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Inn at Avila Beach

3.0 of 5 256 Front Street, PO Box 328, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVED our stay at The Inn and can't wait to return! This is definitely not your ordinary run of the mill place; and that is why we loved it. The Inn has a laid back, earthy vibe yet it's luxurious and romantic. The location can't be beat; it is literally steps from the beach and within walking distance of... More

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

Mercurial1, can we hire you to advertise for us? You hit all of our amenities, the reason why we do everything for our guests, right on the head! Thank you so much for your comments! Our Spa Rooms are amazing, aren't they? :] We hope to see you at the Inn at Avila again soon! Alexandra Director of Communications More

Visalia, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one Sunday night at the Inn at Avila Beach. I love Avila beach. It is a quiet, quaint tourist destination with a warm, white sandy beach. Everything is within walking distance of the Inn. We chose the spa room to get a jacuzzi tub inside our room and paid about $30 more than a room without the tub.... 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 taking the time to review your experience at the Inn at Avila Beach! It sounds like you got to explore a few of the many amenities we offer our guests. What about the fresh chocolate chip cookies? Did you get a few of those as a late night snack, or perhaps for breakfast? No judging... More

Visalia, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed one night this week in the Owner's Suite. It had a large balcony with a really nice view of the beach. The room was nice along with the king size bed. It also has a large Jacuzzi in the room facing the balcony. The hotel definitely could use some updating, but overall it was a... More

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

Thank you very much for your review! So nice to hear that you loved our one of a kind Owner's Suite! That view from the Jacuzzi is amazing isn't it? We hope you return to the Inn at Avila Beach sooner than later! More

La Verne, California
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other reviewers have pointed out the wonderful amenities found at Inn at Avila Beach...fresh cookies, evening pies, friendly staff, fabulous sun deck. While we are not especially finicky guests there are some ammenities we have grown to expect for the price we paid. The lighting in our room was very dim; one had to stand next to the window to... 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 taking the time to review your experience. It sounds like you were staying in on of our Classic Spa rooms. We promise, we've never had waterbeds. That is a special Captains bed with a canopy frame. No we do not have air conditioning, nor does any hotel in almost all of SLO County. But we... More

San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We just returned from 3 nights here; funky (in a great way) and homey. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was painted gold/copper with lots of very cool touches. The beds were comfortable; water bottles always available (at no charge) but the sun deck was by far, the BEST! This was our first time... 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 Srbellee! It sounds like you were in one of our Classic Spa Rooms! So happy you got to enjoy our sundeck. That is our crown jewel of the hotel. No matter what room you get, you can always hear the sound of ocean waves, due to our ocean front location, and you get... More

Los Angeles, California
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15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First I must say that view is absolutely perfect, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the perks (coffee, cookies, water, back sitting room, etc. ) are really fine. For the majority of travelers, the very good reviews are justified. The problem for older visitors might be the lack of elevators, narrow stairs, particularly if you're on the third floor.... 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 posting your review! We proudly do not have phones in our rooms for many reasons. Our inn was built for celebrations, and escaping away to the beach. Phones would interrupt this experience. Plus, who wants to be bugged on their escape away to the beach? We hope you return to the Inn sooner, rather than... More

Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As soon as I walked into the Inn at Avila Beach, I was struck by how different it is. This is no run-of-the-mill hotels. The decor is different, with real attempts at colorful touches. There is a welcoming area in a separate back room that has day long chilled water bottles, hot cookies before dinner hour and coffee, tea, microwave... 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 wonderful comments Judy! We definitely are not a run-of-the-mill hotel! We just went through a massive, massive renovation, with more to come, but our guest amenities have always been our top priority! Freshly baked pie and cookies, complementary bottles of water, popcorn, all the hot coffee, tea, and hot chocolate you can drink, beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

First of all anyone who says this place isn't what they wanted I'm sorry but I probably wouldn't want to know them. I loved it! I've been in every type of hotel and bed and breakfast you can think of and after staying here on our last hotel stay of this vacations 8 nights each at a different hotel....I've never... More

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

Jenni, Jenni, Jenni! Thank you so much for your warm compliments! You have never been more correct! We are not "beige and boring!" [I think this should be our new motto?!] You are exactly right our Inn is meant to feel like home, like your beach house away from it all! Thank you so very much for hitting the nail... More

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great laid back place with friendly helpful staff. Don't bother taking any beach gear as they have just about everything you need available to borrow for as often and as long as you want. Great complimentary cookies and pie available to help yourself to. Only (very) small criticism is that our room (306), whilst having a great... More

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

DoraJoby, thank you so much for your comments about our Inn. Our staff is insanely friendly and helpful; a majority of them have been with us for more than 10 years! We do pride ourselves on our amenities and being able to provide those to guests. Glad to hear you fully enjoyed our warm pie, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies,... More

Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Awesome place for getting away from it all. Although our room was dated, the hotel's location is great for peace and quiet. The roof deck overlooking the ocean has amazing views. The staff was very friendly. The highlight was every night at 8:00PM fresh pies are served in the common area. Dee-li-cious!

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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 sundeck is amazing, isn't it? It is unlike anything other on the Central Coast! So glad you enjoyed our freshly baked pie! We hope to host you again soon. Alexandra Director of Communications 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*
Number of rooms: 32
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