$205 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 8, 2015 Check-out: Jul 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
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

3
5.01.0
Tater Tots
Business
Los Angeles
Jun 1, 2009

Good Times . . .

The hotel staff was very attentive and kind. The location is great!!!

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

Business

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debra, the Comfort Seeker
Business
Oakland, CA
Mar 21, 2011

Beautiful accomodations, close to beach

Friendly staff, always quick with a smile, very helpful with any questions I had. Accomodations were tastefully decorated, bed very comfortable. Being 2 blocks from the Santa Barbara Harbor and beach made for a great location for walking and exploring, even tho it rained for most of our visit. Santa Barbars is beautiful in spite of the weather!

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

Business

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
home again
Business
Austin, TX
Nov 15, 2011

relaxful retreat

From walking in the door to the smell of pastries and fresh hot coffee until the time we left four days later, it was like going to a friend's home. There was a delightful wine and chesse and fruit reception each eveing and then at bedtime, there were hot baked cookies and cold milk! Yum...it doesn't get much better than that. We were also extremely delighted when we got to our room and they had a surprize awaiting us...a cold bottle of champagne in our refridgerator. We definitely would and will recommend the Lavender Inn to anyone who asks!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car. there are so many places to go and things to see. It is much more ecomonical than using a taxi service.

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Moylady
Business
N.Ireland
Jul 22, 2012

family holiday

Quick check in, good size room for 3 people, only fault we had corner room and was very dark inside , poor lighting also. excellent continental breakfast next morning. 5-10minute walk to beach. Would recommend "Joe's cafe " for eating, good food, about 10-15 minute walk to same Would recommend this hotel to family & friends

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Recommned Joe's cafe

Review of Lavender Inn by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Green Trees
Business
Eagle River, California
Jun 18, 2012

Great Place

Lavender Inn by the sea was a great spot. Specifically when you compare them to the competition in the same price range I was very happy. The beach cruiser bikes were great the bed was very comfy and the overall feel was nice. Do not be deterred by the negative reviews. I should have wasted less time reading all the reviews and just booked. Enjoy Santa Barbara.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Borrow the free Beach cruisers and ride along the beach. It is a short but rewarding lazy ride and it is at no cost. I will be doing it again.

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.

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

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.

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

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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