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Ballard's Inn

42 Water St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know block island is seasonal, I know they have to have pretty much everything come over by water, and you have a couple of choices when it comes to finding something to eat and drink, but to pay prices that you normally could feed a family of 4 aren't far from holding a gun to your head, my suggestion... More 

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Galway, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Inn, 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 4 weeks ago 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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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 Inn, 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
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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 Inn, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Having last been to the island before hurricane Sandy, we were a bit leery to make reservations at Ballards given the bar's reputation as a haven for intoxication. Our friends were docking their boat on the old harbor marina so it seemed to be the convenient option. It turned out to be a good decision. The rooms were nicely decorated,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. After reading your review we are now looking into putting a coffee machine in the lobby upstairs for the Guests to use. We are sorry that it was not there for your stay, but appreciate the idea. Also unfortunately the phone... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We go to Block Island every year. Watch the parade, spend time at the beach at Ballard's, plenty of good drinks and enjoy the open ocean waves. Ballard's has a great crowd and is so close to down town and the ferry. Great place to spend the 4th of July.

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

Thank you for your review about Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that you enjoy Ballard's Inn and that you return every year for the 4th of July Holiday. Ballard's is a great place to enjoy the festivities. We look forward to seeing you again this year! Sharon C. Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I loved the Ballards Inn, the staff was friendly and courtesy especially to me and my boyfriends needs (especially after a terrifying ride to the medical center) great food, great environment and location!!! Can't wait to go back for more!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your stay at Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. I am glad to hear that we were able to make your stay enjoyable, and that you liked the Inn. We hope that your boyfriend is doing better! We look forward to seeing you the next time you... More 

Howard Beach, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The staff was wonderful and so accommodating especially of the fact that we were traveling with our two young sons. The room was modern, clean, and the beds were comfortable. Free wifi and satellite with a nice channel line-up. The food from the restaurant was very tasty and the outdoor seating overlooking the ocean was great. The ocean front is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your recent visit to Ballard's. We always appreciate the time that our Guests take in writing their reviews. Time is one of the most precious commodities that people can give. I am so happy to hear that your family were well treated by our staff while you stayed here.... More 

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