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8.8

111 reviews

The Ballard Inn

2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard (California), CA 93463, United States

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The Ballard Inn

Welcome to The Ballard Inn, a charming 4-star BedAndBreakfast located in the heart of Ballard, California. This cozy inn offers a unique and comfortable stay for travelers seeking a home away from home. With its prime city center location, The Ballard Inn is just a short 0.1mi stroll away from the bustling streets, allowing guests to easily explore all that Ballard has to offer.

The hotel boasts 111 glowing reviews from satisfied guests, proving its dedication to excellent service and memorable experiences. Starting from just $371, guests can enjoy the fantastic amenities provided by The Ballard Inn. From pet-friendly accommodations (with extra charges) to free private parking and complimentary WiFi, this inn ensures convenience and comfort for all. The delightful on-site restaurant serves delicious meals, and guests can also enjoy leisurely picnics in the garden or on the picnic area.

Additionally, The Ballard Inn offers a range of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay, including access to a golf course, bike tours (extra charges apply), horseback riding (extra charges apply), and hiking, perfect for nature enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, The Ballard Inn provides everything you need for an unforgettable stay. Embrace the warm and welcoming atmosphere, indulge in the delectable breakfast, and create lasting memories at The Ballard Inn.

At The Ballard Inn, we understand that pets are part of the family. That's why we happily welcome your furry companions (charges may apply) to join you during your stay. Explore the vibrant neighborhood with your four-legged friend by your side, as our prime location allows for easy access to parks and pet-friendly establishments. Take advantage of our pet-friendly accommodations and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for both you and your beloved pet.

Savor the delicious cuisine of Restaurant #1, located conveniently within the premises of The Ballard Inn. Indulge in a delightful dining experience as you savor the delectable meals prepared by our skilled chefs. Start your day off right with a scrumptious breakfast to energize you for your adventures. With our on-site restaurant, you won't have to venture far for a satisfying meal.

When it comes to payment, we strive to provide convenience to our guests. Please note that cash is not accepted at The Ballard Inn. We accept major credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, and Visa, ensuring a hassle-free and secure transaction process. Rest assured that your payment will be seamless, allowing you to focus on enjoying your stay to the fullest.

Choose from our selection of well-appointed rooms to find the perfect accommodation that suits your needs. Whether you opt for our Deluxe Room, Classic King Room, or King Room, you'll find comfort and relaxation in every corner. Each room boasts spaciousness, cozy furnishings, and modern amenities to ensure a truly enjoyable stay. With comfortable beds, ample space, and a peaceful atmosphere, you'll wake up rejuvenated and ready to take on the day's adventures.

Closest airports

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

21.3mi

Santa Maria Airport

26.7mi

San Luis Obispo County Airport

51.2mi

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Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Golf course

Air conditioning

Non-smoking rooms

Room service

Restaurant

Picnic area

Garden

Wheelchair accessible

Private Bathroom

Free toiletries

Parking On Site

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King Room

1 King Size Bed

420 sqft

Dryer

Shower

Free toiletries

Indulge in a spacious and luxurious King Room, boasting 420 sqft of comfort and elegance. Unwind in the king size bed, enjoy the convenience of a dryer and shower, and luxuriate with free toiletries provided.

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Classic King Room

1 King Size Bed

300 sqft

Private Bathroom

Dryer

Air conditioning

Shower

Experience our inviting Classic King Room, a spacious double room measuring 301 sqft, perfect for a memorable stay. Indulge in the comfort of a luxurious King size bed, enjoy modern amenities like a private bathroom, air conditioning, and shower, and appreciate additional conveniences such as a dryer and free toiletries.

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Deluxe Room

1 Queen Size Bed

325 sqft

Private Bathroom

Dryer

Shower

Free toiletries

Our Deluxe Room offers a spacious 323 sqft double room, perfect for couples. Enjoy the comfort of a Queen size bed, a private bathroom, and convenient amenities like a hairdryer and free toiletries.

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8.8

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William

8.2

November 2022

Options were limited, but well prepared; simple presented on the long table. It was not clear where to leave used plates, bowls, mugs, utensil.

The lighting in the bedroom (Gaviota) was garish; the bare light bulbs are stylish, but hard on the eyes when they are the only lighting. We fashioned lampshades from the brown paper wrappers from the drinking glasses and cloth napkins from the dining room (white would have worked better). Dinner menu was interesting, though the appetizer options and main course options were grouped together. Love the fireplace and candles on tables; overhead lighting seem a bit harsh.

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Susan

8.2

May 2023

The inn is very nice and the gal working the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a disappointment. We stayed two nights. The first breakfast was a chiorizo omelette which was dry and lacked any pizazz. Also, the server asked if we wanted any condiments or salt and pepper to which we said we did. None ever came. The second day breakfast was a breakfast sandwich. It was okay but not much different than getting a sandwich at Burger King. The service on the second day was much better though. Overall, this is a nice inn but it feels overpriced to me.

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Kelly

9.1

January 2022

The location was perfect for our planned activities. The Inn was as advertised and very quaint. The on duty manager was very friendly and helpful.

I shared my concerns regarding the latent noise. Sounds transmitted to our room due hard surface flooring in the hallways and dining room below especially late at night or early in the morning when the staff where busy clearing or setting the dining room up. My recommendations would be to have staff where shoes that are comfortable and softer material (i.e. tennis shoes) as you can hear every footstep of someone with hard sole shoes walking in the dining room. Also consider a carpet runner in the upstairs hallway.

