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“Above and beyond” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

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The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses
Spring Street, PO Box I, Block Island, RI 02807   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Above and beyond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at the 1661 Inn as part of our Anniversary week. The breakfast was extraordinary, but more special was the service attitude of the staff. When Rita ( the innkeeper) heard I wanted to go to a 7:30 AM class she volunteered to drive me over ( and then pick me up if needed). Luckily, there was another classmate who gave me a lift back to the Inn, but it was great to have the offer. This is a 5 star attitude.

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  • Stayed October 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
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Dayville, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We took a quick trip to a block Island and stayed at Manisses Inn. It was delightful, with quaint rooms, friendly and efficient staff. The stay included breakfast and "wine and nibbles" at the sister inn up the hill, 1661. Breakfast includes a wonderful buffet, and you can get made to order eggs too. The inn is located just above the ferry, so it is an easy walk. From there, the various hikes to New Harbor and Mohegan Bluffs are easily accessible. With that great breakfast fueling you, the walking is enjoyable. This was the perfect mini vacation, and we found an excellent rate to keep our wallet happy.
Go see the little farm with exotic animals next door, and walk up to see the wool business, North Light Fibers.

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  • Stayed October 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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Warren, NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

3 nights at 1661 Inn on Block Island, RI was one of our wedding gifts. It was a fantastic experience and ever so greatful to our generous friends. The Inn has a breathtaking oceanfront view. The owners truly know how to treat and appreciate their guests. The complementary 4PM snack and wine bar is just one example. The breakfast bar was super delicious and served with great variety every morning. We had a fantastic time and stay here. We would definitely stay here when visiting Block Island again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We attended a wedding on block island this weekend and had a wonderful stay at the 1661 Inn, got there early before check-in, room was ready, sat on our deck overlooking the ocean with a brandy which was complimetary, the room was large and comfortable, we had a mini kitchen with a coffee maker, there was also coffee in the lobby and the complimentary champage brunch each morning was outstanding. Rita and the staff were so friendly, it was one of the most relaxing weekends. We plan to go back next year, it exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Albany, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I went to Block Island for the second time to celebrate our 14 year anniversary. Last year we stayed in small B&B, and were a bit dissapointed. This year we decided to stay at The 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses and we absolutely LOVED it! The place was clean and beautiful. We stayed in one of the cottages. Our room was a bit small, but very quaint and clean. We did not have a TV in the room, but we brought our computer and with free WiFi it worked out perfectly. The free breakfast spread was alot more than we expected....a HUGE amount of food to choose from. They also had wine and cheese in the late afternoon, which was nice. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and approachable. The innkeeper even gave me a t-shirt to wear since I did not pack for warm weather. Overall a perfect weekend. We will be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just came home from our annual week in block Island and as always it was Wonderful ! The Inn is perfect ! Its charming with beautiful views and a staff that are always so kind, friendly and attentive. I love that we 'move in' and with 2 small children - they are so accomodating. We are already booking our trip for next September. It is a TERRIFIC island to visit and the best place to stay!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our stay here was just delightful, it was the just a short walk from the ferry and away from the shops and main tourist areas. Nice to walk down there for meals but nice to go back to a more peaceful setting as well.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding, the wine and cheese in the afternoon was certainly a nice touch and very enjoyable. The staff was very helpful, even offered to drive us to the ferry for our departure!
The rooms felt as though they could use some sprucing up; lighting in particular. The beds were comfy and linens were fresh + a wonderful view!
We will go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Manisses Hotel And The 1661 Block Island
The 1661 Inn And Hotel Manisses Block Island

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