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Ballard Inn

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2436 Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday and to do some wine tasting. The Inn is perfectly situated for all the northern SB County wineries--the Foxen wine road, Los Olivos and Lompoc are all close by. My husband is not usually a fan of B & Bs--not enough privacy. But he loved this place -- loved the evening hors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to love here!!!??? Other then maybe some bathrobes. The service and attention to detail was stupendous. We stayed in the Fiesta Room and contrary to what others have said we found the traffic in front was not the least bit noisy. We loved all the windows for our room, the fainting lounge, cozy fireplace and more then comfortable... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary at Ballard Inn. The staff was very attentive and courteous. The rooms are quaint, but very nice....no TVs in the room, which is pleasant. The Inn is great for a nice weekend getaway and very close to a few vineyards. We would definitely come back.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love to travel to the area around Santa Ynez and Solvang for the wine, the scenery, the food and more. Ballard Inn is our favorite place to stay. The rooms are quaint and spacious, the location perfect and the staff can't be beat. There's wine tasting in the afternoon, pre-dinner snacks and cooked-to-order breakfast, all included.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Recently we returned to the Ballard Inn once again for a wine tasting trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. It has been several years since we last stayed in the Valley. It is one of our favorite wine regions and over the years we have made quite a few trips there. We have tried some of the other hotels and... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

4 couples came for a quick weekend. I had been in touch with Christina who helped make all the plans for the entire weekend. she made arrangements for personal tours of some of the best (and often very small) wineries in the region. She asked what varietals were our favorites and tailored our visits to some of the best in... More 

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San Marcos, California
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I just returned from a weekend stay at the Ballard Inn. The inn is right in the middle of the Santa Ynez wine region. Los Olivos and Solvang are less that 5 minutes away by car in opposite directions. The inn rents bikes, so you can bike your way to a few wineries, but you mostly need to drive or... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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21 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I decided we'd like to take a mini vacation - and we found a Travelzoo promotion for the Ballard Inn. As usual, I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor first. We purchased 2 vouchers (2 nights @ $199/night) plus a $92 charge upon checkout for 'taxes & fees'. What was most refreshing was this was a place -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An overnight stay with a girlfriend for a Chaine dinner. OMG the food was amazing. Gourmet items and just the right portions. The chef appeared after service to answer questions about preparations. He was funny, down to earth and modest when we raved about his food. He captains a very talented culinary team. We stayed in the Wildflower room. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Ballard Inn makes you feel welcome without pretension. The restaurant itself is worth the trip; definitely a "cut above" surrounding establishments. Beautiful, easy bike rides are an option, wine tasting too! It was a nice change to not have a television in the room and made it easier to relax, although the common room was a cozy place to... More 

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