Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
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After my short layover in Malibu I finally turned onto the PCH and continued my trip heading towards Santa Barbara.
Already at this part of the coast you can't help but be amazed at the diversity, driving directly between ocean and mountains. Every so often I just stopped my car to take in the surroundings and you never knew what the next …
... do have massive portions between the three of us we had s o much food left. However, the grill was lovely and we all enjoyed our dinner.
The following day on the Sunday we had an early start as we had a busy day ahead we were off to Hearst Castle. Hearst castle is a California historical landmark and designed and built newspaper owner William Randolph Hearst and was completed in 1947. The castle is not a standard English castle, it is more ...
... people speaking French in the back so I turned around: they were from Quebec. I recognized their accent. I didn't talk to them because I was kind of far from them but I was glad to know that I was not the only one who was from Quebec. However, I would have love to talk to them!
At 12:30 pm, the tour was over and I still had 2 hours left before Amy picked me up. I walked a few times up and down Hollywood Boulevard. While I was walking and looking around, a man ...
... have been
in drought conditions for an extended period of time are very appreciative of
the 8" that they are expecting to get over the life of this weather
But lets get back to the chronology of the trip to this
point. When we last left off we were in Florence
Oregon where we stayed in a hotel after a long
trip in the snow and traffic from Portland
and Daybreak cohousing on Thursday Feb 6. Friday we continued along ...
One thing that my Lonely Planet survival guide mentions is to avoid LA Greyhound bus station - particularly at night. And they don't say this about many places so I defiantly took the advice! Therefore I booked an Amtrak train - which I'm not complaining about because there's so much space and they are cleaner etc etc - but it was leaving from Union Station. I've already spoken about how big LA is and taxis cost a mint. So decided to catch the bus. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
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!