The 1661 Inn

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

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The 1661 Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star inn with restaurant, near Crescent Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

155 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
5 Spring Street, Block Island, RI, 02807
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-panel TV
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State) - 7 min drive
  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) - 97 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) - 129 min drive
  • Montauk, NY (MTP) - 20.3 miles/32.7 km
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) - 25.2 miles/40.5 km

About this property

The 1661 Inn

3.5-star inn
At The 1661 Inn, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a restaurant.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The 1661 Inn boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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 21


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

1661 Inn Block Island
1661 Inn
1661 Block Island
The 1661 Inn Inn
The 1661 Inn Block Island
The 1661 Inn Inn Block Island

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The 1661 Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The 1661 Inn?
As of 18 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The 1661 Inn on 5 Sep 2022 start from CA $247, 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 1661 Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The 1661 Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The 1661 Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The 1661 Inn and nearby?
The 1661 Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The 1661 Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Aldo's Bakery & Ice Cream (3-min walk), Eli's Restaurant (4-min walk), and Tap & Grille (4-min walk).
What's the area around The 1661 Inn like?
The 1661 Inn is located near Surf Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Nichols Park and 2 minutes' walk from Calaveras. Travelers say this inn is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Best Inn on Block Island.
1661 Inn is an excellent venue. Great views of white cliffs, harbor and ocean. Accommodations come with a daily wine and cheese bar. Inn is within walking distance of the town & resturants. Staff is friendly, pleasant and willing to help you enjoy the island and its amenities.
Gerard, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1661 is the best on Block
I think the 1661 Inn is the nicest property on Block Island. So many of the others are so old, some even without A/C.
MARK, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved Our Stay!
Pros: Amazing views, comfy lawn chairs, wonderful staff, discounted champagne breakfast buffet ($15 per adult), complimentary wine & snack hour, complimentary beach towels, complimentary departure transportation (to the ferry or airport), on-site animal farm & walking distance from town Cons: Spotty Wi-Fi, creaky bed frame (but our bed was still comfy)
3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

This was my first time trying a “shared bathroom” room and I won’t ever do it again. While it’s not the hotel’s fault, I think potential guests should have an idea of what it’s like. I thought since I was in “off season” and because I was only staying one night for work, I would risk it. The building my room was in had severely drunk guests who were loudly yelling and puking in the bathroom all night. When I went to the shared bathroom in the morning, there were dirty wet towels all over the ground and the toilet was pretty gross. I opted to just wait until I got home to shower. In my opinion, not worth the saved money to share a bathroom unless you’re college kids who don’t care.
Nicole, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The view from my room was very relaxing and I like that you can walk to restaurants and shops within ten minutes. I think the price of the taxis are a little high for short distances but otherwise a very nice getaway. Very clean as well.
Ashley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay! Everything was so great!
Brooke, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Inflexible policy
They had no willingness to cancel when we couldn’t get on the ferry because there were no tickets for us. Imagine traveling with a three year old and 6 months pregnant. We explained everything and they were unyielding. Would not recommend if you are traveling with a family.
Claire, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jessica, 1-night trip
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