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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 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Given the price point and the motor lodge-looking exterior, I had modest expectations for our short getaway to Santa Barbara. The Avania overdelivered. Our room was very quiet and clean with comfortable beds and the breakfast in the morning was surprisingly good with eggs, sausage, make your own waffles and a variety of breads and cereals. We didn't use the... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid $170/nt which seems steep for a 2-1/2 star motel, but after searching all over the Internet this is the best we could find. The rooms are nice, comfy beds and the location is great, close to the beach and the funk zone. We were there mostly to wine taste and we were walking distance to at least 8... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a nice and big, clean room, walking distance to the beach and wharf for a reasonable price, this is your spot. We really enjoyed out stay here. Breakfast was simple but doable. Pool is Small but who spends time there anyway when you have a wonderful beach at your footsteps. Eat at Opal. It was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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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Richmond, Canada
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Huntington Beach, Ca
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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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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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#9 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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