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Benjamin

9.1

March 2022

Quaint, comfortable, cozy place run by some of the friendliest staff we've encountered in a very long time. The moment we checked in we felt like family. The rooms don't have tv or phone but the free wifi makes up for any loss of connectivity/entertainment. The complementary wine and charcuterie platter were beautifully arranged and set the tone for our visit. The location was perfect to explore Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos for the perfect central coast wine/rustic experience. The charm of the main streets alone was reason enough to visit. We plan to visit the Ballard again and again!

There acoustics of the lobby shoots sound almost directly into the rooms. Although the kitchen was being renovated (ironically to soundproof) their next project should be to soundproof the room door in order to cut down on sound fron the reception waking guests up too early. The beds are so comfy, let them sleep in a bit, eh?

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Sherrie

9.1

October 2022

The accommodations were very nice. We enjoyed the happy hour and the breakfast. We were so fortunate because the did have a room available. Despite having a confirmation from Booking.com, The Ballard Inn did not show us as having a reservation. The quickly and cheerfully took our information and set us up with a room.

There was limited parking. When we returned from dinner Saturday night the parking lot was full.

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Allison

10

July 2022

Common areas were cozy and beautiful, met friends for breakfast. The scones were delicious. Felt so homey as if we were in someone’s living room enjoying our coffee & breakfast. Another nice touch was having filtered water in our room at all times and cookies appeared on our bed in the evening!

No complaints

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Ronnie

9.1

July 2021

The setting in the countryside of Santa Ynez/Los Olivos is ideal for a long weekend getaway. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable with a luxurious bed. Wi-GI is free. A full breakfast is provided as well as gourmet cookies on your pillow at night. Room service from the five star Gathering Table restaurant is available as well. Although bathrooms are small with a bath/shower combination (make sure the shower curtain is inside the tub), Ballard Inn is a lovely experience altogether.

No elevator, mini-frig, in-room coffee maker or in-room TV but turned out to be not a problem at all. In fact, made the stay more restful. And the staff will bring you coffee or anything whenever you want it.

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Anthony

8.2

December 2022

the rooms need to be updated badly. Especially the bathrooms. There is considerable rust on the hardware, etc.The exterior is a work in progress and should really get done asap. Wish the restaurant was still open.

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Annalise

8.2

February 2023

Rooms and location were great.

Bathrooms are outdated but shower still felt good. The pop up restuarant is a strange concept and the menu we had to choose from was not appealing after wine tasting.

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Caroline

9.1

June 2021

This is our 3rd time staying at Ballard Inn and we always leave very much in love with the place. The setting, the neighborhood, the food (both in the restaurant and the amazing free breakfast!), and the staff are all top notch.

The only thing that lacked for me a little this time was our room. We stayed in the Windmill room. It was a little less nice than the other rooms we've stayed in. It was bigger, but it had one of those showers with no lip so the water goes everywhere (great if you need that, but not great if you don't), and it just felt a bit dingier than I'm used to when we stay there.

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William

8.2

November 2022

8.2

Options were limited, but well prepared; simple presented on the long table. It was not clear where to leave used plates, bowls, mugs, utensil.

The lighting in the bedroom (Gaviota) was garish; the bare light bulbs are stylish, but hard on the eyes when they are the only lighting. We fashioned lampshades from the brown paper wrappers from the drinking glasses and cloth napkins from the dining room (white would have worked better). Dinner menu was interesting, though the appetizer options and main course options were grouped together. Love the fireplace and candles on tables; overhead lighting seem a bit harsh.

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Susan

8.2

May 2023

8.2

The inn is very nice and the gal working the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a disappointment. We stayed two nights. The first breakfast was a chiorizo omelette which was dry and lacked any pizazz. Also, the server asked if we wanted any condiments or salt and pepper to which we said we did. None ever came. The second day breakfast was a breakfast sandwich. It was okay but not much different than getting a sandwich at Burger King. The service on the second day was much better though. Overall, this is a nice inn but it feels overpriced to me.

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Kelly

9.1

January 2022

9.1

The location was perfect for our planned activities. The Inn was as advertised and very quaint. The on duty manager was very friendly and helpful.

I shared my concerns regarding the latent noise. Sounds transmitted to our room due hard surface flooring in the hallways and dining room below especially late at night or early in the morning when the staff where busy clearing or setting the dining room up. My recommendations would be to have staff where shoes that are comfortable and softer material (i.e. tennis shoes) as you can hear every footstep of someone with hard sole shoes walking in the dining room. Also consider a carpet runner in the upstairs hallway.

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Benjamin

9.1

March 2022

9.1

Quaint, comfortable, cozy place run by some of the friendliest staff we've encountered in a very long time. The moment we checked in we felt like family. The rooms don't have tv or phone but the free wifi makes up for any loss of connectivity/entertainment. The complementary wine and charcuterie platter were beautifully arranged and set the tone for our visit. The location was perfect to explore Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos for the perfect central coast wine/rustic experience. The charm of the main streets alone was reason enough to visit. We plan to visit the Ballard again and again!

There acoustics of the lobby shoots sound almost directly into the rooms. Although the kitchen was being renovated (ironically to soundproof) their next project should be to soundproof the room door in order to cut down on sound fron the reception waking guests up too early. The beds are so comfy, let them sleep in a bit, eh?

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Sherrie

9.1

October 2022

9.1

The accommodations were very nice. We enjoyed the happy hour and the breakfast. We were so fortunate because the did have a room available. Despite having a confirmation from Booking.com, The Ballard Inn did not show us as having a reservation. The quickly and cheerfully took our information and set us up with a room.

There was limited parking. When we returned from dinner Saturday night the parking lot was full.

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Allison

10

July 2022