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The Harborside Inn

213 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
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The Harborside Inn
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Ranked #19 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
John H Putnam, Connecticut, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Putnam, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

small clean sparse room on the main drag on block Island. short walk to dining shopping people watching and the beach great staff luggage storage rest room good restaurant/bar with a great front porch

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Torrington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I have been taking advantage of Bock Island Reservations' "Discover Block Island" package for the last seven years. We love our little get away each year! We go the same time of year and stay in the same room. It's a very laid back, relaxing vacation for us and a GREAT value for money! Please keep in... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay if you are coming into Block Island late. Right next to the ferry port, easy walk, near all the scooter/bike rentals, shops and restaurants. I agree with all those who posted about the thin walls and loud hallways, so be kind to one another. Will definitely stay again for a quick weekend.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The room was just big enough to accommodate the queen size bed and a dresser. The bathroom was just big enough to accommodate the toilet, sink, and shower (no bath tub) as long as you don't want two or more to use it simultaneously. The air conditioning unit stood on the floor near the window. The stairs going up to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Central location. Reasonably priced compared to other places on the island. Knowing that it is very old and on the historic registry, you can't expect the "Ritz". Young employees very friendly. Decent restaurant.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My first time to Block Island and I picked a good place to stay. Harborside Inn isn't a luxury hotel but it had all the amenities needed for my stay. Room had the basics (bed, nightstand, dresser) and bathroom was decent. I especially liked that the room had AC since August can be humid. So glad for luggage storage both... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

It's all about being on Block Island, not getting luxury accommodations. Small room, standing AC unit in room, no chair to sit in. But, a huge storage room for early arrivals and late departures. Excellent food and drinks. Extremely convenient location and on nice days and evenings, it is enjoyable to sit on porch for meals, drinks, relaxing.

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East Quogue, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you have ever traveled to Block Island you know that there is no "Hilton or Ritz Carlton". what you will find is old, quaint, charming hotels like this one. The hotel is on of the first original hotels built on Block Island so there is a ton of history beneath the roof. It is clean, affordable & the staff... More 

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boston, ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I think some of the harsh reviews are over stated! This is by no means a "great" hotel, but, the location is very good, the rates are quite low. ok, the 3rd floor is a hike, i agree. Rooms are small, but, for us, thay were ok. A/C and flat screen make up for some size. walls are thin so,... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is my 2cd year staying here. It is very quaint,clean and the staff hospitable. Yes the rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Plus we are outside most of the time. A very convenient location. Free continental breakfast, you can store your luggage before and after checkout. If you want to stay on the island for a few days... More 

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