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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Ranked #38 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not bad for an economy hotel”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Just dropped by at the end of the day and booked in here. Friendly receptionist who tried three different rooms until he found one that was ready for us.The room was lovely, plenty of space with a nice clean comfy king bed. Downside was the relatively thin walls, which allowed us to listen to couple next door making sure the population was kept topped up. Luckily for us he only lasted about two minutes so alls well. Apart from that it was fine. Brekky was included in a really nice relaxed room, not a massive selection but more than enough to get you fired up for the day. Oh and fast free internet too.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Very nice Inn in santa Barbara.
Spacious, clean rooms with comfortable bed and flat screen TV.
Nice & clean bathroom.

Walking distance from beach and main street.
Good breakfast on offer ( danish pastry, waffles, eggs, cereals...)
Free parking and internet

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Maria, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friends and I went to SB for my friends birthday party. The first thing that you see is a very dull room. The sheets smelled bad. Poor costumer service. Indian looking lady was yelling at me and in front of the costumers. We quickly packed up our bags and went to the hotel right next door. SO much better!!
Do not go to this Inn!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just got back from 3 days in Santa Barbara. It was a last minute trip and I was very pleased with the decision to stay here. A 5 minute walk to the ocean, 15 minute walk to State St. which seems to be the hub of Santa Barbara. Breakfast was included--and they have a waffle maker! Very friendly staff who are super helpful. The room was comfortable and had balcony for catching the sun and ocean breeze. Thanks Avania for a wonderful stay in Santa Barbara!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Right from talking to Samantha on the phone to book this place to meeting her in person....she was very nice and welcoming. This Inn was so close to the beach and pier....awesome restaurants...and downtown was so close also.....the breakfast was very well done! It was the only place out of 5 hotels we stayed in Cali that offered breakfast.....yummy fresh waffles!
It was also the most reasonable priced hotel too!
Thanks Sam...from the crew in Toronto!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We arrived after driving up from LA, it had free parking which was nice. The reception staff wasn't very welcoming but then again, 2 days before, they let me amend the reservation from 2 nights to 1 night at no additional cost, which was nice. We paid $160 for the Saturday night we were there, which was slightly more than what we would like to pay. The breakfast was nice, it has scrambled eggs, cereal, muffins, patries and a waffle machine.

If the price of room was lesser, I will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Booked this hotel stay as part of a short holiday in the US and was one of 3 hotels used. The Avania Inn is very well located being a short walk from the harbour area in one direction and downtown/pier area in the other. The hotel is close to an electric shuttle bus stop too. We used the off road parking facilities which they have on both sides of the hotel. We sampled the continental breakfast which had access to a reasonable choice of continental style breakfasts.The room was ample in size with good clean facilities. The only slight criticism is that the dark decor of the hotel leads to rooms being unsurprisingly dark .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Property: Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Avania Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Santa Barbara
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