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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel in Santa Barbara for one night. I'll start with the good, it very well located, close to the beach and State Street or downtown, it ends there. The rooms were last decorated in 1980, nothing about them has a charm or asthetic that is conducive to wanting to be in the room for whatever reason. The...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The desk staff was exceptionally rude and condescending from the very beginning to the very end of our stay. The front desk staff wrote the wrong room number on our paperwork and after lugging our luggage up to a higher floor, the key didn't work. We had to return back to the front desk while lugging our luggage with us,...

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The room was small and worn in places. No plug in bath so couldn't have a soak. Initially asked for a quiet room - got allocated one by the elevator shaft - not quiet..... Staff were helpful. Breakfast was good.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We got a really nice big room, high up with a balcony. Good cleaning, great breakfast and very friendly helpful staff. The beach is within walking distance (5 minutes walk) and so are downtown (15 minutes walk). There can be quite a lot of traffic in the street. We will stay at Avania Inn during our next visit in Santa...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We liked the location of this hotel. It was only a short walk from the beach, marina and wharf. There were lots of restaurants also within walking distance. Our room was large with lots of storage space, a microwave, fridge and coffee maker. The room was clean and the hotel is being well maintained. We sat outside in the pool...

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Park across the street, close to hiking trails, couple of blocks from the beach, playgrounds, walking distance to carousel and shipwreck park,great restaurants within walking distance, everything you need! Nice breakfast with choice of waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, danish, etc. Loved the pool and hot tub. Had the whole pool area to ourselves almost every evening. Staff are...

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

8-10 min walk to Main street and 4 min to beach so location is good. Ok room, simple standard. Not the best service at breakfast when food was not refilled fast enough and all seats were taken. The woman at front desk did not smile once, and neighbours being loud was not the best for our kids. Nice with a...

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Levanto, Italy
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed with a friend in this hotel for almost a week, and i have loved every second of it. I think it's family owned and the staff was super friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and i have loved the rooms in particular, very spatious and well designed, especially the bathroom and the little outside patio.

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I booked this based on its booking.com description & photos, both of which were very generous to the reality of visiting it. The receptionist was 'efficient' choosing not to engage in any form of rapport & after returning to the desk to ask if I could have another room closer to reception with a stronger wifi signal she said No....

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a good location to everything by car and has walking distance to the beach and state street. The staff is friendly, the rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast and free parking is included.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara Hotel is located 1 block to waterfront. Offering a Free Hot Breakfast buffet, Free Wireless Internet. Rooms offer Pillow Top Premium Beds, Fridge/Microwaves in rooms, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards. On site Heated Pool & Spa. Also on site Redwood Sauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Address: 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Country Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €133 - €282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Santa Barbara
Country Inn Santa Barbara
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Choose a room at another hotel.”
Blondenomad94, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Average budget hotel”
philipk279, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet hotel. Several places near by for lunch and dinner.”
JensOrning, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is more like a motel than hotel.....can't honestly say if all rooms are the same”
898lesleyb, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“make sure you stay on the third floor, its quieter.”
551estellec, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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