"Lovely breakfast too! Delighted by our evening there as we could walk along the warf comfortably, get dinner and walk back. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 27 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Motel near Presidio Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Santa Barbara Beach motel, you'll find Santa Barbara City College and Stearns Wharf. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Enjoy the sauna and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking. A business center, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 46 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$172 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Everyone (9) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jun. 2019 by Customer Care Team

Many thanks for your positive rating – we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our property so much. We hope to host you again successfully in the near future.

4 out of 5
The hotel was comfortable and user friendly. Staff was pleasant. Good location.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
The property in very nicely located, close to downtown & the ocean; good for walking. The people were very kind and helpful. Room was clean but the furnishings need to be updated & carpets deep cleaned or preferably replaced. Breakfast is always a plus & a welcome start to the day. Thanks for a pleasant stay!

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Clean, convenient, comfortable & pleasant stay. Would come back again.

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Sep. 2018 by Manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding our hotel. Your voice is very valuable to us and we hope you will return on your next travels.

5 out of 5

Wonderful price with walking distance to the beach

Lovely breakfast too! Delighted by our evening there as we could walk along the warf comfortably, get dinner and walk back.

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb. 2018 by Manager

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

2 out of 5

Below Average

The room was clean but the beds were VERY uncomfortable. The front desk staff was not friendly, they were not rude, just not friendly. The free breakfast in the morning was terrible. Microwaved eggs and sausage some toast and cereal. The walls were paper-thin so every noise could be heard. One nice thing was that the pool was heated!

Posted by , from california on 3 Jun. 2017

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4 out of 5
Room small but was never in it. Breakfast was ok. Bed very comtable... Had air conditioner nice.... Would go back!

Posted by , from hamel on 27 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
great location near cabrillo and stores nearby. great value. for a clean hotel near the beach.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2017

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2 out of 5

Terrible construction noises and rude manager

Pros: The room was clean. The cleaning staff are nice. It's somewhat close to restaurants. You can walk to the ocean. The noise wasn't too bad in the evening being right next to a constantly used baseball field.
Cons: The room was fine, clean. Although the tvs get terrible cable so every channel is fuzzy. However the nightmare experience I had at this place makes me wish I stayed in a roach-ridden motel. They decided to put us in a room right below one of the two rooms being renovated with loud construction. At 9 am we were woken up by loud, headache-inducing banging. When we went down to ask what was going on, the very rude manager told us there is no noise, it's just floor work. We insisted she comes to our room to hear the noise, she just kept denying there was any noise. You could hear it from the street! She eventually moved us to another part of the inn, however that didn't fix the fact that they never told us there would be construction and that we were already awake and cranky. But before all this, instead of offering us a refund for the night she just told us we could leave. No refund, just go. It was awful. We called Travelocity, whom we booked with, and they ended up hearing our story in shock. They called and spoke to the manager, then called us back and confirmed how rude this lady was and how insane it was that she even put us in that room, as well as not give us a warning there was construction above us. Travelocity tried to get us a refund from them but she refused, so they(Travelocity) were kind enough to give us money for a different hotel for another day. They were astounded that they allowed a hotel like that to do business with them. We took video of the construction.
Location: Walking distance from the water. 15-20 minute walk from downtown.

Posted by on 9 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

From the start the hospitality was great!

Samantha was very accommodating and the staff were working hard to give the customers great service!! Their rooms were great and the breakfast was also good too!! I would recommend this hotel. I have stayed in more expensive hotel and the service wasn't as good!!!

Posted by , from NY on 3 Jul. 2016

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About the Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Location 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Property Features

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served daily. Spa services, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Avania Inn of Santa Barbara. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Santa Barbara motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.4 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara offers 46 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

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