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128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810
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#5 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara Hotel has a premium location just 1 block to waterfront. Offering a Free Hot Breakfast buffet, Free Wireless Internet. Rooms offer Pillow Top Premium Beds, Microfridge in rooms, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards. On site Heated Pool & Spa.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Aladdin wrote a review Jan. 18
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
My stay here was great from the moment I walked in. I was greated warmly by the lovely front desk agent, Samantha. She was friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and was very happy to help me get a room for the night. I was there much earlier then check in and as her manager, Jake, was walking by I inquired about an early check in. Typically they wouldn't so early but Jake gave an assist by checking directly with housekeeping to see if one was available so early on. There was, I really appreciated accessing my room early thanks to the accommodating manner of Samantha and Jake. The room was clean and modern with a hint of retro beach style. It even had a balcony to view the gorgeous SB sunrise from, or gaze at the stars at night. The next morning they had a delicious, fresh breakfast bar that was kept stocked and clean thanks to the diligent breakfast attendant Sean. Then to finish my great stay as I was leaving I asked if they had an ice machine to fill my water bottle, unfortunately since they are doing a bit of construction it wasn't accessible to guests, but Ms. Glory, the Assisstant Manager, was gracious enough to go and fill up my water bottle for me. All in all, a 10 out of 10 would visit again. Thank you to all the Staff at Avania Inn
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Inspire64464762782, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us your valued feedback. It was so awesome to see how much you enjoyed your visit with us. It was my personal pleasure to help assist and be able to make your experience here a memorable one. Glory, Sean, and Samantha are all tremendous assets to our team here and I can't wait to share your review and compliments with them and the rest of our staff here. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits with us! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Joan L wrote a review Oct. 2022
Manteca, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
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The Avania Inn was a hidden gem. A small boutique hotel that had the friendliest and most competent staff, so much better than the large hotel chains. The remodeled rooms are quiet comfortable and a super location. Kudos to Jacob, Gloryann and Michael for making our stay so enjoyable. Breakfast buffet was delicious!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct. 23, 2022
Dear joanl2016, Thank you for your provided valued feedback. So awesome to see you got to enjoy an excellent visit with us and our newly renovated guestrooms and premium locations. It was my personal privilege and pleasure getting to help make your stay a memorable one with us. Michael and Glory are both tremendous assets to our amazing team we have here and I look forward to sharing your review with them and the rest of our hard working staff members. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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cesar b wrote a review Jan. 4
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Had a great stay was in Santa Barbara for some business and was placed in the avania inn Daniel at the front desk was very professional and gave me a call since I was running late to make sure my plans hadn't canceled due to the ongoing weather conditions i am from CA so didn't have that issue but appreciated the call. The room i was in was fully renovated and was great clean,quiet and the bed was comfy will be recommending this hotel for my business trips down here from now on.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear CesarbT8486UC, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. It was so nice to see how much you enjoyed one of our newly renovated guest rooms, comfortable bed, and excellent service provided by one of our outstanding team members. I look forward to sharing your compliments with Daniel and the rest of our staff here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits. Safe travels! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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GigiSingapore wrote a review Dec. 2022
Seattle, Washington29 contributions29 helpful votes
Avoid! Do not understand all the top reviews for this place. I chose it based on TripAdvisor reviews and I feel very misled. Depressing motel under construction. Balconies...but they overlook a parking lot. Yes, you can eat blueberries at breakfast, but the breakfast is otherwise a Holiday Inn Express experience. The small pool and hot tub are closed for construction. The rooms are small. We stayed in a remodeled room. That blue palm tree background that looks great on the website? It looks pretty tacky in person. Very close to highway. The only pro is its good location, but there are LOTS of places to stay nearby that are a lot cuter! I'm writing this review so you can avoid our mistake.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 21, 2022
Dear Gigisingapore, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. I'm sorry you felt misled from your personal experience on your last visit. We strive as a staff to provide an exceptional experience to all of our guests here. If your reading our reviews many of them are based on the excellent service our hard working team members provide and what we are able to offer our valued guests in the category of hotel that we are. While we are not a "5" star resort nor advertise that we are we make it a point to provide "5" star service and I am privileged to be surrounded by such a phenomenal team here and evidenced as you mentioned in all the top reviews we get from other travelers. A Holiday Inn Express experience is a pretty accurate comment to make as we advertise a complimentary, hot, continental, breakfast offering and do not advertise that we have a full service restaurant. You will come to find when staying at these other "cuter" hotels in the area they do not offer any kind of breakfast or very limited options. While our pool and hot tub area may be smaller than we would like, it is still a nice amenity to offer as some hotels in the area do not have on at all and we cannot change the current footprint it occupies. Those amenities have to be closed for construction so we can provide a better product to our guests to help continue to provide great experiences for our clients. We have been transparent about our ongoing renovations on all of our third party websites and hotel website so it allows guests to consider if wanting to stay at our hotel during renovation circumstances. I'm not sure how this would be misleading. I'm sorry to see you found the wall mural tacky as we get a lot of compliments about it from other guests and it fits nicely with the rope lighting around our guest beds. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Yan wrote a review Dec. 2022
New York City, New York11 contributions13 helpful votes
