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National Hotel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Block Island I look forward to eating on the porch at the national. The food is always been good in spite of the fact they're extremely busy. This time both of our meals were a disappointment. We both ordered fish dishes and they were both overcooked. The portion size has also gotten a lot smaller.... More 

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NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

We certainly want to be your favorite restaurant on the island and I am sorry that you have been disappointed. Please feel free to email, julie@blockislandhotels.com, or call me, 401-466-2901 x 507. I would love to hear a little more feedback so that I can pass it onto the chef and management. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice relaxing listening to music watching the ferry come in and out and enjoying the breeze on the porch. Nice drinks and raw bar, we had oysters and shrimp. Try the frozen lemondade or mudslide. They had a guy singing and playing guitar. His mic was a little too loud for my taste but the music itself was good. Very... More 

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Farnham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location, atmosphere, and service. No air conditioning, but was better, with nice sea breeze on 3rd floor. Arrived on first ferry early. Stayed 1 night and they let us hang out 2nd day, till 5:45 p.m., for last high speed ferry. Had $5.00 off coupon for breakfast included in stay and should be for 300 a night. But that... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat out on the terrace on a foggy July afternoon. Water street was in front of us, and then the water was just beyond that. Even with the weather, the place was teeming with people, but we managed to get a table on the railing. There is dining inside, but why would you pass up a view like this?... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch, dinner or simply a bit of food while seeping a cocktail, just go and seat on this great terrace and relax in front of the ocean, watching ferries come and go. Friendly service, great food, calamari are delicious with a cocktail like a Moscow mule. A bit of history in a grand hotel, in shabby chic Block Island.

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Rumford, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a one night stay on Block Island and found this place among the possibilities. Booking was easy. Had a great experience here. Spent the extra money for a corner Queen and it was well worth it. Nice views of the harbor and the foot traffic. The bed was unspectacular but comfortable. Cool breezes through both windows. Adequate bathroom... More 

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NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We definitely look forward to seeing you again! More 

Saint James, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a amazing place to go with children. You can bring them to watch the sunset in the afternoon. Especially on a humid rainy day you can go and watch the big waves on the beach. Plus the food is amazing at the restaurant.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch while shopping in harbor town. Lovely outdoor porch overlooking Old Harbor. The hot lobster roll was a bit spicier than the regular buttered one I am accustomed to and quite good. The fish with chips was a bit flat and the fried coating just ok. Busy spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely and comfortable--steps away from the ferry terminal which is very convenient. The staff is superb! Carol, Kara, Madaline, Christina, Will, and I'm sorry I forgot some names. You helped me surprise my Husband for his Birthday an event to remember. THANK YOU!!

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The service is outstanding, the rooms are very comfortable and the view of the harbor cannot be beat. A happy surprise was how great the restaurant was (order the swordfish!). You can't go wrong with the room/bike/restaurant package.

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NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I do hope that you will visit us again in the future! Julie Fuller General Manager More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about National Hotel

Address: Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: $167 - $1,126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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