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Experience the ultimate relaxation at Lemon Tree Inn, your personal paradise. Our beach town hotel boasts a quiet atmosphere, delicious cuisine, room service and bar. Let us take care of you during your stay while you unwind and soak up the sun.

Original postcard from the Lemon Tree Inn.


At Lemon Tree Inn, we pride ourselves in carrying on the legacy of exceptional hospitality and comfort that has defined our establishment for years. Our team is dedicated to providing you with every comfort, convenience and amenity you might need during your stay.


We handle the details, so you don’t have to.

We believe that what elevates an experience from enjoyable to exceptional is the attention to detail. It’s the little, unexpected touches along the way that we all remember, and our mission is to provide those in all that we do.

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The Original Lemon Tree Motor Hotel was built in 1960 on the site of a Horse Pasture and included our First 38 Guest Rooms, our Large Swimming Pool, Meeting Room, Lobby and Porte Cochere with its Landmark Zig-Zag Roof.


In 1965 part of the Original Mountain View Auto Court Property was sold to the Alpha Beta Grocery Company which became a very successful Grocery Store location and Shopping Center. 


The Lemon Tree Inn was expanded to include 58 more guest rooms and a restaurant and bar were added. The Crocodile Restaurant and Bar is now an award winning restaurant loved by locals. 


The essence of the Original Auto Court can still be felt at the Lemon Tree and we are respectful of it's 1960s heritage. The understated elegance and functional arrangement of our hotel make the Lemon Tree a unique and memorable experience.


Our location offers the convenience of being near the city's top attractions. With ample parking available, and quick freeway access; we are just 10 minutes away from the beach, and a stones throw away from everything else this great city has to offer.



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Our Commitment to the Arts

We take immense pride in our longstanding commitment to supporting local arts and entertainment. As proud sponsors of the Santa Barbara Bowl, we believe in the power of music to unite communities and enhance the cultural fabric of our city. Additionally, our partnership with the Santa Barbara Film Commission reflects our dedication to fostering the cinematic arts.


These collaborations are not just sponsorships; they are a testament to our belief in the transformative impact of the arts, and we are honored to play a role in the enrichment of Santa Barbara's cultural landscape. 

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