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“Not as special as expected...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ballard Inn

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Ballard Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Ballard B&B and Inns
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Temecula, CA
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“Not as special as expected...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2004

Stayed here after spending the first part of our weekend in S.B. as an anniversary getaway. Inn was beautiful and staff was especially nice, but not quite sure why there was an automatic 10% gratuity charge for extra service. The only extra we got was a bed turndown and cookies at the bedside. Nothing special was done for our Anniversary, even though staff was aware. Room was clean, cozy and romantic, but white towels looked grayed and frayed. Great breakfast and once again, super staff.
I will stay in Santa Ynez next time...

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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2003

The Ballard Inn is the BEST B&B my husband and I have ever stayed in. Minutes out of Solvang and minutes from local wineries, you're close to everything and yet away from the hustle and bustle. The Inn is set on a beautiful country road. The rooms are spacious and homey. Each has a theme and the rooms are left open when unoccupied so you can see what there is to choose from. The staff is terrific; very personable and attentive to your every need. Breakfast in the charming dining area is made to order and there's no shortage of delicious food. The coffee served at the Inn is delicious! I spent several pleasant hours reading in a rocking chair on the sunny porch. Birds chirped, a breeze reminded me that the beautiful flowers were in bloom everywhere, and time floated by. In the late afternoon we tasted wine in the "living room" and helped ourselves to a variety of freshly prepared appetizers. There was a game closet where we could pick out board games or cards to play in the salon or up in our room. We stayed in the Jarado Room (inspired by the art of the Chumash Indians) and the Figueroa Room (I dub it the garden sun room). Both were delightful. We peeked into the Western Room (beautiful quilt and fireplace) and the Vineyard Room (furniture made from twigs).Cookies await you when you return to your room in the evening and the bed is turned down. And unlike most conventional hotels, the central air/heat in the room is overhead and barely audible. And yes, there's even a vent into the bathroom! What a treat! I can't say enough good things about the Ballard Inn. We can't wait to go back!WARNING - If you're a "type A" personality who needs something going constantly and you're not happy unless the TV is blaring, please stay away from the Ballard Inn! Let those of us enjoy the serenity continue to enjoy the slow pace of this beautiful Inn. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2002

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful Inn last year right after 9/11. We booked the room after we heard about a vacation getaway package that was offered through Elmer Dill. Each room has a theme. They are tastefully decorated and our room had a fireplace. The room came with a bottle of local wine and chocolate chip cookies on your pillow when they turn down your sheets at bedtime. Our package came with a scrumptious dinner in their very inviting dining area and a delicious full breakfast the next morning. The Inn staff was most accomodating and friendly. The package also included two tasting room tickets for a local winery and two tickets for tasting at a local brewery. It was very peaceful and quiet. We will definintely be going back.

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Property: Ballard Inn
Address: 2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, CA 93463
Location: United States > California > Ballard
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ballard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballard Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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