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Nice hotel but a little older than the recently renovated hotels around it. There is no "wow" factor as compared to the surrounding hotels but it is also cheaper than them.

The Aviana Inn was a nice place to stay. The location is great! We walked all around the harbor and wharf, even around parts of downtown. Although it is not as modern as some of the area hotels, the room was clean, with all the expected amenities. We enjoyed the private porch and the A/C worked great.

The motel is well located near the beach and attractions. very clean, but very basic.

Nice location, clean, friendly staff, due to Covid breakfast - grab and go danish, breakfast bars, etc. Santa Barbara very nice!

It's a pretty decent property in a good location. Just a block from the harbor area and lots of services - boat rentals, etc. For some reason, we missed out on a cleaning (they are to do that for those staying 3 nights or more). Staff was very good and trying to be helpful. Rooms are fine - nothing special but clean and serviceable. I should mention that if you go away from the ocean, the first street (take a right toward State Street) is fine, beautiful, seems safe. The next 2 streets do NOT seem very safe.

Would have been nice if my room was actually ready when I tried to check in at 3:30p. Waited til 4p, while others came in after me and checked into their rooms. But the room I was waiting for wasn’t cleaned yet. Not sure why you don’t give me one of the rooms which is ready since I’m there and then give that room to someone who comes later. So I left for one of my events w/o being able to get ready. Had to come back b/w, which wasn’t convenient to shower and change. Figure out your check in process.

Room was great, and location was perfect for us. Very close to the docks for our fishing boat excursion.

Breakfast was a joke, I think they can do better than packaged mini muffins.

Very quiet clean and close to beach. Service was great.

Tub did not drain well, toilet seat hinge broken. Great location, pleasant staff.

Very nice and easy going staff. Love the salt water pool

Solid place to stay at with it's proximity to the beach being a key point of attraction.

Good Hotel! I like the location, service and staff.

Really nice location close to downtown and the beach. Able to walk easily.

Within walking distance of the beach front restaurants, and State Street.

Castillo St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free self-serve breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, Avania Inn of Santa Barbara is next to Carriage and Western Art Museum and Santa Barbara Carriage Museum. This 46-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free self-serve breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All of Avania Inn of Santa Barbara's 46 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Avania Inn of Santa Barbara, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Deluxe King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony (Deluxe Double Queen with Balcony)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds (Deluxe Triple Queen)

3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (11)
5
Family with small children

Nice hotel but a little older than the recently renovated hotels around it. There is no "wow" factor as compared to the surrounding hotels but it is also cheaper than them.

By on Sep 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2021

Dear Mithun, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. We are looking forward to completing hotel renovations later on this year. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

5
Partner Couples

The Aviana Inn was a nice place to stay. The location is great! We walked all around the harbor and wharf, even around parts of downtown. Although it is not as modern as some of the area hotels, the room was clean, with all the expected amenities. We enjoyed the private porch and the A/C worked great.

By on Aug 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Great to see you enjoyed our premium location, clean stay, and hotel amenities. We are looking forward to completing hotel renovations later on this year that will feature a more modern design and we can't wait! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

3
Family

The motel is well located near the beach and attractions. very clean, but very basic.

By on Aug 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Nice to see you enjoyed our premium location in Santa Barbara and a clean stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

4
Partner Couples

Nice location, clean, friendly staff, due to Covid breakfast - grab and go danish, breakfast bars, etc. Santa Barbara very nice!

By on Aug 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Great to see you enjoyed our premium location, clean room, and friendly staff. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

4
Family

It's a pretty decent property in a good location. Just a block from the harbor area and lots of services - boat rentals, etc. For some reason, we missed out on a cleaning (they are to do that for those staying 3 nights or more). Staff was very good and trying to be helpful. Rooms are fine - nothing special but clean and serviceable. I should mention that if you go away from the ocean, the first street (take a right toward State Street) is fine, beautiful, seems safe. The next 2 streets do NOT seem very safe.

By on Jul 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. Great to see you enjoyed our premium location, friendly staff, and a clean stay. We do apologize about the cleaning service communication as our team will normally contact the day prior when due for cleaning service the next day. You can always feel free to contact the front desk or come by as well as mentioned in our guest room welcome letters to ensure this happens for you on your visits. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

1
Everyone

Would have been nice if my room was actually ready when I tried to check in at 3:30p. Waited til 4p, while others came in after me and checked into their rooms. But the room I was waiting for wasn’t cleaned yet. Not sure why you don’t give me one of the rooms which is ready since I’m there and then give that room to someone who comes later. So I left for one of my events w/o being able to get ready. Had to come back b/w, which wasn’t convenient to shower and change. Figure out your check in process.

By on Jun 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. We have different room types at the hotel so the room type you reserved we did not have one that was ready yet to check into. This is why you will see other guests being checked in first. We also try to accommodate early check in requests as best as we can so some of the guests that were checked in ahead of you may have already come in earlier or requested an early check in so we had their rooms cleaned first. You can always reach out to the property to ask for an early check in and we will do our best. Our team works very hard to get guestrooms ready on time so thank you for your understanding. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

3
Everyone

By on Jun 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. Please feel free to leave written comments to help us ensure every visit is an exceptional one. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

4
Everyone

By on Jun 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback. Please feel free to leave written comments to help us ensure every visit is an exceptional one. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

4
Everyone

By on Jun 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. Please feel free to leave written comments to help us ensure all of your visits are exceptional ones. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

5
Family

Room was great, and location was perfect for us. Very close to the docks for our fishing boat excursion.

By on Apr 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valued feedback. So great to see you enjoyed a nice room and enjoyed our premium location here in Santa Barbara! We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we look forward to the next time! Best regards, Jacob Thompson General Manager Avania Inn Santa Barbara CA

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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