Upgraded to a suite! The staff members were outstanding, warm and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Will defiantly stay at the lavender inn again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sort of a Bed and Breakfast"
This is an older motel disguised as a bed-and breakfast. The disguise works! We lliked it a lt for the friendly staff, terrific morning breakfast, and the bottle of champagne in our room. Within walking distance of the beach or take a free bycycle provided by the hotel. Most of the guests were international visitors which was also provided some interesting […] discussions. Go for it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach."
Quick check in. Cute comfortable renovated room with character. Nice bathroom renovation.. Nice extras are complimentary for guests. Short walk to the beach. We will book again in the future.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel... Close to beach."
Room is a bit small but overall still a pleasant stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Won't stay anywhere else!"
Worried about my 1 year old not having "familiar" surroundings. They kindly upgraded us to a larger room with a pack & play and a kitchen!!! Was so perfect!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We love staying here!!!"
This is the second time my husband and I have stayed there. It is a great relaxing hotel for us to go without the kids. One of our favorites!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, awesome location near the beach, delicious cookies, free wine and a bottle of champagne. What more can you ask for?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice clean little hotel. The room was just a little too dark and traditional for our taste. We were able to check in early on Sun afternoon. Left our car windows open by accident overnight and nothing went missing. Great breakfast pastries and coffee. All we needed was in walking distance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed here four previous times. The rooms are comfortable and beautiful, close to restaurants and shopping. Upon arrival, you are greeted with cheese and wine, after with milk and cookies. Don't forget breakfast, includes cereals, pastries,eggs, fruit, yogurt and many other things.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our stay was wonderful, staff was excellent (especially Liz) who was one of the staff members during the weekend we stayed. Love how they give you bikes to borrow during your stay and try and make your time there, the most relaxing and joyful experience possible!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Surprisingly Pleasing and Quaint"
Our room was very clean and, although slightly on the small side, it was quite pleasant and cozy. The afternoon wine and cheese and evening milk and cookies were delightful amenities. The continental breakfast was varied and satisfying. Tasty coffee was available most of the day in the lobby. My wife and I walked to several activities and used inexpensive […] State Street trolleys and shuttles to and from shopping areas on the street. Altogether, Lavender Inn was a good base to enjoy the Santa Barbara area, and we would certainly consider staying there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Lavender Inn was very comfortable. They provided unique amenities such as a bottle of champagne to welcome their guests, milk & cookies in the afternoon/evening, and robes in which to relax. The breakfast was delicious, and we had the option of eating indoors or on the patios. The staff was friendly, our bath was clean and although we stayed just […] one night, our stay was enjoyable. I would recommend The Lavender Inn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Thin walls and stinky rooms"
Our greeting was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. Location is ok. If you go toward the beach, you're good...if you go the opposite direction (which is the way to go to get to State Street, you pass a lot of homeless and shady areas. Then we got to the room. It was smaller than expected, and it smelt so old and gross! When it came time to retire […] and go to sleep, our "neighbors" were having a good time. The walls were obviously too thin because there was constant knocking on the wall, and we could hear way more than we wanted too. It kept us up for about 2-3 hours it was that loud and annoying. We will never stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel, greeted with a bottle of Champaign in the fridge, wine tasting in the afternoon and cookies in the eventing. Breakfast was very light but better quality than most, no place to sit inside and outside was too cool. Best thing I can say is I will stay here again without hesitationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Quiet Gem"
Lovely rooms, beautiful grounds, perfectly maintained facilities combine to make this my go-to every time I am in Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Weekend Getaway"
My husband and I stayed at the Lavender Inn for a quick weekend getaway for President's Day weekend. We loved the cute charm of the Lavender Inn and the room was very warm and comforting. The great part about the Inn are the free bike rentals and proximity to the beach. We will definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hotel in Santa Barbara"
My fiancee and I had a wonderful weekend in Santa Barbara and simply loved this cozy hotel. They gave us a sparkling cider toast as well as milk and cookies and loaned us bicycles to explore the town. We will be sure to return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint and pleasant"
Lavender Inn was a cute little hotel and very pleasant. I can feel how hard they are trying to make it a special place to stay. It stands out of other ordinary lodgings in Santa Barbara in several points: hospitality with a welcome champagne in a room, wine and cheese in the afternoon, milk and cookies in the evening, and simple but well-presented continental […] breakfast. Building is old but well-kept and beautifully appointed, and close to the harbor (2 blocks). The neighborhood is very quiet. Pool and hot tub are very small and exposed to the rather busy street, but guests can use a bigger and more private hot tub and pool at the sister hotel across the street using the room key, and it was wonderful. Only one thing I was disappointed was how small the room was. We booked a king bed room on the second floor. It was very clean with a nice large shower stall. But it was just very tiny...I felt like the bed was occupying most of the room and no where else to stretch my legs and relax. Otherwise, the inn is very quaint and has lots of charms with good services. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Lavender Inn by the Sea Greetings from Santa Barbara Shiitake! Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and for sharing a brief summary of your experience with other Expedia travelers. Your kind comments regarding our hotel and amenities are very much appreciated. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated hotel team who take pride in the appearance of our guestrooms and the level of service we provide our guests. I am sorry to hear the size of our guestroom did not meet your expectations and hope you feel our other wonderful qualities made up or this. Should you find yourself in Santa Barbara again, we hope you decide to visit us again. Warmly, Greg Broussard, General Manager.
"Near a bunch of Wineriew"
Highly recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a wonderful time. Really nice helpful staff, perfect location. Awesome placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel close to the marina. short walk to state street for restaurants bars, etc. Great service, nicely decorated rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok for the price"
We thought the room smelled musty and was dark with the only window facing the walkway. The staff there however were very kind and helpful. For Santa Barbara it was a pretty good deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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
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