The Avania Inn - Just a Short Stroll to the Beach. Swaying palms, soothing sea breezes and a symphony of waves welcome you to the American Riviera. The Avania Inn, formerly Country Inn by the Sea, offers a boutique-style hotel atmosphere with spacious accommodations and gracious amenities - just steps from the beach and downtown Santa Barbara. Brand New Rooms that Capture the Relaxing Essence of the Area. All of our guest rooms have been refurbished with your complete comfort in mind and designed to provide you with a tranquil retreat in the world-class destination of Santa Barbara. The area features a bevy of stunning natural attractions and activities, along with world-class art galleries, dining destinations, shopping spots and pristine beaches. In addition to luxurious accommodations and personalized service, our Santa Barbara, California, hotel offers a wealth of amenities that will make your stay truly memorable. Relax in our heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi or sauna. Enjoy free high-speed wireless Internet access in your room and a free deluxe breakfast that includes make-your-own fresh waffles, muffins and fresh fruit.