We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

533 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 448: English reviews
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.... More 

Thank John K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Sandra H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff but the hotel is very dated. Dark bedrooms and ancient bathrooms but clean. Yellow towels which is a bit awful. TV microwave coffee machine hairdryer iron air con are all available. Free parking and large rooms but the space could be utilised better

Thank Ethan A
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early and they were happy to let me park and go for a walk until the room was ready. Very clean and a little more updated than some I have stayed in along the coast. Breakfast was nice, with quite a good selection. The reception lady wasc very nice (sorry didn't get her name)

Thank Julesthur
Klaipeda County, Lithuania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed staying at Avania. The room was always clean, we had balcony with the view to the mountains on one side (3rd floor). The breakfast was really good. Huge parking place. The location is perfect - quiet, 5 min walking distance to the beach, close to the downtown. The staff was always nice and smiling. Perfect, short stay in... More 

Thank Neri G
Namsos, Norway
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a nice hotel, with a nice location at the beach. Large room with large beds, but long time since last referbishmemt. Friendly staff. Free parking. Nice breakfast. Easy access of the 101. Quiet area.

Thank JensOrning
Ticehurst, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here for one night as a break in journey. It was very clean and comfortable with a very good breakfast which was included in the price. The staff were quite friendly and gave us directions to go for dinner. Although the room was on the top floor so we did not get any noise from the other guests,... More 

Thank KRFrancis2014
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Can't believe this motel actually cost almost $300 per night. The décor is awful. We were greeted by someone at the front desk who had a mouthful of food. The air conditioner was a wall unit that didn't throw off cold air. We had it set at 59 and it was still hot. Only redeeming quality was cleanliness. Location was... More 

Level Contributor
111 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I had to work in Santa Barbara this past weekend and I needed to find an inexpensive spot to rest. Avania Inn came up in my search queries and I took a chance on it! The rooms are on three level, limited parking spots, and there's a small pool for use! Awesome plus, free breakfast! They have scones, eggs, pastries... More 

Thank Jason T
Level Contributor
91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Firstly, anyone that has booked this through booking.com will be surprised when they arrive that the building looks nothing like it does on the photos. That said, its no offensive in anyway, its just not what you expect. The location is great - a short walk down to the front. None of the rooms have a particularly spectacular view, they... More 

Thank Marsy0071

108 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (94)
Hotel & Grounds (10)
View from Room (6)
Room/Suite (36)
Bathroom (11)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (14)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Room/Suite (2)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Barbara hotels
0.1 km away
Mason Beach Inn
Mason Beach Inn
#25 of 52 in Santa Barbara
341 reviews
0.2 km away
BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
BEST WESTERN Beachside Inn
#26 of 52 in Santa Barbara
850 reviews
0.1 km away
Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn
#18 of 52 in Santa Barbara
532 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
#32 of 52 in Santa Barbara
159 reviews
0.7 km away
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
0.1 km away
Days Inn Santa Barbara
Days Inn Santa Barbara
#34 of 52 in Santa Barbara
444 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $165 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avania Inn of Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Avania Inn of Santa Barbara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Avania Inn Of Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Hotel Santa Barbara
Avania Santa Barbara
Country Inn Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Avania Inn of Santa Barbara staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Staten Island, New York
4 months ago
6 months ago
Barrie, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Avania Inn of Santa Barbara staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Quiet hotel. Several places near by for lunch and dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles JensOrning, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is more like a motel than hotel.....can't honestly say if all rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles 898lesleyb, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“make sure you stay on the third floor, its quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 551estellec, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Park across the st. If yo want quiet, 3rd floor to the back. They have family rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 476georgiam, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Quietest on third floor. Rooms with balconies are best”
 of 5 bubbles jessicalI4369FY, 7 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay