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“Still a great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ballard Inn

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Ballard Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Ballard B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
California
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160 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Still a great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We visited Ballard Inn many years ago, right after it opened. It is still as lovely as it was then - if anything it is better as they've added nice touches over the years. It's clean and comfortable and has great public spaces. The breakfasts are nicely prepared and served by very friendly and accommodating staff.

Their appetizer and wine spread in the evening is a wonderful treat and a chance to share wine discoveries with other like-minded travelers, since this is a wonderful wine area.

The only complaint I have is that the room we were in had 2 very uncomfortable chairs and no work area to place a computer (they do have free wi-fi) and not many areas to lay out your toiletries and other items. There was adequate lighting which is always a pet peeve of mine.

If you're looking for first class, this is the place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Crestline, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was our third visit to the Ballard Inn. We stayed in the "western room" which was on the lower end of their room rate costs, and really enjoyed it. We dined at the restaurant downstairs, which was excellent. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We have been coming here at least once every year for the past 5 years and just love this place. The themed rooms are comfortable and have all the amenities that one may need during their stay. It is close to our the wineries in the area and the staff is very helpful in meeting all of your expectations. We usually stay at the farmhouse room. It is cozy and quiet. We have stayed at other rooms as well but you will find a favorite after a few stays. I hope this place stays in business for a long time. The foodies also fantastic and the restaurant serves a great meal nightly.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Emerald Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Actually our stay was only over night...but it was fabulous all the same. The Fiesta room was lovely and the heat worked really well. The bathroom being at the back of the room, furthest from the heat, was a bit cool, but once the shower got going, it warmed up nicely. The King sized bed was very comfy and sheets were crisp and clean. We found unique pumpkin cookies on our pillow at turn down time.
Dinner in the restaurant was divine! We ordered several appetizers to share, and one entree each. We would have been fine with one shared entree and dessert, but we couldn't agree on the entree. (lamb or duck...tough choice)
The waitress even complimented our idea, that allowed us to taste a variety of the chef's specialties. The DUCK IS AWESOME. Its the chef's signature entree and he does it with perfection. YUM! (Duck is so easy to do Wrong....) I highly recommend this inn and its restaurant! Since our stay was limited, we did not get to enjoy the on site wine tasting, or the early evening snacks in the common room with the fireplace, or the inviting wrap around porch with the lovely . I would like to return for an extended stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Wow! A good B&B set in a romantic town.

- Rooms are beautifully furnished, and the atmosphere is great.
- Staff especially the front desk is excellent
- The building is magnificent, as are the rose gardens

Cons:
- expensive
- no hand basin in the bathroom
- kitchen is noisy at night, and this spoils the rooms immediately above
- noise from the lounge until 10pm at night is bothersome
- dinner is OK, but my rib-eye (why such a cheap cut?) was tough and undercooked
- breakfast is good, with each order cooked immediately. However, if there are no items you
want, you are out of luck, as there is minimal cereal or other goodies. The Hadsten House
in Solvang would be a good example of what one would expect. However, this is a small
place, and one should not expect everything.

But these are quibbles and I want to come again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ballard Inn

Property: Ballard Inn
Address: 2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, CA 93463
Region: United States > California > Ballard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ballard
Price range (per night): $368 - $538
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballard Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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