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42 Water St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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#5 of 7 hotels in New Shoreham
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 and private balconies. 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.
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Renuka J wrote a review Jul 2020
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We recently stayed at Ballards with my husband and 3 kids (July 5-7). The concierge was pleasant (when you find someone), the restaurant staff and bartenders were great, however, the room we stayed in was terrible. The bathroom was moldy (if you stayed there after us and it’s clean it’s probably because I called 3 times before they used bleach and cleaned it). I also, bought my own cleaning and wiped down the sink which was disgusting. The bed frames has clumps of sand that fell behind the mattress. No I didn’t move the mattress to look the headboard was open slats and our pillows kept falling through at night which woke me up a lot. When I leaned to get my pillow that’s how I saw the clumps of sand. The room was never cleared of sand even after it was cleaned. It stayed humid because the AC wasn’t that great. The manager “Steve” was rude in his email and refused to help. Btw we paid over $500/night to stay there at that time. And in the middle of COVID this accommodation was gross and leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re looking for quality accommodation I would stay at 1661 next time. The reason we didn’t was because it was all booked.
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Carlton V wrote a review Jun 2020
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Don't stay here. I couldnt get the TV on. There is no phone to call desk. I went to desk - no humans. No water in room. I couldnt leave the hotel! If u leave to get water, cant get back in! Dont come!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
TravellerDevizes wrote a review Nov 2019
Devizes, United Kingdom123 contributions37 helpful votes
Ignore my earlier review re this restaurant if it's posted - this is the right one! Our last day on Block Island. We got the ferry time wrong so to fill our time whilst waiting for the next boat we headed over to Ballard's. A very busy place with lots happening, including a live band, so our wait time wasn't painful at all! Thank you 215 Jevan M for good service.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Ballards12, Owner at Ballard's
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you TravellerDevizes for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed the live band. See you next year!
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Karen P wrote a review Sep 2019
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Holy wow!!! We were at Ballard's on Sept 21 for a wedding. Everything was phenomenal! I've worked in the hospitality industry for many years, being the behind the scenes "team" to ensure the 'stars' as well as all of their guests perceived the event as perfection and.... Ballards stepped it up 100 notches! Brilliant, unique venue. Professional yet entertaining staff when approached. If I ever considered getting married again -- lol -- I'd book Ballards!! Thank you all!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Ballards12, Owner at Ballard's
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you Karen for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host your wedding. Our team throroughly enjoyed working with you and your wonderful family.
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Tyler wrote a review Aug 2019
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Ballard’s is a great spot on a hot day, with a good selection of beach rentals. We were shocked by the wasteful, single use containers ‘required’ when eating / drinking on the beach and strongly encourage a better approach.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ballards12, Owner at Ballard's
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Tyler thank for your review. Yes, Ballards is the hot spot on Block Island. We are currently reviewing all options to replace our plastic containers. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballard's
Which popular attractions are close to Ballard's?
Nearby attractions include 1661 Farm and Gardens (0.2 miles), Ballard's Beach (0.00 miles), and Block Island Trading Company (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballard's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ballard's?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ballard's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eli's, The Mohegan Restaurant and Bar, and The Surf Restaurant.
Is Ballard's located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Block Island.
Does Ballard's have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.