$182 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 12, 2015 Check-out: May 13, 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gurlswirl
Business
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:

Business

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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

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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.

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Klunk
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hernando A.
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Santa Barbara newbie
Business
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:

Business

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.

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tashina and Jordyn
Business
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:

Business

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!

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Road Trip Godzilla
Business
Chicagoland
Sep 30, 2012

Pleasant accommodations in Santa Barbara

Upon arriving we were a bit surprised by the location of this hotel being on such a bustling street and having virtually no shield from the street noise. However, the room was nice, with a wonderful shower and bathroom. The complimentary bottle of sparkling wine was tasty, and though the street is busy, the location itself leaves little to complain about being that it is so close to the beach, wharf, and plentiful dining options.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brewhouse, while noisy, serves very good dinners and is located just a couple of blocks from the inn.

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Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SB Bowl Concert Lover
Business
Los Angeles , CA
Sep 25, 2012

Concert Getaway

Perfect place to stay and get out of L.A. Wine and cheese, milk and cookies, but most of all, a very clean hotel. Will stay again next time in town.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brewhouse is a great place to eat right around the corner on Montecito St. You can even bring your dog and sit outside!

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