"Really chill and great location"
This is a lovely hotel by the sea with a nice staff and cookies and wine and cheese every afternoon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant ans relaxing atmosphere"
Spent 2 nights and was very satisfied with the room and atmosphere. The lavender accents helped make it a relaxing stay. The complementary bottle of champagne was a pleasant surprise! The staff was very pleasant and the continental breakfast very nice and healthy too. I would definitely recommend this hotel and plan to come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, Comfy room"
The Inn was comfortable. Loved the cookies and the breakfasts. Great location near wharf and pier and shopping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Amenities & Services"
Love it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"1st Experience w/B&B in Santa Barbara"
This was our first attempt at a B&B in Santa Barbara. It was a pleasant experience. The staff was just great - very helpful and welcoming, (including the housekeepers and maintenance crew). The front desk was wonderful. When we first checked in, we had mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary and they upgraded our accommodations without extra costs. […] Their restaurant recommendations were fabulous. Our dining experience in Santa Barbara was enhanced tenfold! The rooms were large, comfortable with plenty of closet space and very quiet considering it was on a busy street. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Lavender Inn by the Sea Warm greetings WMW, Please let me begin by offering my sincerest gratitude for choosing the Lavender Inn by the Sea to be part of your anniversary celebrations. We enjoy seeing couples in love and feel honored to part of your family memories. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our hotel team. We are very fortunate to have a group of individuals who take pride in caring for our guests with heart and professionalism. We hope to see you again for future anniversaries or a weekend getaway. Warmly, Greg Broussard and the entire team at the Lavender Inn by the Sea.
"Nice little getaway"
This was a nice little night away. The hotel room was pretty standard, but the friendliness of the staff and the nice little touches made up for this. We were welcomed to the hotel by a very nice women named Lilly who was a Santa Barbara local. She gave us some very good advice about some good restaurants and local wineries. We had no problem walking […] to State Street (the main street) from the hotel so driving after going on the Urban Wine Trail was not an issue. The hotel also had an extensive DVD movie selection and also had some nice beach cruiser bikes to use for no extra charge. It was the perfect little getaway for us.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little disappointing..."
"Heated" pool and hot tub were both ice cold. For $180 per night, all amenities should be as listed. The complimentary bottle of champagne is a nice touch. Then again, it's a $4 bottle. I would have preferred a pool one could actually use.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Lavender Inn by the Sea Greetings Charles, Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am terribly sorry to hear the temperature of the pool and hot tub did not meet your expectations. While Santa Barbara offers mild year round temperatures, we make an effort to ensure our pool is heated to the standard 84 degrees, providing a comfortable experience for our guests. Your comfort is very important to us so please know we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention allowing us the opportunity to review the matter . Sincerely, Greg Broussard – General Manager.
"Great location -excellent hotel!"
The Lavender Inn was beyond what we expected. Perhaps better than some big chain hotels. I say this because of the attention to details, complimentary services and comfort of our room. We thoroughly enjoyed our room (upgraded at no extra charge!). Would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice quite place to stay."
Very personal, service was great,. Breakfast was good, great beds, wine and chess eat end of day and fresh cookies at 6:30 pm. Loved the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel"
Hotel looks beautiful. They give you a free toast of champagne!Genuine Expedia guest review
I was very satisfied with this hotel. The amenities were great; champagne, wine and cheese, milk and cookies. the bed was very comfortable. it was conveniently close to marina and wharf. the complimentary bikes were great as well. i will definitely come back. Only complaint is that the walls were a little thin so the baby next door was our alarm clock […] about 7:15 both mornings. But that was very minimal compared to all the positives the inn provides. Great Stay!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Free champagne on arrival, with 2 bottles of water. Wine and cheese at 4:30, cookies at 6:30. Complimentary bikes unlimited time! Loved it. Lavendar sachets on the bed. Gardeners constantly cleaning. Excellent value!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not as pretty as in the pictures."
