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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reservations at another hotel fell apart, we called the Lavender at midnight looking for availability. Juan was beyond accommodating, he could have easily gauged us on price knowing we were stuck but he made a lifetime customer by offering us his best rate on a 1 bedroom suite for our stay. Upon arrival, after a long day traveling, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The greeting upon arrival made us feel like a family member welcoming us home. Cookies, champagne and water in the fridge, great suggestions for a first dinner - the greeter phoned ahead to secure us a table, and gave us a $7.00 gift certificate, that we forgot to use. The breakfast was a surprise because it was just the kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were warmly welcomed on arrival, it was lovely to be told we had complementary champagne and water waiting for us in the room. The complementary wine and cheese tasting in the reception area was lovely after a day travelling, a nice touch. The hotel is on the road but we had no road noise and it is a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Santa Barbara is beautiful from start to finish and the Lavender Inn is how they do Motels. It's beautiful, inside and out. The room is large, huge comfortable bed, beautiful decor, dressing table area , large bathroom with huge power shower, pristine swimming pool, pretty - fairy light lit - hot tub, bottle of California Champagne chilling in the fridge.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Great welcome from Peter who made excellent recommendations for lunch and dinner places. Good guidance for the town as we are first time visitors. Lovely room (number 2), not as chintzy as some of the others as seen on the website. Large room which made the TV a bit smal from the bed, but on holiday it's the tiniest negative.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Spacious room, renovated bathroom. Decor is old fashioned, but tasteful. The pool is a nice size and very clean. The best part was the generous complimentary offerings at the reception area. Coffee/ Tea all day long. Breakfast in the morning, wine and cheese with crackers, grapes and nuts in the afternoon. After 6:30 milk and cookies. The weather was warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We arrived quite late to this hotel and were welcomed warmly by the lovely lady on reception. Upon going to our room we found a bottle of champagne waiting for us which was very welcome after the long drive. The room was very clean and had everything we could want. The swimming pool was very welcome after a long day... More 

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