The Pavilion is built on the site of the old Oceanview Hotel. The Oceanview was once the largest hotel on Block Island, built in 1872 by Nicholas Ball, who made his fortune in the California Gold Rush. The hotel was famous enough that President Ulysses S. Grant stayed there. But today, it’s all just a memory; the Oceanview burned to the ground in 1966. Even if the old hotel is no longer here, the site still commands a gorgeous view —today made even more impressive with the addition of the Block Island Windfarm.
January 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024