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Ballard Inn

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2436 Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Orange, California, United States
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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 

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Carlsbad, CA
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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 

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Plantation, Florida
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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 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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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 

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