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The Ashley House
Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI   |  
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Ranked #23 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I Love this Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I love staying at The Ashley House. It has the coziness and charm of a B&B, but the privacy of staying at an apartment. One of the reasons for this is that there is no busy lobby and front desk; The Ashley House has two private entrances. So you come and go as if you were staying at your own private apartment on Block Island. Checking in and out is done at the Harborside Inn, which the Ashley House is an annex of. The other reason is that although you are in the center of town, you are not on the busy main street (Water St.), you are on Weldon's Way right behind it. Right downstairs is Aldo's which I also love. They have eggs, bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee, juice, whatever you want. You can sit outside at tables with umbrellas and enjoy the scene while being visited by little birds.

There are many other reasons why I like staying here. For one, it is one of the few reasonably priced places to stay on Block Island. Two, it is so perfectly located; everything is easily accessible from here. Three; although I would never discourage anyone from staying at one of the big beautiful old Inns on BI that give it it's unique charm and character, the fact is that not all of those places have private bathrooms and air conditioners in every room, but The Ashley House does. They also all have ceiling fans as well. For some people this may not be an issue, but for me it is essential. So it really depends on your priorities.

For me this place feels like my home away from home on Block Island.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Brookfield Ma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed at the Ashley House in June 2012. The first thing I noticed was there was no one on site...The registration desk is at another hotel site where they will store your bags till check in...3PM The room was nicely appointed and very clean, with AC which we didn't need it was so cold that week. It is located above a bakery and pizza house but was not noisy at all. You can get breakfast there and they had a Sunday buffet the day we arrived...not fantastic but OK . Bike rentals right next door and mopeds...Tip...you can rent a moped but you are very restricted to where you can take them...a lot of private roads...no moped access. Also if you like to rise early and walk the beach with a cup of coffee forget it. We covered the whole downtown area one morning with no coffee till 600 or 630 ...way too late for me! We did find a nice plus...Flaming drinks at the Mannisses at night...It's a little walk to get there but well worth it...They also have desserts and board games to play while you wait...a nice touch...All in all I would certainly recommend the Ashley House...

Room Tip: Our room had a nice window seat but not much of a view...none of the do...they all look out the back...
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

we stayed here sept 2012....it was close to the dock where the ferry came in... it was also right in the down town area ....but, it was not the cleanest place....it was cheap ...so i guess i shouldn't have expected more

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton, Connecticut
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have been staying at the Ashley House since in opened about 5 years ago, it was the only place we would stay on the Island. We just got home from our Block Island get away and we were disappointed with our room @ the Ashley House this stay.

The sheet rock tape on one section of the ceiling was starting to let go and the ceiling fan had not been cleaned for a real long time. We were not sure if the towels that were in the room were clean or not and our bed was not made. The bedspread was tossed up a little and left hanging onto the floor. The throw rugs in the room were the originals since the place opened and looked like they could stand a cleaning or be replaced. Time for some updates here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Honeoye Falls, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were in the Jade Room which is handicapped accessible room right behind the Ice Cream/Bake Shop. It was clean, spacious and very convenient! We rented bikes and had a convenient space to park and lock them up. If you can, take advantage of the mid-week special! Includes meal vouchers, bike rental and beach chairs/umbrella. It worked out well for us, we didn't need to carry alot of items on the ferry. Definitely recommend the Block Island Reservations - very accomodating and helpful organization.

Room Tip: Jade Room is bottom floor with entrance right out in main street area - if you want a little more pr...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

A great location! Just a room..tv..bath but best of all AC. I would never book a room in BI without AC. Quiet...mostly couples...rooms have names not numbers. I would get end room...they are larger. Midweek 2 night speavials are great! Walk to everything in old harbor. It is located abive/behind Aldos. Do not book the jafe...walk outside directly from it.
Sorry for typos..wont let me fix:)

  • Stayed August 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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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Ashley House is a renovated inn with small rooms. The reservation desk isn't even in the same complex. You first arrive at the port by ferry and cross the street to a different establishment to check in. Very odd, but common for the island. There did not seem to be any attendants nor inn employees at the Ashley House until they came to clean the rooms in the morning. You appear to be on your own. The inn is on the street behind where you check in. A short walk. We arrived in the room around 5PM during one of the hottest days of the year and it seemed as though the AC had not been turned on for several days. The floor boards in the room were very warm when walking on them in bare feet. The room finally cooled down by around 9PM but every piece of furniture including the floor was still very warm to the touch.
The room was clean and well decorated.

Room Tip: We stayed on the back side of the inn. There was a band playing at night and we could hardly hear th...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ashley House

Address: Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ashley House offers nine lovely guest rooms each with a queen bed and private bathroom. All rooms have air-conditioning and heat with TV. The Ashley House is located in the center of Old Harbor, Block Island's main town and walking distance from shops, restaurants, the Old Harbor Ferry landing and beaches. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ashley House! ... more   less 
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