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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visiting family...great location to the beach and city public Pool and Marina and wharf . yes this is older hotel revamped but VERY clean and we luv'd our private deck facing north.We had car troubles and had to stay extra 2 days while car in shop.Friendly staff .pool and hot tub small but did not stop us from cooling down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly as expected. A small inn/motel-type place, decently modern decor, clean room, all amenities in working order, mini fridge & microwave in the room, friendly staff, free breakfast, ample free parking, and 1 minute walk to the beach and the main strip of restaurants & shops. Also small yet clean pool & hot tub areas. Nothing too extravagant, but a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean and quiet. Wi-Fi was fast and the staff was friendly. Downsides: very overpriced ($275 a night in July) and the breakfast was horrible! They didn't even provide butter, just some kind of nasty margarine. Breakfast is served very late -- starts at 7.30 am (other placed served at 6.30 am). There is only one toaster and... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel has a nice location. It is nothing fancy but is one of the cheapest priced motels in the area. Although their computer takes forever to process credit cards, everything else seemed to be adequate. The breakfast in the morning includes some hot food such as waffles, scrambled eggs and sausage to go along with the usual morning goodies.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as we had arrived in Santa Barbara late and most places were booked out. The lady on check in was very friendly and we were able to get to our room easily. The room had 2 double beds , was clean and adequate for the night. Breakfast was included in the rate and again was adequate. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Samantha was my personal concierge during a five day stay in Santa Barbara. She was very flexible and helpful during my extended visit to a new area. I will stay there again on my next visit. Great sleeping condition, easy access to State Street. Thank you Samantha! Brett Clare

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great service. Nice people and continental breakfast was off the charts. They had one of those quick waffle irons. Fresh fruit and more. Would stay again if in santa Barbara. Very close to the beach and affordable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Hotel walking distance from the beach, excellent view of the fireworks on the beach and from the hotel, price reasonable and will be coming back to Santa Barbara and stay at this hotel.. Thanks Samantha for a great customer service.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This hotel is fairly close to the beach, about a block and a half up from the waterfront. It's still within walking distance to the harbor, pier and all the beautiful beaches and good restaurants in the area without paying beachfront prices. We had a 3rd floor balcony room looking toward the ocean but you can't see the ocean. You... More 

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West LA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

OK budget motel. My room was well appointed and comfortable enough. The location is reasonably central and within walking distance to the beach, but shop around as I suspect there are better options in Santa Barbara.

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