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Ballard's

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42 Water St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to stay on Block Island, one of the only hotels with air conditioning in rooms. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Ours had adjoining balcony with friends and overlooked the harbor. You don't need to bring your car. You take the ferry from Point Judith and arrive in Old Harbor and walk across the parking lot to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I honestly think that at least half of the people who take the ferry walk off of the boat and directly to Ballard's. This place is such a good time every time we make it out to the island. No matter the weather, there is always a great live band and a crowd of dancing people to lose yourself and... More 

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Thank Jess B
Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballards! We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the entertainment while you are here. You are correct that we just started serving breakfast this year so it is always good to get feedback so we know what we are doing right... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got married here in June 2015 and came back for our first anniversary. As always our stay here was wonderful. Every time we come to Ballards, we are treated like family. Each and every person that greeted and took care of us were kind and attentive. Our wedding last year was also fantastic. Abdul was our wedding coordinator, and... More 

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Ballards-Manisses, 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 that you enjoyed your wedding services here last year. We always love seeing returning Guests and are glad that you keep coming to visit us. The stuffed shrimp is new on the menu this year so it is... More 

Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Caveat - that's all we ordered. Cocktails on the beach and they were awful and expensive. Virtually no alcohol, sickly sweet and didn't even match their description on the menu. Service also inattentive.

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Thank squirrelmama
Ballards-Manisses, 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 sorry that you did not enjoy your drinks. I will get together with the Bar Manager to see what we might be able to do about the different drink recipes we have. I am also sorry that you felt... More 

New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed here on a mini vacation. The hotel is great-close to everything and right on the beach. The rooms are nicely kept and clean. Our friends have been coming here for years and recommended we stay here. We enjoyed our stay and loved the convenience of the hotel. Most of the people who work there are friendly and... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending Fourth of July at Ballard's restaurant was a great way to celebrate with family and friends - the friendly service and fantastic food accompanied by phenomenal harbor and ocean views made for an unforgettable day. We went back the next day for breakfast and we were happy to find that experience was top notch as well!!! Far away island... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your 4th of July stay on the island and that you enjoyed the food you had, including breakfast the next day. We hope we get to see you again soon! Sharon C. Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tip 1: bring your own alcohol and sit on the beach to the right, when looking at the ocean, so you don't have to spend $10.50 a drink Tip 2: food is very good but the servers don't give a damn about you. I had to call over the manager/hostess on five separate occasions within 45 min after being sat... More 

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Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. Please note that we do not allow outside alcohol on our beach for safety reasons and will need to remove any that is brought in. We are sorry that you had a negative experience with the service. We will speak with the servers and bartenders and... More 

Lincoln, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a couple of days on Block Island last month, and both days we spent lounging by the ocean at Ballard's. The staff there is always so friendly and going out of their way to make sure you have the best stay possible. The food was absolutely delicious, the bathrooms are very clean - I went in a couple... More 

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Ballards-Manisses, 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! Thank you for your lovely words about about food, the service and the cleanliness. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again the next time you are on the island! Sharon C. Manager More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must stop at Ballard's when you are on Block Island!! The beach is amazing. You can rent comfy chairs, tables and umbrellas right on beach. There are bars right on the sand. The employees are so fun and so friendly!! The food is great and a very nice airy dining room. The bathrooms are spotless!! They even have live... More 

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Ballards-Manisses, 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 how much you enjoyed your visit to the island. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and that the employees are friendly. We hope to see you again the next time you are... More 

Cumberland, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of relaxing on the beach at Ballard's and enjoyed drinks and lunch. The beach area was equipped with chairs/lounges and umbrellas which made it possible for my group to stay on the beach all day without having to lug these on the ferry. The beach also offered seaside drink service. We walked a short distance to... More 

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Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests! We are glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed your day on the beach as well as your lunch in the restaurant. It is always great to hear that our servers and bartenders are working hard at making people's experiences wonderful. We look... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. ONLY BALLARD’S HAS IT ALL. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballard's

Address: 42 Water St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: $300 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Ballard`s Hotel Block Island
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