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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
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Delicious food
Value for money
Best value for money
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Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara

from $229
  • 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 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 (2-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) - 13 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 36 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 14 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 603 reviews

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Good place to stay, quiet and good service
Lyudmila, us5 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Totally awesome
An older motel brought back to life, this place has a good breakfast, wine and cheese in the afternoon and tasty cookies in the evening. Met some neat people over wine, including a psych professor from New Hampshire and his artist wife. Had a great conversation about what makes us relevant. Nice stay, nice place.
Paul, us3 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Location/walking, relaxing, free bike & breakfast!
Excellent location to walk or casually bike to the marina, beaches, and downtown with everything they have to offer in beautiful Santa Barbara, including museums, shops, bars/music, zoo, art festivals, and plenty of great dining. Felt like Key West or Myrtle Beach, relaxing and homey, albeit not brand new. Upgraded to a suite upon arrival without even asking, just because it was not booked that day by someone else (a very nice and unexpected gesture!). Good breakfast was included (organic boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, fruit salad, tea/coffee/water, OJ, muffins/pastries), with tea/coffee/water, fruit, wine-n-cheese complementary throughout the day. A free bottle of champaign was another great surprise. But even more unexpectedly useful was access to their sister property across the street (Brisas Del Mar) with free bike rentals and hot tub! Pools are at both, and nobody was preventing guests from eating or relaxing at either property. I would still stay at Lavender (it seems less expensive) and use the other one as needed... :)
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
Cute and great location
Loved the room and that it was within walking distance of some restaurants that we went to for dinner. And the bottle of sparkling wine waiting for us in the room was a perfect way to start our wine tasting weekend!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara
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

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