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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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NY
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Spring
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 May 11, 2015

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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