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Beach Avenue, Block Island, RI 02807   |  
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Ranked #19 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
Garrison,NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“We loved it and will return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

It is charming.The owner and staff were very friendly .The rooms were clean. Breakfast was abundant.
Located a ten minute walk to the town beach and ten minutes from several places to eat.
We met other guests who were repeat customers.
Our room was one flight up with a view. There are rooms two flights up as well.
TV in the sitting room and wi-fi was well

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Towson, MD
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

After an hiatus of several years, we returned to the Hygeia House on Block Island. Lisa Starr remains the manager and it was a fun experience. She is poet laureate of Rhode Island and is a fascinating if frenetic hostess. The breakfast was solid with unusually good coffee and we had a few great conversations with fellow guests. We have been coming to Block Island for 27 years and know the island well.

Our suite was basic but very clean and a perfect place to crash after our busy days. the location of the Hygeia House is perfect and the place is just plain fun.

We will likely be back whenever we have a brief stay instead of our usual two week visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We enjoyed the Hygeia House and will be back! The building was intended to be an Inn and is not a converted family home, so it has private baths and small sitting rooms, in addition to the public rooms. They also had some lovely landscaping. Yes they are small rooms furnished with antiques and charming old photos. This style is what can survive in a tiny niche market like Block Island. If you want a big chain hotel with bar and gym etc., then Block Island is not for you. The rooms, sheets and bathroom were very clean. No A/C, but big fans. The staff was very friendly as were the other guests, who were there for race week. We could walk to the beach, restaurants and shops in town, but did not have to suffer the noise and traffic.

Room Tip: The back side has the nice view of New Harbor
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mystic, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Thumbs up for The Hygeia House. Perched and perfectly located in between Old Harbor and new harbor, you can enjoy the ocean breezes and enjoy the sunsets. As I am never up for sunrise :P...I cant tell you for sure...and I think those would be perfect as well.

With comfortable rooms, private baths...plenty of beach towels, an awesome outdoor shower for 2 :) and perfectly insulated walls inside...the Hygeia is a great respite from the hustle and bustle.Porches that are adorned with rockers and a view from every room make this B & B lovable (as is the staff) :)!

Room Tip: I love wind...so I got upper left room. :)
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I definitely recommend this home, because it felt like a place away from home, to anyone who wants to experience a sense of peace, community and love. We especially enjoyed Brother.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

The Hygeia is so uniquely peaceful in such a high energy tourist location. It is simple in every way and so easy to get to the beach and town. While you are on the property you feel miles away from restaurants, nightlife etc. and yet everything is in walking distance. The owner, Lisa, is so welcoming and friendly. Another ten minute conversation with her would make you want to go back, never mind the peaceful simple accomodations with views of water in just about every direction.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln,Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

I had the pleasure of staying at Hygeia House for two nights. The restoration,furnishings and friendly staff made my visit something I will always remember fondly . I highly recommend it to all.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Hygeia House

Address: Beach Avenue, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Hygeia House Hotel Block Island

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