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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed last July for 5 days at the Santa Barbara Inn we had the 2 rooms apartment all new renovated with beautiful decoration. The kitchen is equip with all new items and everything you need for cooking like you are at home. The location is perfect near everything walking distance beach just on the other side of the street... More 

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Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl, You have always been wonderful guests, and so respectful as well. We already look forward to hosting your next beach getaway to beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Merci, Thank you Mary, Serge & Josee More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here from July 21 till today and we are really happy that we found such a beautiful Place. It is really clean and comfortable equiped. Mary the Manager is a lovly Lady and so helpful. we will Come back next year. Thank you all for such beautiful vacations. Lena, Thomas and Sandra from Germany.

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Thank sstuebe
Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lena, Thomas and Sandra, Nothing makes us happier than to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting your next stay in beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Cheers from sunny Florida Mary, Josee & Serge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my family for the 4th of July weekend and it was wonderful! Mary, upon arrival was a ray of sunshine. She was so delightful and helped my family out with everything. From extra towels to chocolate presents! She made this trip so stress free with her help. The rooms were spacious and beautiful. Very beachy. I... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Good morning Stephanie, Thank you for writing such a great review. It was a bit of a crazy weekend and we appreciate your kind words regarding Mary :) As usual, she stepped up to the plate to make sure everyone was enjoying their 4th of July weekend ! We look forward to your next visit, Sunny Regards, Josee, Serge &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I would give the place 5 stars in my book. Room was spotless, the beds were comfy. Our room was a 1 bedroom it was very spacious with everything you need and more there motto is YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME and it is in every sense. The hotel location was perfect within steps to the beach. Outside at the... More 

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Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Good morning Barbara, You have had only good things to say about the Santa Barbara and Mary, and we really appreciate your review. Enjoy the rest of the summer and come back to visit soon :) Josee, Serge & Mary More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Upon arrival, the staff was so friendly and helpful. Rooms were newly renovated and fresh room by the water. Convenient kitchen and right across the street from the beach. It was a pleasant stay and nice to be away from the noise of the larger hotels. Would stay here again.

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Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Dear Laura, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Sea Spray Inn - Santa Barbara Inn. You had the opportunity to stay at both the garden side and the pool side and I am glad you were pleased with both ! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a nice... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I don't want to leave my room just yet...we checked in Friday night and have nothing negative to say, Mary the manager is always available (even when you lock yourself out of your room). Loved our room (# 10) on the second floor, everything works fine and it's fairly new. The location is great, a block from the beach, a... More 

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Josee_Serge, Owner at Santa Barbara Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ada and Guillermo, Thank you for your very positive review and kind words regarding Mary. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back before summer ends and, this time, we will make sure you do not lock yourselves out of the room ! Until then, enjoy the summer, Cheers, Josee More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Santa Barbara Inn, UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP, has been COMPLETELY RENOVATED and is now part of the Sea Spray Inn, Lauderdale by the Sea. "The Little Inn With a Big Heart," with a pool at the "Pool Side" building, and an intimate garden setting at the "Garden Side," all just steps from the beach. Within easy walking distance to shoppes, restaurants, the world famous Anglin's Fishing Pier, Paddle Board of Florida, shore diving, diving shops, and more, we are "Your Home Away From Home." Also, the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and the Miami International Airport are just a short drive away, so you can come by car, shuttle, or taxi. All suites have full kitchens, flat panel high definition TVs and cable service and walk-in closets with safes. Also included is wireless internet, assigned, off-street parking, weekly housekeeping service, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach towels, all at NO EXTRA CHARGE. There are no hidden charges - everything is included in the rate except 11% applicable taxes. At the Santa Barbara Inn, we strive to ensure that your stay is the best it can be. We look forward to hosting your next stay in beautiful Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Inn

Address: 4301 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-5019
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Lauderdale by the Sea
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Inn Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
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