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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I believe there's around 30 rooms or so at the Inn at Avila Beach but most (way over half) were empty when I was there first week 01/14. Start of slow season it seems. My room was clean, comfortable, staff welcoming, friendly throughout brief stay. While the Inn is certainly older, it's not falling apart with huge rehab planned, costing... More 

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

Thank you so much for nice comments you liked a lot ! We are trying to make Inn unique special place to stay . On negatives ,your right, it is 60 yrs old and is a bit unusual .But rest assured while hallways may not be level they are safe . and more fun than if they didn't zig and... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Wonderful location. Best views of the ocean, beach, and sunsets. Romantic and great for entertaining friends. Large open terrace with grilling facilities is perfect for picnic. Hotel has free toys and boggy boards for use on the beach. Also complimentary hot drinks, popcorn, and fresh backed cookies and pies. Highly recommend this establishment. This was our second time here and... More 

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Crockett, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We needed a break from life. We had a couple tramatic things happen to us in 2013 & just needed a little down time. We had tried a few years ago to get a room here but they didn't allow dogs so we found another place. This time when we no longer had that concern we went here on a... More 

1 Thank Teri N
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I love this place! It's amazing! Friendly staff n just a hop skip n a jump to the Beach! My Granddaughter loved it! The room was a bit small no table space for my Granddaughter to sit but she loved the "Princess" Bed n the Jacuzzi Tub! Late Checkout was greatly appreciated!! Will definately stay here again!! Staff made us... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2013

My sister and I arrived and found our room to be clean but tired. The mattresses were great. The Inn provided each room/guests with a lovely home baked pie for Thanksgiving. The downside is the three 13 step flights of stairs to our 3rd floor room. NO elevator for us, age 79 and 76. Took 3 trips up the stairs... More 

Thank JRoberto_12
cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

First thank you for noticing new mattresses ..our renovation of Inn will be completed by summer. Next guests will see all new art work in hotel ,and new lobby with welcoming fireplace and new lobby furniture. You also noticed new services fresh baked cookies all day plus our unique pie social every evening at 8 pm .some of older traditions... More 

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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Avila Beach is a newly redeveloped beach resort just south of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and a nearby earthquake fault. In the '99s, the entire town was razed to allow a toxic clean up of petroleum that leaked into a huge underground plume from oil storage tanks on the hill above the Inn at Avila Beach. The Inn... More 

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

One of more interesting reviews we've ever seen on Trip Advisor. .. Appears you always wanted to be travel writer , certainly never to late to start new career . Seems like you don't like a lot things in your review , United States , The Central Coast ,Avila Beach ,, ,,don't like clean quiet beaches ,small towns , or... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We booked this at the last minute as we were in Yosemite NP during the Government Shutdown and had our reservation cancelled,. Instead of staying in the area, we decided to go for a beach stay. We paid $199 for a "Courtyard" room, which turned out to overlook the car park (no courtyard). The hotel overlooks Avila Beach and is... More 

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

Thank you for kind and thoughtful review .Last winter we restuccoed and repainted hotel,replaced all hallways flooring ,redid all oceanfront units and updated our roof top deck. This winter we will completely renovate all remaining rooms with new everything all way to studs and start over again .each room will have fireplace ,jacuzzi tub for two multi head showers, our... More 

Cloverdale, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The Inn at Avila Beach is like staying at a friend's beach condo. Many of the comforts of home are available to you. Yes, you may find little things like peeling wallpaper, but there's a large flat screen in each room with a library of videos in the lobby if you want to decompress in your room, a refrigerator for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Inn is well located just across the road from the beach front. It's on a rise from the main "promenade" which improves the view. Saw dolphins from the balcony as the sun set. Inn is very friendly with Free cookies (nice too), hot chocolate and reasonable coffee all included. Hot fruit pies at 8pm also went down well. On the... More 

Thank Steve A
Fresno, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I made reservations for a Friday/Saturday night stay on the web site. Had an Ocean Front King room confirmed. Upon arrival was told I'd been assigned the "family suite" room, instead. I asked if it was "ocean front" and was told, "Oh, it has a living room, a bath...and the ocean view will be from the bedroom." This room is... More 

Thank mborba50
cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review..We strive to do our best in accommodating all requests,but in some cases that doesnt appear possible . In checking with our staff you orginally DID book a family suite and when you arrived you, than requested oceanfront which was not available ,we tried our best we could to accommodate your last minute request and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 - €315 (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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Hotel 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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