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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Frazier Park, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Hudson, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I cannot say enough nice things about this place. It was spotless, beautiful views, friendly staff, and very close to town. We had the one bedroom suite and it was very spacious and comfortable. The staff gave us great recommendations for restaurants and attractions. They also gave us wine tasting coupons for the local wineries. We were able to walk... More

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Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had been wanting to stay in the San Luis Obispo area for some time, but going in October was not the ideal time we had in mind. However, we had some vacation ownership points to use and there was availability, so we booked for late October and hoped for the best. What a surprise we were in for! First... More

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Southern California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed there for the Thanksgiving weekend and had a great time. We were given a room with a partial ocean view (with a roof right in front,) not as great as the ones that have the open views; however, it is still good and I am not complaining. We entered the room and got a phone call from the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Through Diamond Resorts, I booked a 2 BR unit (1 bedroom and a studio lockoff suite) for my mother and I for 4 wonderful nights Nov 30-Dec 4. I was given the corner unit on the end of the building with full ocean frontage views from every window and door. Amazing sunsets, quiet evenings, soooo peaceful. To say we loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Just completed a week's stay here and can not think of enough great things to say! The hotel and grounds were beautiful, relaxing and just plain awesome! We only had a studio so I was apprehensive..to no avail! The room was big, complete and had a full kitchen with an oven! very nicely done and just what the "doctor" ordered!... More

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Porter Ranch, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

After more than 4 dozen visits, this has become our 2nd home. it is Hawaii without the airfare, It is Laguna with the growth potential if its heyday during the 1940's, and it is the most incredible value of any ocean-front resort on the entire west coast. Only problem, it has become so popular that you must book more than... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

As we had a timeshare here for a full week, we had a fabulous room on the 5th floor. It is off season so very relaxing and still beautiful. We loved that fact that there was not much going on, we can get excitement elsewhere. Be sure to go to Hearst Castle! A very interesting place, with Zebra mingling with... More

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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel location is great. Beach front, great views, walk to Avila beach shops and restaurants. As for the hotel it seems a little dated to us, the concierge said the pool area had been recently remodeled but they must have taken a page from the seventies because it was pretty basic. Additionally the two elevators are pathetically too small... More

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. There is not much to do for more than 2 days in the immediate area except for excellent hiking and a nearby San Luis Bay Lighthouse (which is very hard to get to). As for the hotel, we liked it overall but at $200 per night we got a room that was tucked away... More

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