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Avila La Fonda Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Orange, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went mid week with my fiance due to a reccomendation by a friend. This place is amazing!! It is a small, but luxurious hotel. Our room was so comfortable. The hotel has a spanish feel. The room had a balcony that you can sit on and enjoy the ocean breeze. The bed was sooo comfortable I didnt want to... More

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I loved our time at La Fonda. The location is great because it is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the ocean. The staff is very nice and met all of our needs. There was always something being offered to guests such as fresh baked cookies, appetizers, wine and pie :) We also enjoyed the DVD... More

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

Dear KristleMS, Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us and others about your recent stay with us. I was so pleased to see that our staff and the Inn were able to meet and exceed all of your expectations. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of many things that make the Avila La... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As we needed to be in the area for the weekend, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to turn it into a romantic surprise for my husband - and Avila La Fonda did not disappoint. Their package upgrade to the spa room (jacuzzi in room) I booked, offered rose petals to be sprinkled around the room and a... More

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

Dear SueRN, I want to thank you so much for taking the time to let us, and others know about your recent stay with us! As a Senior Contributor to Trip Advisor I am so thankful to people like you who take the time to inform others about their experiences. By providing an unbiased review of hotels, restaurants, and activities... More

LA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one nite. Mediterranean style was authentic and lovely, hotel is 2 yrs old., Clean, friendly staff, great wine for happy hour, comfortable, yummy chocolate croissants for breakfast! One block from the beach! We went out late for dinner, missed the homemade pies :-( The hotel has washer/dryer free of charge available in the evening - 10pm! DO... More

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

Dear Getup n g o, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We are so happy to hear about your experience and are pleased that you were able to take advantage of some of the things that make the La Fonda so special. Hopefully you can come visit again in the... More

Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We drove up the coast from LA to Avila Beach as a small weekend getaway. We chose this hotel as it had great reviews and looked nice online. We were blown away at how terrific our experience was and definitely want to come back soon. The hotel staff was very helpful and really gave the hotel a personal touch. It... More

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

Dear MissLSeattle, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so pleased to hear that your experience was just what you needed! We strive to provide an outstanding experience for each and every guest and are so glad to hear that your recent trip to Avila Beach was no exception. We look forward to... More

Ojai, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
35 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This hotel, a block from the beach, is about 2 years old and the brain child of two local entreprenuers. Their vision was to come up with a hotel that was different than the "chain" variety hotel and one that fit in with its surroundings. Their quest was right on in making it different in a good way...but as far... More

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

Dear CarlOjai, It was such a pleasure having you and your wife here with us recently. The staff and I commented on what a pleasure it was to chat with you each morning. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Christopher... More

Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

More than just a place to sleep. Great room offers and freebies that are unbelievable. Croissants for breakfast, nachos at noon, wine at 5:00 and pie and 8:00, all with excellent service from the staff. A welcome basket in the room loaded with what others charge for in their mini-bar. We will definitely return and suggest that you give this... More

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

Dear 1001Randy, Thank you for your wonderful review. As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor you are providing others with a wonderful gift whenever you leave a review, be it good or bad. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to let others know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that... More

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed two days right after Christmas. The hotel was beautiful, well-kept, and a minute walk from the beach. The hotel staff was extremely helpful, and we received expert advice and care from Jean and others members. The snacks and other treats were a great touch.

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

Dear Jim R, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so pleased to hear that your recent visit to the La Fonda was everything you expected. We hope to be your number one choice for all future visits to beautiful Avila Beach. Kind regards, Christopher King | General Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I love Trip Advisor for helping me find a place like this! All of the positive reviews are right. Croissants in the morning, Nachos in the afternoon, cocktail reception, and fresh pies. Great personalized service from everyone here. I had some email correspondence with the staff beforehand as it was my mini honeymoon and they were amazing. Bottle of champagne,... More

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

Dear Fantom21, Thank you for your review! So often we are faced with hotels and restaurants who claim to be something they are not. When we are misinformed about our lodging choices we are forced to "deal" with out choice and I am so happy when I hear a guest say that they got what they expected and then some.... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
32 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A charming hotel in this small seaside town, one block from the beach, what sets Avila la Fonda apart from other hotels in the area is it's authentic Mexican design, varied room options, super-friendly service and offerings (from wine and cheese nightly (at 5:00 pm) to pie (at 8:00 pm) to croissants for breakfast and a noon nacho bar. The... More

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

Dear Eat-Sleep-Walk, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We so enjoyed your simple yet descriptive description of our hotel. We strive to provide a unique and charming experience for each and every guest and are so pleased to learn that you were no exception. As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor with over 257... More

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Additional Information about Avila La Fonda Hotel

Also Known As:
Avila La Fonda Beach
Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel
Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avila La Fonda isn't merely a hotel; it is an experience that transports you to a 19th-Century Mexican Village. The Inn is completely new and features an intimate design inspired by traditional Spanish and Mexican architecture. Colorfully adorned with eight Casita style facades, and inspired by eight actual homes in Mexico, the Inn takes on an old world style all its own. From the intricate stained glass windows, which were custom made to depict scenes from the local area, to the many delightful fountains; guests are surrounded by unparalleled luxury and beauty at every turn.Located one short block from the Pacific Ocean, our boutique hotel features twenty-eight elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each featuring a Jacuzzi tub for two, multiple-head shower, fireplace, and a 48-Inch HDTV. Rich furnishings partnered with warm colors, and stunning artwork help to create refined luxury in an inviting atmosphere.Prepare to enjoy countless pleasures and culinary delights from the moment you step through the doors. Our evening wine reception is the perfect time for our guests to change gears and prepare for a restful and indulgent stay—featuring hot and cold appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, two local wines and scrumptious desserts, our wine reception is held every evening from 5-6:30PM. Enjoy fresh baked pie from locally renowned Avila Valley Barn every evening from 8-10PM. Add a scoop of ice cream, a glass of milk, and a cup of our award winning Intelligentsia© Coffee to create the perfect evening indulgence!Each morning guests are encouraged to rise early to enjoy fresh baked chocolate chip croissants, award winning Intelligentsia© Coffee and fresh organic orange juice!Don't checkout just yet! Our nacho bar is held daily from 12-2PM featuring Coronitas and fresh-fruit margaritas!For those late night cravings be sure to visit our 24-Hour Chocolate Pantry. Candy bars, soups, snacks, sodas, water, energy drinks, sundries and toiletries all sold AT OR BELOW COST! ... more   less 
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