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“The 1661 in December is warm and cozy and festive, a true winter wonderland.” 5 of 5 stars
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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses
Spring Street, PO Box I, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 29 New Shoreham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southington, CT
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“The 1661 in December is warm and cozy and festive, a true winter wonderland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Our stay was very pleasant and the Inn looked lovely for the holidays. The Innkeepers and staff are special people who go out of their way to make their guests special. I only regret their Manisses Restaurant isn't open through New Years Eve!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed at the 1661 as part of a wedding planning trip. The inn is very old-fashioned Victorian style, I stayed in the Deering room, which was clean, spacious, comfortable and charming, with a beautiful ocean view. It had a couch and sitting area, with plenty of light for reading. The bed was very comfortable.

We especially enjoyed the champagne breakfast, which had lots of delicious muffins, ham, french toast, and bagels. They even offer eggs made to order.

The inn is a very short easy, walk to town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time; our room and the view was superb as was the morning breakfast and the mimosas.The animals were an extra treat. Highly recommend 1661 and will definitely stay there on my return to Block Island

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I came to Block Island to run in the 5K Turkey Trot and to do some Christmas shopping and stayed at the 1661 Inn in the Deering room. The Inn is very clean, everyone is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. My daughter also got to go and feed the animals across the street with the owners Granddaughter which was very fun. The buffet breakfast was excellent, home cooked food. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who comes to Block Island. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lovely inn... old style attention to service. Room neat and well lit, décor simple yet elegant. Bed was dreamy, as was breakfast . Room was toasty on arrival and lodger can set thermostat. The complementary brandy is a nice touch .
Staff truly solicitous but not smarmy.
Top flight experience.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greenville, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was our second time at the Inn, and we enjoyed it just as much as our first time. The view is truly spectacular! We stayed in the Draper room, which is beautiful! The Inn is very clean, everyone is accomodating and the free breakfast was great! Can't wait until next time!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights this fall, in the Nicholas Ball cottage. We wound up here because the original place he wanted to stay was closed for the season. After this trip, we will never stay anyplace else! The room was huge, with a jacuzzi tub, working fieplace, and large bathroom. It was quiet and clean, and the king size bed was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast each morning was very good - the muffins and bread were homemade and delicious! We weren't planning to come back this year, but we enjoyed it so much that we might go back for a long weekend next month. I highly recommend the 1661 Inn!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

Address: Spring Street, PO Box I, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in New Shoreham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family-owned resort has a wide variety of types of rooms and rates and is open year-round. Our higher end rooms feature combinations of ocean views, fireplaces, spa tubs and air-conditioning. Our rates include our full champagne buffet breakfast and during the season, our afternoon wine and nibble hour as well. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Manisses Hotel And The 1661 Block Island
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