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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Ranked #40 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed here for one night on our trip down the coast. The hotel is located in an ideal location for what we wanted to do. We were able to walk down toward the beach within minutes. Santa Barbara is absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed just walking around and taking in the beach atmosphere.
The hotel is a little dated, but clean and well kept. We enjoyed a quick swim in the pool after a day of walking.
I would stay in the hotel again if ever in Santa Barbara. It's location can't be beat.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

This hotel was one of our stop over points on a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in September 2011. My wife & I really enjoyed Santa Barbara and the Avania Inn was fine for us as an overnight stop. The room was plenty big enough and very clean.The location is not too bad with the only slight downside being that State Street is 10-15 mins walk away. Would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

I stayed here with friends during my trip to California in September 2011. I found it to be more than adequate for our needs with a reasonably sized, clean room and welcoming staff. The complimentary breakfast is also very nice (especially the waffles!) and the hotel itself is situated in a very convenient location, both when arriving in Santa Barbara and also whilst staying in the town, as the US101, beach and State Street are all no more than 10 minutes walk. If I returned, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

In Santa Barbara for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Rooms were spacious and clean, beds very comfortable. Great balcony, pool and jacuzzi. 1 1/2 block from the beach and across from a park. Samantha gave us great service and discount cards to several restaurants. Will gladly book this hotel again.

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Reviewed 16 September 2011

A good 10 minute walk from State Street is the only downside to this hotel but it is near the beach and harbour.
Really good rooms and a decent breakfast.
Key to this hotel is great value for money!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

anywhere else $200 for this place would have been insane, but for Santa Barbara it was reasonable. as others have said, the refurbishment was done cheaply and it definitely shows, the place just feels unloved and univiting, a criticism that extends to the pool, not sure that was worth the bother.
I had no problems at reception, she was nice enough to me. breakfast was fine, good coffee and great waffle maker!
I stayed one night and it was fine, just fine though, I would have been dissapointed if i had booked for longer, it is far from the part of state street that you want to get to.

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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Last minute booking on deciding to stay in Santa Barbara. Location is fine, but there are a lot nicer looking hotels nearby! Room is really spacious and has everything that you'd want, particulary for a longer stay, there is a fridge and microwave. Room was mainly clean but there were a couple of hairs on the towels which was quite off-putting. I think this would be a really good choice for people who want a spacious base for exploring the coast and not wanting to spend a lot.

Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $160 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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