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Which hotel?close to zoo,baby beach,playground?

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Which hotel?close to zoo,baby beach,playground?

We are looking to go from Wed-Friday this week with our 2.5yr old.We won't be taking our car so we need a place to stay that is close to the ferry.Is there anything that is also within walking distance to the zoo or maybe a playground or baby beach?


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1. Re: Which hotel?close to zoo,baby beach,playground?

The 1661 Inn and Hotle Manisses are the 2 closest accomodations next to the animal farm on Spring Street. They are within walking distance of the ferry, as are many other accomodations. Old Harbor is pretty compact so it doesn't matter if you stay there, or the Atlantic Inn, or National Hotel, or Blue Dory Inn.

As for a good beach, Crescent Beach is the half moon shaped beach you will see while coming in by ferry. It is actually divided up into many different named beaches. The town beach, with restroom facilities and a snack area, is approximately a half mile to mile up from the Surf hotel, the large mansion you will see overlooking the beach. The might be the best place to take your little one.


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2. Re: Which hotel?close to zoo,baby beach,playground?

Thank you for the suggestions.I checked them out and they are all booked! looks like we are to late

Edited: 11:31 am, July 01, 2013
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3. Re: Which hotel?close to zoo,baby beach,playground?

Try The Gables just down the street from the Surf. Or The Harborside Inn. It has AC. The walk from the center of town to the animal farm is not bad plus these two places are a shorter walk to the beaches that start at Surf Beach and go all the way up the eastern side of BI.

Not sure if the snack bar and restrooms are available yet. We were on BI last week and they were still working on the repairs to the pavilion at State Beach that happened during Sandy. I believe they have portapotties until everything is fixed.

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