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National Hotel

3.0 of 5
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Water Street, Block Island, RI
National Hotel
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the Mission Statement shines brightly at the lobby regarding their interest in customer service, I have to disagree. I visit Block Island annually and tend to stay at the National just out of habit and location. Year after year I am (barely) greated by the staff. Last year I actually booked over the phone and was not told that... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We celebrated our 15th Anniversary on Block Island and stayed at The National Hotel. Excellent location and views. Easy access to the ferry or airport. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Always greeted with hello's and smiles. The National Fireside at the rear of the hotel, with Adirondack Chairs and fire pits are a... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have stayed here for the last few years over summer, we just loved it. The food was very good at the restaurant, and there is a beautiful view of the water, and it is also very close to the beach. The rooms are also very nice. So all in all it is a great hotel.

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

Thank you for reviewing the National. As we are busy getting ready for our 2015 season, it is great to hear about your stay and the meals in our restaurant. Hopefully you will return to the island again this summer! More 

Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great hotel with outside hangout area with a fire pit. You can walk to just about everything from here including a really nice sandy beach. If you want to explore further there are bicycle and scooter rentals nearby. The food selections nearby are plentiful from natural food options, coffee cafes and fancy restaurants. There is a bar in the hotel... More 

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

I would just like to thank you for you for taking the time to write this and for your kind words. We are definitely looking forward to summer and hope that you can make it back for another visit! More 

Huntington Bay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed here a few weeks back as part of a short weekend get-away. Overall, the hotel is pretty neat. We were there in the off season so alot of places were closed or were closing up but still we enjoyed ourselves and felt like we had the Island to ourselves. For historic structure junkies like myself,... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We had always wanted to stay at the National and were delighted with the accommodations. Particularly the corner rooms overlooking the harbor. However, the continental breakfast was mediocre at best and opened way too late. Most guests were waiting in the lobby for 8AM to arrive, so we went down the street to the bakery for coffee. When we returned... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I came to Block Island the first time back in 1991 and keep coming back. I love this hotel because it is so quaint and old fashioned. The rooms are small and extremely clean. Our room faced the harbor and it was so nice waking up to see the water and the boats. Hotel is so close to the harbor... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a great location! We went to Block Island for the first time for our anniversary weekend and had a very nice time. Al lot of places were closed but I was not aware that the restaurant/lounge at the National were closed and was not informed of this when I booked the hotel. This was a big disappointment. The hotel... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night at the National Hotel, a historic 1800's hotel. If you are a history buff, this is for you. The hotel is the real McCoy, so if you are into modern Marriott, this is not for you. The rooms are small, but are authentic. The front rooms have a wonderful view of the harbor.... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed a few nights here with my wife just after the Labour Day holiday. A really nice place to stay and just a couple of hundred yards from the ferry terminal. The rooms where excellent and absolutely spotless with good Wi-Fi connection. All of the front desk staff where very friendly and helpful as where the rest of the staff... More 

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