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5 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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#2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in New Shoreham
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Our family-owned resort has a wide variety of types of rooms and rates and is open year-round. Here on property, the buildings include The 1661 Inn, Mitchell Cottage, Guest House and Nicholas Ball Cottage. We also manage several other properties that are included in our offerings. These are not located at our property, but are on Block Island within 1/2 mile of the main building. These off property locations are the Anchor House, Dodge Cottage, Dewey Cottage and Hendrickson House. We have a wide variety of types of rooms - so we are sure to have something perfect for you! Our higher end rooms feature combinations of ocean views, fireplaces, spa tubs and air-conditioning. We also have standard rooms with private bath (most with air-conditioning) and few basic rooms with shared bath.
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Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Sofa
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Historic Hotel
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ronald S wrote a review May 15
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To stay @ the 1661 Inn which I have done for years, always the best and everyone that is there, no exception, always the best. And the view, no matter where you stay @ the Inn, you have access to the spectacular, anywhere on the property. Can't say enough good things about this place. My home away from home.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The Littlefield is my favorite, but check the Adrian
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Thank you for the review and we always love seeing you too! We love all of our guests, but especially the ones that we see year after year - you've become part of the family. Can't wait to see you on your next visit!
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Nancy H wrote a review May 11
Darien, Connecticut30 contributions31 helpful votes
Block Island is known as one of the last best places on Earth, and our stay at the 1661 Inn added to our enjoyment of this beautiful island. We stayed in The Adrian room, one of the more expensive rooms oil the property, but the gas fireplace, deck, comfortable furniture and hot tub were all worth it. Our weather wasn't great, so we had a lovely room to relax in and read. We stayed just before the start of the season, so the breakfast provided was limited, but certainly sufficient. Wine and nibbles were also provided every day at 4:00, with what we term a "generous pour." The location is a short walk up the hill from the pier, and is an excellent jumping off point for walks to all parts of the island. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: If you can, get an ocean view.
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Thank you for the lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all that Block Island has to offer and especially the Adrian room. It is spectacular! We can't wait to welcome you back again. Enjoy your summer!
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LeoP wrote a review May 9
Ridgefield, Connecticut4 contributions3 helpful votes
All the staff was very caring an patient and made is feel so comfortable. We had a great room with a view of the sunrise and the ocean. They helped us find places to eat as well as find nice places to hike and bike. I would stay here again. It is a 5 min walk to town with all the restaurants. It has a great outside patio to relax and drink a coffee or something from their bar. They had wine and cheese at 4-5 when we were there which as great and allowed us to talk to some other guests.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room that has a view of the sunrise.
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Response from Elizabeth Connor, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
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Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to see how well cared for you felt and that you enjoyed so much of what we and the Island offer. We look forward to your next visit!
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Kristin M wrote a review May 9
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The 1661 Inn is five minutes from town and on the scenic walk to the Bluffs. As a result, I've passed it DOZENS of times in the last twenty years, always saying, "One day..." It's a little pricier than other hotels (I recommend going just before or after summer tourist season hits if you're on a budget) but there's a reason for that. The accommodations are amazing and span from a nice room to an extravagant room, whatever your preference and needs. I splurged and stayed in the Staples Room - and will definitely be returning. Aside from the views and the property, which is stunning, the customer service is AMAZING! Every person I interacted with seemed to genuinely be happy to be there and to help the guests (in contrast, I stayed at two other hotels on my visit to Rhode Island and encountered a lot of half-hearted, forced smiles and bored employees). There was an energy and enthusiasm in every employee. They bent over backwards to help. Andrew and Kaylee (sorry if I misspelled your name!!!) were happy to see to any of my needs or issues. I had an issue with the jacuzzi and Kaylee came right up and made sure I was all set and also checked to make sure the fireplace was working while she was there. You can stow your bags before your room is ready and after check-out with no problem. They don't offer room service BUT there are breakfast muffins out all morning with coffee/tea and the afternoon there is wine and other treats. Since I was there before the summer tourist season really kicked off, they gave me a prepared list of restaurants/cafes that were open for meals which was VERY helpful. I can't WAIT to go back - I'd already decided to return to Rhode Island once a year because I've missed the ocean... now I've added that I will definitely spend at least one night at the 1661 Inn; it's well worth every penny spent!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Elizabeth Connor, General Manager at The 1661 Inn
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so excited to have made your trip so special and we can't wait to welcome you back again!
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Thomas N wrote a review Apr 2021
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We usually stay at the 1661 two times a year, Spring and weekend after Thanksgiving. 1661 has a great location, close to town and an easy walk to the Spring House Barn to go for dinner. The staff is amazing. Could not ask for a more friendly owner. Rita definitely will make you feel at home. Up until the COVID crisis the 1661 had the best brunch available. Can't wait for the brunch to come back. Oh by the way Block Island is a great place to visit and you can spend your free time walking the trails looking for glass floats.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for the review and we agree that Rita is a super host and a super boss! Hope you found a glass float on your trip. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$141 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
manisses hotel and the 1661 block island, the 1661 inn and hotel manisses block island
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandWashington CountyBlock IslandNew Shoreham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
63
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Frequently Asked Questions about The 1661 Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The 1661 Inn?
Nearby attractions include 1661 Farm and Gardens (0.2 miles), Ballard's Beach (0.2 miles), and Clayhead Salon & Spa (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The 1661 Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The 1661 Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The 1661 Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The 1661 Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The 1661 Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eli's, Spring House Hotel, and Ice Cream Place.
Is The 1661 Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Block Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The 1661 Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The 1661 Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.