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Lavender Inn by the Sea

3 stars
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3-star inn with outdoor pool, near Presidio Santa Barbara

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Boutique inn with free wine-tasting, 2 blocks from beach

5-minute walk to water

Lavender Inn by the Sea places you in a quiet Santa Barbara neighborhood, a relaxing 2-block walk from the beach and harbor. Arriving and departing is easy - Santa Barbara Airport is a 15-minute drive, and you're only 3 minutes from Interstate 101.

Museums nearby

The hotel has free rental bikes to get you to busy State Street or historic Stearns Wharf in 5 minutes. There's plenty of local history nearby, from the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, a 1-minute walk, to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 10 minutes away.

Free alfresco breakfast

Guests appreciate thoughtful touches like free breakfast on the garden patio, free wine and cheese by the fire, and, free milk and cookies in the evening. You can relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub, and there's free parking and free WiFi available.

Garden views, free WiFi

Quaint guestrooms overlook a garden and include refrigerators, plus pillowtop beds with down duvets and satchels of dried lavender. There's free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with free HBO, and additional perks include free DVD rentals and a free bottle of champagne.

Main amenities

  • 23 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage

What’s around

  • In West Beach
  • Presidio Santa Barbara (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Excellent4.4 / 5
  • a real find. loved the location. charming hotel/motel. excellent service and the wine/…Nov 15, 2015
  • Good value for the area and close to harbor, beach, and State Street but small rooms with…Oct 23, 2015
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Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $136
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is Noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Lavender Inn
  • Lavender Inn Sea
  • Lavender Inn Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea Santa Barbara

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Lavender Inn by the Sea’s small print

Also known as

  • Lavender Inn
  • Lavender Inn Sea
  • Lavender Inn Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea Santa Barbara

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Lavender Inn by the Sea

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