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National Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
Victorian Hotel, centrally located.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Family Rooms
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Centrally Located
Bay View
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Full view
92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
49Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
34Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews fire pit front porch rooms are small great lunch block island lobster roll calamari front desk staff chowder charming hotel corner room luggage room great view of the harbor the wait staff flights of stairs noise from the street no air conditioning
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were on a Starr Bus Tour from NJ. The Hotel was within walking distance of the ferry. The hotel staf were great. Our room was on the 2nd floor on the back of the hotel. We overlooked the evening fire pit. They shut that...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from NationalJulie, General Manager at National HotelResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your trip despite the weather. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I love the National. It’s right on the Old Harbor, it’s got great food and the outside in the back is a nice place to chill. You sit in an aiderondack chair with gas fire pit tables and serve drinks. The hotel, However, was built...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank laurajyg62
Response from NationalJulie, General Manager at National HotelResponded 25 July 2018

Welcome back! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope that it is not 15 years before you return again!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We stayed at this Hotel on a bus trip. It was walking distance to the ferry. The rooms were beautiful, The service was great! There were shops nearby. The hotel breakfast was good and the dinner at the hotel was delicious. Beach access was right...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank SueAndy2013
Response from NationalJulie, General Manager at National HotelResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you! It was great how the group made the best of the trip despite the weather. So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Not sure which was more disheartening, the fire escape view or kitchen odors from nearby exhaust fans for the price we paid. Was surprised to see the restaurant seating at this national registry facility were plastic lawn chairs. Very historic!

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Stayed here just after labor day. Love it, Love it! The rooms was great, nice decor, no AC, but we had ocean corner room, so the breeze took care of that. Hotel and restaurant staff were professional, efficient and friendly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank t4tuna
Response from NationalJulie, General Manager at National HotelResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to post this review and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. I will say September is certainly my favorite month on the island as well! See you soon I hope!

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Michelle R
21 September 2017|
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Response from 2kidsTraveler | Reviewed this property |
We had a private bath in our room with a toilet and tub/shower behind a seperate door. The water pressure and showered was fine and the toiletries were provided.
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iliketravel67
13 August 2017|
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Response from Rod H | Reviewed this property |
There was not one in our room.
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Harry S
19 August 2016|
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Response from Rod H | Reviewed this property |
Nope you have to walk, but it is not that far
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Room Tips
"no A/C, corner rooms are good for a cross breeze"
t4tuna
9 Sep 2018
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"Lower floors have fewer stairs!"
BeachmanBob
22 Oct 2017
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"We did not stay at the National, we ate dinner there."
williamr969
22 Jul 2017
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"We only ate there - not as hotel guests"
JaneMay
13 Jul 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$189 - US$383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
national hotel block islandnational block island
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandBlock IslandNew Shoreham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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