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“Great Basic Beach Motel Near BI Ferry” 4 of 5 stars
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825 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Narragansett
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“Great Basic Beach Motel Near BI Ferry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

This is a great, basic beach motel that's a mile or two away from the Block Island ferry. I stayed here overnight to catch the early morning ferry, and found it very convenient. The motel itself is pretty basic, nothing fancy, but very well maintained & clean. And you can't beat the location -- just across the street from the beach. Recommended.

  • Liked — Beach nearby, convenience
  • Disliked — na/
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

Enjoyed a 4-day stay at the Anchor Motel during the first week in September, 2007, which I found to be exceptionally clean and cozy. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The motel is located just across the street form Scarborough Beach, which was outstanding! A 5 minute drive from downtown Narragansett and conveniently located near some great restaurants, I found this a great place to relax, whether reading a book on the small deck or strolling the beach. Looking forward to my next trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2007

I am giving this hotel only 3 stars because compared to others I have
stayed at, it is truly Very Basic. Just the bare minimum of towels and they are paper thin and rough to the touch. The rooms are small and face toward the parking lot so when cars drive in, their headlights blare into your room. However, despite these drawbacks, I found my overall stay to be quite pleasant.

It is mere steps from Scarborough Beach which is one of the best beaches I've ever been to. The motel is fairly quiet at night. The owner is quite nice and the room was clean. All of the other guests were very friendly and one night we even got serenaded by a small trio of musicians in the room next door who were playing acoustic versions of older (90's) rock hits. Very pleasant.

Also, we were surprised to find a small refrigerator in our room. We
had to plug it in (the owner obviously keeps it unplugged to save on electricity) but so what. For such a basic motel, one wouldn't expect to find a refrigerator in the room.

There is also a small continental breakfast offered in the office area which we did not take advantage of.

Overall, we (my husband, myself and small son) enjoyed our stay at the Anchor Motel. We will definitely stay again but will request Rooms 1 - 5 which face toward the ocean. We were facing both streets (the hotel is located at a crossroad) and as a result, we got more headlight traffic than Rooms 1 - 5 get.

  • Liked — Great access to Scarborough Beach.
  • Disliked — Parking lot. Headlights shown in room quite frequently.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KC
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

I stayed here with 3 of my family members Sept 16th thru Sept 21rst . we enjoyed it so much ! the owner Gene is a sweetheart of a man he kept the room so clean !! when we came back from a day of fun we opened the door and the room smelled so good and clean .. Gene keeps busy all the time , but never to busy to talk and be helpful .. we could see the ocean from our bed and hear the waves crashing .. and we took long walks on the beach during the day we will most certainly be back , and tell others all about this wonderful Quaint Motel ...

  • Liked — Friendly , clean, beach scenery
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

Clean, comfortable and affordable. You have all the ammenities you need and that's it. Although we didn't have cable or internet access we agreed that the room rate was worth it and that the point was to get out and about and away from the tv and computer.

We loved the view and enjoyed our own little porch. The host and hostess are very accomodating and very friendly. You are right across the street from the beach and it is a great base location for trips around South County and to Newport. We can't wait to come back to this place next summer. Thank you so much!

Stayed August 2007
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ontario
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2007

Beautiful place to stay across the beach.Rooms are super clean
and owner are very friendly.
We stayed from july 2-7 awesome time.
Narragansette is a beautiful place and will recommend to many people and will be back

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Corrales, NM
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2007

This is the cleanest beach motel you'll ever find. It is a wonderful place to stay for seeing the sites in Rhode Island, for walking the beach, or for just sitting around and reading books. I highly recommend this motel.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — no internet
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Anchor Motel

Address: 825 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Narragansett
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Narragansett
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at Scarborough State Beach; a few steps across the small two-lane road and you are on the beach! Fifteen immaculate rooms each with an ocean view and a private deck. Non-smoking motel, great for guests of all ages. Rooms have two double beds (or one king-sized bed), bathroom, refrigerator, AC/heater, cable TV, and wireless internet. Close to the Block Island ferry, the historic towers, Point Judith Lighthouse, and the University of Rhode Island. Continental breakfast served daily. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Anchor Hotel Narragansett
Anchor Hotel Narragansett
Anchor Motel Rhode Island

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