We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ballard Inn

Certificate of Excellence
2436 Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ballard Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Ballard Inn
Ballard Inn
Ballard Inn
Review This Hotel

126 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, California, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We spent two nights at the Ballard Inn. This Inn is beautiful, comfortable and the staff members are kind, personable and helpful. We stayed in "Mildreds Room". It is a king size bedroom and overlooking part of a residential area and parking lot. At first I thought it would be noisy in the evening but it was not a problem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlsbad, CA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife & I stayed in Cynthia's Room from 11/21 thru 11/23. The room was spacious for a B&B and the king size bed was very comfortable. The room and the entire property were clean and nicely decorated. Cynthia's Room is on the 2nd floor of the Inn on the Baseline Avenue side. There was a little street noise and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plantation, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. The first night, we were one of only couples there. The second night, we were the only people at the inn! Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Nicely appointed, and each room is different. Breakfast is very good; there's a cold buffet plus a choice of entrees. Food is good. Late... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Birmingham, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Airdoc_169 For a quick anniversary getaway, the Ballard Inn gave us the most relaxation and the nicest amenities we could have ever hoped for, especially for an inn in such a small town. The Inn's grounds were exceptionally cozy, the evening wine tasting while sitting on a cool front porch was sublime, the dinner in the Inn's restaurant was truly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed there July 16-20, 2014; the first time we've stayed here. Very intimate, quiet and quaint inn. Restaurant is better known, I beleive, than the Inn. They both deserve 5-star ratings. Rooms are subtly themed, very clean. Housekeeping was great. Even though the room didn't have a TV it didn't matter. It was nice not to be distracted with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The first time we were at the Ballard Inn it was for our anniversary. That was 6 years ago. At that time the largest city near it was Los Olivos. We went just to see Los Olivos. We were pleasantly surpised about how comfortable and appealing the Ballard Inn was. It is only about 10 minutes from the center of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fontana, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our first stay at this beautiful Inn and hopefully not our last. It sits off the beaten path in between Solvang & Los Olivos. We love Solvang and wanted to visit the area again for our anniversary. We have previously stayed in Solvang and chose to stay out of the town. This Inn was a perfect choice to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buellton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

all of the staff were very friendly and caring. the restaurant is top notch as is the service of the entire staff. the room we stayed in was nicely decorated with a king size bed. could not ask for more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (30)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (8)
Bathroom (2)
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question