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Newington, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great location next to the Block Island Ferry. Great spot for breakfast right up the road about 300 feet. The room was unexpectedly nice with high quality furniture and an upscale feel to it. We came late in the season and basically everything at the hotel was closed except for the rooms so this review is limited to location and...

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience during your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We spent Columbus Day weekend in Block Island. This was not my first visit to the island but was my first stay at Ballards. I was pretty surprised on the quality of the rooms. They were much nicer than I expected. It was off season so not much of services available but they warned us of that before our stay....

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience during your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Ballard's is the party place to be on Block Island in the summer. I prefer a more tranquil time at the beach. Ballard's is terrific in September after the crowds leave. The staff (hotel, restaurant and beach) are pleasant and accommodating, My room was well appointed and clean. Looking forward to my next visit already!

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority, our staff will be always willing to assist you and provide you with excellent service. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Reviewed 4 October 2016

A short walk from the ferry, and local shops. The room was very large and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant area seemed pretty nice but was closed being a off-season visit

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority, our staff will be always willing to assist you and provide you with excellent service. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. The food and drink were also very good and reasonably priced. The waterfront property and location to the center of town made our stay very enjoyable. Jim and Linda Blythe

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you have a good dining experience as well on our restaurant. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority, our staff will be always willing to assist you and provide you with excellent service. We are looking...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Location was perfect, easily accessed from the ferry. Unfortunately it was the end of the season and the hotel was abandoned after 6:30pm. There was no one at the front desk for any assistance. Restaurant and bar were closed. It would have been nice to have known this before booking.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The room was fine - clean and with a comfortable bed. We were there in September and the restaurant was closed as was the bar. It was very quiet, but I imagine it's pretty busy during the summer because of its location.

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience during your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Jackson, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We came to Block Island to visit after many years coming by our own boat. We also had never visited in Sept. We enjoyed Ballards. The room was large, shower large as well. We enjoyed the private deck and would definitely repeat this visit.This is a convenient location.

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Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience during your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Whitinsville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a beautiful room overlooking the harbor with our own private balcony! Ballard's provides a bit of everything with a spectacular location right on a beautiful beach within walking distance to Ferry. Live music, beach bars, and great food. The service was excellent and we enjoyed both the "party" atmosphere as well as the opportunity to escape to our...

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

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority, our staff will be always willing to assist you and provide you with excellent service. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

Ledgewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very comfortable room....not crowded at all in September so a great time to travel.....easy to get into the restaurants and very close to the Ferry. Restaurant and bar is right downstairs! Perfect for a 2-3 night getaway!!

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Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience during your stay. Guest satisfaction is always our top priority. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Joanna

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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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
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island > New Shoreham
Price Range: RM1,333 - RM2,222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Ballard`s Hotel Block Island
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“room # 1 was a room on the end and a top floor I believe”
 of 5 bubbles stevendutil, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Reserve your room early”
 of 5 bubbles wnf12cz, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We did not choose an ocean view room since we felt we would spend little time in the room. We took advantage of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles darleneference, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has a great corner balcony of the Block Island Harbor”
 of 5 bubbles D3JEZ, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“BEACH ALERT: Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages!”
 of 5 bubbles SugaKows, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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