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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, Utah
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214 reviews 214 reviews
31 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Diamond owners, but not at this resort. We had been here before but for only 2 or 4 nights. This time we stayed a week. Our weather was great so we enjoyed the immense balcony outside the bedroom. There was a smaller one off the living/dining area but it was a bit cool because of the shade. Units... More 

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

First off, I wanted to Thank you for those kind remarks about the resort. We are so happy that you had such a great time here at the resort. We look forward to you coming back to the resort in the future. take care Desert Girl 28 Sincerely yours Ben Banks Resort Manager More 

Fairfield, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The San Luis Bay Inn in Avila Beach is lovely. The bay setting is very picturesque! You see the bay, the ocean and the beach from the room windows and balconies. The landscaping, setting, and accommodations all contribute to a great get away. We loved the area in January-it was in the 60's during the day and even 70 two... More 

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

First off, I wanted to thank you for all the kind words that you had to say about the resort. I'm so happy that you had a great time. Take care Sincerely yours Ben Banks More 

California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I spend the week before Christmas at the resort and loved it. It is just across the street from the beach and the town. We had a couple of issues with learning how to use the heat and the fire alarm started beeping one night. Maintenance came immediately and took care of the problems. We were in... More 

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Sherry W, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Ninad42 for the kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will share your comments with our staff. It's great that you were able to enjoy the surrounding area, including the lighthouse. While it is unfortunate you experienced some maintenance challenges, we are glad the team was able to respond in a timely manner and... More 

Lone Pine, Ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a time share resort and they have only 6 rooms they rent to non-owners and these six rooms are in a part of the building where there is no view. The only natural light is from a sliding glass door to a balcony that is enclosed in high walls you can only see a little bit of sky.... More 

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

I want to take this time and apologize for your stay. When you rented the unit, you should have been told that these units have no ocean view. sincerely yours Ben Banks More 

Orange, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have stayed here quite a few times over the past 15+ years - the recent upgrades are nice and the staff is responsive. Beds are comfy and the kitchens are well stocked. We stayed in the older part of the resort - I wish there was more wall insulation - there was a screaming child/parent next door, quite late... More 

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Sherry W, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Dear Anne32825, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the San Luis Bay Inn. We appreciate your loyalty in coming back to the Resort over the years. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return the next time your vacation plans bring you to the Avila Beach area. Happy Holidays... More 

Canmore, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Looks over to the water at Avila Beach. Clean and kitchen is well equipped. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Close to the wharf where they sell fresh fish and seafood. Hiked, biked, golfed, and went to wineries in Edna Valley. Only negative is that wifi in rooms doesn't work. Had to go to lobby.

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Sherry W, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Dear Melanie B. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. On behalf of the entire team, we are glad to hear about your vacation. We appreciate your comments about the wi-fi and the Resort is planning to upgrade the wi-fi early in 2015. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the area. More 

Clayton, NC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We traded a friend a week at our timeshare in Key West for his week at the San Luis Bay inn. I think we both made out pretty well. The Inn is situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific and the small town of Avila beach. The town is a five minute walk form the Inn and is kinda cool.... More 

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Sherry W, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Dear Marc C On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your review of the San Luis Bay Inn. We are proud of the town and our resort and are delighted that you had a memorable vacation experience. We appreciate the time you took to provide your detailed observations and look forward to seeing you on your future visits... More 

Pleasant Hill, ca
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We have stayed here for many times over the years. Upon our recent stays, we noticed that the customers service and management has been declined: 1. For the size of the resort and number of guests frequenting it, there is only ONE hot spa which seats 6 adults. We had to wait for 1 hour to find space available in... More 

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Sherry W, Manager at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Dear Cyclmom, Thank you for taking the time to share your observations about your stay. It is unfortunate that we were unable to address your concerns during your visit. Your comments have been shared with the management team and they have taken the necessary action to prevent issues from recurring. On behalf of the entire team, we hope you will... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend wedding. We had one of the studios which was spacious. When we checked in we were offered a timeshare special promotion if we bought it right then. The guy didn't pressure us but we did feel bad turning him down. I wish we hadn't had to encounter that as paying guests but I do... More 

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

Hi Jeanne, I wanted to Thank you for the nice review. Thank you on the comments on the shower heads, and the room not being as fresh as we should be when you arrived. This gives me some great tools for improving. I'm sorry to say; that all of rooms on the rental program do not have ocean views. Take... More 

San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We come up to the central coast every other year from San Diego. We love the area- fewer people and no traffic, almost like going back in time. The restaurants are always good- we continually find new ones we want to go back to. We love this resort and the rooms have an ocean view or a view of the... More 

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

First off, I wanted to Thank you for all the kind words that said about the resort. It is always great to hear that guest had a Great time at the San Luis Bay Inn. I have to agree with you that the resort is in one the best location in Ca. 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*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
San Luis Bay Hotel Avila Beach
Hotel San Luis Bay
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#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach

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