Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
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Quiet and homey
it was hard for me to find once i got there (i didn't know SB more than state street) but i took advantage of a a special they had. i was so glad i did; the rooms were tiny but hey-it's a room, right? the decor is B&B and thats's the ambiance which is what makes it so special. take advantage of the continental breakfast-tea, fruit, breads, etc.-and the fresh-baked cookies which come out at 4pm. very comfortable. i would most definitely go back.
Surprising find near the S.B. beaches
First, here's the biggest surprise of all: The photos on Expedia actually LOOK like the rooms! Charming, clean, quiet motor inn a block from the main S.B. beaches. Country Inn by the Sea is always on the "possibilities" list for our Route 101 travel plans.
Very charming hotel
This is a quaint This is a quaint hotel a block from the harbor. The rooms are a good size, well kept, and include a couple comfortable chairs. The continental breakfast is first class. The hotel includes a video library and the movies can be checked out for free. The pool is very small, likely due to lack of available space. All in all though, a very nice establishment. I try and make a point to stay here when on business and brought my family here last summer on the way through Santa Barbara. They all enjoyed the stay.
Very nice place
We were treated very well at this hotel. The bed was very nice, and the rooms are very good. We had a king bed and Jacuzzi. All in all a very nice place.
Perfect for a Weekend Getaway
The Country Inn proved to be the perfect place for our weekend getaway.
The Inn offered all the amenities we were looking for. The staff was friendly and helpful, the Inn was clean and the location was perfect, two blocks from the pier and Cabrillo Blvd. where there's lots of action and great restaurants, and the price fit into our budget. An added plus for us is that it's next to Santa Barbara City College where we ran both Saturday and Sunday on their soft track overlooking the ocean. And last but not least, we really appreciated their free continental breakfast each morning to start us on our day. I highly recommend this Inn.
Home away from home.....
One word describes Country Inn By The Sea...Relaxing. From the assortment of fresh fruit and pastries in the morning to warm cookies in the afternoon - everything has a homey feel to it. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. The beds and bedding were way above hotel quality. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect to see all the things Santa Barbara has to offer. I would stay again and again.
All the comforts of home
Really enjoyed our stay at this Inn. It had a great location just 2 blocks from the water, and easy access to downtown Santa Barbara. Every afternoon, they would set out beverages, cookies, and fruit. The morning breakfast was very adequate, and the staff friendly. We found it to be a good place to stay and if we were to go to Santa Barbara again, we would stay there. We found a vegetarian restaurant downtown called Sojourner to be excellent. Don't miss it.
Middle Aged Slumber Party (MASP)
2 years ago I had occasion to escort a group of 30 seniors to Santa Barbara, Ca. The lady at the Travel information booth in S.B. told us about this inn. It was about 4:00 in the afternoon, just time for cookies to come out of the oven. John and his staff graciously invited to stay for the treat even though we had not made our reservation for a later date. I have to tell you that the accomodations and the hospitality at this inn is as good as it gets. In fact, I am now in the process of trying to contact John again because I want to take a group to Carmel but cannot locate a telephone or E-mail address. Hey, John, if you read this send me a note with infor for Carmel.
Loved the beauty
I was there for my Step-daughter to receive herPhd. We stayed at this most incredible place it look small on the outside lovely on the inside.
We happened upon this inn late one Saturday night in November. After traveling from San Fran, we just wanted to get off the road and sleep somewhere comfortable yet affordable. We checked occupancy at several hotels only to find rates above $200. We were getting discouraged, and then decided to take a chance on this place. Upon entering, you notice a warmth exuding throughout the cozy lobby, with baskets of fruit and cookies. The young woman at the front desk gave us a rate of $100, showed us which rooms she had available on a map, and asked us which one WE wanted! Unbelievable. Naturally, we chose the largest corner room. The bedroom was definitely countryish, and though not our style, was thorougly comfortable. The shower and toilet are in a separate room, with the sink and counter outside. Amenities included shampoo, conditioner, lotion and a hair dryer. The canopy bed was quite comfortable, and the room was fairly spacious, even had two sitting chairs with a reading table in between them, and a desk. It was very quiet there. The rate includes a continental breakfast which was great -- coffee, juices, fruit, cereal, danish and breads. There are several tables, though many people were actually taking advantage of the couches and sitting chairs to read the newspaper. Video rentals are also free. Our quick stay here was definitely a nice surprise, especially after being offered only smoking rooms with twin beds for more than $200!
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Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... the Pacific Coast Highway. Fortunately all the kids went back to school today, so the road was empty. Even though it was cloudy, and very low cloud at that, it gave the mountains, and coast an almost eerie look. Really pleased I'd chosen to drive south on this road, as the view to to my right was stunning. Was also glad I hadn't had a drink the night before, as the road is full of twists and turns and needed full concentration. The further south I got, the warmer it ...
... is pretty good - you can tell that Santa Barbara is a bit more upscale. We have dinner at California Pizza Kitchen - think your traditional Italian Pizza restaurant, but with a very Californian twist with Club Sandwich type of pizza fillings among other things. Fun concept, and certainly one of the better franchise restaurants.
Santa Barbara is only a brief stop-over and tomorrow we're moving on to the greater LA area.
... and Van Nuys before detraining in Los Angeles, CA. We experienced 3 more tunnels, the first being a whole mile long! Talk about dark!
Kallen is getting more 'used' to this train riding with the exception of the train transfer in Los Angeles - a lot of stimulation with ALL OF THE TRAINS and people and noise! When he gets frustrated, he speaks a little Spanish! Side note to Teacher Denae - he is really picking up on the Spanish, "No bueno, ...
... an artist for films and tv shows and has some of his amazing paintings around the house. He showed us a poster he is making for a new film and pointed out some super cool stuff in his studio, such as a model from Harry and the Henderson (which his dad produced) We chatted about timebank stuff and took up far too much of their time, as they were packing to go away for their anniversary. Sailor was delightful as when I met her before, she's one of ...
... t have a clue where this was. So I free styled the drive and managed to find the stop.
It was like driving into a film set. One minute busy road next open sand dunes. These however were fenced off. They are protected and you can't climb them. Great! Never mention that in the guide books! We had a quick look around. Used the compost toilets which we all love, and got back onto the freeway, as I had one more stop to make. Slovang is a ...