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“Stay anywhere but here.” 1 of 5 stars
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P.O. Box 537, Block Island, RI 02807   |  
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Ranked #18 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Stay anywhere but here.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011 via mobile

If the rate for these rooms was under $100 a night, I'd say you get what you pay for. The owners obviously can't or won't put any money into rugs, mattresses, furniture, screens for the windows, etc. I can't believe I paid what I did to stay here - and we were in one of the less expensive rooms. The location is very good and I guess that's what you're paying for.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

I read some of the other reviews and felt I had to share mine. We (two couples) stood in Apt #11. We found it pretty clean and the maid even hurried cleaning it so we could get in early. Cindy was very nice and accomodating. As far as the noise, well anyone who frequents Block Island knows it is a party island and the Gothic Inn is located between the two top nightclubs so it is a no-brainer that there will be noise. If you prefer quiet it is best you get a place in the middle of the island or at least a little ways away from the main attractions. The view from the Inn is awesome, the location is awesome, the breakfast was awesome. The apartment itself was just perfect for the four of us and we found it very comfortable. No complaints here and we will definately stay there again. Remember this is an island. You will not find 5 star accomodations. I have stayed at the National Hotel before which I thought was an upper scale accomodation and I was extremely disapointed (it was filthy) and I will never stay there again. The sea air and climate generally beat up both outsides and insides of properties and it is all property managers can do to keep up with the maitenance so judgement should not be so harsh.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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norton
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

The Gothic Inn was awful! It was very expensive, dirty and the staff were outrageously rude!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Unfortunately, we were kept awake both nights by the carousers until 2:00 am or so. The odors from the pizza place dumpster next door wafted our way, and that wasn't too pleasant, either. The breakfast was great as well as the views from the porch. I suppose if you come to the island to go out and party at night you will be oblivious to the noise and smells, but it wasn't the right place for a family with children and seniors who want a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

I found the location and outdoor shower fabulous! When I booked this location I was looking for a place not too far from the ferry and wouldn't need a vehicle to get around and enjoy the town, beach etc... I got exactly what I was told by Cindy the Innkeeper Manager. I feel she represented the Gothic very well to me. The room was recently painted and color choices were cheerful. Bed was hard as a rock, my kids hated the pull out sofa comfort so bad that 1 put together blankets on the floor and the other left the couch in couch position and all was good. The stairs leading to my room were very steep and at times a little awkward to walk on. The deck landing was an added treat because we smoke and were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunset. I let my eyes forget about the rooftops that interferred with the waterview which by the way if someone would cut the shrubs from the backside of the property so you can see the water better. The people seem to work hard to turn the rooms over. I appreciated more than I can say the ability to leave my bags while we began our vacation when we arrived which was 10:20 am.... so our room was 4 hours from being ready but it didn't matter. We had our beach cart all geared up. We enjoyed the adirondack chairs on the front lawn and the fact that the main building was set back off the road which increased our privacy and decreased the street noise. I didn't have soap or shampoo so I did have to ask but I did receive... Always plenty of towels. Hmmm, all in all I would say it was exactly what I expected and was told. It is not the Ritz and if you want all that I described and motivated by being economical then I would recommend the Gothic Inn. One last thing, would be nice to have outlets and FANS in all rooms. No outlets created a problem for all our electronics that required chargng. Again, we got through it, and it was fine.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

The Gothic Inn just changed management and it's a wonderful place to stay with great staff and affordable prices. We stayed in a few different rooms in the Inn, but they also have apartments if you can get them. It's in the heart of town, making getting anywhere very easy on foot. No need for a car. Cute, clean and relaxing. Continental breakfast is also great! Will be returning very soon!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

What a great place to kick back and relax. Easy walking distance to beach, town, rentals. Staff is so accommodating and polite. No hassels what-so-ever. Really nice complimentary breakfast which can be eaten on the porch over looking the ocean. Couldn't ask or more!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Gothic Inn

Address: P.O. Box 537, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Gothic Hotel Block Island

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