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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ashley House Hotel Block Island