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Lemon Tree Inn
Ranked #33 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Camano Island, Washington
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“NICE UNTIL.......”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The room was away from the main traffic street on the first floor, which was fine.. The bed was better than average. Restaurant was average although the wait staff seemed a little sketchy, i.e., not well trained. Everything was alright until 4:50 in the morning when my new next-door neighbors rolled in--two young women who must have thought that this was the normal arrival time as they talked loudly for an hour, went out to their outdoor patio and continued the conversation at which point I got up, showered and left, but not before expressing my opinion regarding their behavior. The walls were so thin, I could hear almost every word. What a great start for an eight day road trip up the coast to Washington !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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SBINNKEEPER, General Manager at Lemon Tree Inn, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear cjmbp1943, Thank you for your positive remarks. We deeply regret your bad luck with an inconsiderate neighbor. We welcome the opportunity to make your next stay a more comfortable and memorable one.
Lemon Tree Inn
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Lemon Tree does not look like much from the outside but all rooms face inward to a pleasant central area with palm trees and a pool. The rooms with two bouble beds we used were clean and well presented - but very uncomfortable to sleep on. We used the restaurant but as we were a party of 6 adults 4 children were asked to only pick 3 items from the menu and received what can only be described as minimal service. On the whole the hotel was much better than expected.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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SBINNKEEPER, Manager at Lemon Tree Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had a great stay. We are sorry about the limitations offered to your menu choices in the Crocodile Restaurant. Our meals are prepared from scratch and with a group of 10 our staff may offer the limitation as an option to prevent a long wait time for simultaneous meal presentation. On your next visit please call ahead and we will be happy to make special preparations for your group. Once again, thank you for recognizing our Hotel with your kind observations.
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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We arrived Santa Barbara late on Saturday. All the Hotels from Goleta to Santa Barbara had their "no vacancy" signs up. We eventually found a "not quite right place", with a "vacancy" sign up, but fortunately another guy got the room just before us.

Fortunately because it caused us to continue on, to the next one, the Lemon Tree Inn.

Clean sheets, modern industrial looking but very comfortable rooms just what we needed. The inn faces into a tranquil central park with facilities.

A great place to overnight or if you are in Santa Barbara on business.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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SBINNKEEPER, Manager at Lemon Tree Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your positive review of our Hotel. We are located in the heart of Santa Barbara so Northbound or Southbound travelers both have to be lucky enough to drive past many other motels to find us. Our location has been accommodating travelers as a motel since the 1920s and as the Lemon Tree since 1960. We are constantly improving our amenities and adding services so we hope you will stay with us again or check out our new websites to see what is new. Our restaurant is getting rave reviews from locals..Thank you.
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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed two days in the back section of the hotel on the second floor. The hotel was obviously built much earlier and remodeled in some areas. The pool was clean, the jacuzzi nice and hot and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I booked online (not on the hotel website) which made the price cheaper than most other hotels in SB of similar value. We're a family of 5, and while I didn't need to ask for a rollaway since we bought 2 rooms based on the price, you could easily fit a rollaway in the double bed rooms. The beds where comfortable and clean. When traveling we usually stay at HIE so if you like their beds, these beds and pillow are a cut below that level. The redeeming quality of the bathroom is the pressure of the water and nice hot water. These bathrooms are older- fun tile color, but old school. Soap amenities where average- nothing extra there. Towels are plentiful (you can ask for extras without the feeling like someone is keeping track of you), but not soft at all. Hotel internet is free and worked well. We didn't eat in the restaurant- actually I would consider it a crime to eat in most hotel restaurants in SB as there are SOOO many excellent restaurants in SB. We didn't use the AC or heat either, but when I turned it on it made average noise- not horrible, but not quiet either. For the price we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This hotel disappointed me in a few ways. I booked a 2 queen bed room. The room was small. One bed was 6" from the air con. So, one person got blasted by air con all nite. The room was nice, but the washroom was awful. The floor tiles and walls were old and dirty. The tub was dirty as well. There was no fan in the washroom either. We went out to tour the town till about 9pm. Then, we find out there is no Internet for our room. "Huh"?! No Internet!
Even our young kids were wary of the dirty looking washroom. I even pulled the bed sheet up to take a look. There was hair from the last guests left in the bed. So that means the sheets were not washed!
The hall/stairwell also reeked of urine.
The staff were very friendly despite of all of this.
The gentleman at the check in desk gave me a small concession for the Internet problem.
I would not go back to this hotel again unless everything changes big time.

Room Tip: I am not sure if there are better rooms at this hotel, but we certainly did not get it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was recently in Santa Barbara for a seminar, and we stayed at the Lemon Tree Inn. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the room was spacious and really well set out for us wheelchair users. There were 2 showers in the bathroom, one for able bodied people and one to make it easier for us people in wheelchairs. The trees and views around the hotel make it a really appealing place to stay. Had dinner in the restaraunt a couple of times, although pricey, the food was amazing. We also found the Ralph's supermarket behind the hotel handy, and also recommend Presto Pasta.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Tulare, Ca
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for a good deal for a place to stay in Santa Barbara, the Lemon Tree Inn is the place to stay. The rooms were adequate, with a comfortable bed. Plenty of towels and hot water. Maintanence both inside and out was a bit lacking, but still clean enough. I would have liked to have had a down stairs room as they opened right into the courtyard. The upstairs had a balcony but you could not see anything unless you stood up and looked over. The location was more in a residential area so you did not get the feel of being on vacation. However, it only took a few minutes to get to the tourist areas. Restaurant had great food. All staff that I interacted with was very friendly and helpful at both the hotel and restaurant. The only disruptive noise that I heard in the two days I stayed was when a couple that was there on a motorcycle trip had a bit of a disagreement. I would probably stay there again as long as I got a downstairs room.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Lemon Tree Inn
Address: 2819 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lemon Tree Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic neo-60s Inn in the Center of Paradise. Set on a Tropical 4 acres, Modern Guest Rooms with Private Patios or Balconies face our Lush one acre Courtyard with Giant Heated Swimming Pool and Hydro-Spa. Guest love our Crocodile Restaurant and Bar which features Californian style Italian Cuisine with something for every appetite. Dine in our Chic Dining Room or at our Cool Bar, on our Tropical patio or enjoy private In-Room Dining. Our Full-Bar features an extensive Wine List, Great local Draughts, Traditional and Exotic Cocktails.Spacious Guest Rooms feature comfortable Beds, Sony Flat Panel TVs, In-Rooms safes, In-Room Coffee. We Offer Pool-Side Rooms, Garden and Mountain View rooms and Atrium rooms...all accessable by Elevator.The Lemon Tree has Meeting Space and offers full In-House Licensed catering for all types of events.Our Friendly 24 Hour Front Desk Staff is eager to welcome you to the Lemon Tree Inn and Beautiful Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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