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Lavender Inn by the Sea

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206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Huntington Beach, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
50 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located about 2 blocks from the marina. The area is quiet. The room was fine. The bed and shower were adequate. There is a safe and a fridge. The breakfast is adequate. They have hard boiled eggs, juice, cereal and pastries. The staff was very good.

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

Thank you Charles for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate that you shared this with other TripAdvisor viewers. We hope to see you again. Warm wishes, Greg Broussard ~ General Manager More 

Portland Oregon
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143 reviews 143 reviews
21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been on the road for hours and were very tired... but also early for check in. We were greeted with a smile and told our room was ready and a bottle of champagne was chilling in our room. I almost wept.... Our room was lovely with everything we needed and more than we could have hoped for. We... More 

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

Wow APennero ~ thank you for your generous compliments about your recent stay with us at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the little extras and are especially happy to hear you enjoyed the complimentary bottle of champagne. We look forward to seeing you when you visit Santa Barbara again. Warmly, Greg Broussard... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is, "wow!" Lavender Inn is not the fanciest place in Santa B, and it is not directly on the water, though it is close. Yet the staff and the setting made us feel right at home. We were there on business with one extra day to celebrate my husband's birthday. When I called, the only rooms... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful and generous compliments about the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We appreciate your accolades toward Pam and Carol. They have been loyal team members for over a decade and we feel so lucky to have them. Our entire hotel team genuinely enjoys creating a comfortable, relaxing, and home-away-from-home experience for all our guests. Belated birthday... More 

Torrance, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived a little after noon, and we were greeted by Peter who by the way gave us a room upgrade. I thought that we have to wait since it was a little bit early to check in but the room is ready so that was wonderful. There was free sparkling wine in the room or you can switch it... More 

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

Thank you Charles for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate that you shared this with other TripAdvisor viewers. We hope to see you again. Warm wishes, Greg Broussard ~ General Manager More 

Kingsburg, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode the hotel's bikes two blocks to the beach where there is well marked bike paths and the day was gorgeous! It's quaint, Spanish style feel to outside, nice knowledgeable hotel staff, they provided restaurant recommendations and sites to see. What make this a good stay was the hotel was close to beach, restaurants, zoo, etc. The rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lavender Inn was wonderful! The rooms were comfortable and clean. The service was top notch, with the nicest employees imaginable. Accommodations include: free internet, complimentary beach cruiser rental, excellent breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese. It added to an excellent Santa Barbara trip. We will stay here again in the future, and would recommend to anyone looking for a... More 

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

Greetings from the Lavender Inn by the Sea! Thank you mattcupido for your wonderful compliments of our hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip to Santa Barbara and the little extras we offer our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Greg Broussard, General Manager More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Lavender By the Sea is a wonderful cozy Inn in Santa Barbara. We arrived about 4:30 Friday Afternoon and Peter was very accommodating with getting us adjoining rooms on the first floor. The hot tub and pool were heated. The grounds were very pretty and well groomed. The rooms were immaculate and cozy. I would highly recommend Lavender By The... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed one night and really liked the place for the price. Room was clean, the bed very comfortable and sheets crisp. Those things alone would have made a decent stay. The hotel has nice extras that make you feel like you're having more: wine or California champagne waiting in a room, wine&cheese in the late afternoon in the small... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We booked the Lavender Inn by the Sea with a deal from a travel app and got a good price. It's located a bit out of town, about a ten minute walk through a rather scruffy area to the harbour. There's ample free parking out front and a fairly large swimming pool on the property, which my wife said was... More 

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Pinon Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was our second time staying at the Lavender Inn By the Sea. This trip we stayed two days and wished we had time for a longer stay. We love the quiet elegant yet quaint feel to the hotel. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and soothing decoration. The refrigerator has bottled water and a bottle of welcoming... More 

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