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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Copenhagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a great surprise for my boyfriend and I when we stayed here in July. It is located very close to the main street and the harbour and the rooms are very romantic. The service level was very high from every staff member, and we were spoiled by champagne, wine and cheese and milk and cookies. It will... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 July 4, 2014

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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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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