Went during December off season, showed up at the counter and no one was there to check me in. Shouted for a few minutes and no one showed up so we walked around to the wharf instead and had happy hour. Before heading back, I called the front desk to make sure someone would be there this time and was told yes, but when I showed up, again no one was there. Luckily after yelling for someone, this time someone did pop up saying they were "on a call". We paid extra to get a room with the balcony, and it turned out there was always background music; I called the front desk to ask if there were built in speakers I wasn't aware of playing music and they told us it was because the reception hall was under us and the front desk was playing music. Thin walls! They turned down the music but after half an hour the music started being audible again. I didn't bother calling again; at 6am I was woken up to the sound of more music from the reception. When I got downstairs the music was quite loud and I had to tell them to turn it down. The plus is the breakfast had fresh blueberries and strawberries. The coffee was below average motel coffee.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec. 17, 2022
Dear jinner9, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. I apologize your last visit with us was not up to expectations. Most of our guests enjoy the lobby music played but we are always more than happy to adjust the volume if being disturbed by it. Our team members stay diligent in their property walks, or may be assisting other guests with something if you happened to come up to the desk and they had momentarily stepped away. We will certainly review your comments with our team for improvement accordingly. Glad to see you enjoyed our hot, continental, complimentary breakfast offering and am sorry to hear the coffee was not to your liking as many of our valued guests compliment how much they enjoy it as it is a premium Colombian roast coffee that we provide at our hotel. We do hope to exceed your expectations on future visits and wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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donnamoncef wrote a review Dec. 2022
Iskele15 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is going to be great but it is now under repair so some areas are closed off and some noise during the day. The staff more than makes up for all of this they are very kind and understanding.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Dec. 16, 2022
Dear donnamoncef, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Nice to see you enjoyed the excellent service provided by our awesome staff here. I look forward to sharing your compliments with them. We are looking forward to having the last phase of our hotel renovations completed as soon as possible. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to exceed expectations on your next visit with us! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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CaliDreamer28 wrote a review Dec. 2022
San Diego, California13 contributions3 helpful votes
My friend and I took the train from San Diego to catch the Parade of Lights in Santa Barbara, and I chose this hotel because of the great reviews, and the proximity to both Stearns Wharf and Amtrak station. It was both 0.5 mile each. The room was so spacious, clean and I just loved the lighting. It all seemed very modern. We didn't hear any neighbors, so I believe the noise proofing is great to my standards here! We checked out after eating breakfast so were not affected with the construction sounds. Jamaru did a great check-in and check-out, and was kind to hold our bags as we arrived early checking in and the room wasn't ready yet. Great service from all the team members I interacted with.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec. 14, 2022
Dear Calidreamer28, Thank you for taking the time to provide us your valued feedback. It was so great to see how much you enjoyed one of our newly renovated guestrooms, premium location, and the excellent service provided by our team and in particular Jamaru. He is an essential part of what we do as a staff here and I can't wait to share your review and compliments with him and the rest of our team! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to provide memorable experiences on future visits with us. Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Brandon L wrote a review Dec. 2022
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Planned a surprise impromptu bday trip for my love and came across this cute Inn that went above and beyond placing flowers and the cutest welcoming in the room before we arrived (thanks Samantha) 💙 staff even left a bday card 💙 we hope to return once construction is done with pool this spring!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 13, 2022
Dear W1702RFbrandonl, Thank you for taking the time to provide us your valued feedback. It was so great to read about the memorable experience our team helped provide for you on such a special occasion! Samantha is a tremendous asset to our staff and I can't wait to share your compliments with her and the rest of our hardworking team members! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the birthday experience and we truly can't wait to have you back and continue to exceed expectations! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Louieathens wrote a review Dec. 2022
New Zealand212 contributions49 helpful votes
Large room (216 )very clean and obviously quite new as bathroom was white and sparkling . Nice balcony with 2 seats outside. Quiet and good parking . Elevator to take luggage up on. Polite and helpful staff. Really good choices for breakfast which was complimentary. Close to the beach so good location
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec. 13, 2022
Dear Louieathens, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us your valued feedback. It was so great to see how much you enjoyed your visit with us and what we love to provide our guests here. I look forward to sharing your compliments with our hard working team members. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits and wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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rpjy66 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Singapore19 contributions56 helpful votes
Our family stayed a night in a renovated triple queen room and found it to be very clean and comfortable. Free cookies and coffee in the reception through the day, and decent breakfast in the morning too. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Dec. 8, 2022
Dear Rpjy66, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us your valued feedback. So great to see you got to enjoy one of our newly renovated guestrooms and hotel amenities we love to provide our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to exceed expectations on future visits! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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US$162 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avania inn of santa barbara hotel santa barbara, avania hotel santa barbara, avania santa barbara, country inn santa barbara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Country Inn by the Sea
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (0.7 km), Santa Barbara Harbor (0.7 km), and Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, The Black Sheep, and Toma Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.6 km), Casa del Herrero (6.1 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (3.5 km).
Is Avania Inn of Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.