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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 #34 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Santa Barbara for two nights at the Avania Inn. We had two rooms and they were able to accomodate us in two rooms right next to each other. The stay included free wifi, free parking and breakfast. The breakfast included eggs, fruit, waffles, pastries, and beverages. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The location of the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my mom on a Sat/Sun overnight getaway for her 60th bday. This hotel was perfect. Stayed o5n room 312. Used the trip anvisor tips and asked for 3rd floor room w/balcony. Clean, cute decor, free breakfast (eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, yogurt, english muffins.) Free parking in the lot. Quick 10 min walk to the beach/pier/ State Street. Mom said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a great location, and our room was good - there was a nice balcony and we had a reasonable amount of space with two double beds in it. So easy to access the town. Staff are ok, however was disappointed in the breakfast as fruit was a bit old, and eggs dry. We had better breakfasts at other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The location of the Hotel is good, only few minuts walking away from the beach and some restaurants. Rooms was large and clean. Wifi was good. The breakfast was good, traditional US plus scrambled eggs. Friendly staff. We can recomment this Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

For the amount we paid this hotel was ideal. Only 1 min walk to beach. Comfiest bed I have ever slept in. And the receptionist recommended a restaurant near the waterfront which was amazing (and we got a free starter). Waterfront grill I think it was called. The room was spacious with a balcony and breakfast was good - scrambled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Actually we booked this hotel by mistake...One person in our party of 3 couples thought she was booking Holiday Inn Express, and booked Avania in stead. By calling a week before arrival, we were able to get 3 rooms together on the top floor which probably was the best place to be. The rooms appeared to be clean and the... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Okay normally I don't like to dis a place, the room was fine, clean, big, location right off the freeway and a few blocks from the beach, wall are a bit thin BUT what was a major issue was Parking. We checked in and nowhere did it state we may have to park off site on the local streets. We... More 

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england
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52 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I stayed here a few years back and there was a little more professionalism about the place. Now, there is none. The building itself it is good and has a good lobby/lounge, which is unusual for what is, in effect, a motel.The breakfast, is pretty basic We consistently had to ask for things which were not replaced. Tables were left... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When we called this Inn to make a reservation, the price they quoted was the same as what was listed on trip advisor. We ask for a military discount, and they said we already had a discount! This made no sense, since the price was the same! Most everywhere we stay honors military veterans by giving a discount. This hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Here is a reasonable motel, a block from the beach, with quiet and spacious rooms, comfortable beds and a full breakfast. I always get a good night's sleep here, and I can walk to my favorite pub and favorite cafe. They also have wifi and a pool.

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