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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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  • 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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Oakhurst, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Important to Mention - this is a time share property - important to note because it is different than a normal hotel experience. We reserved two months ahead, and according to their online booking engine, got one of the 3 remaining rooms. From what I understand, rooms become available when owners don't reserve for a given weekend. What was left... More

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Bakersfield, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although at the time of this review the San Luis Bay Inn was rated on TripAdvisor as number 5 of 5, I feel it would be a more accurate reflection of a property's placement if the ratings were combined for all properties in the entire area...Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Shell Beach and Avila Beach. I really expected a... More

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

Hi Ron, Thank you for your response. I'm sorry that we did not fix all of your needs in the room while you were here. Please except this Apology for all the problems you had in your unit. More

Buena Park, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a hotel, but a time share and they treat you like the unwanted in laws. No clean towels or sheets allowed for non owners, as they informed us . Expedia was even apologetic as they were fully aware of this but chose not to disclose it us. There are other hotels in the area that can provide... More

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

First off, I want to apologize for the poor servce that you recieved from my staff. All guest should be treated with respect. I will be using this as a tool for training with my staff. Thank you Ben Banks More

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

I wanted to Thank you for all of the nice comments you gave our resort. take care and hope you stay with us again. sincerely yours Ben Banks More

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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