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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Srbellee San Francisco, California
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Westminster, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My kids and I stayed in one of the renovated rooms (212) with a jacuzzi tub and a cool shower. Very nice, spacious room. I've stayed at this place several times. The original rooms show a great deal of wear and tear, including broken knobs on cabinets/drawers, etc. Try to go off season to get better prices, but we love... More

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

Julie, thank you so much for your kind words. So glad you got to experience one of our brand new suites! Aren't they amazing? It looks like you took advantage of all of our wonderful amenities as well. Fresh chocolate chip cookies are available for all our guests during the day, and our managers bake up homemade pie each night!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I have been here several times and love staying here. The amenities are fantastic and we take advantage of it!! Mostly this time though I just wanted to say how great the staff is here. Everyone is extremely nice and pleasant! Edward will go out of his way for anything you need. Thanks for a great time...can't... More

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

Our staff is great, aren't they? Most of them have been with us for more than 10 years! Edward, our amazing hotel manager has been with us for almost 20 years! Thank you so muuh for noticing their dedication to our guests. Hope to host you again soon! Alexandra Director of Communications More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for one night in of the modern rooms in Aug. No AC but there is fan and I don't think it's getting that hot in that area anyway. Very nice and friendly staff. They have a DVD collection that you can borrow from. Fresh backed pie at evening :) very nice restaurants close by.

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

Thank you very much for visiting and your wonderful comments! We're glad you enjoyed one of our brand new Modern Spa rooms! Our pies are fresh baked every evening exclusively for our guests. Glad to see you enjoyed some of our guest exclusive amenities. Hope to see you again soon! Alexandra Director of Communications More

Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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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