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Payne's Harbor View Inn

Beach Ave and Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Certificate of Excellence


#8 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in New Shoreham
Certificate of Excellence
There’s no better place to take in the sunset. Payne’s Harbor View Inn sits on a hill overlooking Great Salt Pond and Block Island Sound. The peaceful setting is a delight on busy summer days. Centrally located in New Harbor, this hotel is just minutes on foot from top island restaurants and attractions... including Crescent Beach. Owned and operated by a 13 generation Island Family, guests will enjoy the personal touches. The owners are almost always on hand providing a delicious breakfast, entertaining Island tales and valuable travel tips. Once you stay at Payne’s Harbor View Inn, you’ll never want to stay anywhere else.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harbor View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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This inn was a lovely, spacious and well furnished. The breakfast was terrific with a nice variety. The grounds were pleasant and their is ample seating outdoors to relax. Everything was clean. Sue was very helpful in getting us settled. It was not our first trip but our first stay at this inn. The only glitch for us is that there were some guests that appeared to be regulars and one of them played guitar during breakfast both mornings. It wasn't to our liking and not at all morning music. It was hard to converse. Some other guests looked at us and rolled their eyes. We wondered why it was allowed. We would certainly go again but would ask if the guitar player would be there and if so we would pass.
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Stayed here for 2 nights in room 10. The view from the room was phenomenal. Very spacious. Breakfast was good. The owners very friendly and knowledgeable about things to do on the island. Just a lovely inn all around. Highly recommend. Just a note. It is slightly under one mile walk from the high speed ferry to the inn walking slightly uphill. Plan accordingly
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Response from cjpc5, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Sep 11, 2019
We are so glad you were able to visit with us and enjoy the beauty of the Island. Thank you for the taking the time to write a review.
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My Wife and I had a wonderful stay at Payne's. From the check-in to the room and the free breakfast, everything was welcoming and first class! The Inn is also centrally located yet peaceful and relaxing. We will be returning!
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Response from cjpc5, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Sep 2, 2019
Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the island. Come again soon!
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Recently visited Payne’s Harborview Inn on a trip to Block Island to celebrate our 25 th wedding anniversary. The Inn is very nice with stunning views and in a great location walkable to the beach, town and restaurants. Our room had an amazing view of the harbor and the breakfast in the morning was nice as well. When our reservations had a mix up leaving us with nowhere to stay the last night of vacation, Sue quickly found us a nice place to stay and even drove us there. We enjoyed our stay at the inn and on Block Island and would come again.
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Response from cjpc5, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Sep 2, 2019
We are so glad we could help make your special Occasion one to remember. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you choose to celebrate with us again!
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I've been going to Block Island for over 25 years and usually stay right in Old Harbor....usually at the Manisses or the 1661 Inn or Spring Hotel. This was my first time staying closer to New Harbor which was beautiful and less than a one mile walk into Old Harbor. Upon checking in, we met the owner who was absolutely lovely. She took her time in showing us around the inn and also giving us information about the nearest restaurants, beaches, and activities. On the plus size, the room was huge (900 sq feet!), very clean and had a jacuzzi tub in the room. Lots of windows and beautiful views. However, we were diappointed that there was no AC and the t.v. worked but only had a few channels. The continental breakfast was lovely and included a couple of hot items, such as eggs and ham. The coffee was delicious. Another negative, however, was that although they offer free WiFi, it is not available in your actual room. To go on my computer, I had to sit in the lounge area or out on the porch. Would I stay there again? Probably not due to the lack of AC and Wifi. We also happen to be there on a particulary muggy and humid weekend.
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Response from cjpc5, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Aug 23, 2019
We are sorry you were uncomfortable in any way. We are an AC optional property which means we have portable units for rent. We do this in an effort to keep our nightly rates reasonably priced. Most nights are cool with a good breeze on our hill, so guests usually prefer the fresh island air and our ceiling fans. If you choose to visit again please let us know that you require air conditioning. Regarding internet, the island does not have broadband yet, so it’s a bit out of our control until services here improve. We do offer satellite television with over 100 channels. I’m glad you were able to enjoy our breakfast and central location. We hope you have a fun vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Payne's Harbor View Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fred Benson Town Beach (0.5 miles), Block Island Trading Company (0.7 miles), and Clayhead Nature Trail (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kimberly's, Winfield's Restaurant, and The Beachead Restaurant.
Is Payne's Harbor View Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Block Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Payne's Harbor View Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Romanian.
Does Payne's Harbor View Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Payne's Harbor View Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.