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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived at Lavender Inn after a long drive and it was really nice to smell the scent of lavender in the room! Extremely easy to find, seconds away from route 101 but in a quiet location. Breakfast included and with a very nice selection of food and beverages, you can eat sitting by the fireplace. Staff were extremely nice...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a night when travelling with family along the coast from LA to SF. Hotel is in a good spot with the beach and main shopping street a short walk away. Reception area was great with welcoming staff and excellent complementary drinks (mulled cider) and snacks. We had a large ground floor room which was clean and well-equipped...

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Eureka, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is very well maintained. Our room had not only a king-sized bed, but a second room with a double. There is a separate make up area complete with cotton swabs and cotton balls, and a make up mirror. The bathroom amenities include shell-shaped soap, and the best bathmat I have ever found in a hotel. There is in-room...

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

Thank you Judy S for your lovely comments about your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and the deluxe guest room offered you a little extra comfort for sleepless nights. Your personal recommendation and promise to return is the best compliment we could ask for. Thank you for choosing...

Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there on a very rainy night in February 2017. This is a great place. The room was very good, clean with all the stuff you expect in a small hotel. They have a wine & Cheese reception, and milk and cookies later. Breakfast was very good.

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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 we provided you comfort during your rainy Santa Barbara visit. 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 choosing...

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights at the hotel. The male receptionist that greeted us was so fun happy and enthusiastic about everything. Really nice to see. The rooms are spacious and clean although a little old fashioned and dated. Tea and coffee making facilities provided. The weather was not in our favour so we aren't able to use the pool...

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Downey, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I've mentioned on my headline, this is the best hotel experience in Santa Barbara! I've been wanting to stay here for quite some time, and I've finally got to experience what the hotel has to offer. As the name of the property states, the property is all about lavender. You see lavender throughout the property. Upon check-in, the receptionist...

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

Thank you Armysgt for this wonderful review. There is no greater compliment than the comments you have shared. We know you have many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara so our team works diligently to offer our guests a friendly, comfortable, and relaxing experience. We are thrilled to know we lived up to your expectations. Thank you for...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here overnight on our road trip. Very welcoming staff and the room was extremely pleasant and very comfortable. Parking was free. Great breakfast. The hotel recommended a restaurant on the bay which was good,

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

Thank you Catherine for your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and greatly appreciate that you took time to share your experience with others. Should your road trips bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: €148 - €348 (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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“No elevator, so if you can't manage the stairs request a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 946JudyS, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I believe all rooms are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles mariasQ6359SQ, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a bike ride”
 of 5 bubbles Jwb04, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the rooms next to the stairs. You can hear guests walking up and down.”
 of 5 bubbles richardfP6036PT, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think room 213 had an additional side room with a bed - great for a roommate or child”
 of 5 bubbles janhutto, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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