I can't imagine staying anywhere else on BI. Avonlea is in the ideal location just a 5 minute walk to town but off the main drag so you can enjoy the peaceful beach-front atmosphere. The views cannot be beat, breakfasts were delicious, staff was helpful, and rooms were comfortable. My now fiance and I stayed in the Emerald room. The only negative comments I could muster about the experience (and I'm really struggling to find any constructive criticism!) is that the shower in the Emerald bathroom had very poor water pressure and made rinsing any sand near impossible at times, and has a retractable showerhead that can mount on the wall but anchors at the tub edge, so the shower curtain/liner can't get a good seal over the hose and water tends to go everywhere. Also at night you do get noise from Yellow Kittens tavern next door, but I wasn't bothered by it. If anything I would wake up, laugh at the horrible singing ability of whomever the live music was that night, and fall back asleep. But that is a tiny inconvenience and was more than compensated for by everything else that was glorious about Avonlea. Amazing, wonderful, perfect, look no further. This is where to stay on BI.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location! Location! Location! Avonlea is a beautifully renovated property sitting directly on the beach and right in town. Every room has a breathtaking view. Rates include a full breakfast and wine and appetizer as well as attentive service from your hostess Christy. Please come stay with us and see why we love Avonlea! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Avonlea, Jewel Of The Sea Hotel Block Island