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Lavender Inn by the Sea

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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
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Lavender Inn by the Sea

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Lavender Inn by the Sea

3.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLeadbetter Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf14 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

Lavender Inn by the Sea is located in Santa Barbara Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the entertainment district 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.

What's nearby

  • Carriage and Western Art Museum - 1 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 4 min walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 8 min walk
  • Leadbetter Beach - 11 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 9 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive


  • Finney's Crafthouse - 9 min walk
  • Chuck's Waterfront Grill - 11 min walk
  • On The Alley - 12 min walk
  • Loquita - 12 min walk
  • Brophy Bros - 12 min walk

About this property

Lavender Inn by the Sea

3.5-star hotel located in Santa Barbara Beach
Free continental breakfast, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Lavender Inn by the Sea. In addition to a fireplace in the lobby and a gym, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, concierge services, and a front desk safe
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, free newspapers, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast
Room features
All 23 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Mini fridges, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans


English, French, Russian, Spanish

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
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 on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

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


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • 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)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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

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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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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

Does Lavender Inn by the Sea have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Lavender Inn by the Sea?

As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lavender Inn by the Sea on Dec 6, 2022 start from $249.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

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, Santa Barbara City College, and Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Leadbetter Beach are also within 15 minutes. Santa Barbara Station is 9 minutes by foot.

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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 686 out of 1005 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 222 out of 1005 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 65 out of 1005 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 1005 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 1005 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Front desk agent was great. Room was dated. TV was too small.

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a nice boutique hotel with great staff and some nice touches. Welcomed with wine and champagne in room. Simple breakfast in the morning was good enough. Only down side was the lack of a heater in the room. Not necessary during the day. But with temps less than 50 degrees at night in November, the room got pretty chilly. But otherwise this is a nice hotel in a nice part of town.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
a/c was difficult to use. Staff was wonderful. Comfortable bed.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is not worth $200.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good location -- Two blocks to the harbor. Restaurants close enough to walk to. Plenty of parking.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
The room rate for 1st night was reasonable for this facility, however room rate for the 2nd night was grossly overpriced given the quality of the facility. Our room was located on the lower floor, unfortunately for the 1st night, the guests in the room directly above us were quite loud for much of the night, thus negatively impacted our sleep. There was no issue for 2nd night. The facility is an easy walk to the ocean. The room was generally clean, however there was some room for improvement.

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location, friendly staff, a nice breakfast and afternoon coffee and wine service. We had a couple issues with our washroom but they were attended to quickly.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The gardens were lovely.

5/5 Excellent

Steven, Ventura
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cozy and comfortable I thought the stay was very good value for money and have stayed here before. This time our room was very large but had a very small bathroom, otherwise everything was great including staff, you are made to feel welcome. Parking is easy.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved Lavender Inn. It was such a beautiful place to spend the night. We were greeted warmly by Eli and our room was perfect. A wonderful breakfast. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. Thank you for such warm hospitality.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022