National Hotel

36 Water St New Shoreham

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Block Island's Premiere Victorian Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Block Island, the National Hotel features 46 rooms all with air conditioning, private baths, and televisions. The location on Block Island is ideal; directly across the street from the ferry landing and within walking distance to most of the shops, restaurants, and beaches. The hotel offers a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily with views of the Old Harbor. The backyard has been transformed with 8 firepits, food service, and nightly entertainment. There are also 6 retail shops located within the hotel. It truly is the perfect hotel for your Block Island visit.


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 Both the inside and outside bars are favorite spots among locals and visitors. 

There is entertainment every day during the summer. 


Entertainment Schedule


There is also a fire pit area in the back serving cocktails and light bites nightly. 


The Tap & Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

Our diverse menu specializes in seafood and offers a variety of appetizers, salads and island favorites.  

Try our New England lobster bake.

We were awarded the best Chowder on Block Island at the 2024 ChowdaFest.

There are retail shops within the hotel offering unique gifts, clothing, Block Island apparel, delicious gelato, island artwork as well as snacks, drinks, and other essential items.