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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expect a very nice hotel for we paid over $400 for it,to find out that its not by the beach its in corner of the road which is noisy. The front desk staff does have annoying accent she talks so fast that we couldnt understand what she was saying.She gave us 2 free glasses. Our room does have full... More

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

Dear Smasher1984, I must admit I was saddened to read this review. While I understand that you did not feel value in the price that you paid I think that your judgement of the front desk associate was uncalled for. We have a group of very hospitable and kind staff members that work very diligently to make sure each and... More

Ojai, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the great reviews we were looking forward to a special treat in a lovely hotel. Unfortunately nothing was as it was reviewed. Our room was dingy with stained carpet, and a very used and über saggy bed. At $400. A night it totally missed the mark. We found the room depressing and the hotel lacking in professional... More

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

Dear Ojaitravel, While it was disappointing to read your review I understand that the Avila La Fonda Hotel isn't for everyone. We are in the midst of putting new carpet in all of our rooms and while we felt that there was minimal damage to the room you stayed in, there were no stains. We take deep pride in making... More

Cumming, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So when is the last time you were left a basket of snacks in your room and told take what you want? A free snack bar in your room versus the video monitored mini snack bar does not necessarily make the room but it was the start. Wonderfully decorated in a Spanish theme, comfortable, clean and an extremely attentive staff... More

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

Dear kind_of_picky, As your name suggests you are very discerning when it comes to travel, and for good reason! Studies suggest that if a guest feels that their hotel isn't as nice as their own home they will not enjoy their experience. I was extremely pleased to hear that this was not the case! Thank you for the nice comments... More

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed four nights in the Owner Suite on our way up the coast. Avila Beach is a hidden gem--much more relaxed than the Pismo Beach hustle. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The room was nice and had lots of amenities like a steam shower and sauna. When we had a problem with the television, the staff came... More

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

Dear Robert C, Thank you for your kind review. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of some of the wonderful things we offer here at the Avila La Fonda Hotel including our award winning pie. Made with locally grown fruit and baked fresh every evening our pie is one of the many amenities that make the La... More

Tempe, AZ
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151 reviews 151 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We chose Avila La Fonda because of its stellar rating & because of its elevators, free parking & ADA compliance rooms. Garage on the premises with elevator to the lobby made bringing in our baggage quite easy. We were in Rm 101, right off the lobby. The room was quiet considering it's location, but cramped with a portable AC unit... More

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

Dear IrishPrincess57, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We we're pleased to hear that you found the ease of location and elevator convenient. I was disappointed that you found the room to be a bit on the cramped side. While we understand that a... More

Manchester England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed her with our 3 boys ( teenagers to 7yr old). We thoroughly enjoyed staying in a hotel which was a little bit different. The highlight for the boys was having a jacuzzi whilst having a drink in the bedroom. We had adjoining rooms and it worked out great. There is a lovely atmosphere at this hotel .We left... More

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

Dear familyos, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to our hotel. It sounds like you were able to enjoy Avila Beach as a family. While we consider ourselves a couple oriented hotel, we find that families enjoy the Inn just as much as couples might! I was also pleased to... More

Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at the Avila La Fonda Hotel last summer. It is beautiful. We had a jacuzzi and fireplace in our room. They also provided a basket of complimentary snacks. The staff bakes pies and cookies for guests every night. Easy walk to the beach. We would go back.

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

Dear cmsmile, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to our seaside oasis! We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Avila Beach so much! We look forward to seeing you another time in the very near future. Warm regards, Christopher King | General Manager Avila La... More

Lodi, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you are looking for "beachy" hotel for a couple of relaxed getaway days without the ticky-tackiness of parts of Pismo or the somewhat boring aspects of Morro Bay this could be the perfect place for you! We fell in love with it four years ago or so and in most ways it is still as attractive as it was... More

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

Dear Randall-Anne, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We take deep pride in providing a calm and nurturing environment for each and every one of our guests. We work hard to preserve the essence of the hotel while trying to keep up with modern trends... More

Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were unlucky, we got one of the "bad" rooms, (without balcony, only a french one/window facing the street) even though the webreservation made no difference between the rooms. It seems like the emphasis is on winetasting, free cake in the lobby, etc. We expected more. A bit disappointing, will not be going back.

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

Dear LinaCEB, I was disappointed to hear that the Avila La Fonda Hotel didn't meet your needs. We consider ourselves a very special destination and we understand not all guests feel the same value. If you would like to discuss your experience further please feel free to contact me directly at 805.595.1700. Warm regards, Christopher King | General Manager Avila... More

Danville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Avila La Fonda Hotel staff is the friendliest staff ever. They make sure every need is met. The rooms are all beautiful and very equipped. They even come with a wonderful snack basket. The nightly wine tasting/ appetizers are fantastic and the evening fresh baked pie is to die for. We will be back regularly.

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

Dear Wendy B, Thank you for your wonderful review. It sound like La Fonda is your home away from home as is the case for many of our guests. It is so nice to hear such wonderful comments about the Inn and it's world-class staff. We look forward to seeing you another time in the very near future. Warm regards,... More

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Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
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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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