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“Clean and Vibrant!”
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Agave Inn
Ranked #32 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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“Clean and Vibrant!”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Check-in was a breeze and the room was bright and perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better deal in Santa Barbara.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Picked this motel after finding a coupon in a Travel coupon guide, rang late at night after travelling 10 hours down the coast, staff more than happy to accommodate. Staff friendly and helpful, room small but more than adequate for two people. Parking right outside room. Great clean decor with funky colors. Breaky average but hey it's included. Not within walking distance to attractions but a very short drive. Ended up adding an additional night. Overall good little place to stay, would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Nice furnitures, colors and the whole design. Also the staff was very friendly and we had nice chats. Definitely a recommendation and one of the better inns we visited!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Very small, about 10 rooms. You can tell it used to be an old motel, but has been updated with cute styling and bright colors on the exterior. The room was fine, few ants in the bathroom and a broken shelf. Not in walking distance from the attractions on State Street. Free wifi and ample parking at the Inn. Complementary breakfast consistent of fruit and cookies served on top of the dryer. We stayed over memorial day, So rates were probably much higher than normal. For what we paid (about $200 a night) I would recommend something a little closer to town.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The Inn is well kept. Clean. However the room is so small. Not that much room to put lugguages and the space is very tight for two people to walk around or sit to do anything. For staying overnight to break up the journey is okay. I do not advise people who would like to visit Santa Barbara for vacation or need to stay for few days to stay in this Inn. Although it includes breakfast, there is no room for you to sit down to have breakfast. You need to bring to the tiny room to have your breakfast. It is very uncomfortable to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Also the breakfast is very minimum. That is better to go somewhere else to have a good cup of coffee. For people has rush schedule and need to leave in the morning. That is okay to stay in this inn for the price.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Wonderful renovated motel! We selected this hotel for staying a couple of days in Santa Barbare on our trip along the Californian coastline. We selected it based on its website and some tripadvisor review .... the outcome: great! Colorful rooms equipped with microwave, docking station for iphone, flat tv, small table for having your own meals in the room. Super clean, friendly reception and convenient location. Breakfast is included but very basic. All in all: great!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Really enjoyed my stay at this Inn. Loved the modern, mexican style decor, free wifi, parking and breakfast (coffee, muffins, fruit.) The guest directory book in the room had restaurant recommendations in it which we really appreciated. The only negative was the strong rotten egg odour coming from the shower drain, which eventually seemed to dissipate. So not sure what's in the water there? But I would definitely stay here again and be sure to check out their sister property the Presidio Motel.

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Additional Information about Agave Inn

Property: Agave Inn
Address: 3222 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#22 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Agave Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agave Inn-a Shelter Social Club property is a small 13 room Inn. Free WiFi,continental breakfast,and Ipod players in all rooms. Conveniently located close to Earl Warren Showgrounds, Sansum Clinic, Santa Babara Municipal Golf Course and downtown. We look forward to seeing you soon! While visiting please be sure to check out our restaurant- Sama Sama Kitchen -located in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara! ... more   less 
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