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Scarsdale, New York
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and very pet friendly. Some guests smoke in the pet area :( and bring their own food and wine!!! Management needs to keep a better eye on guests - the staff is excellent. Attentive whether getting a cocktail, wine, apps, or dinner. Excellent food if a bit pricey.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Block Island as a family and were looking for a hotel that had a room that slept 5. The National has that room. The Old Harbor Suite is large and sleeps 5. However, be prepared that it is on the first floor with the restaurant literally outside your windows. Breakfast starts at 7:30am and dinner goes probably... More 

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Thank Eric V
NationalJulie, General Manager at National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. The Old Harbor Suite is exactly as you describe and how we try to explain it to our guests. We also have some suites on the top floor which give a little more privacy. Hope that you will stay with us again in the future. More 

vermont
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small rooms were very plain. Food could be better and is expensive. Free breakfast was very plain. Drinks were good but pricey.Hotel general manager was not helpful. Noisy in town location . Difficult to sleep with noise in the street from Local bars.

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new york
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Location! Center of everything. Very clean and staff was very friendly. Restaurant for breakfast was great and came with the room. It has a nice 1800s Victorian feel to it. Fire pits with chairs and bar service outside.

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Thank easNewYork
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National's porch is where it's at for atmosphere, the best view and consistently good food. Showstopper Mike, Nate and Denise are their best servers. It's worth asking for them! We spend a lot of time on BI each summer and this place is at the very top of the list for a great meal.

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Thank Carol N
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our 3+ hour island tour, we were looking for a relaxing lunch location with shade, a cool breeze, spectacular view and good food. This hit the mark perfectly!! We arrived and asked for the wait time for a table on the 2nd floor porch. Was told 35 minutes, and we immediately agreed. They took our cell phone #s to... More 

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

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. So glad you enjoyed your day on Block Island and that we were a part of it! More 

Connecticut
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try and get a porch table if possible. Literally best clam chowder ever, plenty of clam bits and tasty broth!! Service was prompt and everyone was extremely courteous. Definitely will go back again. Take a look at the lobsta it was huge and tender.

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

Thank you for dining with us - we look forward to having you back again in the future! More 

WATERFORD, Connecticut
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner at The National last night while on Block Island. We were pressed for time because we were going to Captain Nicks to hear a great band.. We were seated quickly, knew what we wanted so ordered right away. The food came pretty quickly and was delicious! Before we even finished we stopped our waiter to... More 

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

Thank you very much - nice to hear that you enjoyed your evening! Hope to see you again. More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Cmcurran
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 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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