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The 1661 Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Everything was meticulously and personally attended to. Staff was friendly and accommodating. A private bath is probably worth the extra dollars. Staying in the main house is more convenient if the weather is inclement. The afternoon wine and nibbles in charming. The hotel owner has a farm across the street which is a don't miss. camels, yak, kangaroos, sheep.... There...

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1Thank Denise H
Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude to Rita for providing such a lovely property and for getting up at the crack of dawn while still dark and taking me to the Ferry. She graciously accepted a phone call from me at 5:30 AM with a request for a ride and she was more than accommodating. This is the epitome...

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2Thank alemke
Upton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our stay began with the Inn generously upgrading our room from their auxiliary inn to a lovely large room with a spectacular view at the main inn. Each afternoon there is a wine and cheese hour (included with room); there were several delightful appetizers and a nice selection of wines. Also, included with the room is a full sumptuous breakfast...

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2Thank karenmccaw
Westerly, Rhode Island
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were upgraded from a shared bathroom and a double bed in a separate building to the main Inn. A gift from my son! We stayed in a room on the second floor facing the street. It was called The Rathbone. It had a king size bed with comfortable bedding, a flat screen t.v. On top of a fake fireplace...

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1Thank Ellen S
Manhasset, New York
Reviewed 13 September 2016

In August 2016, I made my second trip to BI and my biggest mistake - staying at the 1661. It sounded good - a room with an ocean view, a renovated bath, and a daily champagne breakfast. Let's take them in order. First, my terrace with the ocean view had some outdoor furniture that was probably brought to America by...

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3Thank Tiffer510
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I stayed in The Dodge Cottage, a few blocks away from the main inn. It is a very old, run down property, desperately in need of renovations. Very expensive for a run down room with no AC. They did have two fans in my room but the fans were old and also needed to be replaced. They were of no...

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1Thank Julia S
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This hotel is a 20 minute walk from the town center but light-years away from the tourist hoards. Your view includes a cute beach, three marinas with places to eat, and lots of boats. Bike and kayak rentals, a marine-life center, and a public boat launch are across the street. Accommodations are super simple, with bath and toilet down the...

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1Thank galatea4ever
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've been going to the 1661 and their various properties around the island for years. (Note: I sure do miss the Smuggler's Cove apartments... but I digress.) But this time, something was different. The 1661 has stepped up their game, and is now a bit more elegant, while still maintaining that small, family-owned Inn feeling. The new lobby furniture and...

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Long Beach, New York
Reviewed 30 August 2016

After many years having Breakfast at the 1661's terrific buffet, I came to making reservations for a short 2 night stay for the first time in the many years of traveling to Block Island. We could not be happier with everything 1661 had to offer. All the attending staff was outstanding. Always accommodating and pleasant. Rita is the penultimate host...

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Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed four nights, in two different rooms in the 1661 Inn itself (not in one of the guest houses). At the time we made our reservation, there wasn't the room size we needed available for four consecutive nights, but it wasn't a big deal--the staff even moved our bags to the new room while we were out for the...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our family-owned resort has a wide variety of types of rooms and rates and is open year-round. Our higher end rooms feature combinations of ocean views, fireplaces, spa tubs and air-conditioning. Our rates include our full champagne buffet breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The 1661 Inn

Address: 5 Spring Street, PO Box I, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: $189 - $898 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The 1661 Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Manisses Hotel And The 1661 Block Island
The 1661 Inn And Hotel Manisses Block Island
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“An array of on-property and nearby Inn homes to choose from. Check their website for details of room offerings.”
DaveN401RI, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had the room called RAY and it has a spectacular ocean view balcony which is HUGE”
melchior22, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Alcock has a private bath w/stand up shower & strong water pressure. There is a tub with jets in the room!”
vtbrowncoat, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to stay on the property as there are other available accomidations off-site”
run2daylight, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“First floor was quiet at night in late August.”
bsomerset7, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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