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Lavender Inn by the Sea

2.5-star2.5 stars
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Carriage and Western Art Museum
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Delicious food
Bar is awesome
Great room
Very comfortable
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Lavender Inn by the Sea

from £175
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Lavender Inn by the Sea

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) 12-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 36-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 8-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 12-min drive
  • Goleta Station 13-min drive
  • Free self-parking

About Lavender Inn by the Sea

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 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 pillowtop beds with down duvets and satchels of dried lavender. There's free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with free HBO, and free DVD rentals are also included.

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


  • 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 sunloungers
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 600 reviews

Lavender Inn by the Sea
Wonderful Place To Stay
Great Location, very friendly and helpful staff. Very comfortable room with great thought given to providing guests will all the little extras. Cheese and wine, milk and cookies, extensive range of dvds available should you wish to watch a movie. We would highly recommend this great little gem of a hotel.
Michael, gb2 night romance trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Single Night
Just one night at Lavender in, but it was perfect for us on our road trip south. Big room #23 (free upgrade as on honeymoon), and very clean. Location 2 blocks from seafront. All in all an excellent stay, and the free cookies and milk was a nice perk. Good section of movie TV channels too.
Pete, gb1 night romance trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Very Good8.0
Lovely location
This property is close to the beach and looks nice from the outside. The room was spacious but the decor was a little bit dated.
Barbara, gbRomance trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Really good experience only one night here but it had the best pool of our 2 week trip, free parking and breakfast and they put on lots of nice free touches like a free bottle of champagne, cookies and milk in the evening and cheese and wine in the afternoon! Would definitely recommend
Luke, gbFamily trip
Lavender Inn by the Sea
2nd time & still going strong!
2nd time at The Lavender Inn. A few minor things changed - no hot tub, but replaced by more seating and landscaped gardens. Maybe we had fresh water each day before? Can't remember.... Generous with amenities, breakfast is great with parfait, pastries, eggs, toast, coffee, oatmeal etc. Plentiful food and then there is the cheese / wine at 430, followed by milk & freshly baked cookies at 630. Lovely! One suggestion would be to have some more seating / loungers by the pool. But we never had an issue in getting a seat. However it could be problematic if more guests decided to take a dip at the same time. Overall a great stay and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this place. A few homeless people in and around the 7-11 on Montecito St, but never felt threatened during our stay.
Michael, gbFamily trip

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