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Devore Heights, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The resort is a hidden gem, it has views of Avila beach,golf, and near Harbor. (You can rent boats, paddle boards, and canoes.The resort has a pool(pooltowels),Jacuzzi,BBQ's,Detroit, Gameroom,and a patio with views around the back of resort with chairs,relax with wine & enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The one bedroom has one bedroom w/queen bed and sofa-bed in living area with... More 

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Thank Leticia Chavez P
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Great to read that you were able to enjoy your weekend getaway with us! I appreciate your kind words regarding Jean and we will definitely provide her with the kudos she deserves. We are so lucky to be sitting on the bluff here in Avila which provides so many amazing vistas of the beautiful Central Coast and the Pacific. We... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing resort on a hill overlooking Avila Beach. I didn't know when I booked the reservation that this place was basically a timeshare place. They only have a handful of rooms that they rent out. Most of these are in the back of the resort and the patios face a wall (no view). I insisted on having some view/air as... More 

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Thank Jena D
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to read that you found the accommodations to be spacious and well appointed. Avila beach truly is a special place to relax and rejuvenate with the calm ocean breezes and various culinary treats... I'm sorry to learn that it took that long to connect to our WiFi and hope... More 

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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The studio was small but really well equipped. The studio was clean and well maintenanced.The staff was as helpful as they could be though the Inn is apparently a time-share making extending the stay by one day impossible. The Inn's location is perfect for traveling all up and down highway 101. I would book this property again jn a heart... More 

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Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kori, Thank you for your comments and I apologize we were not able to keep the fun going an extra night by extending your stay. September actually does continue to be a busy month for us here at the Resort and I am happy to read that you enjoyed your vacation with us. Hopefully next time you can stay... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Dated Inn but clean and maintained. Pool, spa, and gym in good condition but NO view from. Concierge was extremely helpful in planning our day and recommendations for meals. We had a view of parking lot and requested a better view but was told we only requested a room 8 months ago in lieu of others that had requested one... More 

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Thank dkayec
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments and apologize we were not able to provide you with a better view. This time of year most of our Owners do reserve 13 months in advance which is the basis of how our daily room assignments are completed. I am happy to read that you found the Resort clean and well maintained and I will... More 

San Jose
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I came for a week to relax from work and enjoy the ocean. Full kitchens and nice size units with ocean views are amazing. Balconies to sit and watch the sun go up or down and you can hear the ocean waves all day and all night. Plenty of things to do nearby and lovely restaurants as well.

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Thank iloveitalysanjose
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing and I am so happy to read that you were able to enjoy a nice get away with us. From your comments it sounds like we were able to provide the perfect stage for you to enjoy the amazing coast and we hope to see you again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great location at Avila beach (one of the not-so-touristy beaches in SLO). Nice pool. Nice welcome reception. Wine tasting is walking distance (Allapay is my favorite!). Great hotel for kids, lots of activities nearby.

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Thank amandacroe
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and happy to learn you enjoyed our Friday Welcome Reception with amazing views of the ocean. Allapay is one of our favorites as well for wine tasting in Avila and be sure to check out Avila Wine and Roasting Company as they have a great selection as well. Hope to see you again soon and thank... More 

Longview, WA
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and family have been staying at the San Luis Bay Inn for over twenty years. The grounds are very well kept and the rooms get updated every several years. The pool is large and heated (there is also a kiddie pool), there's a game room (ping-pong free, pool$, air hockey$ and arcade games$), they have barbeques you can... More 

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Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

So nice to hear from you and we are honored to be able to host your family for over twenty years. The Resort has such a rich tradition with so many great families such as yourself as we take providing a well maintained product while delivering exceptional service very seriously so you can feel like this is your home-away-from-home. Thank... More 

Millbrae, California
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a great location for spending 3 nights along the coast visiting Avila beach, Pismo beach and Moro Bay in addition to the main SLO area. The studio units have a full kitchen which is very well equipped. Make sure you stop by the Avila Valley Barn and check out one of the few apple orchards in the area.

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Thank HaniJ-111213
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

We agree! San Luis Bay Inn is the perfect location to enjoy all that the Central Coast has to offer. Apple season is upon us now and the Barn is one of the best places to enjoy local produce at its best. There are a few other orchards around Avila and the surrounding SLO county to enjoy as well. We... More 

California
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stayed here for two nights in June. Great location close to Avila Beach and about 10 minutes to Pismo Beach. Large pool and hot tub. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. The only thing I would suggest for this resort is more fire pits. For such a large hotel they only had one, which only gives room for a small... More 

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Thank lizasalazar
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and glad that you found San Luis Bay Inn to be a great location to enjoy Avila and the surrounding areas. Providing exceptional service is our number one priority and I am so happy you found our team to be friendly and welcoming. There are a few locations where additional fire pits... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Avila Beach is a small but lovely town. The hotel is a timeshare. We rented a one bedroom suite from an owner. It was spacious, clean and had a great view from the fifth floor. The staff were very polite and helpful. They really make you feel welcome. This is a great option for the price in this area.

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Thank Zeusallover
Steve A, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

It was great to learn you were able to receive a room on the top floor which has wonderful views of the ocean! There are times when space is available through one our Owners and glad that you were able to spend your vacation with us. Providing a warm welcoming experience is so important to us as it can definitely... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about San Luis Bay Inn

Address: 3254 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: €141 - €342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — San Luis Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
San Luis Bay Hotel Avila Beach
Hotel San Luis Bay
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#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Rooms facing the pool have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles amandacroe, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a pool view. It'll also be an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Elguapo1, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The center rooms closer to the elevator would be less of a walk.”
 of 5 bubbles jeanne_rau, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you want a view of the ocean - be sure to ask for it”
 of 5 bubbles KarenRCB, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask ahead for the ocean front side”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyC1411, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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