The 1661 Inn

1 Spring Street02807Block IslandUSA
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About The 1661 Inn

The 1661 Inn and Manisses is a historic 67-room bed and breakfast resort spread across nine properties. Stays include a complimentary daily champagne breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and snacks. The Inn is open year-round. The other properties operate seasonally.

The resort offers an assortment of rooms, suites, guest houses and apartments. Some units in the 1661 Inn have ocean views, decks and Jacuzzis. Rooms in the original Manisses Hotel are named after local shipwrecks. All rooms feature complimentary hard candy and a decanter of brandy.

The 1661 Inn and Manisses offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

In season, there are five restaurants on-site and cocktails are served in the hotel’s parlor each evening. The Oar is a popular casual island eatery and The Hotel Manisses Restaurant offers romantic, fine dining.

The 1661 Inn and Manisses is located in New Shorham, a short walk from the Block Island ferry.


1 Spring Street, 02807, Block Island, RI, USA
Telephone: +1(401)4662421 | Fax: +1(401)4663162 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Self-catering
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient Location to Explore Block Island

Guests love the location of the property a short walk from the ferry dock and Old Harbor. The town is within an easy walk, as is the beach. There are two lighthouses on the island which are a short car or taxi ride away.

Wine, Snacks and Brunch!!

Guests love the complimentary afternoon wine and snacks. Even better is the champagne brunch served each morning. Both are served at the 1661 Inn, and allow guests to enjoy ocean views while relaxing outside.

Great for Groups

The array of lodging options makes this a popular spot with groups and families who want to vacation together but still have privacy. Guests say the houses feel like a home away from home, with common areas for groups and plenty of sleeping options.

Negative Reviews

Overpriced, Old Hotel

Some guests don't appreciate the historic hotel and complain that it's a bit pricey for a very old room. Furnishings are antique with an eclectic décor but some say the chairs are uncomfortable and the amenities are few. While some describe the resort as shabby chic, others say it's just shabby and overpriced.

Rooms Vary Widely

Because the resort is made up of several different properties, room sizes can vary widely. Guests in the original hotel will find a traditional Victorian-style layout, with smaller rooms and long hallways and rooms on the upper floors may be a bit small.

No Air Conditioning

Like many hotels on Block Island, there is no air conditioning here. Some rooms have ceiling fans, and additional fans may be requested. Many rooms enjoy an ocean breeze but some get a bit stuffy and hot.

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