The Atlantic Inn on Block Island Rhode Island
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Hosts: Brad and Anne Marthens (Keepers of the Inn)

Guestrooms: 21

Address: 359 High St., Block Island, Rhode Island USA 02807

Telephone: (401) 466-5883,
(800) 224-7422

Activities/Attractions: Block Island sits 12 miles from coastal Rhode Island, featuring 17 miles of clean, white beaches, protected by lighthouses and spectacular bluffs, and 350 freshwater ponds fed by natural springs. Block Island has been dubbed the "Bermuda of the North" and, in fact, most visitors use bicycles or mopeds or just walk to get around. The Island is known for its endless string of free public beaches, its clear waters, dramatic sea bluffs, and wide open spaces.

There is more to Block Island than gorgeous beaches. With more than 50 stores and specialty shops, and numerous art galleries, Block Island offers a diverse shopping experience. The Island's plentiful shops offer casual souvenirs as well as unique gifts from around the world and antiques. Feel like getting some exercise? Activities include bike riding, hiking, horseback riding, bird-watching, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, kayaking and sailing.

Innkeepers Brad and Anne Marthens and their staff attend to every detail to ensure that your wedding day is a day you will remember forever.

The Atlantic Inn welcomes guests to a fine dining experience unparalleled on Block Island. Relax and enjoy a romantic, candle-lit, four-course dinner, while sipping a glass of wine from our extensive and Award Wining wine list.


"The location is fantastic (away from the hubbub of town, yet close enough to walk), and the breakfast is generous, fresh and very tasty. The ocean views from the front porch are wonderful, and the rooms are remarkably quiet."

"I returned to the Atlantic Inn with my 7 year old son after a 4 year hiatus. Everything was as nice as I remembered it to be. Great drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the porch, best view on the island, great breakfast (and great food generally)."

"The inn itself is beautiful, furnished with antiques, etc. The setting cannot be beat. We sat out on the veranda and enjoyed he view of the island and sea. At sunset it's amazing. The innkeepers and staff could not have been nicer or more helpful."

"We stayed at the Atlantic Inn and found it to be very enjoyable. All of the people were friendly and the rooms were nice, clean and our overall experience was excellent."

"Our family just returned from a marvelous weekend at the Atlantic Inn. Our stay there could not have been better."

"We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Atlantic. We have been going to Block in September for 25 years now and have never had a better time."


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"My family and I had stayed at the Atlantic Inn for the first time in 2002. We had a wonderful stay then, and have been trying to get back ever since."

"Wow, What a great place to stay. I have stayed at the Atlantic Inn twice and can't say enough good things about it. We spent 5 of the most relaxing days I have had in years."

"A great little B&B. No TV's or A/C but neither are necessary here. There is a phenomenal view of the ocean. Enjoy the view from the Adirondack chairs. Be sure to eat dinner in the restaurant."

"My wife and two children stayed at the Atlantic Inn. The Inn was beautifully kept, inside and out. The grounds include a beautiful flower and herb garden used to supply fresh flowers and herbs/spices to the restaurant. There is a high class restaurant offering a one price fair, the service there was attentive and the food was delicious."

General Information: Welcome to The Atlantic Inn on Block Island in Rhode Island ... welcoming travelers to a relaxing retreat. Set high on a hill, just outside of town, the Atlantic Inn is a truly unique and quiet location to savor the delights of Block Island. Looking out from the Inn's wraparound veranda, guests are treated to breathtaking views of Old Harbor and the ocean beyond.

The Atlantic Inn first opened its doors in 1879, as an inn and has served in that capacity or as a boarding house continuously since that time. he Inn's 21 antique filled guest rooms are individually decorated and offer the traveler quiet simplicity. This peaceful setting provides refuge for those who care to just laze around in quiet splendor and feel as though they have stepped back in time and truly reached nirvana!

  • Each individually decorated and antique filled guest room is located on the second and third floors
  • All have private baths and telephones (BUT no televisions or radios) and offer a true "getaway" from the modern world
  • The Victorian charm that captivates you when you enter the Inn's lobby, repeats itself throughout the rooms
  • When you awake, let the aroma of fresh brewed coffee entice you to come down and enjoy a continental breakfast, including fresh-baked pastries, home-made granola, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, juices, assorted teas and coffee
  • Enjoy your morning meal on the sun-porch or while sitting on the Inn's wrap-around veranda
  • The quiet of the morning makes you feel as though time is standing still
  • The Inn opens its' doors for the season late April each year and remains open until the end of October
  • The expansive grounds are dotted with flowerbeds and paths that are perfect for peaceful strolls
  • Enjoy invigorating games of tennis on the Inn's two enclosed tennis courts, or perhaps a game of croquet or horseshoes if you are up for the challenge

The Atlantic Inn offers a beautifully appointed space for meetings, retreats, group events and conferences that is perfect for any occasion. Internet, overhead projector, flip charts and other audio visual and video rental services are available for presentations.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$165-290/night/double

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"We stayed at the Atlantic Inn and had a wonderful time. We had discovered Block Island 10 years earlier and promised ourselves if we ever returned we'd stay in the Atlantic Inn because of its beautiful location (perched up on the hill overlooking the town and ocean beyond) and the magnificent sweeping front porch."

"This place is a gem. Far enough from town to be quiet and relaxing. Yet close enough to walk to any attraction. The rooms are beautifully appointed and well maintained."