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Lavender Inn by the Sea

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206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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dorset
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great hotel, beautiful room which was very relaxing, a nice bottle of wine in the fridge was a nice touch. Breakfast had a good variety of food. Staff were very helpful and with the added availability of a swimming pool we had a really nice stay..would recommend to anyone .

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

Dear Annette Hallett, We are delighted to see the review of your enjoyable recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. As you can see, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful team who genuinely care about the service given to each guest as well as take pride in the quality of our guestrooms. Best regards and hope... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling for work to San Fran from L A. I'd been on the road for six days and really just wanted somewhere comfortable to crash on my trip home. Book the room the same day and there weren't a lot of choice available. It was clean, quite and there was a fairly tastie bottle of complimentary sparking wine chilled in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVED this little hotel. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We stayed here to relax after moving across the country and it was perfect. Close enough to walk to the beach and Funk Zone. The room was clean and the bed comfy (which is difficult to find). We enjoyed our first two days so much that we... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a great place to stay. it was 4 blocks to the wharf. there were nice things to see and visit close by. Santa Barbara is very scenic and interesting. Beautiful city. Great places to eat on the water front (Chucks).

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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Done a recent tour of West coast and found this little gem on line. Rooms at the end next to the pool was massive. Pool was brilliant.. Hired bikes for free from hotel and explored down town. Safe, fun and free! Breakfast in the reception area was lovely. Served cheese and wine in the afternoon and a bottle of wine... More 

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Studio City, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here! Walkable to State Street and the beach. Very clean, and champagne and chocolate await in the room. Breakfast was delicious! Peter at the front desk was great, he offered us water and was just very helpful! I would definitely come back!

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Tonsberg, Norway
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 did not feel welcome when the elderly woman who was sitting at the reseption desk barely heeded us when we arrived. She did not bother to even look at us and no welcome phrase... no service from the heart at this place ... Sad when the place is gorgeous. The room was very nice with good... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lavender Inn By The Sea lacks for nothing. Not only is this beautiful inn conveniently located, it offers strong (and free) wifi, complementary bikes, and scores of DVDs. In terms of refreshments, they provided champagne in the room, a wine and cheese social hour in the afternoon, cookies and milk at night, and breakfast in the morning. Iris, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our stay was perfect. We emailed ahead to ensure our room was big enough to fit our travel cot, and it was quiet for our baby to sleep in and they upgraded us to the Junior Suite, which we would very much recommend for a family. The suite has a separate kitchen so we could make our baby his food.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The old lady was not polite dld not like out late checkin . Look like she did not like foreign people. When you pay 265 $ a night you expect better thank this. The room is old, there was a terrible smell at the room we asked for the reason she told that she will in form manager but one... More 

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