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128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3810
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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, Microfridge 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
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
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Private balcony
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Samantha L wrote a review 7 Dec
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Comfortable inn near everything fun in SB. Extra bonus for half mile walk to the funk zone. Very reasonably priced and clean. Checked all the boxes for a couples trip. Edwin and Oswaldo were very friendly and accommodating to our needs during our stay. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Sammie9323, Thank you for your valued feedback. It was nice to see how much you enjoyed your experience, our premium location, and staff service. Edwin and Oswaldo are both great assets to our wonderful staff here and I look forward to sharing your compliments with everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay here and we look forward to taking care of you again! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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extravelagent wrote a review Oct 2023
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Had driven up to SBA to take my daughter to a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. When did SBA hotels get to pricey?!!! Initially had booked a different hotel/motel much closer to State Street (upper) but was worried about the reviews (thin walls, no in-room coffee maker, and basic) and it was more expensive. So while scrolling to switch for new accommodations in Santa Barbara the Avania Inn popped up. I am so GLAD I switched hotels! My stay at the Avania exceeded expectations!!! Booked a deluxe double queen (305) and it was super clean, much bigger than expected, dining table with 2 chairs, a lounge chair, Keurig, safe, fridge, A/C unit, wifi and TV with lots of channels! My room seemed to overlook a storage area so it was quiet and fairly insulated. Yes, it's motel style but parking was free and exactly what we needed! We mostly took the stairs to the 3rd floor (top floor) but there was an elevator as well. Felt that my car was safe in the lot and the hotel is across Pershing park (kickball at night hahaha). There is a 7-11 less than a 5 minute walk and a Super Mercado across from the 7-11 with some legit Hispanic groceries. Easy access to the freeway and to State Street. Great part about the Avania was that they provided a free continental breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, along with made to order waffles (my daughter love it! ) with fresh fruit, granola, and pastries and breads and just about anything you might need to start your morning right. Even had a super cool coffee machine where I could get a latte (and my daughter her hot chocolate. However the VERY best part is that the Avania staff are super nice, helpful and friendly. I know I will miss some of the crew but big shout out to Daniela who prepared breakfast in the mornings and walked around individually to see how everyone's breakfast was (what hotel does that anymore?!!! she way nice and friendly) to the person who checked us in (dmendez2 and gave great suggestions) and to Edwin who checked us out and gave us bottled water for the road! Even saw Edwin deal extremely professionally with some Karen complaining about something we all received prior emails about. Overall the staff really make this hotel! Nice touches with the afternoon cookies as well! If I had anything to improve is that the rooms really do need more extra towel hooks in the bathroom (even though we did have 6 bath towels already in there but we didn't want to waste towels); and only the jacuzzi is heated and not the pool (I think it's advertised that the pool is it?) But we didn't use the pool so it didn't bother us (we walked the few blocks to the beach!) I really was glad that I switched to the Avania Inn as it really made our weekend and you get way more bang for your buck! Even my daughter said "this place is awesome!" Thanks Avania, will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 30 Oct 2023
Dear Extravelagent, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback and such a detailed, transparent review. It's so great to see how much you truly appreciated your experience, hotel and guestroom amenities, our premium location, and the details in and extra effort we put into providing exceptional service for all of our guests. Daniel, Daniela, and Edwin are all outstanding parts of our awesome team we have here and I look forward to sharing your compliments with everyone here. We will certainly review your remarks on the towel hooks on our next renovation project and please don't hesitate to request additional hanger with clips that is our work around option in lieu of the bath hooks for now. It was our pleasure and privilege getting to take care of you and your family and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations on future visits! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Brigitte J wrote a review 2 Dec
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The hotel was fantastic! Great location, great service, nice breakfast included, and clean and comfortable. The staff was available when we needed them and very responsive when we had a question. We only stayed for two nights, but we plan to go back for a week next time.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 473brigittej, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Awesome to see you got to enjoy a wonderful experience, our premium location, hotel amenities, and excellent staff service. I look forward to sharing your compliments with everyone here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to taking care of you again. Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Blake R wrote a review Nov 2023
