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Beach Ave and Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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#6 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in New Shoreham
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.1
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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
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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Beth Plein wrote a review Aug 13
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Carmen and staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Carmen knows everyone and is totally networked in her community. She arranged for us to rent a car when we realized we needed one if we wanted to have the freedom to roam the entire island. The Inn with big porches front and back is in a great location overlooking Payne's Dock. Fred Benson beach is very close to the Inn. Breakfast was great and of course Payne's killer donuts were always around in addition to traditional breakfast foods. There were cookies in the dining room each afternoon. Can't say enough good things-a very nicely run family business.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Catherine McCarthy wrote a review Aug 2
Connecticut3 contributions5 helpful votes
We love Payne's Harbor Inn. My family and I stayed on the top floor, room #10. The room was spacious with the most amazing views facing Paynes Harbor. The hosts were so friendly. Breakfast was delicious - especially the killer donuts. We can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded 1 week ago
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the great review. We hope you have found a new favorite vacation spot!
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Barbara M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Thank you for such a delightful stay at the inn. We have stayed at many inns on the island over the years and this was the best so far. It was a close proximity to the beach, town and restaurants. Kayak and paddle board rentals were close by with an inn discount. Our room #2 was clean and spacious with gorgeous sunset views. The inn was immaculate and breakfast was just perfect especially Payne's donuts. Loved the cookies but I think the inn is screaming for some cheese, crackers or snacks with wine to enjoy on the beautiful deck in the afternoon as a chance to unwind and meet other guests. Looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded 1 week ago
I will pass your kind words along to our staff. They work hard to ensure every guest is happy. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to your next visit.
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Lisa V wrote a review Jul 2022
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Absolutely loved the Inn!!! My husband and I enjoyed the charm of the hotel, staff and the convenience of being near the marina where our family was staying.. breakfast presentation was great and muffins/donuts/pastries (delicious)!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank for for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again soon!
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Kathy G wrote a review Jun 2022
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The house is gorgeous, immaculately clean and the people who work there could not be any nicer. They truly go out of there way to make you feel comfortable and we always feel like it is our home. We love Carmen, Joann,Stella, and the lovely ladies that keep the Inn clean Sharon and Sophia are wonderful! Kathy, Dawn,Ann
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Thank you for your review. I passed your kind words on to the ladies. We look forward to your next visit!
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Detra P wrote a review Jun 2022
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This was one of the very best overnight stays I have had. Extremely clean rooms and common spaces. The staff were beyond accommodating and very friendly. I can’t stress enough how clean and comfortable this stay was. I most certainly will return and look forward to the experience again!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Our staff works hard, and we thank you for recognizing their efforts. It will be a pleasure to host you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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Laura M wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and I always stay at Payne's Harbor View Inn, but this April we decided to try out their new property, New Harbor House. It was WONDERFUL! The house itself is in a great location, being close to all of the main Block Island attractions, while still giving you that quiet/private residence feel. We were pleasantly surprised by how incredibly spacious the rooms were and we loved having a working fireplace. Within a few minutes of dropping our bags, we were already planning when we wanted to rent next. Can we say family reunion?? This house could easily accommodate for all of them. We couldn't believe how affordable this rental property was for the amount of space, and amenities. The owners, Carmen & Kevin are AMAZING!! If we needed anything, we knew they were only a phone call away. Honestly, this house had everything we could have asked for and more! If we could give more stars, we would! 10/10 would recommend!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Thank you for the great review. We are glad you got a chance to experience Block Island in the off-season. We were happy to share our home with you, and hope you’ll be able to return. See you this summer!
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Carol M wrote a review Oct 2021
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My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in October. Delightful experience! Beautiful, immaculate, welcoming! I have nothing but good things to say! Norma and Sharon are wonderful hosts. The breakfast was good, and the afternoon cookies were a nice touch. Please note it is better to use transportation from the ferry than trying to walk
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2021
Thank you for the great review. I’m glad our staff took good care of you. I’ll pass your kind words along to them. We hope to see you again.
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hms917 wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York84 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed on the third floor. Kevin was friendly and showed us around before sending us up to our room, 8 on the third floor. Rooms and place have that historic feel with old family photos. Front entrance door was kept open, so not surprising to see some mosquitos in the hallway. The location is good for couples who want to be away some from the more crowded and touristy area of New Shoreham. We preferred the limited number of rooms. The donuts and cookies were excellent. The breakfast was good with items such as bagels, toast, egg, meat, yogurt and fruit. Staff and guests were not wearing masks even in public areas, but seems to be the state of affairs on the island now.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Oct 13, 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Rhode Island does not require masks for vaccinated individuals. Our entire staff is vaccinated. Stay well!
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Kathy G wrote a review Sep 2021
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We have been there for a girls trip a few times over the past few years and had the time of our life! The place is immaculate and the staff are so kind and friendly. I am not sure i could ever find anything wrong or negative to say about the Inn. We cannot wait for our next trip there! Thank you to Joann, Carmen, Norma Hope to see you all soon Kathy, Dawn, Mary
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Carmen Castellanos, Owner at Payne's Harbor View Inn
Responded Sep 27, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are so glad you had a good visit with us. It was our pleasure. Hope to see you next year!
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$305 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
payne`s harbor view hotel block island
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandWashington CountyBlock IslandNew Shoreham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Payne's Harbor View Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast 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, The Beachead Restaurant, and Winfield's 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.