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Ballard Inn

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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wine country”(19 reviews)
“wine tasting”(30 reviews)
“los olivos”(31 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Pool
Room Service
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
4 Star Hotel
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...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new remodel on the Ballard Inn is fantastic. The hotel is in a great location smack in the middle of downtown Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. It is well appointed, clean, and has incredibly friendly staff. Included was breakfast at the restaurant downstairs, our...More

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Response from ballardinn, Manager at Ballard InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We strive to create a relaxing atmosphere to help our guests unwind and enjoy our beautiful valley. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We've stayed at the Ballard Inn several times over the past decade when traveling between San Diego and the Bay Area. More than an overnight rest stop, it's a pause that really refreshes with beauty and calm in the gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley. Now the...More

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Response from ballardinn, General Manager at Ballard InnResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for the review. We are loving the new space and being that you are a return guest I am thrilled that you enjoyed the improvements. We strive to provide an excellent experience to all of our guests and am glad to here we...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you haven’t been here since the format changed, go ASAP. The flavors and freshness are wonderful. Prices are quite reasonable and there is a very good local wine list. Share as many dishes as you can.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Everything about this Inn is truly exceptional. Charming, lovely and helpful staff, beautiful decor. The food is superb (both dinner and breakfast). My only issue is with the dining room service, which was friendly but a bit slow. But it’s vacation, so what’s the rush....More

Thank wendy s
Response from ballardinn, General Manager at Ballard InnResponded 31 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit!

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Have stayed at the Ballard Inn in past years for the New Years holiday and for their special New Year's Eve dinner. It's a very small hotel but outdoes any large luxury hotel any day. Each room is of a different theme and is outstanding...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$305 - US$447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$305 - US$447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Debby P
17 February 2017|
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Response from achrisyth | Property representative |
Hello, We do not have a pool at the Ballard Inn. Thank you for the inquiry.
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Alicia H
13 March 2015|
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Response from ballardinn | Property representative |
Our rooms start at a rate of $265 and range to $345 per night, and include a fully cooked to order breakfast, wine and hors d'oeuvre hour, and bed turn down with house made cookies. We also have a dinner package that... More
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Bert W
15 January 2015|
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Response from achrisyth | Property representative |
The Ballard Inn Restaurant is open to the public for dinner Wednesday - Sunday 5:30-9:00 PM. Breakfast service is for inn guests only and is served in the dining room from 8:00 - 10:00 AM. Please feel free to contact us... More
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"There are only two rooms with a balcony, so make sure to ask for one of these!"
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"On nights when the restaurant is open (Wed-Sun), rooms on the east side are quieter."
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"Every room has it’s own style. You can view on line. We had the Davy Brown room, which is not the biggest..."
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"All rooms are great. Some have their own fireplaces but you can't get a bad room here."
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