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Ballard Inn

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711
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Comfortably sophisticated accommodations in the heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Our four diamond property has fifteen individually decorated rooms, some featuring wood burning fireplaces. Accommodations include wine & cheese reception, housemade cookies at bed turndown service, full cooked to order breakfast, wi-fi and parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Couples massage
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Chris R wrote a review Sep 2021
Snowmass Village, Colorado6 contributions2 helpful votes
Honestly, I wanted to like this Inn more but it just fell short. It seems a bit tired and staff isn’t quite top notch. Rooms were ok, but a bit worn. It’s right on the road and even though it’s a small road, you hear traffic. Breakfast and wine hour was ok, not stellar. We’ll stay at Fess Parker Inn next time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The bakery across the street is the best.
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Evilriso wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom53 contributions25 helpful votes
If it was not for the issue we faced after checking out I would have regarded this place as one of the best places we stayed during our road trip through California. However, their customer service has been absolutely shocking after we reported that we had been incorrectly charged 7 additional times for a meal at their hotel restaurant during our stay. At the time I was told that it was an error and the amount would be refunded with 48hrs. It has now been over 3 weeks and I have still not received the refund, leaving me over $700 out of pocket for a $100 meal. The worst part is that I have contacted the hotel no less than 9 times about the incident and they have refused to respond. I have now been forced to raise a transaction dispute with my card company to get the money back. All in all, this has left me with a very negative view of their management and I would neither recommend nor plan to stay at this establishment again as a result. I real shame.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Their restaurant who charge you multiple times incorrectly
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greg p wrote a review Aug 2021
studio city , california11 contributions5 helpful votes
WE stayed one night in the Gaviota Room and had dinner in the restaurant. The room was on the smaller side with a smaller bed but very clean and quiet as well. The dinner was amazing outside in the front of the building. Breakfast was also wonderful outside.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: ask for room at back
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USBrits wrote a review Jul 2021
Pasadena, California187 contributions133 helpful votes
Elegant, quiet surroundings, complimentary wine and cheese hour, small but well appointed room, having no TV turned out to be a bonus. Excellent dinner at the Gathering Table. Room was mostly quiet, but we could hear people either side of us at first.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Inspire68329440395 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lake Mary, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Ballard Inn for 2 nights and were really impressed by the staff’s dedication to customer satisfaction. Every staff member we met was friendly and attentive. The inn is homey and stylish on the inside and lushly landscaped outside. It’s got a big wraparound porch and a sitting area in the front and side yards where we enjoyed complimentary afternoon wine and cheese. We ate at the Gathering Room restaurant one night and thoroughly enjoyed the innovative menu selections. Our room was pretty and quiet, although the bed was too soft for our liking.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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$367 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballard Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ballard Inn?
Nearby attractions include PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre (3.2 miles), Solvang Festival Theater (3.2 miles), and Old Mission Santa Ines (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballard Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ballard Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballard Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballard Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, S.Y. Kitchen, and Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe.