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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 #33 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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el cajon, ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Watsonville, CA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
19 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Avania is located a short distance from both the beach, marina, and downtown Santa Barbara. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I stayed in a room on the third floor – the room had a king-sized bed, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. There was a also a balcony which chairs for relaxing outside if... More 

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Munich, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel is good located (very close to the beach, just around the corner) and for a onenighter OK. Don't expect too much so you can't be disappointed ;-) Very good is the parking directly to the house, actually you can see your car from the room (this is actually from every room possible).

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The room and bathroom was clean, bed was comfy and there was a coffee maker, which we didn't use, a microwave and fridge. We stayed on the 3rd floor and had no problems with noise, weird odours or feeling unsafe. The breakfast was fine if you like basic cereal, eggs, toast and waffles. Excellent value for money, especially for an... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Quite in the morning. Breakfast from 07:30 is fantastic. Staff is kind and helpfull. Rooms is clean and nice. All Rooms are to parking area, no problem. Free parking, free wireless. No more than 100 meters to beach area. I choose again if I come back.

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