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San Luis Bay Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3254 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here several times. It's actually a timeshare property but available to public as well. They are just across the street and down the road from the Avila Pier to the south, fishing markets to the right. Free parking, and good customer service. Very accommodating. All suites so stock up with whatever you will need. Even the smaller studios... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the San Luis Bay Inn on 6/7/14. After getting home, I realized I had two shirts missing. After searching everywhere, I call the Inn and explained my situation. The lady I talked to was very pleasant and wanted to help me. She said she would check the lost and found, to which I replied,... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First off, I want to apologize for what happen here at the resort. We will be doing an investigation on your missing shirts. We are having a hard time understanding how your shirts ended up by the pool, but I wanted to Thank you on bringing this to our attention. sincerely yours Ben Banks More

Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

First off let me say that we are Diamond Resort owners, we have stayed at Kaanapali Beach Club, Point at Poipu and Cabo Azul. San Luis Bay Inn did not compare to those in many ways. This is the equivalent of a beach condo. The pool was ok, not what I would consider a resort style pool. The building and... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Good morning, First off, I wanted to thank you for all of your comments that you had on the resort. Board of directors have plans to finish remodeling the rest of the rooms. We are a older resort, which start out as a hotel back in 1968, so we do have some restrictions, but over all you are right. It... More

Kauai
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I spent a week of traded timeshare at the resort. We were so lucky to get an ocean facing unit and the view is spectacular, the unit was comfortable and clean amd we had a really pleasant stay. Grounds are immaculate and pool and hot tub were warm and welcoming, We enjoy eating in and there are... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I wanted to Thank you for all of your kind words. Sorry, about the one elevator and the slow wifi. take care and have a great summer. sincerely yours Ben Banks More

San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a studio room for two nights. Room was very comfortable and clean. Patio small and disappointing. Great space with dining table, fully stocked kitchen, spacious bathroom. Shower head was a bit too powerful and rather loud, the husband compared it to a rocket engine, however I'd rather have it that way than poor pressure. Front desk staff had... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I wanted to Thank you for the very nice comments that you gave the resort. Sincerely yours Ben Banks More

Willcox, Arizona
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We just finished our second stay here, we stayed for a week. I cannot say enough nice things about this resort and the people. The entire Inn, including the lovely grounds were immaculately clean and well groomed. The staff, from desk clerks, concierge, to housekeeping were all so friendly and helpful! The pool is heated to 83 degrees and it... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I wanted to THANK YOU for the nice comments that you gave us on the resort. Sincerely yours Ben Banks More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was our second visit to this resort, our experience was a little different from our first. We will return with hopes that some of our experiences will not be repeated. The good: The staff are friendly and helpful, the location is great, we had a wonderful view of the ocean. The bad: This resort is not good if you... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I wanted to write a response to you and apolgize that you were so far from the elevators. The problem is all of our handicap units are not closed to the elevators. A very poor design. thank you for your time sincerely yours Ben Banks More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

All rooms are suites with kitchen, so be prepared to cook your own food or eat out (no restaurant on site). The pool is not heated, so most guests were in the jacuzzi. Best part was the close walking proximity to Avila beach below. I rate this three star hotel, but if you look around the area it's the best... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I'm very happy that you enjoy your stay, and we hope you will come back to visit us again some day. take care Ben Banks More

SAN FRANCISCO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Out of hundreds of rooms with views in this hotel, we were given the room with absolutely NONE - we had a nice view of an interior wall. It's really a bummer when we drove 3 hours out to have no ocean view, TOTAL buzz kill for our vacation ......we were told 'timeshare owners have first choice'...... Pros: + Clean... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I wanted to apologize for you not have a view from your room. All six of our rooms that we have do not a view. Ben More

Frazier Park, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a one night mini-trip to visit the San Luis Obispo mission for my son's 4th grade mission project (a California social studies requirement). We chose this hotel mainly for the price, as Avila hotels are expensive. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the 'studio' was! It was roomy, had a little kitchenette that we didn't use for... More

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Ben B, General Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

We are happy that you had a great time, here at the resort. I wanted to thank you for your nice comments and we hope you come to visit us again some day. sincerely yours Ben Banks More

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Address: 3254 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — San Luis Bay Inn 3.5*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
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#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach #4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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