If you have visited Block Island as a family of 5 and/or with a pet, you know that fitting accommodations are in short supply. We chose the Dory Cottage at Blue Dory Inn for its space for 5, its location right in town, its proximity to the beach, and the opportunity to have our small dog with us. The fact that breakfast as well as 5 pm snacks, lemonade, and wine are included were a plus. We were not disappointed. From the very pleasant and helpful manager, Julie, to the friendly, attentive staff, Maria and Lilly, to the ease with which you can experience the island with the Blue Dory as your home base, we were happy with our choice. There was room for all our bikes in the inn’s private rack, there was a path to the beach right behind our cottage, we could walk to dining, shopping, tourist info, Abrams Animal Farm, the ferry, the grocery store, and any car/moped/bike rentals we would have wanted. Julie was very kind to allow us to leave our luggage in the parlor after check out at 11 am. We caught the 3 pm ferry back to the mainland and it was helpful to have our luggage at the inn and to have access to the powder room before we left.
After walking by other accommodations, I asked my kids if they would have preferred to stay elsewhere and they all said no. My husband, who had to work while there, had remote meetings at the kitchen table with a view of the ocean. It’s nice to have a happy crew.