We have stayed at Champlin’s Marina many many times….it has always been our favorite summer destination. This last visit left us disappointed. We knew that the resort was under new ownership and that renovations had been made. However, it just seemed as though Champlin’s was not yet prepared for the season and if that was stated on their website, we would have at least been given a heads up. They no longer have; a sit down restaurant (which was so convenient and served amazing dishes and drinks), playground, arcade, bikes/paddle board/moped rentals, laundry service, and the new ice cream shop was not yet open. Basically, everything that made the resort fantastic is gone. The positives; the cafe workers are friendly, Bailey the dock hand is on top of everything, the landscaping looks phenomenal, the renovations look clean and modern but still needs attention to many areas.
One more thing to add, I had a medical emergency and I received assistance on my boat in a matter of 5 minutes. So thank you very very much for the quick medical attention.
We truly hope that Champlin’s takes all of these reviews into consideration, because changes for the better can always be made.
Unfortunately, we will not be returning to Champlin’s anytime soon. It’s time to try the other Marinas that Block Island offers.