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The Harborside Inn

213 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #19 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I had talked about visiting Block Island for a few years. Truthfully, I was scared off by the old hotels without A/C. (I can’t sleep in a room over 75 degrees). When I looked at hotels again this year, I was pleased to see that a few were beginning to add air conditioning. I selected The Harbor... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This hotel was convenient as it's located right across the street from ferry terminal. It does have small rooms, so-so beds, small showers and no heat (but there was an A/C unit connected to the window in our room). The staff was pleasant. We opted to do a package deal with the hotel after Labor Day that featured our room,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed the weekend after Labor Day in room 301. This is a historic hotel directly across the street from the Old Harbor Ferry. We enjoyed the character of this hotel, which does include uneven floors, very crooked stairs from the first floor to the second floor and very steep, narrow steps to the 3rd floor. There's no elevator but... More

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New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The hotel was very old, as are most on Block Island. The room was very clean and air conditioned but very small. There was almost no place to put luggage and clothing. Staff was attentive, helpful, and polite. We got a great package deal, midweek after Labor Day, which was a pretty nice time to be there. The location was... More

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Ocean BEach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I arrived on the first boat of the day from Pt. Judith RI. We were there for a mid-week stay. It was the third week of a heat wave and the breezes were very welcome. We arrived at the hotel, our rooms weren't ready yet. We stored our bags and rented a motor scooter for a quick... More

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Long Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were visiting friends and family who rented a house on Block Island. We booked the Harborside Inn for two reasons: the rooms had A/C and its proximity to the ferry dock; unfortunately our ferry actually docked in New Harbor several miles away, but we made do. We loved the old New England look of the hotel but a lot... More

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend at Block Island at the Harborside Inn.. The Harborside Inn is conveniently located across from the ferry. The staff was very friendly. The Inn provides a continental breakfast . We also have lunch . The food was excellent. Rooms are air conditioned and has a TV. We were on the third... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife Lynne and I stayed many times on Block Island but this was by far the best time we have had due to staying at the Harborside Inn. The staff was great, the atmosphere was unbeatable but most of all the food was out of this world. We ended up eating all but one of our meals for the... More

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Recommend this hotel for convenience and value. Midweek high summer season last minute thought price was fair. Yes room was small, but AC, cable TV, private bath, quiet. No view, but walk outside and view is everywhere. Coffee and tea available in Lobby, breakfast (continental) included or order off menu. Also convenient. Felt prices at bar or for lunch also... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful day on Block Island! We took the traditional ferry from Point Judith on Thursday morning, spent the day exploring the island, then the night at the Harborside Inn, returning to reality and the mainland Friday morning. We arrived on the island well before the 3:00 check in, but that was not... More

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Also Known As:
The Harborside Hotel Block Island
The Harborside Hotel
Harborside Inn Block Island
Address: 213 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
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Ranked #19 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Block Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this 36 room inn is located directly across the street from the Old Harbor Ferry landing and less than a five minute walk to the beach. Each of the rooms have a private bathroom and have undergone renovations including new furnishings, mattresses, and flat screen TVs with Direct TV. As of 2013 every room has air-conditioning! This charming property was built in the late 1800's and offers some of Block Island's most competitive rates. Other amenities include: luggage storage room, complimentary coffee & ice in lobby, complimentary WiFi in lobby, and onsite restaurant. We offer discounted rates for bikes, mopeds, beach chairs and umbrellas when reservations are made online. We also have great midweek packages including ferry tickets, bikes, dining vouchers with a two night stay! ... more   less 
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this 36 room inn is located directly across the street from the Old Harbor Ferry landing and less than a five minute walk to the beach. Each of the rooms have a private bathroom and have undergone renovations including new furnishings, mattresses, and flat screen TVs with Direct TV. As of 2013 every room has air-conditioning! This charming property was built in the late 1800's and offers some of Block Island's most competitive rates. Other amenities include: luggage storage room, complimentary coffee & ice in lobby, complimentary WiFi in lobby, and onsite restaurant. We offer discounted rates for bikes, mopeds, beach chairs and umbrellas when reservations are made online. We also have great midweek packages including ferry tickets, bikes, dining vouchers with a two night stay! ... more   less 
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