OK, but seems overpriced. Breakfast room a little cramped. Location great although the sea is 3 blocks away.Walkable to State Street shopping and the pier. We moved around the corner to Beach House Inn. For less money we had bigger room, fireplace, (but no breakfast)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly staff with a number of guest amenities from a welcome bottle of champagne to wine and cheese in the afternoon and cookies and milk before bedtime. Rooms were clean. One suggestion would be to add a laundry facility on site and not leverage the facilities of a sister property. Bottom line is we would stay there again if we visit Santa […] Barbara. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach and well as highway"
Although close to a main thoroughfare it was very quiet at night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very enjoyable stay. Walking distance beach"
We really enjoyed our stay. Hotel employees were very friendly and helpful. The wine and cheese each night was sooo relaxing !! Fresh made cookies each night were yummy too. We were able to walk to the beach, harbor and warf. Restaurants and shopping were also walking distance.Will definately return soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cute room and nice touches that made the room feel special.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were at The Lavender Inn to celebrate our 30th anniversary - so it was a very special weekend for us. Everything about the Inn helped add to the wonderfulness of the weekend! The room was wonderful, meeting other visitors at Wine and Cheese reception, as well as the Cookies & Milk, all while sitting on the patio, enjoying the day! I would recommend […] The Lavender Inn to anyone! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great amenities but motel type rooms"
The staff were great. There was cheese and wine at 4:30pm and cookies and milk in the evening plus a very nice Continental breakfast in the morning.The price was reasonable and the location within walking distance of the beach area. The rooms were a bit dark. In order to get fresh air the curtains had to be open and you were on display the all that […] walked by. It had a pool and hot tub which we did not use but others seemed to enjoy it. It is two stories and no elevator to the second floor. Lots of street noise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and neat. Complimentary champagne and water"
Great location. Easy access to beach and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"All you need with nice touches"
Great location, 2 minutes walk to the beach. 5 minutes drive to downtown although would only be a 10 minute walk. Nice touch with a bottle of champagne on arrival. Breakfast self service as you would expect and coffee/snacks available during the day. Would stay again if in town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Nice Hotel"
The only problem I had was with the pillows. They were way too soft for me. Then there was the free champagne, it was no good. But everything else about the hotel was very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, comfortable and close to water."
Breakfast offerings were fresh and tasty. Wonderful coffee! Grounds staff and maids were very friendly and helpful and the grounds and plants are beautiful. Terrific location with easy walk to the beach and harbor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here for one night, good location and nice room. Only ice machine was broken and when brought up to front desk it was not news to them. They were aware it was broken, and was told to go to sister property across the street for ice. Repair person should be called the minute you are aware of it and not use a sister property as a crutch. Other than […] that it was a nice place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was wonderful! Very comfortable and peaceful. The wine and cheese hour gave me an opportunity to meet some new people, one very personable party whoinvited me to visit them in Germany. I would definitely recommend the inn and would greatly consider returning if I should find myself traveling back to Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic, cute inn"
After driving 5 hours through LA traffic, it was great to stay at the Lavender Inn. My husband and I loved the service, cookies, our room, sitting in the jacuzzi, watching the free DVDs we borrowed from the hotel across street and the continental breakfast. We'll definitely stay at the hotel again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice stay"
very happy with the stay, amenities were nice compliment to the stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just expect a nice motel...not an inn"
The property is a converted motel. Done very nicely but ultimately a motel. Guest services were professional, the rooms generous but over filled with furniture.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lots of extras"
Free champagne, cute pool and jacuzzi, free wine reception, cookie hour and bike rental all add to this already nice stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place, so so location"
Stayed here for two nights and found this place to be average. Nice touches such as breakfast (love the little yogurt and berry parfait), wine and cheese happy hour, and milk and cookies (break and bake). Bikes available across the street at sister hotel, and location is about a block and a half away from beach. Room was fine, and parking lot was full […] but we were able to park. 23 or 24 rooms total, and thin walls, but no complaints. Would probably try somewhere different next time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Attention to detail"
Terrific attention to detail from room decor to champagne in the room, to wine invitation gathering in the afternoon, and beautiful pastries at the morning meal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A very nice hotel. Close to the beach and wharf. We were very pleased.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Refreshing and close to everything"
