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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, clean, and nice aesthetics. Poor communication via orbitz messaging. Sheets were strangely rough and uncomfortable. Breakfast was included and just OK.

This is a nice place with great amenities. The free buffet breakfast was a really nice addition. The upgrade to a bigger room was a very pleasant surprise.

Very nice hotel, very CLEAN! Nice staff! The only thing was the beds I just couldn't get comfortable.

Room was quiet on 3rd floor and a good location for walking State Street and Stearna Wharf area.

This was a great hotel for the price. good location, clean and very safe.

Very gracious hosts. Clean and comfortable hotel. Great place to stay for a leave-the-car-at-home vacation. Near train station. Near ocean, harbor and pier. Near State Street. Close to restaurants and attractions. Easy walking distance to all. If you want to save your feet then take the downtown and/or waterfront shuttles -- only 50 cents!

Staff went out of their way to help. Very good breakfast. Nice room with frig and microwave and a private patio.

Good experience because of location. Also, in-room WIFI, fridge & microwave. Overall, a bit pricey for what basically is a nice motel.

Older hotel but updated room is very nice. Staff was courteous. Pool and spa -- wish I'd brought my suit.

This is located in close walking distance to the beach & a streetcar ride to the shopping & dining areas. The room was good-sized & included a nice coffee service, plus balcony. It appeared to have been recently refreshed: painted, new bed covering & carpeting. Breakfast was very good & staff kept it well-supplied and buffet area clean. Enjoyed our stay

This was a last-minute stop over, and worked out well for us.

Try to get there early otherwise you will have to park in the streets... very limited parking.

We have stayed at the Avania Inn a couple of times. It is not fancy, but the rooms are clean and location for the price is great. They also serve breakfast, which is actually pretty good. If you're not going to be spending a ton of time at the hotel, its perfect. There was a small pool and a hot tub we didn't use.

A little expensive but great location between the harbor and the pier.

This place wasn't very memorable, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. There were times where we smelt people smoking marijuana so that was interesting. The location was good, we were vising SBCC and make sure to check out the downtown area, it's to die for!

It is great experience. The hotel is really close to the beach. It is easily to get to downtown.

Room a bit shabby. Bathroom lighting poor. Quiet. Close to beach.l

Stayed here for 2 days and got a great deal for the location. The bed was very comfortable and the balcony was nice to relax on before hitting the beach.

Our room was very dated and small. Bathrm was very cramped. Towels seemed old. Location was fine. Very large reception/ breakfast area.

128 Castillo St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Santa Barbara Beach within a mile (2 km) of Presidio Santa Barbara, Avania Inn of Santa Barbara is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This 46-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

The 46 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Avania Inn of Santa Barbara, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

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4
Everyone

Great location, clean, and nice aesthetics. Poor communication via orbitz messaging. Sheets were strangely rough and uncomfortable. Breakfast was included and just OK.

By on Apr 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2018

I am so sorry to hear that your most recent stay with us did not meet your expectations. Our primary goal is to provide all guests with an enjoyable experience and it is troubling to know that you faced such a usual experience. We take this quite seriously and have shared your feedback with management so that appropriate steps can be taken. Thank you again for taking the time for sharing this experience and for your valuable business.

5

nice, clean place

Everyone

This is a nice place with great amenities. The free buffet breakfast was a really nice addition. The upgrade to a bigger room was a very pleasant surprise.

By , from Virginia on Mar 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2018

It is such a compliment to receive such a wonderful rating. Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with us and we hope to see you again very soon.

5

very clean hotel

Everyone

Very nice hotel, very CLEAN! Nice staff! The only thing was the beds I just couldn't get comfortable.

By , from Tracy Ca on Dec 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the incredible rating. We look forward to your next visit!

4

close to the beach and close to the train station

Everyone

Room was quiet on 3rd floor and a good location for walking State Street and Stearna Wharf area.

By on Jul 14, 2017

4

great hotel for the price

Everyone

This was a great hotel for the price. good location, clean and very safe.

By on Apr 13, 2017

5

excellent place to stay!

Everyone

Very gracious hosts. Clean and comfortable hotel. Great place to stay for a leave-the-car-at-home vacation. Near train station. Near ocean, harbor and pier. Near State Street. Close to restaurants and attractions. Easy walking distance to all. If you want to save your feet then take the downtown and/or waterfront shuttles -- only 50 cents!

By on Dec 26, 2016

4

very comfortable and consistent.

Everyone

By on Nov 13, 2016

5

good place in a great location

Everyone

Staff went out of their way to help. Very good breakfast. Nice room with frig and microwave and a private patio.

By , from Bay area on Jul 5, 2016

4

good location near the beach and state street

Everyone

Good experience because of location. Also, in-room WIFI, fridge & microwave. Overall, a bit pricey for what basically is a nice motel.

By on Jun 24, 2016

5

very comfortable

BusinessTravelers

Older hotel but updated room is very nice. Staff was courteous. Pool and spa -- wish I'd brought my suit.

By on Feb 21, 2016