Atlantic Inn: "Inn on the hill" Top 5 Page for this destination Block Island Hotel Tip by jmkovarik

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My wife and I love the Atlantic Inn. We saw it one when visiting when we were young and vowed to come back one day and stay there. Well...ten years later, with son in tow, we actually made it back and had a wonderful time. The inn is positioned up on a hill that faces the old town with the Long Island Sound and the Rhode Island coast beyond (faces west). In the evenings people (many who are not staying at the inn) congregate on the broad sweeping porch for drinks and cocktails as the sun sets over the sound.

We found the inn (and innkeepers) to be quite charming, including their large dog that often resided on the porch. We stayed in the mini suite that had a small bedroom connecting to a larger bedroom. It was perfect for our small family. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and my wife and I looked forward to getting up early in the morning, when it was still cool, and grabbing some of their delicious coffee out on the porch.

Unique Qualities: The inn has what is likely the best restaurant on the island. Its not cheap, but worth eating there at least once. There are also tennis courts at the inn, which we took advantage of on numerous occasions. There is also a fire stair that leads to the top of the inn that you can walk up to get fantastic views of the island and the sound. The inn is also very close to the old town (within walking distance) so you don't need to have a car. We rented bikes and that's sufficient to get you around this tiny island. In the evening we just walked to town.

Address: High Street, Block Island
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Take the ferry into old town and catch a cab (if you have alot of luggage) to the Inn. If not luggage then just walk toward the inn on the hill.
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Inn

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 1, 2008
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