The Block Island Times


Welcome to The Atlantic Inn on Block Island


The Atlantic Inn, on Block Island, welcomes 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. The Inn's 21 antique filled guest rooms are individually decorated and offer the traveler quiet simplicity. Each individually decorated and antique filled guest room are 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 expansive grounds are dotted with flowerbeds and paths that are perfect for peaceful strolls, explore the grape arbor enclosed raised-bed flower and herb gardens which are used by Brad & Anne ( "Keepers of the Inn" ) to decorate the Inn as well as the Inn's "Acclaimed" restaurant in their nightly dining creations.


"TAPAS, Cocktails and Sunsets on the lawn or veranda are an experience that are unique, unforgettable and just plain Fantastic!"


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.

Whether your visit brings you for a day, or for weeks, enjoy the view from the lovely wrap-around veranda while sipping a late afternoon cocktail or watching the sunset.

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!

Let Brad and Anne Marthens ("Keepers of the Inn"), Meaghan (Assistant Innkeeper) and their smiling happy staff, create special memories for you:



• Unforgettable Wedding Weekend


• Creative Business Retreat


• Special Dinner Memory


• Or just a Special Occasion Getaway



The Atlantic Inn welcomes you to come visit and enjoy the beauty of Block Island!





Raw Bar Tuesdays at Restaurant 1879

Every Tuesday night starting July 29th through August 26th Join us on the veranda for Oysters, Clams and Shrimp Cocktail shucked to order! Also featuring specialty cocktails, tapas, beautiful sunsets and spectacular views!
Summer Special

Summer Special July 27 – 30, 2014 Visit Block Island and Experience an Island Getaway… Queen Room ( with a $30 Gift Certificate to the Inn’s “Restaurant 1879” ) $180 per night Queen & Twin Room ( with a $30 Gift Certificate to the Inn’s “Restaurant 1879” ) $200 per night Full Size ...

JULY 7TH - JULY 10TH (MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY ONLY) ROOMS, WINE & TAPAS STARTING AT $130/NIGHT (limited availability, not valid on existing reservations) CALL FOR DETAILS (401) 466-5883
Opening Special: Celebrating 135 years!

The Atlantic Inn is 135 years old (can you believe it?)! 135 dollars per night with a complimentary bottle of: Pinot Noir or Chardonnay (thru May 19th,2014)
Sample our New 2013 Spring Menus!

...Enjoy one Dinner Entree and receive the second entree at half price... ...Try two selections from our TAPAS menu and receive a third selection FREE... (of equal or lesser value) Compliment your dining experience with a bottle of wine from our specially priced "End of Bin" wine cellar selection...