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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
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the plus side - The Inn is small and located within walking distance of everything in Old Harbor. It was our first visit to Block Island and did not bring our vehicle so this location was perfect for us. (Although we did rent mopeds to see the entire island). The cleanliness of the rooms and commons areas was extremely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My large dog & I were frantic for a last minute switch of accommodation . Chamber of Commerce recommended a few pet friendly spots. I was lucky enough to find a room @ Blue Dory. Ann was so welcoming, room was fantastic, beautiful views. Some terrible music below my room but may be weekend? All in all a great place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not one to write reviews, but I will make an exception for the Blue Dory Inn. The location is exceptional out in front is Dodge and Water Street and out back the serine ocean shore. I would take my dog for early morning walks on the beach, later maybe we would walk around town and again a final... More

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an overnight a few Saturdays ago. It was our first time staying at The Blue Dory inn. We stayed in Queen Annes Lace room. Wasn't a huge room but just enough. It was very clean, we got to check in early as the room was ready when we got there. The bed was comfy. ..the sheets were so... More

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

Providing a superior guest experience is our goal. More

Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights in the Tea Room... this was our third visit to the Blue Dory and we always leave looking forward to return. We love the fact that we can set up at the beach with chairs provided by the Blue Dory - walk to lunch and then back to the beach - and end the day by... More

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

We agree that we have a great location; a three minute walk rom the primary ferry dock with Town in front and the beach behind is very convenient. More

Burlington, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll preface my review by saying if this were a mainland B&B, my rating would likely be a three instead of a four. However, considering the location is on an island my expectations are a little different. My room was #10 (Chantilly) and two things make this a great choice for this Inn - the beautiful sea view, and the... More

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We are pleased that we were able to provide a great guest experience. More

Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Providing a quality experience is our goal. We are so pleased that we met our goal! More

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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  • Great view(3)
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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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Amenities

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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