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Lavender Inn by the Sea

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Inn has the appearance of a small motel on the outside, but the ambience of a bed and breakfast on the interior. The rooms were very clean and cozy and very nicely decorated. We enjoyed the wine and cheese during late afternoon and the milk and cookies later in the evening. The complementary champagne is a nice touch. We... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is "quaint." We had a nice room that also had a second small bedroom with a double bed that we did not use. But, basically this is a motel that cost $30 less than $1000 for three nights in August 2016. Air conditioner was a in-wall type that was quite noisy and challenging to operate. Breakfast, that was included,... More 

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

Greetings Roger, Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. I’m sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with our hotel. I will be sure to share you comments with out hotel team and see how we might address the issues you mentioned. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us... More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks at the Lavender in go a long way to make your stay enjoyable. While not large, the rooms and accommodations are pleasant and amenities are clean and well maintained. The included breakfast and afternoon wine/cheese are a nice touch. Location is good -- being blocks from the beach. As noted, the Lavender in by the sea is a... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and appreciate the time and care you offered in sharing your experience with other travelers. There are many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so we rely on travelers like you to share their perspective with others.... More 

Los Angeles
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40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very charming and stylish motel. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The room had a fridge, coffee maker and there was an ice machine on the property. The continental breakfast room was somewhat small but there was extra chairs and tables on the patio where you can get your morning cereal, fruit or pastry and coffee. They also have a... More 

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

Hi Jack, Thank you for this lovely review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and appreciate the time and care you took in sharing your experience with others. It’s wonderful to hear that we left a memorable impression on you. We are fortunate to have a hotel team committed to... More 

new jersey
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this place because of the location and amenities it offered. Not only was there a free breakfast, but wine and cheese before dinner, milk and cookies after and free beach bikes to use! The rooms were clean and served there purpose. I thought it would Jane been nice if the lavender theme was used more often.

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

Greetings Njcwrn, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Our team works hard to offer the best service possible for each of our guests, so we are delighted to hear you were pleased with your choice to stay with us and treated yourself to the little extras we... More 

Hook, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most of the hotels in this part of Santa Barbara, The Lavender Inn is really a glorified motel. But is is a very comfortable motel. The rooms come with some nice personal touches - eg a bottle of sparkling wine, some lavender pouches, etc. They are also very comfortable. The staff are really friendly. The pool is pretty nice.... More 

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

Greetings EricPDC, Thank you for this amazing review of our hotel. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and treated yourself to the little extras we offer. Thank you for taking time to share your experience of the Lavender Inn by the Sea with others. We look forward to seeing you again. Warmly ~... More 

Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Lavender Inn. The staff is supper friendly and knowledgeable; it's close to the beach and the FunkTown area; it's not far from State st and the room was comfortable. If you visit Santa Barbara for the city sites and not to stay at a luxury hotel, this accommodation is for you.

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Thank Rgraham187
BroussardG, General Manager at Lavender Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Greetings Rgraham187, Thank you for this fantastic review of the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking time and care to share your experience with others and offer an honest glimpse of our sweet little hotel. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we... More 

New York City, New York
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I booked this hotel last minute for a couples visit to Santa Barbara and was not disappointed! We ended up getting a suite on the ground floor which was very spacious and comfortable and also very quiet. Bed was large and comfortable and the things like free make up wipes/soaps/lavendar on pillow etc were unexpected but nice! Great location -... More 

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

Thank you Icoton, for your lovely review of our hotel. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and treated yourself to the little extras we offer our guests. We rely on guests like you to share their honest opinion of our hotel, so we appreciate the time and care you offered in sharing your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Small two storey hotel of about 28 rooms a couple of blocks off of Santa Barbara West beach. Many lovely touches and great customer service, from Nick and Peter in particular. Wine and cheese late afternoon and home made cookies in the evening plus coffee and hot drinks available all day. We also enjoyed the breakfast which was all part... More 

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

Greetings Besty_11, Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We are delighted to know you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate your kind compliments of Nick and Peter. We are fortunate to have a hotel team who are take great pride in offering... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

It's the little things that make the difference and Lavender Inn provides so many little touches of hospitality - from the free breakfast (common in Santa Barbara but not elsewhere in California) to complimentary wine and cheeses in the afternoon to homemade cookies and milk to in the evening. Staff were friendly, the room was clean and the inn is... More 

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

Greetings Aingeal, Thank you for this very kind review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn and appreciate the time and care you have taken in sharing your experience with others. We rely on travelers like you to let us know what we are doing well and how we might improve.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 93101-3812
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $210 - $356 (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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