The National Hotel

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of The National Hotel

The National Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Block Island with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

130 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
36 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI, 02807
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • ATM/banking services
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Flat-panel TV
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State) - 3 min drive
  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) - 96 min drive
  • North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State) - 105 min drive
  • Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State) - 109 min drive
  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 130 min drive
  • Montauk, NY (MTP) - 20.3 miles/32.7 km
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) - 25.1 miles/40.3 km

About this property

The National Hotel

3-star hotel
Consider a stay at The National Hotel and take advantage of a grocery/convenience store, a terrace, and shopping on site. In addition to a bar and a restaurant, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and ATM/banking services
  • A gift shop, meeting rooms, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All 45 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 4 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from September 22 to May 21:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The National Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The National Hotel?
As of 20 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The National Hotel on 31 Aug 2022 start from CA $492, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The National Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The National Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The National Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The National Hotel?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The National Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Old Post Office Bagel Shop (3-min walk), Finn's (4-min walk), and Winfield's Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around The National Hotel like?
The National Hotel is located near Surf Beach, just a short 20-minute walk from Great Salt Pond and 3 minutes' walk from Old Post Office Bagel Shop. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Margarita, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The Hotel is accommodating. The staff is great! Dislikes- Bathroom has no vent , mattress is uncomfortable.
Eddie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel had a beautiful view and there was great food and entertainment provided each night.
Linda Ann, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Colleen, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Frank, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view and location. Great staff.
MARKUS, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hotel room was clean & bedding was good.
jeanne, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

CARROLL, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The National Hotel has caring, gracious staff from housekeeping to restaurant servers to management. It is located conveniently and offers complete convenience with its barroom, dining veranda, fireside cocktails in a backyard, stores, and waterfront views.
Gregory, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

James, 2-night trip
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