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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

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128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
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Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Brett C San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Samantha was my personal concierge during a five day stay in Santa Barbara. She was very flexible and helpful during my extended visit to a new area. I will stay there again on my next visit. Great sleeping condition, easy access to State Street. Thank you Samantha! Brett Clare

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service. Nice people and continental breakfast was off the charts. They had one of those quick waffle irons. Fresh fruit and more. Would stay again if in santa Barbara. Very close to the beach and affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel walking distance from the beach, excellent view of the fireworks on the beach and from the hotel, price reasonable and will be coming back to Santa Barbara and stay at this hotel.. Thanks Samantha for a great customer service.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is fairly close to the beach, about a block and a half up from the waterfront. It's still within walking distance to the harbor, pier and all the beautiful beaches and good restaurants in the area without paying beachfront prices. We had a 3rd floor balcony room looking toward the ocean but you can't see the ocean. You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK budget motel. My room was well appointed and comfortable enough. The location is reasonably central and within walking distance to the beach, but shop around as I suspect there are better options in Santa Barbara.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were clean, spotless infact. Good location with free parking. Breakfast was a let down globally with poor quality fruit and manky sausages, with the coffee not much better Having said that, for the price, you could get a lot worse. Didn't use the pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the property when I used the search words-located at State St..In my rush to book, I didn't realize it wasn't along State St.. But we were not disappointed. It was walking distance to the beach and to the Amtrak station. The room we were at was very clean, and we couldn't hear any sound from the other rooms.Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we stayed 3 nights (as exploring Santa Barbara needs that time), were absolutely satisfied by the service, the friendliness of the receptionist, the size and cleanliness of the room and the bath. Room had a little balcony, so we could enjoy the cool fresh air at night. free WiFi was well working, the complimentary continental breakfast was good. Prices were... More 

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Richmond, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the hotel & I must say if we hadn't prepaid I would have changed hotels. The room smelled & looked like it had seen better days--wall paper & paint pealing, water marks on the ceiling, etc. The morning breakfast was disappointing & the coffee was the worst I have in a long time--how hard is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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