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Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

2.5-star2.5 stars
206 Castillo StSanta BarbaraCA93101United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Delicious food
Value for money
Best value for money
Good internet service
Great amenities
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Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

from $169
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • x-1queen, limited time offer
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About Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

Boutique hotel 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 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.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

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

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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
  • Shower only
  • 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

What’s around Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Carriage and Western Art Museum (0-minute walk)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (5-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara City College (5-minute walk)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (8-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (8-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (8-minute walk)
  • Leadbetter Beach (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (15-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (15-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (27-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 9 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 14 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

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