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Lavender Inn by the Sea

3.0 of 5 206 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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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights and were initially given a ground floor room to the very side of the motel building. Room was very dark and gloomy so requested another room as we were staying for 3 nights. We secured a room further down which was more suitable and little lighter. Found the room quite small and especially the bathroom.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for a short stay after a cruise. Upon arrival we found we were upgraded to a suite. What a wonderful surprise. It was great to have a kitchen. The bed was comfortable; the towels and toiletries were spa quality. I'd love to be able to get the hand soap to use at home. The staff was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a little surprised by some of the average reviews. With good research of where you are staying this delightful little hotel is exactly as they describe on the websites. No more and no less. Under those circumstances, and comparing it with other SB hotels where we have stayed, I would say the price is very reasonable. A few things... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We came to Santa Barbara without booking and the whole city was booked. Then luckily we have found Lavender Inn, although a bit more expensive than our budget was. Rooms were very clean and smelled very nice from lavenders. Also bathroom was perfectly clean and smelling great. Room was cozy and comfortable. I was very pleased by breakfast, which consisted... More

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Oakland, Ca
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19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For the price, the Lavender Inn is an unexceptional Motel at best. The swimming pool and front of the grounds feel like they're right on the busy street. The rooms were clean, but needed updating. The food and complimentary wine were worth the price. Wouldn't stay here again for the price. The best part of this place is that its... More

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West Yorkshire
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45 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We arrived at the hotel sometime after 3 pm, and were told by the receptionist that the room wasn' t ready and we should come back at 4pm. She never even checked to see if the room was ready, she was ok with check in but not very friendly or helpful with anything else. The room was dark, but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This little gem is tucked away right off of Stern's Wharf. As soon as you pull up, charming is the first word to come to mind. The staff is very warm and informative. The breakfast pastries are fabulous. Wine and cheeses served in the afternoon and cookies (baked up fresh) and milk in the afternoon. I will stay here everytime... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After an intense drive through the LA freeway grid arriving at this lodge style hotel was a relief.We had a good sized comfortable room with shower finished to a high standard and very clean. This is in an urban setting but almost every building is a hotel or holiday rentals. The check in is straightforward and we had no problem... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Firstly the hotel needs to lose the ' by the sea' bit. It's a good 10 min walk away. It is situated in a very busy road. The rooms are quite small and dark, we stayed in a downstairs room, I would suggest you request an upstairs one before you book. The pool is situated adjacent to the car park... More

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

Greetings John, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our complimentary in room champagne upon arrival, fresh fruit & pastries at breakfast and wine & cheese in afternoons. Many of our guests also enjoy the milk & cookies offered in the evenings and complimentary beach... More

Bicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

From the moment you pull up, you know you've reached the right place. From friendly check in to milk, cookies, cheese and wine, you know you will be well looked after. Situated close to the beach and the main shopping area, this place should be first on your list. The room came with a bottle of champagne which went down... More

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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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