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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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Avila Beach on our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and booked a last-minute reservation at the Inn at Avila Beach (Feb 2015). We were so delighted with everything that the Inn had to offer. Our room was newly renovated and just lovely, and we were given the warmest welcome from the staff. We loved every little... 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 time to review your experience with us! That is wonderful to hear you felt right at home: that is exactly what we strive for with each of our guests that stay. We hope you'll be back soon! Sincerely, Alexandra Director of Communicant More 

Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got home from another spectacular few days at the Inn at Avila Beach.. Oceanfront rooms there are always amazing. Edward and his staff are what make staying here extra special! It is evident at every turn that their goal is delivering happiness to all their guests; always reaching out to us to go the extra mile... The Pie thing... 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 stay with us. We really appreciate you are a repeat guest. Our sundeck is one of a kind isn't it? Hope to host you again soon! Off to the Beach, Alexandra Director of Communications More 

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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent a night here in January 2015. The Inn is amazing, the staff fantastic - providing cookies, coffee, movies etc. Such a beautiful place, watching the sunset from the pier was the highlight of our coastal ride trip! We got upgraded to a beachfront room (thanks!!) which was amazing having a balcony, however we both got allergic in the... 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 sharing your experience with us. We value guest feedback, so we appreciate your comments! So glad to hear you got to take advantage of our guest-exclusive amenities: freshly baked pie and ice cream, complimentary access to our movie library, and fresh chocolate chip cookies all day. We apologize you had a slight problem with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

It's different but can't beat view employees very friendly free cookies pie and ice cream!! I always try to stay here when in Avila Beach!!!! No phones but everyone has cell now so no problem. If you really love the ocean sounds this is your place!!!!!

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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 stay with us! You are so correct: complimentary pie and ice cream at 8pm every night, freshly baked cookies all day and every day, and our friendly staff. These elements set us apart! Yes, we do not have phones in the rooms. Who wants to be interrupted by a... More 

LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've stayed in ocean front room 3 times now. The last time was in the Owner's Suite. All three experiences were absolutely amazing and we will come back again and again. First of all, you get greeted as you are a family. There is coffee, tea and cookies available all the time in the awesome and welcoming dining area. Second,... More 

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

Ah, you love us, you really do! Thank you, thank you for your comments! It is so lovely to hear your comments about how much you enjoyed your stay. Our Oceanfront Suites are definitely the way to go! How can you go wrong with an ocean front private patio? We hope to host you again soon! Alexandra Director of Communications More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Can definitely appreciate that this hotel was nice in its day, and it has it's charm, but the hotel rooms are tired and in need of renovation. I think the room was actually clean, but it felt dirty because it looked "tired." I'd have given it 2 stars, but the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful, so I'd feel bad... More 

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

JGLicks, Oh no, it sounds like you were one of the few that did not experience our brand new renovated rooms. Over 75% of our rooms were recently revamped all the way from the studs, to brand new custom furniture. Be sure to ask for a renovated room next time you book. Thank you for your comments about our staff.... More 

Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This hotel has charm! The entry is cute, with decorative tile work. We were greeted with fresh baked cookies and berry pie (with Ice cream!) by a very friendly hotel clerk. He was kind enough to give us a room discount because we booked a room late at night. The rooms are spacious, with a refrigerator and nice bathroom space.... 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 stay with us! As a fellow beach goer, we appreciate the praise! We have freshly baked pie every night exclusively for our guests, as well as ice cream, coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, and flavored waters! So glad to hear you were able to enjoy this late night dessert!... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the jungle room- my kiddo loved the swinging bed and we loved the jacuzzi tub. The location by the beach was awesome, she loved splashing by the rocks and the town is really cute. The hotel is undergoing work but that didn't bother us and the hosts were great - they have buckets for the kids, cookies,... More 

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

Yay, we are fun and cute! That is all we want to be! I am delighted that you enjoyed our Island Retreat Suite. Isn't the swinging bed amazing? Mix that with the huge jacuzzi, and it is heaven! Thank you so much for your review. Hope to host you again soon! Alexandra Director of Communications More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The staff are very kind and friendly, despite no one in the lobby to check me in, then waiting 20 minutes b/c no one could find the key to the room, and the hotel location is oceanfront, but the rooms are really awful. The room descriptions on their website are deceptive - the "classic spa retreat" is a 30+ year... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We apologize if our first impression was not the best. We do pride ourselves on being different, and being inviting for our guests, especially so at check in. Please note that we do have other room options, most of which have been renovated within the past two years.... More 

Grover Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I booked a room here to have a nice relaxing night I paid about $300 and from all the reviews i was excited for my stay but it started off not great...i had to stand in the lobby for a while before anyone came out to help me. I think they're more concerned about baking cookies than welcoming their guests.... 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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#3 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
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