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National Hotel

Water Street, Block Island, RI
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Block Island
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Roger M Stamford, Connecticut
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Stamford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel reeks of Block Island history and has a superb location - right on the harbor. The antique furniture and old photos and menus are from a different era. We had lunch on the front porch and it was very good. You can't expect elegant cuisine on Block Island, and everywhere you go, the prices seem high (they have... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights July 9-11, 2014. We had a wonderful time, we had breakfast and one dinner and it was very pleasant. The room was small but sufficient and clean. The young people who worked there from all over the states and the world were very nice. It was great to be so close to everything and we had... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only good thing about the National Hotel is the location - it's right on the main strip and close to the ferries and taxies, etc. The rooms are MUCH, MUCH smaller than described, the "free breakfast" is just fruit, anything else is extra - for how much a room costs, this is ridiculous - especially when there is a... More

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We had an ocean front queen room. The views were fantastic. The room was not large, but was nice. The location was fantastic, an easy walk to anywhere in town. We were there early in the season, and the front desk staff were a bit green, but got the job done.

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Buffalo, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We just spent three great nights at The National. We brought our 17 month old son and booked a suite with a separate room for the little guy. Everything worked out great. We had plenty of room for him to play and plenty of privacy for my husband and I. The rooms are well taken care of and totally fit... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! I feel very fortunate to have a staff that truly cares about our guests and the experience they have at the hotel and restaurant. I always appreciate when our guests acknowledge the efforts they make. We definitely look forward to having you stay at the hotel again! More

Brookfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My entire family got together for a reunion celebrating my late husbands life. Most of us including me, stayed at The National. It is a very comfy and quaint. The food in the restaurant was excellent and service was friendly. The staff in general were very friendly and helpful in so many ways. I had a corner room and could... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I haven't stayed here, but we do eat here when we visit Block Island and the food is fantastic! I love sitting on the patio and watching the people & the boats go by. The drinks are great too. The lobby area is always busy but it's very nice and the staff is friendly. The view and location cannot be... More

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East Quogue, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have had the pleasure of traveling to Block Island in the past and always considered the National Hotel.. We enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was friendly and accomodating. the room was clean & had its own bathroom with ample amounts of water pressure.(which is rare for alot of the hotels on Block Island.)the hotel is dated but... More

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Hudson Valley, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed for two nights while on the island for a wedding. Great location and view, walking distance to the ferry and right on the main strip with stores, restaurants, etc. Good service in the restaurant and out by the fire pit. Hotel is older and the walls are thin, so you will hear people in the halls and other rooms.... 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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