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128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 26/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 55 in Santa Barbara
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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara Hotel has a premium location just 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
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English, Spanish
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Jennifer B wrote a review 8 May
Bakersfield, California1 contribution
We have been going here for years and love it. The hotel I always super clean and quiet. This trip stood out though because of Micheal and his amazing service! Our room had a busted HDMI cord and he not only trouble shot the issue but ran to find us a cable immediately. It was a non important issue that we wouldn’t have minded waiting but he dropped everything to help us and make sure our room was just perfect. He really has a way of treating each guest like they are very important and special! Can’t wait to stay again in a month or so!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear BeagleMomma2016, Thank you for taking the time to provide your much valued feedback. So awesome to see you enjoyed a clean, quiet visit! Michael is a tremendous asset to our team here and so great to hear about the excellent job he did in solving an issue and ensuring your stay was a pleasant one. I look forward to sharing your compliments and review with him and the rest of our staff! Thank you for continuing to choose to stay with us as we truly value all of our guests who visit here. We look forward to exceeding expectations the next time we have the pleasure and privilege of taking care of you! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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AMy B wrote a review Mar 2022
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We loved our stay the Avania Inn! Easy check-in and amazing customer service by Glory and her staff. Super beautiful room, cozy bed and all the amenities. Breakfast spread in their spacious lobby was delicious and can't beat the location. We'll for sure stay again on our next visit! Can't recommend it highly enough. A+++
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 24 Mar 2022
Dear Amyb2963, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. So great to see you had an awesome stay and enjoyed the hotel amenities, comfortable bed, and premium location in Santa Barbara. Glory is a great asset to our team here and I can't wait to share your review and compliments with her and the rest of our awesome staff here! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to exceeding your expectations the next time we have the pleasure and privilege of taking care of you! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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sactravelergal wrote a review 6 May
Sacramento, CA9 contributions6 helpful votes
We've stayed at the Avania Inn before and it was great! However, this time we booked through Chase rewards and weren't advised the hotel was under renovation. That's fine, it was obvious on arrival because the parking lot is full of construction materials, debris and dumpsters. What they didn't tell us on check in was that the rooms are also under renovation. We had no closet, no towel hooks and no hangers. Ok maybe they just forgot something. The worst part? The faucet didn't reach the sink. So if you attempted to turn on the water, it flooded the counter and all of your stuff. We notified the front desk immediately and the clerk said "Oh yeah, all the new rooms are like that. We are waiting on new faucets." Ridiculous! During a pandemic, we could not even wash our hands in the room. This is not at all what you expect for a $200+ night hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sactravelergal, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. We do apologize that your last was not up to par and will certainly review your feedback with our team for improvement as we truly care about all of our guests having an exceptional experience when staying with us. We have been transparent about our renovations since they began in January listing this notice on our hotel website and all third party websites as well. Our guestroom closets are being custom made and as with many items with COVID-19 having in impact on shipping timelines we have been impacted as well along with waiting for our new faucets to arrive as well. Feel free to inquire about hand sanitizer as we would have loved to offer you one if you felt you were unable to properly wash your hands in your guestroom. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to exceeding your expectations on the next visit! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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983kirstenh wrote a review Apr 2022
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So glad we found this hotel. Reasonably priced, heated pool, close to the beach & town. Rooms have large private balconies, ours had a great mountain view. Staff are incredibly kind & accommodating. Breakfast has lots of choices. Location is walkable to everything! They're renovating, we didn't notice noise while we were here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear983kirstenh, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. It was so great to see you had such an enjoyable experience and what our hotel has to offer with location, breakfast, and guestroom balconies. I can't wait to share your compliments and review with our hard working team members as they take great pride in providing all of our guests exceptional experiences. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your understanding as we go through hotel renovations. We look forward to continuing to exceeding expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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Anny wrote a review Apr 2022
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Took my family with young children and older parents and we all had a wonderful experience. Customer service was stellar, free breakfast and being right across from the beach was definitely a plus. Michael, Jake and staff were super nice, accommodating and readily available when needed. They are currently renovating parts of the hotel. We were able to stay at one of the newly renovated rooms and the staff shared they will be working on all the rooms, lobby and pool area. Pretty excited for when they are done and will definitely bring back the family.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear VanAnny, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. So awesome to see you got to enjoy our premium location, complimentary hot continental breakfast offering, and excellent service provided by our team. Michael is a great part of what we do here and it was also my personal pleasure and privilege to help make your stay enjoyable! I look forward to sharing your compliments and review with our hard working team members! Thank you as well for your understanding as we go through renovations and so happy you liked one of our newly renovated guestrooms. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits and thank you for choosing to stay with us! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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JD wrote a review Mar 2022
