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Avila La Fonda Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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“Very nice hotel.”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

We have stayed at La Fonda at least 12 times within the last 3 years. Always a pleasant stay, great rooms, nice atmosphere, freindly service. Although there prices have incresed in recent time you can get a fair deal during the week. We will continue to stay at La Fonda during our central coast trips

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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We heard about Avila La Fonda by our friend who had stayed there. My husband and I were taking our daughter to visit Mission San Miguel and decided to make a weekend out of it. We only had one night at the hotel but it was well worth it. The staff was so welcoming from the moment we walked in. The room was beautifully decorated and felt more like a home than a hotel room. The complimentary goodie basket in the room was a welcome surprise. The complimentary wine and food evening get together was so nice. Fresh baked chocolate chips cookies in the lobby all the time, incredible. Fresh baked chocolate croissants, juice, amazing coffee in the morning, again all complimentary, loved it! And then to have a special room that had so many different drinks and snacks to choose from all for an incredibly low price ($1.00 or lower for many items) was great! Location, right off the beach. Other boutique hotel owners could learn a thing or two from the owners of Avila La Fonda. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

we stayed here once before a few years ago And liked it except for the Murphy bed which was very uncomfortable. but we thought we would try it again as we love the location at Avila Beach and it's close proximity to San Luis Obospo. This time we asked for a king Size bed as we knew it would be a regular bed and not a murphy bed, which was good. for the next three mornings we were awakened by some guy across the street with a blower, blowing off the sidewalk for 20 minutes at 7:30 in the morning. The phone in the room didn't work, there was a coffee pot with no filters or coffee, the Internet was sporadic, the light bulbs in the bedside lamp were out, the sink was clogged, the fountain outside our room in the hall was so loud that an afternoon nap was out of the question. They did turn the fountain off at night. and there was no extra roll of toilet paper in our room and we had to go downstairs to get one as, remember , our room phone didn't work. We are not picky people but when you pay the rates we did for this room , we thought that these inconveniences were just basic things that should have been checked before a new guest arrives. On the plus side the hotel has a charming look and a warm feel, but after 3 days of glitches we were glad to move on. Attention to detail and customer service is important. We are unable to get awAy for a break often due to time constraints so we like to stay in a nice hotel when we do . This hotel was just okay.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

The Avila La Fonda was a great experience. I am actually from the area and live 15 minutes away from this hotel, but for a special night we decided to get a room here. I have never even noticed the hotel visiting Avila Beach in the past, but it was certainly easy to find. Free and easy parking. The exterior and interior decorating was really nice and it felt very homey. The reception was very kind and helpful. This place offers free snacks and drinks, as well as an option to purchas more if you want. The bowl of soda, water, crackers, candy, cookies, and chips was more than enough food for us! I was a little skeptical of the murphy bed but it was really comfortable and not squeaky or noisy. One LITTLE thing is that we stayed here on valentines day and let me just say that either we had noisy neighbors or the walls are thin - one of the two ;) The room itself was huge and was definitely worth what we paid for. This place was GREAT!! Would totally go back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This was an awesome hotel to stay at in Avila Beach. The staff was so friendly and helpful and all the amenities, including the in room kitchen was awesome. They even had freshly baked cookies there all day long, my two year old was in heaven!

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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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