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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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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
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Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms were clean, spotless infact. Good location with free parking. Breakfast was a let down globally with poor quality fruit and manky sausages, with the coffee not much better Having said that, for the price, you could get a lot worse. Didn't use the pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the property when I used the search words-located at State St..In my rush to book, I didn't realize it wasn't along State St.. But we were not disappointed. It was walking distance to the beach and to the Amtrak station. The room we were at was very clean, and we couldn't hear any sound from the other rooms.Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed 3 nights (as exploring Santa Barbara needs that time), were absolutely satisfied by the service, the friendliness of the receptionist, the size and cleanliness of the room and the bath. Room had a little balcony, so we could enjoy the cool fresh air at night. free WiFi was well working, the complimentary continental breakfast was good. Prices were... More 

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Richmond, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the hotel & I must say if we hadn't prepaid I would have changed hotels. The room smelled & looked like it had seen better days--wall paper & paint pealing, water marks on the ceiling, etc. The morning breakfast was disappointing & the coffee was the worst I have in a long time--how hard is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was actually quite nice we stayed there for 2 nights and the bed was very comfortable, the WiFi worked nicely, and the room was fine, large and it was quiet, we managed to relax quite a bit coming from an already long road trip. However this place is not cheap for having such poor and rude staff. Breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service @ the front desk could have been better. Staff seemed to be a little rude until we were checking out the following morning. Skip the the "Lobby Breakfast" and save your money for something a lot more delicious around town. We asked for some towels and the staff asked us could we wait about 5 minutes or so...... More 

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