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Santa Barbara Inn

4301 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ft Myers Florida
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Love this little place, no elevators or lobby's to worry about, full size 1 or 2 bedroom apts. The apts have all the dishes etc you need for your stay. It's a mom and pop place with owners that do everything to make you trip great. They are the original owners and take pride in the place and are very... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I stayed here in the beginning of June 2015. It was worth everything. It is is a two block walk to Lauderdale By The Sea "town" where you can catch drinks and dinner, a half a block from the beach, and yet far enough away to where all the noises and commotion doesnt disturb you. It is half a block... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Love the charming 1950's beach town ambiance of this place! The hotel features a handful of efficiency apartments surrounding a swimming pool, patio sets and palm trees. This was my first trip to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and I am sold! We rented a one bedroom - it was larger than expected and the furnishings, although straight from the 1990's, were comfortable and... More 

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Milton
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went to Flordia for long weekend. My husband and I stayed at the Santa Barbara Inn. staying the Santa Barbara inn made for the best weekend for rest and relaxation! It is walking distance to the town of Lauderale By the Sea but far away that you don't get all the town sounds. Very short walk to the beach. Great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have stayed here 4 different times and all good. Every room is different and nice. stayed in three different one bedroom suites and an efficiency. the location is perfect. I love the pool. My niece couldn't stop going in and loved the apartment we were in when she went baack to school couldn't stop telling her friends about the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Took over the inn with family from across North America for an 80th birthday celebration. Everyone from 8-80 had a great time. Rooms were comfortable, roomy, and quiet. Beautiful courtyard with ample seating, shade, and a great pool. Directly across the street from beach access that provides sun, fun, and even scuba diving opportunities. One block from downtown Lauderdale-by-th-Sea. Beverly... More 

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Milton
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband I LOVE this Inn!! Bev and Gill are very nice owners and are very accommodating. We have had pluming problems in the past and they either fix it or have switched us to another room. When there is a large group of us the owners will place us together as to not disturbed other people vacationing. It is... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

There is no other place to stay when in Lauderdale by the Sea! This is a family owned inn, half a block from the ocean. Perfect for gearing up to walk across the street to hit two reef dives. Very clean, comfortable, and the owners are wonderfully hospitable and kind.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I hate to give such a poor review to a Mom 'N' Pop business run by nice people. However, this place really needs work. The outside was okay but our room was not up to standards. The owners clearly have fixed things as they have broken but I do not think the place has ever been renovated and thus is... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at this inn several times, and we always go back. It's very clean, and the owners (Bev & Gil) are very friendly. The pool is so clean and pool furniture is in good condition. Our room was big with a view of the pool through the picture window. We had a small kitchette with... More 

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