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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Ranked #38 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 reviews
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“Good value. Great location for us.”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had a two night stay (Friday & Saturday) for a family wedding in Santa Barbara. The room with a King bed was clean, not huge, but we were really there only to shower, dress, and sleep. Noise levels were acceptable (all hotels seem to have thin walls anyway), but it was quiet at night except for returning guests in the hall. The breakfast was more than acceptable, with the added bonus of having Pershing Park across the street. An adult softball series was going on and made for an interesting after-breakfast diversion. The walk to the harbor and beach was no more than 5 minutes and the proximity to the 101 Fwy made it really attractive. This side was a 3 minute drive from where the wedding reception was held (Maritime Museum on the harbor). Parking and internet was free.
We would definitely return here on our next trip to Santa Barbara.

Room Tip: We had room 108, which was good for its closeness to the breakfast and also access to one of the par...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Initially were booked into the Days Inn next door, but as that turned into a disaster of megalithic proportions, we popped in to see if they had any rooms.They did, luckily, and the staff member who served us was very helpful and gave us a reasonable deal. Dumped our stuff in the room and went straight to the hot tub. Although, to be fair, the whole hotel does need to be upgraded they have done a good job with what they have. The hot tub was clean and tidy and blissfully hot and relaxing. Rooms were clean and of a reasonable size. Beds were comfy and had a good nights sleep as a result. Nice balcony. The breakfast was ok with scrambled eggs and sausages with a small continental selection.
Overall I am happy with what we had but if I came again I would probably stay closer to the beach but as it was just a stopover I have no complaints.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We have asked for a crib for my baby but made us feel he is too big for it and might break it for that reason. I didnt feel good customer service was provided. I gave it 3 stars because breakfast was provided for and it was a fair continental breakfast for that price. Room was small, blanket had a rip and they had this weird towel hook that was placed so high for a person to reach not unless you were 6 foot tall. I did like that it had a refrigerator and microwave in the room. It was walking distance to the beach, parking and wifi was free.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

You get a big room KIng Bed, Free Breakfast, WIFI, Free Parking.
Its in a great location, walking distance to the beach.
Walking distance to the main strip/shops.
We really enjoyed our stay here, couldn't fault the service nor the rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms above reception have balcony's
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hanford, California
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have been staying at the Avania Inn for almost 2 -years now...the rooms are great and I feel at home with Samantha...she is great and one of the reasons I return...she is always accomodating and friendly always willing to assist with whatever you may need. The rooms are clean, well decorated and oh so comfortable...big fluffy pillows and very comfortable beds.
Mercedes prepares a great complimentry breakfast every morning... always on time with the best coffee...
I'm going back in a few weeks and look forward to my stay. I recommend the Avania Inn to anyone for business or just a pleasurable stay...short walk to the beach...

Room Tip: I love the "ground floor"...that's what I ask for and that's what I get...it's...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

What can I say?
The room was perfect, clean, and we had a king size bed, which was wonderful especially after the 18 hr trip we had.
The owner ( I think )was soo kind, and helpful, thanks for that, you really made our first day in CA :-)
Oh and the breakfast, exceptionally good comparing to other motels we stayed in the US so far.
Wide selection and everything.
Location is also good, 15 walk to top of State street.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed for 3 days and had a wonderful time! The location is excellent, walking distance to the beach and downtown Santa Barbara.
The rooms are clean and nicely decorated, comfy bed and lots of pillows. Their complimentary breakfast was great compared to what other hotels offer these days.
The service was excellent, friendly and attentive.
Overall a great value for your money. We are already planning our next trip and will definitely stay there again!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara Hotel is located 1 block to waterfront. Offering a Free Hot Breakfast buffet, Free Wireless Internet. Rooms offer Pillow Top Premium Beds, Fridge/Microwaves in rooms, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards. On site Heated Pool & Spa. Also on site Redwood Sauna. ... more   less 
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