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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 #9 of 23 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night from 7/22-7/23 and was pleasantly surprised. This was our first time in Santa Barbara and if we ever go back, this is the place we'll stay again! Really friendly staff, easy check-in, the room was very clean and nice, there was a chilled bottle of champagne, and it was very close to the beach... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about our experience here. We absolutely loved every moment! We arrived without reservations and it was the name that attracted us to park and inquire about a room. Sophia was fantastic! So personable and knowledgeable. We missed the wine and cheese reception, so she brought a bottle to our room. Her restaurant recommendation (Los... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Santa Barbara with no reservations...on summer solstice! What a bad idea! We usually stay at our favorite little place, but of course, it was booked. We drove around in search of a place that wasn't too expensive, had a pool, hopefully complimentary breakfast and was semi-kid friendly. We stumbled up the Lavender Inn and boy were we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lavender Inn by the Sea is such a cute and cosy place to stay. Inspired by French Provence, it is really quaint and whimsical. Our room was spacious, pleasant and comfortable. Sophia at the front desk is so sweet and helpful. Location wise, it's a stone away from the Wharf though about 20mins away from the shopping main strip to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location. Within walking distance to the beach, the pier, and State Street. Hotel is very well maintained and staff quite nice. Continental breakfast is filing and constantly replenished. The rooms are a bit small and dark. I would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a relaxing getaway weekend and that is exactly what we got at the Lavender Inn. After making the 3 hour drive we were welcomed with the complimentary wine, cheese and crackers offered in the lobby. We then took a dip in the perfectly heated pool and relaxed in the outdoor secluded spa. Perfect. The chilled bottle of champagne... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I wish we had booked this place for another night or two. The Lavender Inn has lavender growing outside and a complimentary lavender bag inside your room, natch. Most impressive is the welcome cheese, biscuits, cookies, grapes, nuts, red or white wine late afternoon ... welcome! The pool is great, lots of room for swimming and chilling. So looking forward... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The three of us really enjoyed our stay here. In May it was quiet, and gave us a wonderful chance to come together from our various residences and enjoy good conversation, walking, shopping and the beauty of SB ! Our room ( #15) was excellent because it was at the end and the window faced a side street rather than... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We checked in with another couple and both parties were upgraded to suites given they had run out of King rooms. We stayed in room 2 which was large - had full sized sofa and a separate kitchen. Bathroom was clean and updated. Overall the hotel is a little dated but the hospitality of the staff and all the little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As with other reviewers, we really appreciated the extraordinary attention to detail and extras--such a rarity these days. The lavendar amenities, champagne, mini-fridge, cookies, breakfast, et al. We found the location to be perfect as well and would stay there again if we're fortunate enough to return to the area.

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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*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Along a sweep of California coastline reminiscent of the Côte d'Azur, guests can relax amid the soothing scent of lavender and soft ocean breezes at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. French-inspired paintings adorn the walls, lavender bouquets grace each room, and sunlight shimmers off the waters of the pool. Lavender Inn by the Sea's plush guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, down duvets, lavender-scented bath amenities, and a welcome bottle of Champagne. Savor a deluxe continental breakfast on the sunny patio, wine and cheese by the fire, and milk and cookies before bed. Surrounded by beautiful lavender gardens, the Lavender Inn by the Sea is just two blocks from Santa Barbara's picturesque beaches and yacht harbor. Stearns Wharf, the oceanfront bike path, and downtown shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are just a short drive away. ... more   less 
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