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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
972 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor4 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Barbara City College10 min walk
Popular LocationStearns Wharf14 min walk
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 290 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 290 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 291 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Queen Beds

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Lavender Inn by the Sea is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Leadbetter Beach, while Carriage and Western Art Museum and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Barbara Zoo. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 4 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 10 min walk
  • Leadbetter Beach - 11 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 10 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive


  • Sambo's — 6 min walk
  • Enterprise Fish Company — 10 min walk
  • Brophy Bros — 12 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Brewing Co. — 12 min walk
  • Fishouse — 13 min walk

About this property

Lavender Inn by the Sea

Santa Barbara hotel in Santa Barbara Beach, walk to Santa Barbara City College
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and free newspapers are onsite. All 23 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find DVD players, free local calls, and free bottled water.
Lavender Inn by the Sea offers 23 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lavender Inn by the Sea and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lavender Inn by the Sea offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lavender Inn by the Sea cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Lavender Inn by the Sea have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Lavender Inn by the Sea pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Lavender Inn by the Sea?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Lavender Inn by the Sea located?
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and Santa Barbara City College. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Leadbetter Beach are also within 15 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is 10 minutes by foot.
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5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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I loved the free bike rentals and the champagne on arrival. The bed was very comfortable and the hotel was pretty close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Love love loved my room. The bedding was especially generous. Real down pillows and a duvet that made sleep so comfortable. Large bathroom and exquisite towels. Staff was readily available for anything I needed. Thank goodness for the fresh brewed coffee every morning also. I will definitely stay here again for my next trip to Santa Barbara.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
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Really charming property with pleasant seating areas and nice pool (looks just like the photos online!). Easy walk to many oceanfront restaurants. Beds were comfortable and bagged breakfast (yogurt, fruit, cereal) was provided in room fridge each day. Staff was very friendly! The only issue we had was that the shower faucet wouldn't turn off so we had to call maintenance one night while in our robes - didn't get a chance to shower that night or next morning.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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Nice location.. close to market and a couple of blocks from the beach
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020