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Lighthouse Inn of Galilee
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Narragansett
Verplanck, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dirtiest hotel ever”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed at this hotel last summer, and by reading the more recent reviews I don't think it has changed much.
The hotel room itself was passable, but our bathroom looked like it belonged in a crack-house, and the knob to our sink broke off upon first using it. Other annoying/bad parts to the hotel is that the parking lot is FILLED with seagull poop...my car was absolutely covered in it. However they do provide you with a hose and soap to wash your car before you leave. For what they charge for a room, the hotel should be MUCH nicer. Its a shame too because if they invested some money into cleaning the place up, it could be a VERY nice place.
The only positives were the friendly staff and location, but those aren't enough to warrant anybody stay here. Avoid this place at all costs, and read the reviews....ITS NOT WORTH IT.

Room Tip: Choose any other hotel in the area, this should be a last resort.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer M M, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn of Galilee, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thank you for your review of our property. We would like you to know that the hotel is now under completely new management with an entirely new staff. On behalf of all of us, I would like to apologize for your experience here last year. We are committed to improving service and the quality of this beautiful property. I'm not sure we will ever make peace with the seagulls though. We take your comments seriously and we are grateful for them!
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I might say I travelled a bit in my days...but the the LIGHT HOUSE is in my TOP 3 of all the places I have ever been- in terms of horror....

I dont care when people have adult fun at or in the pool but - I know I ask a lot - could the staff please remove the condoms or tampons in the course of the next 24 hours or so?

Also I agree with other guest , that the place looks like the set of a russian triple x adult video shoot and the conditions of the linens and sheets are crusted proof to this point.

The last time I stayed in a place as horrible as this, was in Afghanistan, where we stayed in a former fun house for russian officers, which now is a hotel.
Clients should not forget a cotton sleeping bag- better yet a chemical warfare protection suit and get a couple of anti herpes shots. Don't touch anything!!

Have fun!!

Room Tip: take a tent on the lawn or sleep in your car!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I have stayed here multiple times during the summer of 2012, from July through Labor Day. Trust me, it's nothing special, but the location is great. Just across the street from the Block Island Ferry and two blocks from the Salty Brine State Beach. There are also a number of restaurants within walking distance. The motel itself is old and could use some updating. Some rooms are in better condition than others. The indoor pool area is very spacious and clean. It's a great area to gather if you're travelling with a large group or family. Customer Service is pretty friendly and accommodating. We always make our reservations directly with Brad at the front desk. Travelers be aware that there are no microwaves or refridgerators in the rooms. Do not park directly in front of the building. We found that the seagulls seem to favor those cars. Parking is better on the very left hand side or the front row behind the souvenir shop. The motel does leave a hose and scrub brushes to clean your car off. All in all, if you're not going to spend a lot of time in your room, the negatives will not afect you.

Room Tip: The 2nd Floor has more of an ocean breeze than the ground floor rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

My boyfriend & I stayed here over Columbus Day weekend. We chose it for location to Newport & Block Island. I have to admit I was a little worried after reading the reviews. It turned out to be a decent place to stay. The rooms were dated but clean. Not spotless but not scary. Beds were comfortable and we had clean towels & toiletries. The pool was very nice & very warm. There was some garbage in a barrel near the pool area that could have been emptied but as it was the end of the season there seemed to be only 2 people working there. I would recommend to management to have Dunkin Donuts lease your empty restaurant as there are zero breakfast places in the area and with all the Ferry traffic & people parking at the hotel, it would be a very successful venture. There is seagull poop (some people freaked out about that) but the hotel is directly across the street from the harbor where the seagulls live so you get the good with the bad. I would imagine it would be busier in the summer but a great place for families.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Took my 2 nieces and nephew to the Lighthouse Inn in Galilee for a little get away before they went back to school. They had no idea where they were going so it was a surprise for them! We had a ball. Went to the beach all day out for dinner and ice cream and swam in the pool until closing! The place is old and worn, but they do there best to keep it clean. The pool area was great and we had a room right at poolside! I'm sure that place was great in it's day! Linens & towels were clean. We were not there for the hotel, but for the beach so we loved it because we walked everywhere we went. They want to go back next summer so I guess the "Mystery Trip" was a hit! :)

Room Tip: If you have kids that like the pool get a room poolside!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Auntie173
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Millbury, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Recently had a friend’s wedding in the area and a block of rooms where booked after the holiday inn had messed up the reservations for the wedding party. I decided to stay over last minute and was very pleased to still have rooms available.

The good- The rooms we had all overlooked the pool area which we were able to use after the wedding until the wee hours of the morning. That was GREAT; I have never seen a hotel with that type of group accommodation before. The staff where friendly, let us checks in a little early and gave us great suggestions for breakfast places.

The Bad- This is where I think if the hotel put a little more effort could really bring the quality of the stay up, the cleanliness of the rooms. The beds were made and the room seemed vacuumed but the attention to detail was not there. We found candy wrappers behind the head board and a fair share of dust around the TV and on the furniture.

The Ugly- In our room and there was a moist / moldy smell. I am not sure if this is because of the close proximity to the pool but if the room had a deep clean and an investment in a dehumidifier and maybe new carpets.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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LighthouseinnGM, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn of Galilee, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. I hope you and your friends had a great time at the wedding and enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your feedback on the attention to detail and odor and will address both.
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Turnersville, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were part of a wedding party that reserved 16 rooms this past weekend at the Light House Inn. Unbelievable to say the least. We check in and got to our room, the floor obviously had not been vacuumed in a while. My husband goes to wash his hands and it was obvious the sink area has not been touched by housekeeping for days. We then discover we have no towels, tissues, anything. I call the front desk and ask for housekeeping to come up with towels and clean the room. The person at the front desk said, “um, I am the only one on today so I will bring you towels when I get time.” Time!!! It is 8 p.m. at night and no one cleaned our room.

I walk downstairs and then proceed to follow the front desk person into the laundry room to get towels from the dryer. I then return to my room where my husband has turned down the sheets to inspect the last time the sheets have been changed. Obviously not anytime in the past 3 days. There were a TON of bodily fluids on the sheets. The top sheet looked like a porn had been filmed right there. We checked out about 10 mins later and stayed elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank kate s
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LighthouseinnGM, General Manager at Lighthouse Inn of Galilee, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. I have reviewed the situation with all staff and have made changes to the staff in regards to the cleaning of your guest room. I hope you were able to find suitable accomodations and enjoy your time at the wedding.
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Property: Lighthouse Inn of Galilee
Address: 307 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-5627
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Narragansett
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Narragansett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Lighthouse Inn of Galilee 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located across from the Block Island Ferry, Lighthouse Inn of Galilee is a fun, casual beach hotel situated in the authentic fishing village of Galilee, RI. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy southern Rhode Island. ... more   less 
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