Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, is near The Grapeline Santa Barbara (Solvang), Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Condor Cruises, and Santa Barbara Sailing Center.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

    Quiet and homey

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.....

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    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

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    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)

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    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.

    Best regards,

    Louis Martini

    Loved the beauty

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    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.

    Quite nice!

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    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!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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