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Ballard's Inn

42 Water St, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #17 of 30 Block Island B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My sister an I decided to try Ballards an was a great choice.a/c rooms clean an right on beach .Terry Ann an Jennelle were wonderful as the rest of staff the only con was in the AM you had to go out for you coffee /breakfast as Ballards doesn't serve breakfast an opens at 11am. Rooms are on opposite side... 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 visit to Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am glad to hear that you appreciated the quiet location of the rooms. We hope to see you here again soon! Sharon C. Manager Ballard's Inn More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Ballard's beach is better known as party central in the summer, but just after Labor Day when the crowds have vanished you may find the best of what Block Island has to offer in an unexpected place. The newly renovated Beach/Restaurant/Bar facility actually has 6 hotel rooms. While none of the rooms are facing the beach, most have balconies with... More 

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

Greetings AxelEpple: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate that time that people take to share their experiences with us and others. I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our off season rates. The off season is a great time to come and visit... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My Husband and I stayed at Ballard's Inn on the weekend of Aug 2-4. We had stayed here previously years ago before the renovation and the difference was like night and day. We arrived on a early Ferry and they took our luggage for us and stored it right behind the Front desk as we departed for the beach. The... More 

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

Greetings: Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate when our Guest's take the time to let us and others know about their experiences. I am very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and how the renovations we did helped in making it an even more pleasant... More 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Ballards was fantastic. We had a balcony room with a beautiful view of the harbor. The room was lovely. The restaurant was delicious. the drinks from the outside bar were great. The outside entertainment was fun. My only complaint is that I paid $500 a night to stay there & still had to pay $10 for each of our beach... More 

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

Greetings Sharon T: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Ballard's Inn. We always appreciate when our Guest's take the time to write about their experiences. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your balcony room while you were here. I am sorry about the noise in the morning, and will talk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The staff made us feel extra special especially the girls at the front desk. Terry ann and Jannelle ... We already booked for 2013 and cant wait to enjoy the great rooms, wonderful beach and the excellent service.. ballards is a must for vacation for us now

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

Greetings: Thank you for taking the time to write the review about your stay at Ballard's Inn. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I know that we are very lucky to have Terry-Ann and Jannelle working our Front Desk and essentially being the face of Ballard's Inn. I am glad that they were able to make... More 

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