I spend the last 3 days planning a trip to Block Island. I called and checked on line reservations for over 20 inns. It came down to 2. I called The Barrington Inn to ask a few questions about the ONE room (#1) that had been showing available on line for 3 days (the ONLY room). I spoke with Karen who told me a little about the room. It was not quite what I was looking for so she suggested 2 other options, one was room #4 which I had read about and was sad that it was not available when I was checking the reservation web site the last 3 days. I told Karen I had check the web site and it only showed the one room #1 as available. She assured me that #4 was available, I gave her my Credit information, thew out all my notes from the last 3 days and was so excited that I actually got the room I wanted in the first place. The next afternoon I get a call from Karen telling me she was wrong, room #4 was not available. She said someone booked it on line and she was away from her records when she talked to me and did not know. Well I TOLD HER IT DID NOT SHOW AS AVAILABLE ON LINE!!! Do you think a light might go off that she should check before she gives me false information? My other choice is no longer available and all my notes when out with the trash this morning!!! Now I have to start all over again. Karen might not think my time is valuable but I do. Seems that there was another complaint on Trip Advisor that the same thing happened to some one else. Did I want any of her other rooms? Karen, I am not giving you my money!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1886, this updated century old Colonial farm house is situated on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Great Salt Pond/New Harbor. The Barrington Inn is located on the corner of Beach and Ocean Avenue. Enjoy 180 degree ocean views from upper deck. 6 guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning and TV. The 2 fully equipped Apartments are pet friendly and sleep 5. Short walk down Beach Avenue to Town Beach. Restaurants nearby are Dead Eye Dicks, Narragansett Inn, Rebecca's 2 takeout, The Oar & Payne's Killer Donuts. 10 minute walk to town and Old Harbor Ferry. Prices include Continental breakfast and snack. Please contact us for details and booking. We also provide online booking for your convenience. ... more less