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Lavender Inn by the Sea

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #8 of 22 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
John W Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Bicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on route to San Francisco. After just leaving Las Vegas then santa Monica, this was just the place we bedded to relax for couple of days. Perfect location, plus with the complementary touches, and free use of the bikes it was perfect.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I stayed two nights at The Lavender Inn over the Labor Day weekend. It's well situated, a couple of blocks from the waterfront & 20 minutes walk to the heart of Santa Barbara, State Street. We had a ground floor room with a queen bed which was very comfortable. The reception staff were very welcoming & we... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely Inn is a perfect position in Santa Barbara,attractive and very clean comfortable rooms,with a chilled welcoming bottle of Champagne on arrival! The continental breakfast is include,as was the afternoon wine and cheese plus coffee and cakes and soft drinks during the day.Everything you could wish for was provided,even a swimming pool. The Manager and staff are excellent,and will... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a jewel this Hotel is! The mattress was so soft and luxurious, as were the pillows and linens. The motif in the room was sort of Colonial Williamsburg. The property has a nice Jacuzzi and pool. They serve wine & cheese at 4:30, Cookies at 6:30, Continental Breakfast in the AM plus a coffee maker in the room. And... More

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Truly a gem. Old style family owned type hotel. Great location near the beach and convenient to the main strip of restaurants. Your cost includes continental breakfast, a free bottle of champagne on arrival, wine and cheese at 5pm and cookies and milk for the kids at 6.30. All included in your bill. Peter the Duty Manager was a joy... More

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Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was wonderful, beautiful room with a great staff, would defiantly stay there again. Had a great time in Santa Barbara and was extremely pleased with everything about this room and hotel. Very clean and quite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We managed to get the last room available at the Lavender, it was a pleasant stay, the cheese and wine were a nice touch and the free bike hire was a really great option so we could explore the area on wheels. The room was clean and well presented although I found the bed ultra soft to sleep on. The... More

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Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at the Lavender Inn for two nights during Fiesta, our first visit to Santa Barbara. What a gem. We would definitely stay here again for the wonderful amenities, location, and attention to detail around the theme, Lavender. The breakfast, wine and cheese, and cookies and milk were welcoming treats and delicious. The staff was always smiling, friendly, and... 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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