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Recent guest reviews

Loved our room and location. The staff was very friendly.

Great location and the hotel service was excellent.

Just a great experience-- perfectly located-- great people-- It isn't cheap-- especially during high season-- but worth it-- old world charm Perfect for a single person exploring Block Island for first time

When we travel to Block Island we want to have an authentic experience. Staying at the National provided us with that. The hotel just has that classic beachfront feel and there are ample opportunities to sit out on the porch and have a nice lunch or diner. Sure, the rooms are smaller, the way they would have been back in the era this structure was constructed. Sure, there is no elevator, but again, there has never been an elevator in this grand dame of Block Island Hotels.

Hotel close to ferry, restaurants and shops. Nice breakfast. Room very small.

Water Street Block Island RI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

The National Hotel places you next to Old Harbor and Surf Beach. This 45-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, concierge services, and a terrace.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All 45 air-conditioned rooms provide ceiling fans. For entertainment, guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at The National Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a convenience store. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and securing valuables. This hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Corner, Island view

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Island view

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean view

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Island view

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The National Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1)
5
Family

Loved our room and location. The staff was very friendly.

By on Jul 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2021

Thank you very much - so glad you enjoyed your stay!

5
Partner Couples

Great location and the hotel service was excellent.

By , from Rochester NY on Sep 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 11, 2020

Thank you very much! I will certainly share this with the staff

4
Everyone

By on Aug 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2020

Thank you for staying with us!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2020

Thank you for staying with us!

5

excellent location, service and old world feel

Everyone

Just a great experience-- perfectly located-- great people-- It isn't cheap-- especially during high season-- but worth it-- old world charm Perfect for a single person exploring Block Island for first time

By on Aug 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2018

Thank you for staying with us; we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the island!

5

classic grandeur

Everyone

When we travel to Block Island we want to have an authentic experience. Staying at the National provided us with that. The hotel just has that classic beachfront feel and there are ample opportunities to sit out on the porch and have a nice lunch or diner. Sure, the rooms are smaller, the way they would have been back in the era this structure was constructed. Sure, there is no elevator, but again, there has never been an elevator in this grand dame of Block Island Hotels.

By on Jul 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write this review. So glad you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you again soon!

4

short vacation

Everyone

Hotel close to ferry, restaurants and shops. Nice breakfast. Room very small.

By , from Conn. on Jun 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2018

Thanks for visiting the National. Being a Victorian property, none of the rooms are very large - we think of them as cozy! Air conditioning is still fairly rare on the island but it is something we are considering for the future.

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