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Avania Inn Hotel Review: Though it has been remodeled and upgraded with contemporary furnishings such as plasma-screen TVs and pillow-top beds, the Avania Inn remains a fairly typical little hotel. The property itself is well-located --- just a couple of blocks from the Santa Barbara Waterfront and across the street from Pershing Park with its old growth trees and outdoor amphitheater --- but the accommodations are unremarkable. The 46 rooms and five suites are available in a variety of layouts, the best of which feature private balconies and king beds with sleeper sofas. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available, and breakfast is included in the rate. Another high point is the lobby, which is filled with books, magazines and movies you may take to your room. The inn isn’t luxurious, but its rates are competitive, its rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to local activities.