We stayed at the Avila Village Inn from November 11 to 14, room 115, with our dog. Before we made the reservation, I had read the reviews posted here, especially the negative reviews and had some doubts about the Inn. Some of the reviews described the Inn as old and not well maintained.
When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. The Inn is fairly new and in excellent condition. It's a bit hard to find because it's at the back of a small office and retail area but that's about as negative as I can think of. It was very quiet - all the offices closed down at night
The Inn is located on the Bob Jones walking/biking trail that leads down to the beach.
The Inn has two rooms which they allow dogs in and we had one of them. The room is clean, with no hint that dogs had been in the room previously. Even my dog did not give any indication of smelling any of the previous dogs.
The room was modern, with a TV, a DVD player, and a refrigerator. The bathroom is large with a big shower (no tub) and two sinks. AC worked well. Bed was comfortable and the linen and covers were very nice and adequate.
The room includes a hot tub on the patio of the room but we didn't use it.
The room opens on to a great room two floors high. There's an interesting fireplace/chimney in the great room - I'll post a picture. The great room was not used very much by the guest during our stay.
On one side of the great room is a winding staircase leading to the breakfast area on the second floor. Breakfast is included in the price. The breakfast is mostly just bread, cereal, yogurt, and juice. An okay breakfast.
But in the office/retail development, no more than 50 feet away, is the Avila Market. They make a very good hot breakfast - eggs, omelets, oatmeal, regular breakfast stuff - and it's excellent. It's also a good place to get lunch or to get a couple of beers in the afternoon and just relax. If you order a pizza, be prepared for a very overstuffed pizza!
Anyway, our stay was delightful. I can highly recommend the Avila Village Inn as a place to stay when visiting the area.