The Block Island National Hotel is among the first landmark sites you'll see as the ferry pulls into New Harbor. This old Victorian was restored to its original glory in the early 1980's. The most unique feature of the National is its grand porch. It is the best spot for a cold drink and a bite to eat while watching the boats sail in and out of the harbor.
This historic site operates seasonally from May-October as a full service hotel with 45 rooms, shops, a restaurant and bar and space for small private parties and events. Rooms vary from single to suites, many with ocean views. All rooms have private baths, tv's and telephones. Most hotels on Block Island do not have a/c, the ocean breezes usually do the trick. There is one room with a/c.
The Grand Porch
The outdoor patio in back of the hotel has pretty gardens, ample seating and fire pits that torch up at sunset.
The Tap & Grille Steakhouse serves up an array of surf and turf, appetizers and signature cocktails. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live acoustic music is featured in the afternoons and nightly. Theme nights such as "Mohito Tuesdays" are common. The restaurant allows dogs to accompany their owners to dine on the deck.
This beautiful island is off the coast of RI. Just a ferry ride from mainland Rhode Island, Connecticut or New York, it's a perfect weekend getaway. Known for its "set back in time" ambiance, stunning landscape, beaches and abundant nature - what's not to fall in love with? Dine on fresh local seafood, visit shops and boutiques. You don't need a car or a care in the world, come see for yourself.