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Awards & Accolades


Yankee Magazine Best Beachside LodgingBlock Island Inns have been featured in many magazines and have received several awards for their Avonlea Bed and Breakfast and Blue Dory Bed and Breakfast.

Yankee Magazine Best Beachside Lodging
Sandcastles by the Sea 2015

Trip Advisor Hall of Fame
Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, 2016, 2017.

"Room with a View", featured the Avonlea Inn
Block Island Times, September 2010.
This article highlighted the Emerald room as having one of the best views on the island.

Crème de la Crème Award "Most Romantic Bed & Breakfast"
Boston Best Guide, 1999-2011.

"Ocean State of Mind"
The Boston Globe, July 2008.
"Widely considered one of the most romantic lodging options on the isle is the Blue Dory Inn, a beachside inn with great views and luxury suites."

Included in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, New Edition, by Patricia Schultz

Included in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, by Patricia Schultz

"The Hot List"
Conde Nast Traveler, May 2003

"Travel Like a Star"
In Style Magazine, July 2003

"An Island Loved for What it Doesn’t Have", featured The Blue Dory Inn and The Adrianna Inn
New York Times, Weekend July 23, 1999

"One of New England’s Best Bed & Breakfasts"
Fodor’s, 1998

"Rendezvous with Romance"
Travel America, December 1997

"50 Great Beach Resorts"
Travel and Leisure Magazine, June 1996

Included in Paula Begoun’s book The Best Places to Kiss in New England: A Romantic Travel Guide, 1993