$187 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 10, 2015

Lavender Inn by the Sea

3 stars
View map of 206 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Lavender Inn by the Sea

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Road trip fanatics
Couples
Chicago
May 17, 2014

Very nice!

Bottle of champagne in fridge, bottles of water, wine and cheese in afternoon, warm cookies in evening, great breakfast. Room was perfect. Stayed 1 night on a drive from San Diego to Napa but would definitely stay for a longer period when in town again. Very helpful in recommending restaurants and sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Maysie
Family
Colorado, USA
Apr 4, 2014

Tired by the Sea

This hotel was a little tired. Rooms need some updating and the beds squeaked when you rolled over. The grounds were pretty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go see Solvang, CA. Fun Danish town in wine country. Beautiful drive.

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gurlswirl
Family
Los Angeles
Apr 7, 2013

Great Location

Within walking distance of wharf and the breakfast was above and beyond. The room was comfortable and clean. I would go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ballet Girl
Business
Gilroy, ca
Mar 18, 2013

Nice location

Beautiful atomosphere. the grounds are lovely! The Inn is small - but nice, very cozy - great perks with wine and cheese hour and milk and cookies! Staff was very helpful, especially Danny. It is a short walk to the wharf and beach - where you can enjoy beach life and resturants - then you can get on a trolley that takes you downtown...really nice feature! Spend the day enjoying the shops and more delicious food, then trolley back - and walk to your hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kdarney
Business
Los Angeles
Mar 10, 2013

Nice accommodations

Well maintained grounds. Centrally located. Great staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Liquor store across the street has a nice selection of mid to upscale CA wines.

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Klunk
Couples
Nevada
Feb 23, 2013

Remodeled motel

Very clean, older motel converted into present day inn. Outside and inside noise heard because of older construction. Outside light illuminated through door jam. Free wifi was a plus, and the remodeled bathroom was nice too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hernando A.
Family
Santa Barbara
Jan 22, 2013

Outstanding breakfast but otherwise is overrated

Before staying here I read lots of reviews. My expectations were high. The breakfast surpassed my expectations. The danish were high quality lots of selection including yogurt, bagels, muffins, fresh fruit and OJ. The room however was uncomfortabily small and dark. My guess is that the room was only about 300 square feet. The pictures shown appear much larger than the room is. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were overly big and sufficating of the type that leaves your head hot. The cheese and wine were nice but I expected the cheese to be thicker than wayfer thin. The hot cookies were good but a little hard and were only available in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Santa Barbara newbie
Couples
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 3, 2013

Cozy family stay or romantic getaway

Part of a three B&B group, across a small street from the main inn Brisas del Mar, this adorable inn offers coziness and comfort. The amenities are actually more than enough. Rent bikes for free. Check out dvds. Frolic in the pool and spa at each hotel. Dig in to the continental breakfast that offers parfaits, hardboiled eggs, fresh-cut fruit, etc. They also keep you satisfied with wine and cheese and milk and cookies, while you wait for dinner. It's all so thoughtful, you can't help but feel at ease. The staff is friendly and accomodating, too. The location is a little bit west of most other B&Bs, but it was easily walkable from the Amtrak station (~5 minutes), and only 4-5 blocks away from State St/Stearns Wharf.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

take a short walk (4-5 blocks) east to State St, and take the electric bus (50cents a person) from Stearns Wharf or the Amtrak station to the larger shopping/eating destinations up north. You can hop off at one of the convenient stops, if you want to check out a boutique/store/restaurant along the way.

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tashina and Jordyn
Couples
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 29, 2012

Perfect place to spend my birthday evening

Such a magical hotel, reminds me of grandma's house. :-) The beds couldn't be any more comfortable, the location is near the beach, and they even let me check out at 2! Great amenities such as milk and cookies in the lobby, wine and cheese hour, free DVD rentals (and they have an awesome selection!), free beach cruiser rentals, etc. I will definitely be coming back :-)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You have to take the time to eat at Arlington Tavern, a short drive away. The food is absolutely unbeatable! So good!

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Russia
Oct 15, 2012

Good hotel in Santa-Barbara

+room is clean and comfortable +good location +good breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

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