We took the ferry from the Narragansett area (2 people and car, about $80 each way) and got a little turned around trying to find the place. IMR seems to be a renovated motor court type hotel; there are 1 bedroom and studio options in 2 buildings. A very nice family is managing the property, and they do a wonderful job with hospitality, attention to detail, and quick response to requests.
We stayed in a studio with a Murphy Bed, a pull out sofa, decently equipped basic kitchen and immaculate bath. There was a covered front porch with chairs; a nice place to sit and read, or watch the fog roll in. Honestly, no view at the property...get in your car or your scooter or bike and go see the island! You can easily walk to Old Harbor and the shops/dining options there.
We loved the north end of the island and the beach there, and stopped at a bar-restaurant at New Harbor for drinks and sunset.
Gas grills were great; we shopped for food at the Stop and Shop in Narragansett (a few miles inland from the ferry.)Very good store (Giant Food in the MD/VA/DC) area. The appliances at IMR worked very well, and the kitchen was nicely equipped.
We really enjoyed the quiet at this property; no screaming kids, no parties, just nice folk and what appears to be a unique offering on the island. Since we only had 48 hours on Block Island, and it was very foggy for most of it, we would make the effort to go back and finish exploring.
- Also Known As:
- Island Manor Hotel Block Island