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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 Carriage and Western Art Museum
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Superb9.0
WiFi
Good internet service
Food
Delicious food
Pool
Great pool
Value for money
Best value for money
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Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

from $189
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

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

Arriving/leaving

  • 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

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • 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
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • 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
More
  • 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

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 602 reviews

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Great Little Spot, bunch of little niceties!
Great stay, love the FREE wine and cheese before dinner and the ability to use the sister properties Hot tub across the street. In great shape room was comfortable and clean, property was well maintained and the area was safe and quiet.
Brian, us1 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Wonderful short family stay.
We had a lovely stay. Beautiful and clean with a wonderful breakfast and added touches such as wine and cheese hour and cookies and milk. Thank you.
Christa, us1 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
Spacious and clean rooms in a perfect location 2 blocks from the beach and within walking distance of some great restaurants
Tanja, us2 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
A Lovely Place to stay!
Very nice place to stay. Beautiful outside grounds to enjoy with plenty of tables to sit at. Our Room was very nice and the staff was just wonderful! Wine and Cheese in the Afternoons, Cookies and Milk in the evening and Complimentary Champagne in your room! Free Continental Breakfast in the mornings. Nice quiet evenings around the property. Plenty of free parking.
Marsha, us1 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Charming Inn for a beach getaway!
The Lavender Inn was a charming place, in an ideal locale. Little touches like the wine and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, coffee and tea, made this such an inviting place. I loved the sachet of lavender too!
Wendy, us1 night trip

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Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

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