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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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Camarillo, California
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second trip to Avila La Fonda was for our honeymoon. Nothing had changed....exquisite service, friendly and professional staff, delicious appetizers and breakfast goodies, and of course our room was exceptional!! We highly recommend this hotel when you visit Avila Beach! The amenities are incredible! We will definitely return on our anniversry.

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Danville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on a recent trip with friends - we got three rooms near each other. The location is great - just a block away from the Pier - a very easy walk. The ambiance is Spanish influenced and the rooms are excellent, especially if you are here for a longer stay since they have a kitchen/kitchenette. While the décor... More 

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

Dear Booll, Thank you so much for letting us know a bit about your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback and utilize it to improve upon our guest experience. Overall it sounds like you had a lovely visit and were able to enjoy so many of the amenities that make La Fonda so special. We look forward to another opportunity... More 

Gilroy, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 nights here for a quick get away and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The overall ambiance is lovely and the service wonderful. It felt very homey, more like a bed and breakfast inn, with all of the little "extras" they provide. Complimentary snack basket in your room, fresh baked croissants in the morning, afternoon nacho... More 

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

Dear Ann N, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! The hotels staff and I were beyond thrilled to hear about your experience and were especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed our customer service. For those who haven't stayed here I feel you gave a very accurate description of what the Avila La Fonda Hotel is all about.... More 

Palm Springs
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183 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This hotel is a very imposing and beautiful structure, the old Mission-style building with thick masonry walls, stained glass and iron railings. We opted for the "Spa Room" because we do enjoy a hot tub, especially one conveniently located and private...this fit the need very well and the shower had 6 heads for a brisk fun shower experience. But had... More 

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

Dear Neal S, Thank you so much for the stellar review. As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor your opinion is a trusted and valuable tool we utilize to improve upon our guest experience. I was so pleased to hear that all aspects of your stay were enjoyable and we hope to have you as our guest again in the very... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

So so Hotel for the money. Really pricey for 1 night with a view of the parking lot and no AC. Trying to pass as a Lux Hotel but really just overpriced revamped hotel. I would not stay here again for the half a grand I spent for 1 night. I can get better Rooms at the Encore/Wynn or Caesars... More 

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

Dear WyattH, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. I was disheartened to read your review, as we take great pride in providing an outstanding experience for each and every guest we encounter. We were voted one of California's most luxurious hotels by US News Travel just... More 

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