Let me start off by saying that this place is adorable, the service was fabulous, and the location cannot be beat! Our son LOVED the rooftop patio and did not want to leave once we visited it! The common areas made me feel like I was in an old Mexican hacienda! They were super cozy and cute. Our bed was by far the best bed we slept in our whole trip out of four motels. We opted for the cheapest courtyard room and actually had a decent view and could hear the ocean when the window was open....
The room was dated, but it was very spacious and had a great little kitchenette. However, I couldn't see any dishes or utensils or glasses if one would want to use the kitchen facilities. I bet they would supply everything for you if you asked though...we were only here one night and didn't utilize everything to the fullest.
I've read that the beachfront rooms have been updated and I bet they are fabulous! I would probably give this a better rating if we didn't pay over $200/night for our room and if they provided better coffee and a small breakfast. But everything in Avila in the summer time is going to be expensive so I understand that. I hate writing anything negative about anything or anyone, but if you can swing it, pay the extra $60/night to stay at the Lighthouse Suites or the La Fonda. Or wait till the off season to get a better rate.
Like I said, location and service were great so if that is what matters most to you, you will like this place!
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Thank you for both kind and helpful review.Yes, we are in midst of year long rennovation project ,as you mentioned oceanfront rooms have all been redone and are wonderful ..Regarding rates , as you mentioned it is our summer season ,and like all resort communties ,Avila Beach does get more expensive during the summer .
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Still we are bargain compared to competing hotels .But we are not interested in being cheapest hotel ,
We try to provide a unique beach house experience ,that creates great value ,at any cost .Our great room off the lobby has everything you need from wine glasses ,plates ,cooking equipment to beach
chairs ,toys for kids all at no cost .Just stop in grab what you need .
The beach house concept is a more relaxed style Inn keeping ,our staff is available 24 hrs a day to serve you .If you don't see it just ask and we will provide it ,or we will go out and get it for you ,just as if you were at best friends beach house .
Best advice regarding rates ,is to avoid peak season ,and you will always find better deals on sun-thursdays than on weekends .After Labor Day rates go down somewhat (But best weather is after Labor Day thru Thanksgiving so period is also very popular with folks ,who visit when kids aren't around)after Holidays till Spring is best value time at the Inn .
Still our quest is to make the Inn a great value at any rate .,so we are constantly improving and loving our 60 year old building .You may noticed new beds,new tile walkways ,most rooms just repainted before summer , new lobby furniture and major upgrades on sundeck ,we are just starting you will see lots more next visit .
We have also added several new services from more front office staff ,fresh baked cookies all day ,complimentary bottled waters all day ,and at 8pm every evening we bake fresh fruit pies ! We does that ? Okay maybe your best friend when you visit their beach house .
We understand that everyone has different budgets ,why we have 5 different types rooms and rates . Sometimes you want sit on your own deck and just count waves ,other times you bring all neighborhood kids , we have rooms for each occasion . Please visit us again during the off season ,"cheap" we are not ,but fun,great location and great value ,we all that and more!
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