Ratings based on 312 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Quaint hotel two blocks from harbor

Posted Jan 10, 2017
This cute little hotel was perfect for our weekend getaway. There was a bottle of champagnes waiting for us in the room fridge. Lavender sachets were on each pillow. The room was small but clean. The bathroom was a nice size with a roomy shower. The bath mat was actually thick and the towels were nicer than the thin rough ones we usually see. The bed was comfortable. Satellite TV with a DVD player. DVDs can be borrowed for free from the sister hotel across the street. We stayed on the bottom floor and it was surprisingly quiet. Occasionally we could hear other guests walk by. There was a wine reception in the late afternoon that had both white and red wine in glass decanters, cheeses, crackers, grapes and nuts. There was also hot spiced apple cider available. Early evening was milk and cookies in the lobby. Ample seating by the fireplace to enjoy these treats. Morning continental breakfast was pastries and breads, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffee and teas. The pastries looked like they came from a bakery and not prepackaged. Overall it was a great experience. The lady who greeted us when we checked in could have been friendlier. She did her job but didn't go out of the way to be pleasant. The young gentleman in the morning had a much better attitude.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Small inn good for short stop.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
Close to the beach and downtown. Simple clean and comfortable. Parking and WiFi included.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Brisas del Mar and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to the beach

Posted Dec 27, 2016
Great staff, carol not too friendly! I enjoyed my stay overall
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 30, 2016 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and for your compliments toward our hotel team. I’m sorry to hear you felt one of our team members was less than friendly. We know you have many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara so we strive to offering the finest service possible. Please accept our sincerest apologies. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Nice Hotel good location

Posted Dec 26, 2016
Pros: location, helpful staff
Cons: new ac unit, update jacuzzi
Location: walking distance to several activities
good location helpful staff, room a little small, bottle of champagne in refrigerator upon arrival, wine and cheese reception at 5:30 PM, breakfast good easy parking, ac older not powerful
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2016 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you Fred for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea and treated yourself to the little extras we offer. Should you find yourself in Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Small but comfortable hotel.

Posted Dec 24, 2016
There was a problem when we check in. I made a reservation for 2 queen bed room, but they initially gave us 2 double bed room. After we raised an issue, they changed to 2 queen bed room. Except for the problem, the facility and services were not bad.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 27, 2016 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I am sorry about the mix-up with your reservation, however, I’m happy to hear it was quickly remedied. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location and service

Posted Dec 24, 2016
Walkable to wharf and restaurants. Good wine and cheese reception, and healthy breakfast choices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 26, 2016 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara and the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Thank your for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Beautiful, warm and friendly. Great perks!

Posted Dec 12, 2016
From the lavender bag on our bed to the wine hour to the breakfast and free bikes, everything was perfect!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 13, 2016 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for this lovely 5-star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. It is always a joy to know our guests appreciate the little extras we offer. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Very nice hotel close to the beach!

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Great accommodations especially considering the distance to the beach. Good breakfast and great staff. We arrived late and left early but the hotel has a nice pool area we wished we could've had use. The room was clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2016 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you Jose for you recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Lavender Inn by the Sea and appreciate our 5-star review. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

It was a great hotel in good location.

Posted Nov 28, 2016
It was not to far drone anything you can walk to most everything. Very nice staff .
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 28, 2016 by Manager, Hotel Management
Greetings Ralph, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Lavender Inn by the Sea. Thank you for our 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Nice hotel, close to the beach.

Posted Nov 24, 2016
Really enjoyed staying here. The room was big enough room was clean. Quite and the breakfast area was relaxing. Would of liked to stay there longer if I wasn't on a tite schedule.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2016 by Manager, Hotel Management
Greetings Mark, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for this lovely review of the Lavender Inn by the Sea We appreciate the time and care you took in sharing your experience with other travelers. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager