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“Mid-winter visit” 5 of 5 stars
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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Spring Street, PO Box I, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807   |  
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Ranked #5 of 29 New Shoreham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Mid-winter visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We really ejoyed our winter visit to Block Island the weekend of February 16. During our first night the island was rocked by a winter storm. The surprise for us was that with the fresh snow the Block Island views became more beautiful and the air became crisp & refreshing! Perfect for a hike! The folks at the 1661 were wonderful. Our room was warm and nicely decorated. The breakfast buffet with a view was a great way to start each day! We'll be back next year. The short walk to the ferry was very convenient.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Cozy with great views of the water and sea. Very welcoming.
Come see the llamas, camels, lemurs and alpacas. Interesting visit to see yarn made from the shearing.
Very quiet with comforting and interesting decor.
Good food and coffee for breakfast.
Recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here three times, and will do so again -- our favorite spot on Block Island. There is a very nice choice of rooms and little cottages. Wonderful breakfast out on my favorite porch in the world that looks, bright and beautiful, out onto the sapphire Atlantic on a clear morning. The breakfast includes the usual, but the with New England additions of fish and baked beans, and the California obligatory libations of mimosas (real champagne). The rooms are well appointed. The hotel staff is usually charming -- which is an achievement given the overwhelming employment of college students drawn from hither and yon. I'd suggest -- especially for the rooms inside the main building -- air conditioning in the summer (but that absence is near universal on the Island).

Room Tip: The Nicholas Bell cottage is my favorite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and i had a great off-season visit. We stayed in the Simon Ray room, which was somewhat oddly configured (long and narrow) but offered wonderful views of the sand dunes, ocean and the ferry landing. The room had a balcony which would be fantastic in-season.
Just a short walk into town, which to our surprise was having a busy shopping weekend. Great breakfast in a cheerful dining room with ocean views. Friendly, helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cumberland RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited BI last weekend. We're from RI and had never visited in the winter, what a great experience! The 1661 was absolutely perfect, I can't think of anything that could have beeen improved. Our room was great, the breakfast was great and the staff even better.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Deering room
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I661 Inn is a great place to stay on Block Island when you want to relax and unwind. The building, furniture, and decor are outdated but adds to Historic authenticity and Old World allure. Clean and roomy. Breathtaking waterfront view!

The complimentary breakfast is tasteful and the staff is very friendly and accommodating, going far beyond what we expected. Taxi service (Vin McAlloo van accommodated 6 of us) and a free shuttle ride back to the ferry are available.

During the "quiet season" (wintertime), the location is actually warmer than the rest of New England. There are also very few people around, which is good if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded cities/towns.

Definitely recommend!

  • 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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Southington, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses 3*
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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Manisses Hotel And The 1661 Block Island
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