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“Clean, bright, airy room, nice amenities & friendly staff”
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Agave Inn
Ranked #31 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Sunnyvale, CA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Clean, bright, airy room, nice amenities & friendly staff”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We loved the simple but colorful south of the border decor in our spacious, quiet 2nd floor room, which included a kitchenette well stocked with cookware & tableware. The bathroom is small but the sink deep and the shower large. All very clean and new. Multiple large windows with trees, brilliant hibiscus (?), and mountain views, and we felt very safe leaving them open all night to catch any breeze. It was a hot weekend, and although we made use of the air conditioner, we prefer not to run it overnight, so we loved the windows. Helpful, friendly staff, and basic breakfast offerings of fresh fruit, muffins & coffee, which would have been quite satisfactory except that we, like other reviewers, found the amazing croissant bakery kitty corner across the street so walked over there for breakfast. We spent a comfortable, romantic, and gourmet weekend at the Agave Inn and would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our family stayed at the Agave Inn for one night in June. We were there for UCSB graduation. The rates were sky high everywhere that weekend, so I would not recommend anyone visit at that time unless they have to. Other than that, we were very pleased with Agave Inn. Our room was nicely decorated with a south of the border theme. One thing that oddly impressed me was the modern replacement windows which opened so easily and let in plenty of fresh air. I actually replaced some ancient windows in my home after seeing them. The lady at the desk was lovely. I asked her if she would lay out the continental breakfast 1/2 hour early at 7:30am instead of the usual 8am time, due to the 9am graduation ceremony. She immediately agreed to do it. I was surprised because most hotels are inflexible about things like this. Another nice thing about this property is the neighborhood it is in; lots of good reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance as well as an upscale supermarket a block away. In summary, I would stay here again. Rates here are very reasonable for the area, provided it is not a special occasion weekend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Waterloo, Belgium
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Certainly the best motel we stayed at during our trip in the USA. Wefelt more like in a French 'chambre d'hôte' than in a motel! If you're looking after a cosy and payable motel near Santa Barbara: don't miss this one!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at the Agave Inn in Santa Barbara on our way from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The room rate was cheap, bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. The property also supplied bathroom amenities, parking outside your door and a small breakfast selection. There’s a few restaurants within walking distance and a few more within a 10 minute drive closer to town. As a quick overnight stop, it doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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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
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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
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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
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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:
#5 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, free parking, coffee maker in all room 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 
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