friends.We appreciated the hospitality during our stay. Jonathan & Medalit Scott.

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

Our goal is to provide a treasured experience, not just an accommodation. We are pleased that we met our goal. More

Mahwah, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Travel party of 3, shared a room with 1 queen bed and what was supposed to be a pull out. It was very uncomfortable and center leg collapsed a couple of times. Room was quaint with lots of frilliness and clean. Breakfast in lower level was delicious. Would recommend for couples.

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

I think if our rates are compared with similar properties, we offer a greater value in that we provide air conditioning. More

Bronx, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pleasant great breakfast. Nice afternoon tea. Ann is very accommodating and tries to make your stay enjoyable. Rooms are clean. Air conditioning works well. Access to beach. Parking. close to ferries and restaurants.

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28Simon, Owner at Blue Dory Inn, responded to this review

Always pleased to know we have met your expectations. More

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Additional Information about Blue Dory Inn

Address: 61 Dodge Street, P.O. Box 488, Block Island, RI 02807
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Blue Dory Hotel Block Island

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This traditional victorian inn is a historical landmark on Block Island, having been in operation as an inn for over 100 years. We are conveniently located steps from the beach as well as directly in town. Your attentive hostesses are owner Ann Law and innkeeper/cook Leda Nascimento, and we would be pleased for you to stay with us for your Block Island getaway. ... more   less 
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