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1 room, 2 adults

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • DVD player
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Carriage and Western Art Museum
  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • DVD player
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Good internet service
Great location
Bar is awesome
Best value for money

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America

from NZ$363
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America


  • In Santa Barbara Beach
  • Santa Barbara City College - 10 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 27 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 42 min walk
  • Carriage and Western Art Museum - 1 min walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 8 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 46 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 10 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 12 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room 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
  • 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

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

  • Lavender Inn
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Hotel
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Inn Sea
  • Lavender Inn Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Inn By The Sea Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

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

FAQs for Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America

  • Does Lavender Inn by the Sea offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Lavender Inn by the Sea does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rudy's Restaurant (3-min walk), Sambo's (6-min walk), and Boat Launch Mini Mart (7-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Lavender Inn by the Sea?
    Recommended spots to visit include Carriage and Western Art Museum (1-min walk) and Moreton Bay Fig Tree (8-min walk), along with Santa Barbara City College (10-min walk) and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 627 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Location was great! Walking distance from the beach and downtown areas. Friendly staff and pool was very nice as well. Room was very clean and spacious.
Henry, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Long weekend in Santa Barbara
great location and super helpful and friendly staff.
Nico, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was perfect for a quick getaway. Bed was comfortable, location was great and service was awesome!
Sasha, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The room was very clean but housekeeping didn't clean the room the next day. We thought the place was a bed and breakfast but it was like an average motel. The breakfast they put in the paper bag was kind of a joke for almost $200 a night. The hotel is about 3 blocks from the ocean and location is good. There was no afternoon wine or cookies which was disappointing. We normally stay at the Cheshire Cat or Bath Street Inn. The room we stayed in was remodeled but was very dark with low ceilings. NOt my cup of tea should I say but for a basic weekend near the beach it wasn't so bad. I know Santa Barbara is expensive but for the price it wasn't what I expected.
cynthia, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
keep it a secret
Love the bikes and the staff is very nice helpful
Paula, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great bed and nice shower. The room is a smaller size motel style room but overall very pleasant. It’s located in a nice quiet walkable area.
us3 night family trip
Good 6.0
Dennis, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Couples getaway
Cozy little inn. Big plus for the included beach cruisers and bottle of champagne. Makes for a great stay for couples.
Michael, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent experience, will definitely stay again when in the area.
Vickie, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
quiet get away
It was a lovely get away- with new regulations there was NO free breakfast ( or any breakfast or snacks). We did have a welcome bottle of champagne left for us. We got our key from the inn across the way and was told there was no service until we left. For 2 nights it was fine and no one was around. Though they put us in a room next to the perhaps 1 or 2 other occupied rooms - why not space us out? the walls were thin...! but had a lovely day by the pool with No one else and free bikes to ride by the ocean. It was all nice, but strange with no one around and few things open.
Rachel, us2 night trip

Lavender Inn by the Sea, Santa Barbara, United States of America

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