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Surf Hotel Block Island

32 Dodge Street, PO Box 1888, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Block Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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
    4 of 5 stars
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128 reviews 128 reviews
29 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Surf Hotel is situated near the ferry docking in Old Harbor and on a beach. The owner has expanded the deck so the outside deck now includes a bar with stools that allow patrons to view the cove and the bluffs. Their are numerous outdoor sitting areas facing the cove and the main drag. The verannah has numerous rocking chairs... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at the Surf with our two young children for a week or two each summer from the mid-80s until it closed. It is located directly on the ocean, and we had the best family vacations of our lives there. We stayed there again briefly last year, after it first reopened, but were disappointed by many things, among them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went for a glass of wine at the outdoor bar and the view was absolutely spectacular. A lot of renovations are happening and the charm is so Block Islandish. Next trip would love to stay and wake up to the ocean view, very relaxing.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

not recommended for families with small children. No air conditioning on a hot humid weekend. Lighting was not working properly either. Only highlight was the convenient beach right outside the doorsteps and the food was great too. Overall, I don't think they should've reopened without making better renovations.

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8 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is old Victorian hotel. the same as it was 100 years ago with some updates. It is euro style with a sink in your room and a common shower and toilets for each floor. If your date wants modern do not go here. But if you love the charm of an old house and can live with a fan... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Didn't stay her but went in for a drink at the bar and for food. Great spot and if you're not staying there, definitely check it out. If you're down below at the beach, you can even walk up and grab a cocktail to bring back down. Very close (walk) to shopping and ferry, so seems like a descent place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I've been coming to the Surf for more than a decade and thought I'd die when they shut down for a few years. It's come back full force and with amazing service. One compliant. The young staff parties noisily after hours on the ocean side. The extra money paid, and the fantasy of the surf lulling you to sleep, turns... More 

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Fairfield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great to see that the Surf Hotel was reopened after so many years. My family and I spent a wonderful dinner on the porch watching the sun set. Food was good to excellent. Service was earnest. We did not stay at the hotel, so can't say anything about the rooms. Location is perfect, right on New Harbor near the ferry.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Bottom line … great place, great food. But we are a little miffed to see the polarization in the ratings here between ‘Excellent’ & ‘Terrible’. As regular weekend visitors to BI, we were delighted to see the Surf re-open. They are doing an excellent job restoring to interior to its turn of the century splendor. The additional decks outside are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I am actually writing this from the room at 8:30 am after a late night. The location of this hotel is great. Basically right off the ferry and right in town. It's got its own beach and pretty deck. Have not eaten here. Take warning to some things...don't stay street side a lot of noise and NO a/c to block... More 

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