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Avila La Fonda Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
SoCal
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“WOW!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Stayed in many fine places...Avila La Fonda is one of the nicest. Clean charming rooms, FRIENDLY staff, attentive to ALL your needs, nice patio, Very Short Walk to beautiful ocean. Besides the folks at the wonderful hotel everyone in town is friendly too. This is an extremely wonderful place to stay. Try it out and I'm sure you will be back, like we will. The owner has covered every single detail any guest could possibly want. AAA+++++++ One thing, wish it were right on the ocean but it is such a short nice stroll that it really does not take away from the beauty of this wonderful hotel.

Room Tip: Get a Spa room, especially if traveling with your honey.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Selma, California
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

My boyfriend and I have stayed here a few times. Never a bad visit. The hotel is a block away from the water and ocean front stores and restaurants. The hotel has underground parking. The decor has a rustic feel. There is a wine and appetizer hour in the lobby every day I believe. You sit down at a large desk to check in which is very nice and welcoming. There is a kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages you can buy on a honor basis, they ask you put the dollar in the jar...so cute. There is also a huge bookshelf full of movies you can take to your room for free anytime you would like. There is also a cd collection and books to look through. Upon entering your room you are instantly in romance mode. There is a corner fireplace and large spa tub in the room. The shower has two shower heads for a couples shower. The best thing is the welcome basket full of snacks, water, and soda placed in your room..for free! The bed is huge and comfortable. The tv is ridiculously large. And the console under the tv has plates, bowls, silverware, and glasses if you choose to take food into your room..which I thought was a wonderful touch. We have eaten at the Custom House Restaurant which is just on the next street. It has great food and beautiful ocean views. Stay here for a romantic weekend!!

Room Tip: Upper floor has balconies.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I can't say enough about this hotel. They have great amenities, the staff is awesome and helpful, and there are so many perks! They have added free pie every night, which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. Gotta love that Ollalaberry! We even got a room with a balcony which we ate our chocolate croissant on in the morning (another perk). This hotel is truely one of a kind and they really know what they are doing and how to take care of their guests. We definitely see many trips in the future.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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California
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Despite living in CA for 40 years, I'd never been to Avila Beach until last weekend. Now I realize why - I must have blinked while driving past!

It's a teeny tiny town and Avila La Fonda is far and away the best hotel in the area.
The ambience is relaxing with the painted tiles and flowing waterfalls, and the staff is simultaneously attentive and mellow, which I have found to be an elusive combination in most of my travels.

This was my first experience with a Murphey bed, but it actually worked well in that it was comfortable and provided room for a full kitchen and sitting room.

Maid service was performed promptly, there was always free food and drink, and the beach is a very short block away.

What's not to like?

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zack_in_CA
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Orcutt, California
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Very nice staff. Beautiful Spanish style. Lovely wine social. Great room with large bathroom and separate hot tub. Definitely want to go again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kym F
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West Hollywood, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip up the coast for Christmas 2011. He mentioned that I was going to be "very impressed" with the place he chose, wink wink. Well suffice to say I was It was the most beautiful room! There was a jacuzzi, a fireplace, a 6 head two person shower, towel, complimentary evening wine tastings, a complimentary dessert happy hour, free movie rentals, the most comfortable bed ever and the kindest concierge!
I truly recommend this hotel to make any occasion special!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

What a wonderful place for a weekend getaway! When we arrived to check in they were very accommodating and very friendly. We stayed in the room with a jacuzzi spa tub and had a balcony with a view and a fireplace. In the room was a basket of complimentary snacks which included bottle water. I felt all we did was eat. In the morning you can smell the aroma of baked chocolate croissants . Actually the aroma of the croissants is was woke me up in the morning and then in the afternoon they have a great hors d'oeuvres spread with wine from local wineries. In the evening they have baked pies. It is very close to the beach and when we went the weather was perfect. I would recommend this place and I look forward to staying there again very soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jackie0113
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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 
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