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Room was very clean and all the amenities were great! My mom and I were here for a night visiting and hanging out. We were both impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the room and the amenities as well. Shout out to Jasmine and Edwin as well they were great!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Blaker483, Thank you for your valued feedback. It was so nice to see how much you enjoyed your experience, guestroom, hotel amenities, and stellar staff service. Jasmin and Edward are both outstanding parts of our wonderful team and I look forward to sharing your compliments with everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay here. We can't wait to have you back again and Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Stephanie T wrote a review Nov 2023
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My partner and I stayed at the Avania Inn for this year's Santa Barbara 1/2 Marathon event in early November. The location was PERFECT! Walking distance to the beach, State Street and the start/finish line! We loved the fresh cookies each afternoon -- they got us energized to run the race! :) The room was very clean; I appreciated the palm tree wall and minimalist decor. The manager Oswaldo Edwin took care of our needs and was very courteous and helpful! We will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear E231BEstephaniet, Thank you for providing us your valued feedback. So awesome to see how much you enjoyed your experience, our premium location, hotel amenities, guest room and superb staff service. Oswaldo and Edwin are both tremendous assets to our wonderful staff here and I look forward to sharing your compliments with everyone. Congratulations on participating in the 1/2 Marathon and we hope to have the privilege and pleasure of taking care of you during next year's event as well! Happy Holidays! Best regard, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Andrew R wrote a review Nov 2023
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The Avania Inn was a great stop on our trip up the coast, great location! Edwin & Jasmin were amazing, the breakfast was delicious and that’s a plus with kids. They were friendly and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and come back!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear AndrewrA9355KU, Thank you for your valued feedback. So great to see how much you enjoyed your experience with your family, our hot continental complimentary breakfast offering, staff service, and premium location. Jasmin and Edwin are both awesome parts of our wonderful team here and I look forward to sharing your review with everyone! Thank you for choosing to stay here and we can't wait to have you back! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Lori T wrote a review Nov 2023
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Jamaru Edwin stood out to me at breakfast. He consistently and effectively kept the area, clean, and filled with a smile on his face. The room with the huge beach mural was stunning and I loved it.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Loritl2231MI, Thank you for providing us your valued feedback. So nice to see how much you enjoyed your visit, guestroom, and stellar staff service. Jamaru and Edwin are both great assets to our wonderful staff and I can't wait to share your review and compliments with everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay here and we look forward to continuing to exceed expectations on future visits! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Paul B wrote a review Nov 2023
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The bed was nice and comfy. The room was clean and the back porch on the bottom floor was a nice addition. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was better than most places I’ve stayed at. Overall very good
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear PaulbJ2262WE, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. Great to see you enjoyed an excellent experience, guestroom and comfortable bed, staff service, and our hot continental complimentary breakfast offering. I can't wait to share your review with our outstanding team and thank you for choosing to stay here! Happy Holiday Season! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Ezra B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Great and friendly service, especially from that guy named Jamaru, a very clean and tidy room, the breakfast was very nice too. The mini fridge was also a nice addition. Plenty of parking outside. Good stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ezrab981, Thank you for your valued feedback. Awesome to see you enjoyed a great experience, guestroom, our hot continental hot breakfast offering, hotel amenities, and excellent staff service. Jamaru is a great asset to our team and I look forward to sharing your compliments and review with everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay here and we look forward to taking care of you again! Happy Holidays! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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Hong Y wrote a review Nov 2023
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Had a great stay at the avania Daniel at the front desk was very helpful and knowledgeable recommend amazing sushi restaurant as well as let us know about the night life Osvaldo in the breakfast area was great also being very attentive and receiving us with a smile Breakfast selection was delicious too ,rooms were nice and the bed was comfy I know they recently renovated the rooms which makes it look super modern overall would stay here again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Hong Y, Thank you for your valued feedback. So awesome to see how much you enjoyed your experience, guest room, hotel amenities, and stellar staff service. Oswaldo and Daniel are both great assets to our amazing staff here and I look forward to sharing your review and compliments with everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay here and we can't wait to have you back again! Best regards, Jacob Thompson | General Manager Avania Inn | West Beach 128 Castillo St. | Santa Barbara CA, 93101 Gm@avaniainn.com 805-963-4471 (Hotel) "Make things better than how you found them"
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PRICE RANGE
$158 - $258 (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
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.
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.
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.