We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Friendly staff, comfortable stay.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Agave Inn

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Agave Inn
Ranked #28 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, comfortable stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The staff member when I checked in was friendly and welcoming. There was free parking and the wifi worked! There are several shops, cafes & restaurants within walking distance and the main area of Santa Monica was a five minute drive.

Although I didn't take advantage of it, there was a small complimentary breakfast available. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Loges
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

418 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    190
    166
    43
    12
    7
See reviews for
70
206
46
17
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (67)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Agave Inn was perfect for our stay in Santa Barbara- it was well located, clean, and affordable. Staff was very friendly with a lot of suggestions on where to eat and what to visit. Have already recommended it to other people!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AnitaPCostaRica
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Agave Inn although on State Street, may not be walking distance to downtown, but there's a bus stop right across the street, which takes you there.... This little place is small but very colorful! It's extremely clean and staff is very friendly! They also have coffee, teas and juices along with banana nut muffins, cookies and fruit! My boyfriend and I would stay here again without a doubt! Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jojoandray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We really liked this motel. Very friendly welcome from extremely helpful staff. Convenient location... Not near the sea but bus stops right outside and takes you to state street in 10 minutes! Bright, clean, airy rooms! For golfers... lovely municipal course across the road! Would definitely recommend the agave inn!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 35golf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Luxembourg
Level Contributor
62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the Agave Inn for a couple of nights in July 2013 and were very pleasantly surprized. We had opted for one of the double/double rooms with a little kitchen (I think room #22) which was on the upstairs floor. A relatively big and bright room with a nice view of the low rise residential area behind the motel and the Santa Barbara hills. The deco was simple but tasteful and added some real nice character to the room.

The welcome was very friendly and explained everything relevant, including the two bus lines that leave just outside of the hotel every 10-15 minutes going straight to downtown-Santa Barbara; that there was a simple breakfast on offer but that there was a nice breakfast option just across the street (which we used over the next days and which was nice indeed); and that there was a parking arrangement with the neighboring animal clinic in case the motel's parking was full. Also opposite is the Gelson's supermarket, a very nice place to get takeaway lunch or the like.

All in all a very nice place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank greenpaul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockton, NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Immaculately clean, bright, and cheerful. Very friendly, helpful, and attentive staff. Sparkling white sheets contrasting nicely with colorful decorations. Great location. Although the free breakfast was minimal, there is a fantastic french bakery across the street. Some of the best croissants on this side of the Atlantic!
We are a family of four with school-age children. All of us enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank lr0508
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milford, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Agave Inn is a super cute old time motel that is clean and comfortable. The owner is very nice and accommodating. Not sure about the breakfast, but who cares I would always rather go out to a restaurant and enjoy a real meal. Plenty of places close by. I would definitely stay at the Agave Inn next time I visit Santa Barbara.

Room Tip: Ask for a king bed so you get a 2nd floor room, larger and more privacy.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bebe813
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Barbara hotels
0.2 mi away
Oasis Inn & Suites
Oasis Inn & Suites
#40 of 52 in Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 stars 189 reviews
0.9 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
1.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
0.2 mi away
Quality Inn Santa Barbara
Quality Inn Santa Barbara
#37 of 52 in Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 stars 188 reviews
2.9 mi away
The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer
#9 of 52 in Santa Barbara
4.5 of 5 stars 268 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Agave Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Agave Inn

Property: Agave Inn
Address: 3222 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3329
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#22 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Agave Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agave Inn-a Shelter Social Club property is a small 13 room Inn. Free WiFi,continental breakfast,and Ipod players in all rooms. Conveniently located close to Earl Warren Showgrounds, Sansum Clinic, Santa Babara Municipal Golf Course and downtown. We look forward to seeing you soon! While visiting please be sure to check out our restaurant- Sama Sama Kitchen -located in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotwire, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Agave Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Agave Hotel Santa Barbara
Agave Motel Santa Barbara

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing