This motel/hotel was pretty good. The decor makes you feel like you're staying at your grandmother's house, and it kind of smells like it too. The bed was extremely comfy. The shower had good pressure. They have free DVD rentals at the front desk which was convenient, and warm baked cookies every evening. They also have free bike rentals. The wine and cheese wasn't anything too great, but it is free. HOWEVER, the power went out while we were there and they barely helped us. I'm talking about the power line exploding down the street, and there was no hope for power, starting at about 8:30 pm. The sister hotel, Brisas, is across the street and we went over there to ask if we could spend our night there, which they did let us. But the power went out there too. Apparently this is not the first time this has happened, and we weren't really told anything about the situation and had to figure it out for ourselves. Maybe it was an unfortunate circumstance but it felt like we were inconveniencing everyone. I feel like the front desk of the Lavender inn needs a more congenial person working there.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lavender Inn By The Sea Hotel Santa Barbara