Overlooking beautiful Old Harbor and within easy walking distance of the island’s shops, restaurants and beaches, this Victorian hotel, built in 1888, has been renovated with private baths, televisions and telephones. The décor is casual Victorian; the rooms are simple and clean. Full-service restaurant (Tap & Grille, see below). Rates include Continental breakfast. Perfect location in the heart of the Historic District. Open May 8 to Columbus Day. Booking year-round. Always a fine destination for cocktails, an ocean breeze and good conversation, the National's Tap & Grille features a varied menu with something for just about everyone including fireside drinks and tapas on the back patio. The distinctive front porch makes the National a food destination for most travelers. Open early May to late-September for breakfast, lunch; and dinner ‘til 11 p.m. AE, MC, V.