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The National Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
88 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nichols Park
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Clayhead Nature Trail
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Rebecca's Seafood
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Finn's Seafood
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State)
    109 min drive

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    About this area

    Block Island

    Located in Block Island, The National Hotel is near the beach. Southeast Light House and Lewis-Dickens Farm are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Old Harbor and Surf Beach.

    Visit our Block Island travel guide
    5/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Walkable (55 reviews)
    • Good eats (44 reviews)
    • Safe (37 reviews)

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Nichols Park - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Clayhead Nature Trail - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Ballard's Beach - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Sachem Pond Wildlife Refuge - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Crescent Beach - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green) - 112 min drive


    • Rebecca's Seafood — 1 min walk
    • Finn's Seafood — 2 min walk
    • Old Post Office Bagel Shop — 4 min walk
    • Three Sisters — 4 min walk
    • Tigerfish — 4 min walk

    About this property

    The National Hotel

    3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
    This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a convenience store. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a front-desk safe and ATM/banking services. All 45 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and ceiling fans. Hair dryers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
    The National Hotel offers 45 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This Block Island hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    This Block Island hotel also offers a terrace, gift shops/newsstands, and a grocery/convenience store. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
    The National Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

    Renovations and closures

    The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 22 September to 22 May:
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Dining venue



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
    If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    American Express

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    Up to 4 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

    Property is also known as

    • National Hotel Block Island
    • National Hotel
    • National Block Island
    • The National Hotel Hotel
    • The National Hotel Block Island
    • The National Hotel Hotel Block Island

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast available daily
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Grocery/convenience store


    • ATM/banking services
    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand
    • Grocery/convenience store
    • No elevators

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish


    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan
    • Portable fan


    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer


    • Flat-screen TV

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    My room was ready when I got off ferry so no need to wait to check at 3 pm - checkout was 11am but as I stayed till 5 pm ferry I was able to put my lugggae in a storage & truely enjoy the rest of day

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    location and friendliness of staff, description should note lack of elevators

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


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      Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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