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Wilmington, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a friendly welcome (as well as wine and cheese) after a long journey. This is the hotel that just keeps giving - wine was followed by milk and cookies, champagne, a great breakfast and free parking. Room beautifully decorated and well appointed. Charming looking hotel in a convenient location. One of the highlights of my trip through...

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

Thank you Mike for this lovely 5-star review. It is an honor to hear that your stay with us was one of the highlights of your travels through California. I will be sure to share your comments with our hotel team. Thank you for choosing the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manger

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you Joao, for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know you found the location of the Lavender Inn by the Sea to be conveniently located to the highway, yet also quiet. We appreciate your compliments about our helpful hotel team. It is always a pleasure when our staff members are recognized. Reviews...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Thank you Mark, for the lovely compliments about your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Santa Barbara is a perfect stay over when road tripping between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s wonderful to hear you were warmly greeted by our hotel team and treated...

Eureka, California
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 9 February 2017

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...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM824 - RM1,830 (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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“our room was along the front and it was perfect. The landscaping was delightful”
 of 5 bubbles skygal99, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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