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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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Ranked #36 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a typical Inn. You have a good room with TV, a parking lot and a good location. That's about all you can ask, because you don't stay in the hotel. The bad thing about the hotel is the absence of a safe and the staff was a little indifferent with guests arriving or going. In one word, I would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this to be a very good hotel for the price. The parking lot was not very large, but we had no problems parking in the lot. I am not sure what it would be like in high season. It was a very short walk to the pier and beach. A real plus as there is not much parking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed one night for a sleep and that was all. Good thing. The drapes had holes in them from sun damage, so if they overlooked the shredded drapes what else are they prepared to overlook? Certainly makes you wonder. Front desk just treated us like a number. She recorded my complaints on her computer with out any acknowledgement or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay at the Avania. Lovely clean room, excellent breakfast and plenty of choice. Staff friendly, Samantha advised us places to eat in the evening. Coffee and water always available in the comfortable spacious lounge. Would recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I give this hotel 3.5 rating because the breakfast spread was picked up before the time allotted. The bed was comfortable, the view is of the parking lot. It has A/C which worked fine. Has an elevator. Just don't wait to the last half hour for the continental breakfast. Location walking distance to Pier & harbor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed for 6 nights here for vacation and a wedding. Friendly staff, all in all a nice place. Rooms are nice, some things like carpeting in the hall could use some updating, but for the price, it's a fantastic location in walking distance to the beach and a lot of other shops and attractions (granted, we choose to walk vs.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found this hotel to be average for the level of the hotel. Had a very nice location within walking distance to beach, wharf, and downtown. Comfortable bed and pillows, nice balcony with chairs and table for relaxing, and decent free breakfast in the morning. Toilet and shower area wa pretty cramped . This hotel was a disappointment because it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This Inn is a nice place to stay. You can walk to the beach, the Santa Barbara Pier is a short walk, State street shops and places to eat can be easily walked to. There is a harbor area close by. The Morning Breakfast had a good selection of items, hot and cold. The rooms are quiet/ In early evening... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Rooms where adequate, asked for top floor a month ahead, still got a ground floor room.the room was good , faced the parking lot so some noise during the nite! On check out it was if someone asked the front desk to be rude to us. The couple ahead she was friendly with , then she barely acknowledged our presence!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We arrived a bit early. Our room was not yet ready (but didn't take long). We were on the first floor near the laundry room and were nervous the noise would be an issue. Lucky it was not. King bed was great, room was clean and comfortable. Great location near the beach and main street (walking distance). Nice breakfast layout... More

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Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Santa Barbara
Country Inn Santa Barbara

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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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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