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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here en route LA to Monterey, would have stayed longer if at all possible. Nice spacious and clean room, friendly reception (made all the better by a $7 discount voucher for a nearby restaurant). Good hot breakfast included in price. Overall, good value, would stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jesus. This hotel would've been okay for the price if it wasn't for the "Front Desk Manager" Samantha. How did she even get that title? Who hired her? I work in the hotel industry myself and I've never talked to someone over the phone with zero etiquette, no class, extremely rude classless person. She must hate her job. I called... More 

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Brookline
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room includes iron and ironing board, refrigerator and microwave, flat screen TV. King size bed...mattress sagging in the middle. Lobby doubles as dining area for complimentary breakfast. A large variety of cold and and hot breakfast foods to choose from. Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to beaches and Harborwalk. It is directly across from The Carriage and Western Art Museum.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I was a little leery of this hotel based on some of the ratings given by others. I'm so glad I did not let them stoop me from booking. The staff was helpful, the rooms were clean, neat and well furnished. The hotel was close to the beach and downtown. Breakfast was better than I expected and the coffee was... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Stayed for a few nights recently...on arrival the front desk lady was okay, not overly friendly but provided us with everything we needed. The room and bathroom was a little dated however it was clean and adequate for us, the bed was very comfy...the balcony was also a nice touch...parking is great, directly within the hotel area. Breakfast was basic... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night. Our room was beautifully decorated While we were in and out through the day we could see the manager constantly checking the property keeping things moving. Besides the coffee and tea set out all day a fresh pitcher of lemon water really helped because this day was hot. It was approximately a20 minute walk to Stearns... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel for three nights. As one of the relatively more affordable options in Santa Barbara, we weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and comfort at the Avania. The room was spacious and WiFi worked great. It's in a great location, with plenty of free parking. The restaurants down... More 

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Louisiana
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Realizing that Santa Barbara is an expensive area, we thought that this hotel belonging to the Comfort Inn family would be nice. We were rather surprised to be greeted at check in by a bit of an attitude. However, the room was nice and clean and in a convenient location with a private balcony. The hallway areas and breakfast area... More 

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Eureka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The hotel itself was clean and in a good location to restaurants and the beach is just a few blocks away so it could be an easy walk if you chose to do so. The breakfast was your typical hotel far and there was plenty of seating available, the main problem with this establishment was there was not a freindly... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed here for one night in Sept 2015 and wished we had booked two. Excellent location with lots of things to do and restaurants in walking distance. The whole area is very nice. Large breakfast area but it does get busy, that said anything that ran out was quickly replaced with fresh. They also serve some hot food for... More 

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