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Ballard's

42 Water St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Abington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This inn is in a great location ( easy walk from the ferry), our room was beautiful with great views of the harbor and the staff was outstanding- both the hotel and the restaurant bar. Loved listening to the staff tell us about their home countries. My only complaint is that the hotel guests are charged to use the beach... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the opportunity to chat with our staff about their home countries. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went here for dinner in mid September. Ballard;s offers inside and beachside dining. We enjoyed dinner beachside. Good food excellent service. It was quiet the night we were there but it looks like the place to be in the summer on Block Island. They have music, beach bar service, beach chairs and umbrellas. It is worth stopping by and if... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. September is a great time to visit because of the low key relaxed feel. We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island. Sharon C. Manager More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for the party scene on BI, this is where it is! I wouldn't recommend staying here with children, as it is more or a drinking and dancing area than a family friendly area. It's not the best place for early risers either, as the nightlife is extended here.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is good to know that you enjoyed the scene. We are sorry that you feel it is not a good place for families with kids. Also, we are sorry that you felt it was not a place that you could... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We came to Block Island on our honeymoon & stopped in at the bar to check it out. It was the middle of the week so it wasn't very busy, although I'm sure it gets pretty busy towards the weekend. The bar is huge! There was live music which was nice. Our bartender Geo was pleasant and helpful. We will... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed the live music that we play. We will let the bartender and their manager know that you appreciated his services. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Brick, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this is a great spot on block island, the beach has crystal clear water and walk up bars for frosty drinks. There is music in the afternoons and plenty of girls serving you on the beach. its a must stop when in Block. ConsumerMarineSupply.com

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Beach, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoy the bar, the music and the beach service while you are here. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Galway, New York
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful beach. Beautiful (cold Atlantic) water. Great service at all of the bars and on the beach. Great entertainment. The food was good as well. While there are other bars in town and other beaches to visit; This is the only place that has it all. And judging but the pricing, the management knows this as well. Bring lots of... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Ballard's. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Yes Ballards have bout 6/8 rooms upstairs a few with 2 queen beds an some with a king an some rooms with a Balcony! These rooms are All A/C an state of the art there just mayb 4 years since they renovated . The only down side is there isn't any breakfast here so other than that it a gray... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to be one of the few places on Block Island that offers air conditioning. We hope to get to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

we recently spent 3 nights at this extremely clean and accomodating inn. from desk clerk at check in, to housekeeper,restaurant staff and bar staff were all so pleasant and willing to do "a little extra" so that your stay with them was enjoyable. i must mention sebastian(waiter in restaurant),jeryll(in housekeeping) and ian (check in)as extremely nice. their extra attention to... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We are glad that you enjoy your stay each year, and notice that we are constantly trying to take steps to improve our Guest's experiences. We will take your recommendations into consideration for future improvements. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Ballston Spa, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a vow renewal for my daughter here and Abdul and Sharon were fabulous! It was a beautiful July weekend day and the place was busy beyond belief. However, Sharon took the time to help us decorate the arbor. Abdul offered us his office to store our clothes and dress and use all day since we did not have... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am glad that you enjoyed our facilities for your daughter's vow renewal. It is always great to hear how helpful our staff can be at helping making special days special. We hope to see you again the next time you... More 

Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed at Ballard's Inn and had a horrendous experience. It was the first week of June and the place was deserted…no guests and no staff. There was rarely anyone at the desk to help us and no phone in the room to even call the desk (or outside). They seemed to not care about us at... More 

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