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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Well we have never been anywhere like this and I think you will either love it or hate it, fortunately we loved it !!! Not situated by the sea, but only a 5 minute walk from the beach and the harbour and 15 walk from the main town and State St, with copious amounts of restaurants bars and shops. The... More 

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San Fernando
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Complimentary wine & cheese in the evenings and breakfast in the mornings! This place is within walking distance of the pier and beach and all the restaurants located there. The best part is the personal & friendly service you'll get here.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I truly enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea. The staff was more than friendly, the facility was clean and beautiful. We entered our room and there was a complimentary bottle of champagne and two bottles of water. We could rent a movie free of charge. The continental breakfast was delicious. I enjoyed the cheese and wine before dinner and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Located in the tourist trap that is called Santa Barbara, The Lavender Inn is an old school (very old school) hotel (Motel?). Durring a recent trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas, my wife and I made a side trip to Santa Barbara. We had never been to Santa Barbara and we wanted to spend our anniversary in the seacoast... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Really recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Santa Barbara. Room was very nice, with a lovely touch having complimentary bubbly in the fridge. Hotel grounds well maintained, pool and jacuzzi clean and tidy. The 'Wine and Cheese' in the afternoon along with the 'Cookies and Milk', both very nice touches. Well done to all involved. We would stay again!

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

Greetings from Santa Barbara, Thank you for your lovely complements about our hotel. We are delighted to hear when guests enjoy the little extras we provide. Should your travels bring you back to the USA, we hope you visit Santa Barbara again. Kindly, Greg Broussard ~ General Manager More 

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