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Santa Maria, California
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an AMAZING Hotel! My fiancée (at the time) and I were looking for a hotel to stay at, for our wedding night. When we walked into the La Fonda, we were in awe of how warm and inviting the atmosphere and staff were. We were instantly greeted by a woman at the front desk- I believe her name was... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently stayed with two other couples. Loved the hotel, our room, the great food morning, noon and evening. We especially enjoyed the staff. They took great care of us, especially Mary Beth. Great customer service. We are looking forward to a return trip.

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Riverside
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lovely hotel was such a surprise to discover in this small beach town we were experiencing for the first time. Though my husband and I are usually "shy" about mingling with other guests at a hotel, the gracious atmosphere and treats offered during the afternoon (Coronas and fabulous nachos), early evening (wine tasting and appetizers)and late evening (fresh baked... More 

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Lompoc, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Start you early evening off with wine tasting in the lobby, & after a wonderful dinner by the beach, enjoy fresh baked pie in your room. Wake up to the smell of fresh baked croissants before you take a morning walk on the beach. These are just a few things you will experience at this one-of-a-kind hotel. Superb, friendly customer... More 

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West Hollywood, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to staying at Avila La Fonda Hotel during Thanksgiving weekend with my daughter and sister. We stayed for three nights in room #209. I have spoken with Jane (I think that was her name) couple of times before the arrival and she was helpful, answered all my questions about the stay. Marybeth in the front desk... More 

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Thank SH2HSANTA
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susie K, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always value feedback from all of our guests. I am glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer. I am very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience at check-out. We work hard to be welcoming and professional, so this is... More 

Coarsegold, California
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a small gem on the central coast. I really did think I had magically transported to Mexico through the large patio like entrance, into the interior courtyard and intimate reception area. Unfortunately we arrived late and left early due to our schedule. There are may great reviews of this property, so I won't regurgitate the details, but the self... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan F, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. What a compliment! Everyone who worked on the hotel's construction, design, and decorating worked so hard, and we are very proud of how it turned out. The morning pastries and evening desserts seem to be quite a hit! It is always fun to experiment with new... More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful hotel, not only were the rooms clean and lovely and warm and inviting, the staff was so nice and helpful, and there were so many amenities and free meals we literally didn't have to go to dinner!

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle P, Thank you for reviewing us! I always love to hear from guests who had an enjoyable and memorable stay at the hotel. I shared your review with the whole staff, and everybody was excited to hear your compliments. The treats throughout the day are one of my favorite parts of this hotel. Not only do we get... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avila La Fonda Hotel is what you hope every boutique hotel should be. It was absolutely amazing! We walked in late on a Saturday night and couldn't have walked in to a more picturesque scene. Everything was beautifully done and every detail attended to, down to the scent when you walked in to the hotel. The hotel staff was incredibly... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mzamora86, Wow! Thank you so much for writing such a complimentary review. The staff was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our number one priority is to ensure that guests feel comfortable and relaxed, so these comments are greatly appreciated. We always love when guests choose to spend a special occasion with us, and I cannot think... More 

Sandy Hook, CT
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay one night in this hotel and literally fall in love with this place. From art works in Mexican style all around, to continuous stream of delicious snacks, breakfast, drinks, etc., to very pleasant staff, to hot tub, everytrhing was like in dream. Highly recommend.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joseph077, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It made my day to hear that you loved the hotel and felt welcome and relaxed throughout your stay with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the style and decorations of the hotel, as everyone who worked on Avila La Fonda, from the craftsmen... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we stepped into the lobby we knew we were in for a hotel experience like none other. Mary Beth was simply the best, and set the tone for our two days in Avila Beach. She truly went above and beyond to make sure our stay was thoroughly enjoyable. On top of the excellent, personal service, we incredulously... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne G, Thank you so much for this nice review! It is always such a treat to hear that we exceeded a guest's expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. I shared your compliments with Mary Beth, and she was so pleased to hear that you had a nice stay.The treats throughout the day, from the morning... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Avila La Fonda isn't merely a hotel; it is an experience that transports you to a 19th-Century Mexican Village. The Inn is completely new and features an intimate design inspired by traditional Spanish and Mexican architecture. Colorfully adorned with eight Casita style facades, and inspired by eight actual homes in Mexico, the Inn takes on an old world style all its own. From the intricate stained glass windows, which were custom made to depict scenes from the local area, to the many delightful fountains; guests are surrounded by unparalleled luxury and beauty at every turn. Located one short block from the Pacific Ocean, our boutique hotel features twenty-eight elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each featuring a Jacuzzi tub for two, multiple-head shower, fireplace, and a 48-Inch HDTV. Rich furnishings partnered with warm colors, and stunning artwork help to create refined luxury in an inviting atmosphere. Prepare to enjoy countless pleasures and culinary delights from the moment you step through the doors. Our evening wine reception is the perfect time for our guests to change gears and prepare for a restful and indulgent stay-featuring hot and cold appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, two local wines and scrumptious desserts, our wine reception is held every evening from 5-6:30PM. Enjoy fresh baked pie from locally renowned Avila Valley Barn every evening from 8-10PM. Add a scoop of ice cream, a glass of milk, and a cup of our award winning Intelligentsia(C) Coffee to create the perfect evening indulgence!Each morning guests are encouraged to rise early to enjoy fresh baked chocolate chip croissants, award winning Intelligentsia(C) Coffee and fresh organic orange juice!Don't checkout just yet! Our nacho bar is held daily from 12-2PM featuring Coronitas and fresh-fruit margaritas!For those late night cravings be sure to visit our 24-Hour Chocolate Pantry. Candy bars, soups, snacks, sodas, water, energy drinks, sundries and toiletries all sold AT OR BELOW COST! We are pet friendly and are a couples retreat hotel. If you are traveling with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us directly for alternative accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avila La Fonda Hotel

Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: $289 - $597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Avila La Fonda Beach
Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Get there early and stay late!”
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“some 2nd floor have big balconies- some don't ... none at all on 1st floor.”
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“bit loud on street side ...”
 of 5 bubbles KTVasser, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs, not overlooking the parking lot would be best”
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