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Diamond B
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a most pleasant, comfortable stay. The property is well maintained and inviting. Our room was ample. It had a plush bed, sofa sleeper, well stocked kitchen with full size refrigerator and quaint back courtyard. We were welcomed at our late arrival with cookies and milk. Complimentary champagne and bottled water awaited us in our room. Other amenities included...

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

Thank you Bird R for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara. Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated. We are always delighted when we hear our guests splurge on the little extras we offer. Thank you for choosing the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We look...

Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here two nights - one on the way north to Carmel and because we liked it so much, also stayed again 5 days later on the way back south from San Francisco. Very clean, well equipped, comfortable and generously sized rooms and just a couple of blocks away from the West Beach and restaurants.

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

Greetings Challenger4, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea so much that you returned for a second visit. This is really the best compliment we could receive. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

San Diego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for something affordable, clean, and comfortable for a quick stay in Santa Barbara and Lavender Inn By The Sea far surpassed all three of those qualities and more. This was a very safe and quiet location just a few blocks from the ocean and from the shops and restaurants. The drive from San Diego took five hours...

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

Thank you Mahdeeyo, for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to to hear you found the Lavender Inn to be clean, comfortable, and affordable and found our location to be convenient. Thank you for choosing the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near...

Saint Paul, MN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lavender Inn has been around for a while and it's quaint. Location is good, quiet. Short walk to ocean, restaurants, shops. Large room, a bit formal, was clean and the high back chairs that turned into recliner were a surprise and very comfortable. Full kitchen separate from living area -- microwave, standard size oven and fridge, dishes, utensils -- and...

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

Thank you for your lovely compliments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Our hotel team works diligently to offer the best quality service and guest rooms for our guests so we are happy to hear you enjoyed the our hotel and treated yourself to our tasty offering. Thank you for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Location and easy parking. The pier is within walking distance. They have a cute front yard with patio furniture. However, the price is a bit higher for what you get. The room is very small and old.

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

Greetings Diana, Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. I am pleased to hear you found our location to be conveniently located and appreciate your compliments. We know you have many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara so our hotel team works diligently to provide a relaxing and luxurious ambiance and superior...

Wilmington, Ohio
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed at Lavender Inn for 3 nights and our stay was great in all aspects. The location is convenient to everything we wanted to do. The room was spotless and had every amenity. The breakfast, cheese and wine and cookies/milk were all great. The access to bikes was much appreciated. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will return.

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

Thank you Cherry G for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate the time and care you took in sharing your experience with other travelers. It is great to hear you treated yourself to the little extras we offer and we appreciate the recognition of our...

colorado
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The photos look quaint and the price was right, so chose this hotel. It was a good decision. The staff was attentive, pleasant and informative. There was remodeling being done in front during the day, but it didn't affect us. The little extras were nice, but I won't give them away here, so that they will surprise you as well.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We chose this hotel based on the beautiful pictures posted online, the free onsite parking and free continental breakfast. We arrived late at night, around 11pm. Carol at the front desk was very kind and accommodating. They had a full parking lot by that time, but she moved her car so we could park ours in her spot before going...

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

Greetings from Santa Barbara, Christina! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Thank you for taking time to share you experience with other travelers and for noting Carol’s kind and accommodating service. We are fortunate to have a wonderful team who genuinely care about offering our guests the best service...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at the Lavender Inn. We arrived in town looking for a place to stay on a rainy evening. We were just in time to snag one of the last available rooms and enjoy their wine and cheese reception (very nice!). And then we were delightfully surprised to discover a bottle of champagne and two...

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

Greetings Teddi, Thank you for this lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara and your last minute decision to stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Your kind compliments are very much appreciated and I will be sure to share them with our hotel team. There is no better compliment than a...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A phenomenal find! A few blocks from the beach and a 10-15 minute walk to the Funk zone, this was a perfect spot for our SB vacation. Staff were friendly and room(s) were huge. Not gonna lie, I also liked all the extra touches - milk and cookie hour, wine and cheese time, complimentary sparkling in the fridge, included breakfast....

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

Wow! Thank you Lura for this fantastic review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found the Lavender Inn by the Sea to be a “perfect spot" for your Santa Barbara vacation. It is also great to know you found our location to the Funk one to be convenient for your...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $281 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lavender Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“There are tons of hotel choices in SB, so it is all about priorities.”
mahdeeyo, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“our room was along the front and it was perfect. The landscaping was delightful”
skygal99, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No elevator, so if you can't manage the stairs request a ground floor room”
946JudyS, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I believe all rooms are all good.”
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“Go for a bike ride”
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