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National Hotel

Water Street, Block Island, RI
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Long Island, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked two days at The National, but could only stay for one. The hotel manager was able to resell our hotel room thereby saving us over $300! Thank you National! We'll be back to your hotel next season!

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Carmel, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd year we ate there also had banana mudslides and dessert loved it all once again! Fresh seafood good service no complaints! Nice view of the water and rocks. Lots of great dishes to chose from. Not much of a wait either

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Stamford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Hotel was perfect for our long weekend getaway. Location was excellent. The historic building is old but well maintained. Rooms, especially the bathroom, are especially small but adequate. Breakfast on the porch was a nice way to start each morning. The staff was primarily friendly and helpful - some more friendly than others. The closest beach area is... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just returned from an overnight trip from the island. Hotel was wonderful ! Left our bags in luggage room upon arrival since we were early. They called our cell when room was ready-earlier than expected. Corner room was fantastic. Cool breeze, clean and very comfortable. Patio for drinks after our dinner around fire pit. Used continental voucher towards bigger breakfast... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National hotel is a Victorian style hotel that is in terrific condition. Our room was small, double bed, one dresser, and a small bathroom. It was very charming, and most importantly, very clean. The view from the front is fabulous- Old Harbor at its best. The back of the hotel has fire pits in the evening- very popular spot... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and just came back from a very nice stay at The National Hotel on BI. We picked the National on recommendations from friends and we (she) wanted wanted a room with a private bath. The room was on the third floor and was described as a small room, which is fine, the room was as described. The room... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights here and it's like stepping back in time. The rooms do not have ac so if you want to sleep in a cold room this is not the place for you. We stayed in a room on the back corner so we had a great breeze coming through and were comfortable. This is definitely the hub... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The national hotel at Block Island was a perfect midweek getaway for our family. We have 3 teenagers so we got a suite (room 301) which was cheaper than renting 2 rooms and it also included a light breakfast. We enjoyed our breakfast on the front porch with the beautiful view of the harbor. The best thing about The National... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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505 reviews 505 reviews
30 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dog friendly outside deck and great seafood make this a must stop while on the island. However, the service was glacially slow and surly. Eating with our dog, we were seated in the back deck, but no waiter came to us for over 20 minutes and when the manager fianally did, they were not super friendly. Other than that,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed there for two nights this week. Hotel was old but realatively clean. Staff were adequate and cordial. I do have to mention that their gift shop did not gouge on the prices and the staff were very friendly. Had dinner there the first night. I sent my dinner back twice. I ordered a steak but it was obviously frozen... More

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NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal at the National Hotel. The manager on duty that evening did inform me the next day about your experience. I would like to say that our steaks are neither frozen or microwaved. We cut our own steaks and grill them to order. We have had issues with lighting on the... More

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Address: Water Street, Block Island, RI
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
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