We loved our stay. Our room was next to the pool which made it very convenient to jump in the pool/hot tub and back to the room. The rooms were clean and dainty. You can rent free dvd's from the hotel across the street (they are sister hotels) and if you want to rent a bike you can do that for free as well! We went during "Fiesta" which was very fun […] and lots going on. The hotel is a 20 minute walk to downtown, good if you just had dinner and want to walk it off. There are a couple of brew pubs a couple of blocks away too. There is a 7-11 on the corner if you need anything. Also the reception desk is good and giving suggestions so feel free to ask what the goings on of the town if you need to figure out what to do. I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
4 of us for 2 nights - all liked the hotel very much. Will recommend to friends and will return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4.5 sums up the Lavender Inn quite nicely. Definitely would recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
good but rooms are overpriced and too small for this high price they should at least have a full bath if not a spa tub ......lameGenuine Hotels.com guest review
lovely inn, convenient location, nicely updatedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really nice staff, slightly disappointing property"
3 night weekend stay during the summer season. Quite small, conventional motel room in a nicely cared-for property.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect little place to get away"
Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff was great. The breakfast was terrific as was the wine and cheese and milk and cookies too. Would have no problem telling my friends and family to stay here. I will stay there again too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful little hotel in Santa Barbara"
Was looking for a nice little hotel with reasonable prices to spend a weekend with my girlfriend and this place delivered. Convenient location, clean rooms and relatively quiet area all made for a nice romantic getaway. The only issue was housekeeping was a little pushy when it came to cleaning the room. I guess it's not too huge of a complaint but […] it was still a little awkward when I answered the door and she pretty much walked in to clean while we were still getting ready. Still, a nice hotel, nice staff and decent location made for a wonderful weekend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
On a business trip and wanted a comfortable place. I was disappointed I could not take advantage of this lovey Inn. It was not a huge place and easy to navigate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and pretty little hotel"
My family and I booked three rooms for one night and were very pleased. The hotel web site pictures are accurate and the location very near to the beach. It was quiet and quaint and well maintained. We would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy hotel with nice grounds"
A cozy hotel with comfortable rooms, two blocks from the beach. We walked to State Street and the beach easily. Quiet location with mostly older couples.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for our honeymoon!"
This hotel was so cute and quaint. It was the first hotel we stayed at during our honeymoon road trip. The room was very cute and clean. They offer things like cheese and cracker and cookies and milk throughout certain times of the day. We were even greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne. It was simply a very relaxing and romantic place to […] stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was such a lovely place! Yes, there may be a few places that are in need of some TLC, but for the most part, the grounds were lovely, though low key, and the rooms are a bit small. What they lack in space, they more than make up for in friendliness ans service!! From the free champagne in your room at arrival, to the wine and cheese reception in […] the evening, and the wonderful cookies and milk before bed, they make you comfortable and cared for all day. And breakfast is quite nice, not deluxe, but plenty to eat to start your day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect stay for one night or seven."
Close to beach and park, restaurants. Lovely ambience. Very friendly service. Free parking!!! This small, boutique hotel has everything you need, including pool, gym, bikes for rent, great location, reasonable price for the area. Would go again in a minute.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is an older small hotel, but they remodeled it and it is very nice. They have flowers all around and it is really clean. They give you a bottle of champagne in your room and milk and cookies in the afternoon in the lobby. They also have wine and crackers in the late afternoon. My wife really loved the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"an overall great hotel"
The whole atmosphere of the hotel is comfortable and charming. The desk clerks were friendly and helpful. We loved the cookies and milk they provided in the evening, and the continental breakfast is definitely above average. The location was great--close to the beach and to downtown Santa Barbara. The hotel provides bikes you can rent for no charge, […] in addition to movies. We had a really great experience! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing place to stay in Santa Barbara"
This was our second time staying at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. The Inn offers a friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Lavender sachets and soaps are a special touch, as is the complimentary bottle of champagne. We like to sit on the patio and enjoy the continental breakfast. We especially like the fruit parfaits. A relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful […] grounds made our stay very enjoyable. We definitely plan to stay at the Lavender Inn any time we are in the Santa Barbara area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Lavender Inn by the Sea Greetings GrannyQ, thank you for returning to the Lavender Inn. I am delighted to hear you enjoy our many complimentary amenities. Santa Barbara is a short drive from Bakersfield so I hope you visit us again for our summer cultural festivals, parades, and concerts in the park. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmly, Greg Broussard – General Manager.
Close to the sights, not far off the 101, quiet. Danny at the desk was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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