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Lavender Inn by the Sea

3.0 of 5 206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Pinon Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying at the Lavender Inn By the Sea. This trip we stayed two days and wished we had time for a longer stay. We love the quiet elegant yet quaint feel to the hotel. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and soothing decoration. The refrigerator has bottled water and a bottle of welcoming... More 

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Sheffield
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we spent two nights at the lavender two weeks ago, the hotel is a little out of the main area but is eel located a short walk to the lovely harbour. my wife and i booked last minute and we were upgraded to a ground floor suite by the excellent David. really nice guy who looked after us very well.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at this beautiful hotel, and could not fault anything. The room was large for my family of 3, the breakfast was great with plenty of choice. The afternoon cheese and wine was just fantastic. We meet a lot of travellers who gave us many tips on where to visit and eat while travelling around the USA.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place seems like a cross between a B&B and an upscale motel. Very cozy with super friendly front desk staff. From the outside, the property looks like a motel, but the rooms are decorated more like a B&B. As other reviewers have mentioned, the bottle of champagne in each room is a really nice touch. Great continental breakfast in... More 

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IRELAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a two night stay here on our road trip. Lovely welcome on arrival from the friendly young man on reception. We were travelling with our friends and were allocated two rooms on the ground floor next to each other. Both rooms were lovely and the welcome bottle of champagne in the room was a very nice touch. Cheese... More 

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San Diego
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this property as a Christmas present for my wife, surprising her with a weekend in Santa Barbara. The property was very nice, although I was a bit surprised that we couldn't check in a half hour early. That aside, the amenities are nice; welcome bottle of champagne, daily continental breakfast, daily wine/cheese happy hour. The room was average,... More 

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In winter time the city is terrible.. even the birds are quiet :(. The inn looks cute, romantic and the service was great.. with cheese and wine and amazing chocolate cookies in the evening. It is a bit outdated and smells like an old hotel, but I have to appreciate the cleanliness of the bathroom and the bed sheets. It... More 

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Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this hotel! High ceiling, huge room, huge closet, sound proof, the pretty smell of lavender in their toiletries, and have I mentioned the welcome champagne? The only drawback is the heat wasn't really warm and there wasn't a real breakfast area. However, the hospitality of Iris, the receptionist, surpassed these drawbacks as we didn't feel awkward having breakfast at... More 

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Brighton, England
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice motel style place within walking distance of Santa Barbara centre. Lovely decor inside and good breakfast included as was wifi. Beds comfortable and good blackout curtains. It's not a main road so went quiet at night.would recommend as really good value but still with a bit of class

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely inn close to the water in Santa Barbara. Would highly recommend as they have clean, attractive rooms, good breakfast with outdoor seating, and good prices. Picturesque setting, with a pool for the warmer summer days.

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Additional Information about Lavender Inn by the Sea

Address: 206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lavender Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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