by Amanda Geronikos
On Block Island in Rhode Island, Ballard’s offers deluxe, oceanfront accommodations with one king bed or two queens. Guestrooms with two queens and additional space are also available for families. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
Ballard’s features an onsite restaurant that serves casual fare for lunch and dinner, including a nice selection of seafood. Kids can easily be pleased with burgers, sandwiches and the like. In the summer, breakfast by the beach is also available.
At the beach, just steps from the hotel, families can rent beach chairs and umbrellas to enjoy. The upscale hotel also hosts beach bonfires with S’mores.
Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront hotel
- Onsite restaurant
- Beach bonfires
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Visited the island in mid-September and was not impressed. Very few restaurants were open at lunchtime. This place was about the only one. My wife and I shared the Surf & Turf plate. We were pretty shocked at the price. The steak left a lot to be desired, as did the vegetables. The clam appetizer and lobster were adequate, but nothing special. Many foreign waiters/waitresses and cook staff. It seemed that many of them had attitude problems from their actions/body language. Would not visit again for no other reason than the prices. Speed of service was good, staff very attentive due to lack of other customers for lunch. Didn't even know this place was a hotel.
This place has it all. Dining and Bars on the beach and live bands playing great music. The menu has something for everyone! Really enjoyed our drinks and apps while having an awesome view of the ocean. The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant.