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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We stayed in an ocean view room. The views were great, and everything is within walking distance including the beach and pier. The staff was great and very friendly, and made us feel right at home. I will definitely return here in the future to stay again, and I can't wait to see what... More 

1 Thank Slo1234
Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Slo1234, We truly appreciate your feedback and are so delighted that you enjoyed your long stay with us! Concurrently, we apologize for any inconvenience the remodel caused. Hopefully you got a chance to peek into some of the new rooms; they're going to look incredible! Definitely stay updated with our Facebook page to see photos of our progress. We're so... More 

Visalia, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Our first stay and we loved it! Walked into the lobby and for a moment hesitated, wondering if I had made a bad choice. Two minutes later I knew we were in for a treat. Slyvia greeted us with such gracious hospitality. Our ocean front room was clean, spacious and very cozy, and the view was fantastic. The lack of... More 

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Debbie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Inn! We pride ourselves on being a uniquely friendly place, having been family-owned and operated for the past 20 years. We're so glad you enjoyed Sylvia's service; call us ahead of time on your next visit and she'll bake your favorite kind of pie! You're going to love... More 

Reedley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My wife's favorite place on earth. This was my first stay. We booked an Ocean Front Room and we were very pleased. You need to start with the correct expectations. This is not a Hilton that was built in the last year. The building has been there a long time and has some wear and tear although they are currently... More 

1 Thank dwhawe
Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Dwhawe, We appreciate your review! Edward really is a gift; did you know he's been with us for almost 20 years? As has our Head Housekeeper, Claudia, our Head of Maintenance, Jaime, and our Assistant Manager, Lorie. It really is a family business! Nothing quite beats that Oceanfront view. You'll have to reserve our Vista Pacifica Suite when it's finished;... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The hotel is Ocean front. It is funky and in the midst of renovation. Very nice place for a weekend get-away. The staff is great and very hospitable. Internet in all rooms free of charge. Sylvia bakes divine pie's every night and is available to all guests.

Thank Serbiene
Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Serbiene, Thank you for your kind review! We too love the hotel's eclectic combination of Mexican and Mediterranean design, and, of course, our lovely staff. The next time you come by, let us know what kind of pie is your favorite and Sylvia will bake it! Cheers, Alexis Kidd Front Office & Branding Manager More 

Mount Nathan, Australia
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133 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Loved this place - only sad thing was we were only there for one night. We had an ocean front room which was totally modern with every convenience you could need. Very spacious - huge Tv and stunning ocean views. Service was wonderful and little touches like serving fruit pie at 8pm gave this place the special touch. Waking up... More 

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad we could give you a taste of Avila Beach, it really is a fantastic town! We can't wait to have you back the next time your travels bring you to this side of the pond. That ocean view really is extraordinary. We'll save a slice of olallieberry pie for you!... More 

Southern California, United States
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

THE GOOD: 1. The mini suite with the private balcony was fantastic. Beautifully remodeled and perfectly located on the beach front. 2. The perks in the lounge, coffee, fresh baked cookies and evening pie were a nice touch. Waters available and popcorn are also included. THE BAD: 1. Day one at check - in the new desk clerk offered us... More 

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office & Branding Manager at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

CaliforniaRiverGirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your feedback as we transition into becoming the refreshed and romantic getaway that the Inn at Avila's amazing location deserves. We're so glad you loved the Oceanfront Suite you were upgraded to; that view is spectacular! By contrast, our two remaining Courtyard rooms are still... More 

Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Ocean Front Suite - Beautiful location right across from the beach, walking distance to restaurant and shops, staff is very hospitable but hotel is in very poor condition! There is no elevator, no breakfast, no pool, no spa, no desk in rooms, no phone and no "comfiest bathrobes we could find" (as stated on... More 

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Dear Diramsdell, First thank you, for taking the time to write your review ,we do appreciate feedback..We are sorry if we did not meet your expectations and last thing we ever wish to be is misleading.It appears you made your booking on third party sites ,which tend to be very limited and vague in their descriptions. Our staff goes through... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

When driving the Pacific coast road, forget the crowds in Santa Barbara or Carmel, and treat yourself to the cosy small-town embrace of Avila. In particular, this Inn was amazing, and perfect after a long seven hour drive. We were affectionately welcomed by Edward. Room far more modern and spacious than the website photos depict. Gorgeous, unobstructed view of the... More 

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Five Cites
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2014

My girlfriend and I needed a "staycation" and this was the prefect place. Romantic, friendly, exceptional view from the tub. Very romantic and prefect for our one night stay. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality too!

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Fresno, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Great weather, great location, hotel in need of much renovation. Paint, ceilings and walls repairs, bathroom was old and crusty from years of not being cleaned thoroughly enough and not being renovated for quite some time. Staff and other amenities were great.

1 Thank DmB62017
cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review , We appreciate you liking location,view,and staff ..on condition of hotel as you know we are undergoing a 500k renovation this winter ,we are addressing all your issues and your room is now under renovation ,you failed to mention you were given choice of rooms and took lowest price room . So far most guests... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a one of a kind, California beachfront hotel, you have found it. The Inn at Avila Beach is a unique Inn that mixes the best elements of Mexico and the California Coast. The Inn at Avila Beach is all about the best things in life: celebrations, experiences, relaxation, indulging, and the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Avila Beach

Address: 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: €166 - €314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Ocean front”
 of 5 bubbles Iharvkay, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles skyjord, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's worth the extra money to be Ocean side”
 of 5 bubbles RickDames, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We save money by not getting a balcony room & instead sit on their sundeck.”
 of 5 bubbles PFMica, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try the Ocean Front, Modern Spa or one of the Suites, you will not be disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles dianabT2616HW, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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