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
     

    Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara

    The Big Sur!

    A travel blog entry by lcowdril on Jul 24, 2015

    15 photos

    So this morning we woke up to a beautiful view outside the window - glittering sea and some more sea otters making their way over to the other side of the bay for breakfast. We sat and had a yummy breakfast in our room before packing up and heading out on the next part of our journey. Unfortunately we didn't get to explore that much of Monterey, but the lovely hotel and otters definitely made it unforgettable! So we jumped back in Sally (that's the mustang's new name by the way!) and ...

    Santa Barbara day 2

    A travel blog entry by okeeffe on Aug 25, 2014

    7 photos

    ... the pier so took Rachael back there on the bikes leaving the kids to chill. We got to the pier entrance and spotted another Pelican , this time dive bombing near the waters edge. I got some great photos. When we got to end this time there were lots of Pelicans. More photos, including some selfies, we then were strangely drawn to a restaurant, so we went in, grabbed a table out on the balcony outside, sat in the evening sun and had Stella's and wine. Very chilled and ...

    Surfing and Sore Toes

    A travel blog entry by mrear99 on Jul 14, 2014

    2 comments, 5 photos

    ... br> When I met Paula in 1989, although I was a traveling captain, home was a place Berkeley and Jody owned in Lauderdale By The Sea. Berkeley owned a series of very fast, impractical boats through the years, some of which lived on a lift on the canal in the back yard just off the Inner-coastal. There were quite a few adventures back then, such as tubing behind a 60 mph Cigarette boat and almost killing Paula wake jumping (at much ...

    Santa Barbara in the Sunshine

    A travel blog entry by oski on Feb 23, 2014

    7 photos

    ... in Paso Robles at the Firestone Brewery. The brewery itself and gift shop was closed, but the restaurant and bar was open. We grabbed a table in the stylishly decorated converted warehouse and ordered dinner. The food was excellent and the beer flight that I sampled was quite good as well. We were back on the road before 7pm and arrived back home in San Jose by 9pm exhausted from the drive and happy to be back in our own beds.


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    Hearst Castle, Solvang, S Barbara, Sat, Oct 5/13

    A travel blog entry by u2shadow on Oct 05, 2013

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    ... to see) and ended up eating a very noisy, kinda OK pizza place - def not on her recommend list...lol. We then drove over to the boardwalk so I could see of I wanted to return in the morning, but, as I was finding typical of the boardwalks - a few restaurants and some touristy shops...nothing I felt the need to return and see. Back to the room and we were going to explore Santa Barbara some in the morning before heading to Los Angeles.




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