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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hanford, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Seattle
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Santa Pola, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night whilst passing through Santa Barbara. The Motel was excellent, the rooms were modern and nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the shower good. The complimentary breakfast was also ver good. The location allowed us to walk to all the main sights in Santa Barbara. Overall a great motel, clean, modern and in a... More

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Santiago, Chile
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This hotel is perfect about location. Just across the beach. The hotel itself is really small, but the rooms have space enough to move and be comfortable. The bathroom is extremely small, but the sink is outside. It has a small kitchen area and complimentary wifi at a really good speed. Includes a basic but really good breakfast (waffles!) and... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Upon arrival we were greeting by, Samautle with a smile. She saw that there would be 4 of us and upgraded us to a larger room she had available at no extra charge. We chose Avania because we were looking for a room relatively close to the beach and services at an affordable price. The room was clean, the beds... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Nice central location near city and beach. Walking distance to town center and some tourist attractions. Clean rooms and nice bed. Pool are available. No surprise you get what you expect. Service and breakfast ok. Only missed cheese and meet at breakfast.

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Lakewood, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed two night at the Avania Inn while on business in Santa Barbara. The location is very good. It is close to the water but also close to the 101 if you need to get another part of the city. The room was so-so. I could not tell if it was simply dated or if they were going for... More

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San Diego, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The rooms were a bit small but very nicely redone. The breakfast was good and the staff very nice. They have a pool and a jacuzzi that is heated. It was close to the pier, the park and State St. I would stay again. The only negative would be the poor water pressure in the shower.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed here for three night whilst travelling the west coast,had a room on second floor overlooking the pool,room was big clean nice bathroom,has small balcony,wasn't particularly expensive 10 mins walk too the beach nice location as it's quiet.Room cleaned everyday to a high standard in the morning breakfast is buffet style but is good food quickly replaced when runs out... More

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Additional Information about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Also Known As:
Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara Hotel
Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Santa Barbara
Country Inn Santa Barbara
Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
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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