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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After being married for so long, I just want a quiet day. Probably just to rest and eat some take out good food at home. I was so wrong! This place is so charming that brought me into romantic mood. Just getting our registration in already impressed me that our stay would be a real celebration for me and my...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Maria, Thank you for this delightful summery of your recent experience at our hotel. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Your comments are the greatest compliments we could ever hope to receive. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

Oceanside, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i gave ourselves a getaway for our Christmas present. We chose Santa Barbara and a hotel we'd never tried before. WHAT A GREAT CHOICE! When we arrived we discovered that I had booked the next two nights and not the night we arrived. With a bit of fast finger work and juggling of room placements all was...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Ron, I am so happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed a lovely romantic holiday getaway with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Your comments are the best compliments we could hope to hear. Warm wishes to you in this new year. Greg Broussard, General Manager

California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected this motel for its proximity to the Harbor and to the Mission. The grounds and buildings are well maintained and the extra touches of offering both a wine and cheese selection in the evening and a continental breakfast in the morning added to our stay. The lavender sachet bags on our bed was also a nice touch. The...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings rsf4sail, Thank you for taking time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and took notice of the little touches we offer our guests. It is guests like you who are the true travel experts so we appreciate your comments. Warm regards Greg...

West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We have now stayed here 3 times in 3 years and we are looking forward to making it 4 for 4 next year. A typical day for us is an early morning walk along the beach, a wonderful breakfast back at the hotel, a bike ride on one of the hotel's beach cruisers, gin rummy by the pool, hanging out...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings mgiesbrecht, Thank you for this lovely review of the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel so much that you have returned each year. You have offered visitors a lovely itinerary of a day in Santa Barbara. Thank you for your kind compliments regarding our hotel team. We are truly fortunate to...

Oregon
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Booked sight unseen and we are very pleased with our room, the friendly staff, the local knowledge & helpfulness of the gal at the front desk (carol?) and all the extra amenities that came with our very comfortable room are a pleasant surprise. Good location too. Thought noise might be an issue but it was just one rude, loud neighboring...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you Ticolover for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear you were pleased with your stay with us. Thank you for our 5-star review and for your kind compliments toward Carol. We are fortunate to have a wonderful team committed to offering the best service possible. Should you find yourself in Santa...

Reviewed 1 December 2016

We made a last minute appearanc to the hotel. It is on a street a few blocks from the beach. My initial impression was it would be a bed only on a noisy street. The desk was great. We went to a room which had champagne in the refrigerator. The wine and cheese was a nice touch. Milk and cookies...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Jwb04, We are happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised with the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We know you have many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara so our hotel team works hard to offer the best service possible, comfortable rooms, and a luxurious ambiance. We are delighted to hear you were pleased. Warm regards ~...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our first impression when we checked in was the unfriendly front desk staff member, but the fresh cookies and milk in the lobby seemed to make up for that. However, the bed had crumbs or dirt in it when we pulled back the duvet, the bathroom was dirty, and 2 of the towels seemed either stained or used. The location...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent stay with us. There is never a reason for unfriendly service or the feeling of disappointment in your guest room. Please know that we will share your comments with our hotel team and ensure that we are always offering our guests superior service and the true meaning of...

Molndal, Sweden
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice hotel close to shoreside and center of town. Staff not very talkative when we came in The afternoon. Room very Nice but also warm. AC very noise to use during night. Beds where marvellous. Will try another hotel next time.

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greeting Chilar_58, Thank you for this lovely review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and our convenience location to downtown and the shoreline. Thank you for bringing to our attention the noise of the air conditioning system in your guest room. We will be sure to inspect all A/C systems...

Reviewed 14 November 2016

The hotel is a short walk to the beach and to "downtown" Santa Barbara. The room was nice even though some of the furnishing seemed worn. A continental breakfast was included in the price. Because of the very tiny lobby (more like a waiting room), trays are provided so that you can take your breakfast back to your room. Wine,...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Richard, We are happy to hear you were pleased with your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. There are a lot of hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so our team works hard to provide the best quality service possible. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. We look...

Lake Jackson, Texas
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stayed for two nights over weekend. This boutique hotel is within easy walking distance to the marina. A car is really needed to reach most eateries. The room included a continental breakfast and a wine and cheese evening offering that was well attended. There was also a complimentary bottle of champagne. The room was quiet even though the hotel is...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you CCS_TX for our 5-star review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and greatly appreciate your personal recommendation. We are fortunate to have a hotel team dedicated to offering the best service and amenities for our guests so we are happy to know you enjoyed our little extras. Happy...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along a sweep of California coastline reminiscent of the Côte d'Azur, guests can relax amid the soothing scent of lavender and soft ocean breezes at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. French-inspired paintings adorn the walls, lavender bouquets grace each room, and sunlight shimmers off the waters of the pool. Lavender Inn by the Sea's plush guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, down duvets, lavender-scented bath amenities, and a welcome bottle of Champagne. Savor a deluxe continental breakfast on the sunny patio, wine and cheese by the fire, and milk and cookies before bed. Surrounded by beautiful lavender gardens, the Lavender Inn by the Sea is just two blocks from Santa Barbara's picturesque beaches and yacht harbor. Stearns Wharf, the oceanfront bike path, and downtown shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are just a short drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lavender Inn by the Sea

Address: 206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $237 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lavender Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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