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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Today we wake up in Santa Barbara and although we have a long drive ahead, we'd like to check out the town at least a little before moving on. The gentleman at reception is extremely helpful in what to see, how to get there, etc. This is where we get heaps confused with the whole tipping scenario; not sure if you are supposed to tip these guys (who are usually very helpful) or whether this is part of the service. We understand that you tip in ...
... we could cook dinner. We then chilled in the hostel that night drinking coronas and eating Oreo's in our room planning our road trip together (classy backpackers introducing Rob to the life of a backpacker at the same time!) The following day we had a busy day planned we were all looking forward to exploring as we loved the sound of the town. Santa Barbara was an old Spanish settlement so European architecture and culture is very vivid here. We ...
... had already had a fantastic lunch and were not very hungry we decided to give it a miss. We drove back to Santa Barbara and went to the Petit Valentino for one course instead. Gary had the Flat Iron Steak with a red wine reduction and I had Pork Tenderloin, wrapped in Parma Ham with a Fig jus. The meal was absolutely fantastic, we could not have had a nicer meal anywhere, so we were glad we did not go to the Montecito Inn after all and it must have been a ...
... the only damage was lost glasses and some bruised (literally) egos.
We evidently didn’t time our run through the surf correctly. That right there is what is called an understatement. As we came in we didn’t get up on the wave we were trying to ride and the wave behind us came up too quickly and picked up the rear of the boat and jammed the front of the boat straight down into the sand! Rick remembers the crunching sound that ...
... and the rain blurred our vision. But I did see parts of it and WOW! I can't not explain it, you have to see it for yourself. The little I saw was like another world, at first it was like looking at a painting (a blurry one at that due to rain) but because of how stunning it was it seemed unreal. I must come back again to see it on a good day. Off we drove again, this time to Phoenix into the blistering 42 degrees heat, stinking hot winds also. Phoenix was a ...