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Lavender Inn by the Sea

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206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Saddle River NJ
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300 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was accessible to the beach area especially riding the bikes. Walking distance to many great restaurants. I did feel that the hotel room was stuffy.The A C was noisy . The bathroom adequate with a lovely shower, and bath robes were a nice treat. Mattress was firm and sheets were not heavy. We almost stayed across the street at... More 

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

Greetings from the Lavender Inn by the Sea! Thank you for your recent stay with us. There are many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so we are delighted you chose to celebrate the holiday with us. Thank you for the time and care in sharing your experience with other travelers. Should your travels bring you back to... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given the charming surroundings in Santa Barbara - the ocean, the mountains, the architecture - it is puzzling as to why the hotels do not take advantage of the setting. Lavender Inn, like other places I gave stayed in Santa Barbara looks good on paper but in reality is sub par. We stayed one night after a long day at... More 

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

Greetings Jack9003, I am terribly sorry to hear you were disappointed in your recent stay with us. It is never our intention to mislead our guests so we appreciate reviews of travelers like yourself who take the time and care to share their experience with us and others travelers. There are many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara,... More 

Buninyong, Australia
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62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights. The rooms are comfortable although the ceilings are quite low so can feel a little cramped. However, good service, nice breakfast and comfortable beds. The street is quite busy however the hotel is tucked back a little behind the carpark and a strip of garden - lovely seating area, nice place to relax with a drink. The... More 

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

Greetings GladJohn, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are delighted to receive your compliments toward our hotel team and enjoy hearing that you treated yourself to our lovely wine & cheese reception in our garden area. Should your travels bring you back to our area, we hope you visit us... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Lavender Inn for two nights over presidents day weekend and were extremely pleased with our experience. This was our first time to Santa Barbara and we had no idea what to expect. We received a friendly welcome when we arrived with some great dinner recommendations as well as maps of the area and... More 

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

Greetings Brian, Thank you for spending your holiday weekend at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed our hotel and appreciated the little extras. There is no better compliment than for us to hear that we created a “home away from home” for our guest. We look forward to your... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We'd never been to Santa Barbra before. Since we'd just spent four days in Monterey and were heading home to Palm Springs, we'd decided to cut our drive home in half, and make an overnight pit stop in SB. So the night before I checked Trip Advisor for reasonably affordable accommodations with good reviews. Let's just say Santa Barbra is... More 

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

Greetings Lee Ann, Thank you for this fantastic review of the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your short visit us. It is always nice to know that we lived up to our TripAdvisor reviews. We appreciate when ravelers like you take time and care to share their experience with others and offer... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife and I stayed for one night on our way down the California coast to go visit her family, and I almost wish we could have stayed here longer. The man at the front desk was enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful; check-in was easy and he also gave us a map of the area and made several recommendations for dinner.... More 

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

Greetings from the Lavender Inn by the Sea, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your lovely review of our hotel. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the extra touches we offer and that your wife found our coffee to be one of the best. We are happy you were able to visit us during your... More 

McKinleyville, California
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here at the lavender inn. When we checked in the service was so friendly and helpful and we came in just in time for free wine and cheese and crackers. We enjoyed a snack on their sun porch and checked out our room. The room was really cute with a comfortable King size bed and was... More 

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

Greetings KellyTheRascal, Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate the time and care you took in sharing your experience with others. It is always lovely to hear that guests enjoy our little extras, such as our complimentary wine & cheese reception, continental breakfast,... More 

Las Vegas
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed with our two teen age daughters at the Lavender Inn. The weather was beautiful so we were able to enjoy the pool. We also walked to the wharf which was nice and down to state street. They gave us champagne which we didn't drink and we were too busy to go to the milk and... More 

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Liz R, Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Adriennelin, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed our hotel, relaxing by the pool. We am sorry to hear the shower was troublesome for you, however, happy to know our hotel team addressed this right away. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you... More 

LaPlace, Louisiana
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Okay, so Lavender Inn is not by the sea, but you can walk a couple of blocks and be at Stearns Wharf or the harbor. Santa Barbara is a great town for walking and you can go in any direction from the hotel and find water, history, gardens, churches, etc., though a car will take you quicker so you can... More 

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Thank grip652
Liz R, Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings from the Lavender Inn by the Sea, Thank you for your thorough review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate the time and consideration you took in sharing your experience with others. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager More 

Franklin Lakes, NJ
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Where else can you get all of the following for this value! For starters, you are greeted with a smile and friendly service and the location is excellent. When you arrive, there is a bottle of champagne and bottled water as a welcome. All inclusive with your room : Internet, coffee all day in the lobby, wine and cheese reception... More 

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Liz R, Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Wow Abasa, thank you for this incredible 5-star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and treated yourself to the many goodies we offer our guests. Thank you for sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor viewers. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Lavender Inn by the Sea

Address: 206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $252 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lavender Inn by the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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