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Inn at Avila Beach

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   256 Front Street, PO Box 328, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel primarily because we saw so many exceptional reviews for it. What reviewers said is mostly true but much is left out. The staff was excellent. The pie and cookies are a nice touch. The location is directly across from the ocean. The place has been under construction for some time. There... More

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

We agree! Thank you for thoughtful review... The Inn is clearly not for everyone ,we are sorry ,it wasn't what you were looking for in lodging .if you are looking for Holiday Inn ,your right ,the Inn is not your cup of tea.The Inn is 50 years old and they didn't build elevators than ( but we added modern solutions... More

San jose
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel itself is clean. Loved the upper deck with the hammocks and couches to relax with a glass of wine. Homemade pie at night was a nice touch .Just had a problem with the fireplace that wouldn't completely shut off. Room was very hot and ceiling fan was loud as well as the refridgerator. All in all, the room... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the newly renovated Modern Spa Room, and it was beautiful. The spa in the room was great, and the details in the rooms décor were very nice. From the barn wood mantle and furniture, the wood look plank tile floors, beautiful custom bathroom sink and amazing Rain Shower with pebble tile floors, it was all very special.... More

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Director of Communications at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Jeff, thank you so much for your kind words! We are absolutely in love with our brand new Modern Spa rooms. Our hotel owner did an amazing job in designing them himself. Thank you very much for the picture as well. You perfectly captured what the room is all about: romance and relaxation! We hope to see you again soon!... More

Presteigne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First impressions of hotel were not brilliant as it was obvious that there was considerable building work going on, this proved not to be a problem as the work did not start too early and the builders we encountered were friendly. The manager asked us to pay for an upgrade which we declined as we were only staying one night... More

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Director of Communications at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Our Oceanfronts are one of a kind aren't they? That is too bad you couldn't spend an extra night with us. Thank you for pointing out that we are not a usual chain hotel. That is something that we strive for! We hope you join us again soon! Alexandra Jacopetti Director of Communications More

Calabasas, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My girl and I stopped in at Avila Beach after stops at Paso Robles and Cayoocus. It was our first time in this small beach town and shortly after coming into town we knew we were at least going to spend one night. We drove down the main road along the beach and came across the "Inn at Avila Beach"... More

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Awwwww thank you so much for taking the write such a kind review ,We really do try to do little" extras to make our guests feel welcome.Yes ,alot guests book the first time because we are literally on ocean .But they come back because of our great staff ! So kind of you to notice , Safe travels ,and please... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sat on the balcony overlooking the ocean till sundown. Slept with the door open and enjoyed the ocean breezes and sound of the waves! Great room! Clean with a cool shower! I would recommend this hotel when in the area.

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

We love Charleston too! Yes the ocean view is amazing at the Inn ,,,and we agree open the sliding door to your oceanfront balcony and listen to every wave mis just about best way to spend a weekend! Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review ... We hope to see you again when you viist the... More

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our only mistake is that we only stayed here one day. Firstly there will be people who are expecting a new hotel who will be disappointed. This can be seen in some of the reviews...Then there are people who enjoy the amazing location, rustic feel, beautiful family room, the fresh cookies and pie and the amazing sun deck. It was... More

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank You! For wonderful review from such experienced traveler ..Yes,you got it right the Inn is different on purpose and you got it! The renovation is 1/2 over and half rooms are brand new ,but charm of the hotel is location ,the staff ,and many fun services we provide ,Safe travels back to Australia ,hope you find your back to... More

Clovis, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Spot on! We extended our Memorial day wknd and stayed here on a wim. It was Magical, funky, hippy~esque, authentic, sexy, romantic mexican casita feel. Great staff, vibe, cookies, sun deck, jaquzzzi tub with the ocean breeze was the best. Some rooms even have record players and they have Vinyl in the movie, music library.....very hip and cool. Older property,... More

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank You Susan, Means so much to us you took time to write your review . And especially YOU GOT IT The Inn is meant to be different on purpose ,life is short so pleased you enjoyed the Inn , We look forward to seeing you next trip from Clovis ...safe travels. More

Ventura, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Edward and his staff continue to be the best on the Central Coast. Rooms are updated, comfortable and there is not a closer room to the water anywhere. We have been coming here for 10 years and it is our favorite. They offer family rooms, ocean front rooms with balcony, all are well appointed and super comfortable. All have sitting... More

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you! So very kind of you ...we agree nothing is more romantic than night listening to waves ,nowhere on coast can you get closer to water .Look forward to your next visit . More

Park City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are a fan of cookie-cutter hotels, this is not the place for you. However, if you are willing to step out of the ordinary, the Inn at Avila Beach will reward you for it! Think hippie-magic. This hotel is true to its self-description: "like your best-friend's beach house in Mexico crossed with a Mediterranean villa". We had an... More

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Inn_at_AvilaBeach, Front Office at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Cresmark, Thank you very much for your great review! Here at the Inn we believe in originality. We believe that the Inn at Avila Beach should be a second home to our guests. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We try to treat every one of our guests and visitors like family and ensure that their vacation... More

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Address: 256 Front Street, PO Box 328, 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 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
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If you are looking for a one of a kind, California beachfront hotel, you have found it. The Inn at Avila Beach is a unique Inn that mixes the best elements of Mexico and the California Coast. The Inn at Avila Beach is all about the best things in life: celebrations, experiences, relaxation, indulging, and the ocean. ... more   less 
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