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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple and elegant get away, close to wine, lakes and fabulous food. Drive to beach, or historical mission, and famous bucolic valley. Bikes, wine and fine snacks, and much more included with one of fifteen,completely different rooms. Christina,in restaurant and front desk was wonderful. Nothing like sipping Chardonnay or Pinot on the sweet, rose surrounded porch at sunset. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice enough. Don't get us wrong. The people were very nice and aimed to please. But we were sold on one of the cottages and no one told us the cottage was just feet away from (a) three big air conditioning units; (b) the side door to the restaurant's kitchen. So there's the slamming screen door, the employees... More 

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Westlake Village
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Ballard Inn was built in the 1980s, it looks like a Victorian hotel. Situated in the quiet rural town of Ballard, the Ballard Inn is perfectly charming. A wraparound porch with plenty of seating gives you a chance to relax with a glass of wine. When there are no cars going down the road you can imagine you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here last week for 3 nights. The porch areas for both relaxing and breakfast were comfortable and very nice. Breakfasts were huge and delicious. Despite going to many wineries during the day, we always returned in time for their wine tasting with appetizers from 5:30-6:30. Our room was large and comfortable and we slept very well. Other rooms... More 

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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I did not actually stay at this hotel but toured through several of the rooms while we were there dining in the restaurant. This Inn has a wonderful feel about it and looks like a well maintained antique although it isn't old at all. There is a broad front porch that just invites you to sit out and socialize. The... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this B&B several years ago and returned in June 2015 to find it just as wonderful as our previous visit. Our only pause is that the bathroom in the room was very small size. The meal in the restaurant was fabulous, as was the service and the ambiance! The location is very convenient for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our 3rd stay at the Ballard Inn. We stay 2 nights each time in middle of the week. We have tried a different room each time and have enjoyed all of the rooms. Each one is unique and quiet. We travel with adult family members and enjoy touring different wineries on each visit. For a special treat, we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely spacious room in a quiet and relaxed hotel. Good breakfasts, evening meal was reasonably good with inexpensive wine. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and recommended a good place to eat just 5 minutes away.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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