Skip to main content.

Hotels in Block Island, Rhode Island

Search & Compare Block Island Hotels

Save more with Secret Prices

Get instant savings with Secret Prices

  • Pay now or later on most rooms
  • Free cancellation on most rooms
  • Price Guarantee

Best hotels in Block Island

Hotels in Block Island

True to its New England roots, Block Island shuns chain hotels in favor of characterful inns and guesthouses owned by friendly locals. Many are housed in historic properties featuring gabled roofs and wraparound porches. For an intimate stay, book a cottage or B&B. Expect cozy décor, homecooked breakfasts, and a warm welcome from your hosts. Up your budget and you'll unlock access to luxury hotels in Block Island. You'll love sipping wine on the terrace while taking in gorgeous views of the North Atlantic. You'll also find self-contained condos and apartments offering spacious living areas, separate bedrooms, and well-equipped kitchens.

In the last hour, the most popular choices were:

Where to stay

It's hard to resist the allure of Old Harbor, a quaint pocket of Block Island filled with brightly painted gingerbread houses and handsome New England architecture. A constellation of cafes, souvenir shops, and ice-cream parlors make hotels in Old Harbour eternally popular with families. If you're craving R&R or a little romance, escape to Block Island hotels set just outside Old Harbor and the New Shoreham hub. Form genteel garden cottages to luxury waterfront inns, you'll love the secluded feel.

Things to see

Beaches are a highlight in Block Island, with 17 miles of postcard-perfect coastline to discover. There are stretches of sand for every occasion, whether you want to swim, snorkel, surf, fish, or hunt for colorful shells and sea glass. After a day of beach-hopping, one of Block Island's simplest pleasures is enjoying drinks on a waterfront patio while watching ferries cruise in and out of the harbor. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, with Block Island offering everything from fine-dining restaurants to local food trucks. Birders make a beeline for Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you can tick off migratory species cruising along the Atlantic Flyway. While the summer atmosphere is infectious, Block Island is just as charming in spring, fall, and winter. During low season, the population drops to just a few 100 locals, and you'll have beaches, pubs, and cycle paths all to yourself.

How to get to Block Island

While Block Island is a popular daytrip destination, staying overnight offers an authentic taste of New England. High-speed ferries are the most popular way to arrive, running between Point Judith in Narragansett to Old Harbor. You'll also find sailings from Newport and Fall River, as well as New London, CT. Travel times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Alternatively, fly from the mainland to Block Island State Airport in under 15 minutes. There are plenty of taxis that run back and forth from hotels in Block Island. Rental cars, bicycles, and mopeds are all popular ways to travel in Block Island.