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Avila La Fonda Hotel

101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Few hotels are this nice, yet also inviting, laid back and relaxing. My husband and I just returned from a Fri-Sun anniversary getaway and I couldn't have chosen a better place for us to stay. From the moment we arrived, we didn't need to use our car again until we left. The beach is one block away, as are Avila... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole quiant San Luis Port seaside town has a total quiet vibe compared to other seaside town. All the hotels and eatery feels like small boutique businesses which is nice. The La Honda Hotel has that quaint traditional Southwest ambient. Two best highlights for me was the jacuzzi in my room and their "fresh croissant-oven baked" at their kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff definitely puts in the extra effort to make you feel better than at home. From the chocolate croissants in the morning to the wine in the evening, you will feel totally pampered and right at home. The owners/designers went the extra mile to make this one of the quietest hotels I've ever stayed at. If I hadn't interacted... More 

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Ventura, California
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one block from Avila Beach. Free parking is a super plus here as parking is a premium find normally. The staff was really what stood out to me. They were so nice and extremely helpful to any questions I had or requests. They have mouth watering croissants in the morning, a taco bar around lunch, wine tasting in... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NO Room Service, NO movies on TV, outside of Balcony creepy parking lot full of Mexicans throwing trash everywhere, bathroom lighting horrible, blood on bed sheets, no answer when I called front desk to complain. Oh and left my BDay dress in closet by accident when we left a day early, called as soon as I got home, and the... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Neatia D, We have tried extremely hard to create a special environment for special guests looking to enjoy life and all the little moments that make it so special. We provide top notch service, impeccable cleanliness standards, and high end amenities whenever possible. From time to time some guests may not see the beauty of our hotel and that's okay.... More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely and the staff goes out of its way to make you feel at home, with all sorts of food and drink throughout the day and beach towels and chairs that you can check out. It actually operates more like a B and B than most B and Bs. The only drawback is Avila itself, where there... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BG Pete, Thank you for the wonderful comments about our staff and accommodations. We strive for excellence with each and every guest that we encounter and we certainly hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future. Please come back and see us again. Kind regards, Christopher King | General Manager More 

Fair Oaks, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights on our way home from San Diego. The hotel is well situated although not on the water. The staff was great and the hotel very Spanish. The room could use a renovation and the A/C unit is very clunky and ruins the room design. We enjoyed the patio. But what was unexpected was... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChevyJim, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent trip to Avila Beach. I am always delighted to read that our staff was kind and accommodating. We are in the midst of a renovation and will have most renovation projects completed by the end of the year. We hope you will return to see... More 

Camarillo, California
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were driving up the coast and decided to spend the night at Avila La Fonda. Our daughter had mentioned the name, but we didn't know anything about it. What a find. The hotel is not overly fancy, you almost feel like you are vacationing in lovely Mexican resort. Lovely rooms with fireplaces, spas and lovely bathrooms.... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mar51, What a delightful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at our Hotel. We were happy to hear that all aspects of your stay were enjoyable and that you were able to take advantage of some of the perks of staying in a small town a block from... More 

San Diego, California
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is quaint with great amenities. The rooms are always clean with plenty of room to move about. They provide free snacks in room and best of all huge soaker tubs! The staff is always very friendly, helpful and warming during your stay. They serve small croissants in the morning with afternoon snacks and usually small appetizers at night... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sdtraveller2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We were extremely pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of some of the special Amenities that make La Fonda so special. I was especially delighted to hear that our staff was always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary. We could not have been happier with our experience! The staff were so friendly and courteous. They upgraded us to the Owner's Suite and gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. The room was amazing! We really enjoyed the receptions and delicious food. We look forward to returning!

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katierpavlik, I was so pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your recent Anniversary trip to our hotel. We take deep pride in providing a calm, relaxing, and romantic atmosphere for couples celebrating special occasions such as yours. We certainly hope to have you as our guest's again in the near future. Kindly, Christopher King | General... More 

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