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First and foremost I would like to say thank you for the Avania Inn for being such great people when I come here. Everytime I come here I am always greeted by skiles and people wanting to have conversation and talk. Michael at the front desk always has a great presence and always is fun to talk to. Great front desk worker and know.im in good hands when he checks me in. Jamaru and Samantha at the breakfast area are always on top of everything at breakfast and are very hardworking. This team here is one of a kind and trust me when I say you want to stay here when visiting Santa Barbara. Thank you again Avania Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 26 Mar 2022
Dear Geardrive, Thank you for taking the time to provide your much valued feedback. It is always a pleasure having you stay with us here and we certainly appreciate the conversations and interactions as well. Michael, Jamaru, and Samantha are all essential parts of our hard working team here and I look forward to sharing your review and compliments with them! We always look forward to when we have the pleasure and privilege of taking care of you and look forward to the next time! Take care and stay safe! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Maria H wrote a review Mar 2022
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The staff was very accommodating. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable, the bathroom had excellent lighting. Close to the beach and where the rest of our family stayed. Edith and Michael work the front desk and they were very helpful as well
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 26 Mar 2022
Dear mariahl66001f, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. So awesome to see you had an excellent stay and enjoyed a clean room, comfortable bed, and our premium location in Santa Barbara. Edith and Michael are great parts of what we do as a team here and I can't wait to share your compliments with them and rest of the staff! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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vbrother wrote a review Feb 2022
Abbotsford, Canada762 contributions310 helpful votes
The staff at Avania are amazing. When one of the staff heard us discussing a walk to the beach she came over and made suggestions as to the best areas we should explore when we were on our walk. When we arrived we were given 2 bottles of water and cookies For some reason our room had a very musty smell to it We opened the windows to try to air it out but even after leaving the room for a few hours it still had the smell. The hotel is undergoing major renovations. I think our room was one that was recently renovated but it is still very basic. It was clean and we did enjoy a good nights sleep. Breakfast is one of the better continental breakfasts that we’ve enjoyed as they had hot items available. It is in a great location, very close to the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 24 Feb 2022
Dear Vbrother, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Great to see you enjoyed amazing service provided by your outstanding staff, premium location, hotel amenities and complimentary hot continental breakfast offering. I look forward to sharing those compliments with our team. I do apologize about the reported smell and feel free to reach out during your visits so we can provide a suitable resolution as we truly care about all of our guests having an exceptional experience when staying with us. The room you stayed in has not been renovated yet as our newly renovated guestrooms will feature a much different design and layout then the current one. We are hoping to have some newly renovated rooms available for our guests to enjoy by the end of March. I have reached out directly to you in hopes of addressing some of your remarks from your last visit in hopes of providing a satisfactory resolution and we look forward to exceeding your expectations on future stays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them.
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Jacqueline W wrote a review Feb 2022
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Great place to stay. Michael offered great suggestions. Edith And Samatha were friendly and helpful during the breakfast hour. Good location to get to the wharf and state street. We were close to the activities presented by Healing Justice Santa Barbra.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 20 Feb 2022
Dear JacquelinewM8508NI, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. So great to see you enjoyed our premium location and friendly service provided by our awesome staff here. Edith, Samantha, and Michael are all integral parts of what we do here and I can't wait to share your review and compliments with them and the rest of our team here! We hope the Healing Justice event went well and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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Dechu P wrote a review Feb 2022
Cerritos, California1 contribution
We were first given a room on 1st floor which we were not happy about- we requested a change which Michael gladly did and gave us a nice room on the 3rd floor. The breakfast was very good and so were all the amenities. Michael our host was exceptionally good.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Better get a room on the 2nd or 3rd floors as the rooms on the 1st floor face the parking lot
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Responded 20 Feb 2022
Dear dechup2022, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. Happy to see you enjoyed our complimentary hot continental breakfast offering and that one of our outstanding team members Michael was able to accommodate your room move request. Room assignments are always done based on the room type a guest has booked, current occupancy and availability at the hotel. I look forward to sharing your review and compliments with Michael and the rest of our hard working team members! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to exceeding your expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 "Make things better than how you found them"
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PRICE RANGE
$167 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avania inn of santa barbara hotel santa barbara, avania hotel santa barbara, avania santa barbara, country inn santa barbara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Country Inn by the Sea
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (0.7 km), Santa Barbara Harbor (0.7 km), and Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, The Black Sheep, and Toma Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Avania Inn of Santa Barbara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.6 km), Casa del Herrero (6.1 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (3.5 km).
Is Avania Inn of Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.