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The 1661 Inn

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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Our family-owned resort has a wide variety of types of rooms and rates and is open year-round. Our higher end rooms feature combinations of ocean views, fireplaces, spa tubs and air-conditioning. Our rates include our full champagne buffet breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Harbor View
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82Good for walkers
Grade: 82 out of 100
42Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
31Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Rita and the staff could not be nicer. We immediately felt welcome and at home. Even though we visited for New Years, the porch was open with heaters allowing us to enjoy the spectacular view of the open Atlantic ocean. Breakfast was a full buffet with custom made
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Response from Elizabeth C, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and meeting all of us! Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!
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The 1661 Inn is very charming with all of the amenities one would expect in an upscale lodging facility. The rooms are all different and themed to fit in perfectly with the Block Island landscape. Breakfast was delicious as was the wine cocktail hour at 4 pm every day. Rita, the
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Response from Elizabeth C, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfast, meeting Rita and the view....impressed that you were up to watch the sunrise! We look forward to your next visit. Happy new year!
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The difference between a good hotel and a great one is always the people. This is a GREAT hotel. Not because everything is perfect, I have seen perfect and just found it a little annoying, this place is not perfect but it is loved and they loved us being there, you cant fake a
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Response from Elizabeth C, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the special review! We really do love to make our guests part of our family and glad that found that with us. We look forward to your next visit and warm regards for the New Year!
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Best place on Block Island. Casual elegance. Rita, Steve, Seth and Elizabeth couldn’t have been better hosts. Comfortable warm rooms with incredible views. A mouth watering brunch buffet. 5 minute walk to town. 3 of the most relaxing days we’ve had all year. Great in summer or
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Response from Elizabeth C, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Thank you very much for the great review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are glad that it was exactly what you were looking for. Happy Holidays!
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Everything was perfect. We were treated so well; breakfast was delicious; loved the Wine & Nibbles time to chat with other guests. Rita and her staff were so very helpful with recommendations for us to fully enjoy the quiet beauty of the island.
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Response from Elizabeth C, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Thank you for the super review and we are glad that your stay was perfect! And that you enjoyed the holiday with us. We can't wait to welcome you back. Happy Holidays!
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Charming Dodge Cottage
We actually stayed at Dewey Cottage. The breakfast and wine is served at the 1661 Inn. We walked from the cottage.
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What is the name of the manager
Elizabeth Connor is manager. Rita Draper is owner.
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We walked. It was around a mile or so. There is a bit of uphill. It rained one day and the 1661 sent a van for us. There is parking at the cottage. We did not brind a car, but did rent one for a day.
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Good morning! We do have availability during that time period. Our reservation office is open daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm and can be reached at 401-466-2421 or 800-626-4773. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Thank you for your interest in staying with us. We do have rooms available that can accommodate families. Please call us at 800-626-4773 to find out specific availability and rates. We look forward to hearing from you!
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"Ask at reception, they will sort you out....."
"Dewey Cottage is about a half a mile from main building/dining area. Something to keep in mind if that's an issue for you."
"Beautiful rooms with a great view"
"My favorite are the rooms with an ocean view room and their own deck."
"Request one of the newer, renovated rooms"
$141 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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