We just returned from a 4-night stay at Avila Village Inn. What a treat this place was. We discovered Avila Beach on a trip to the Central Coast in 2012, and made it a priority to stay in the area on our next trip. The inn is located in a somewhat secluded area off the main road that leads into the town of Avila Beach. Note: The inn is about 1.5 miles away from Avila Beach itself.
Avila Village Inn is just as it sounds. It's a small lodge that's somewhat between a hotel and a B&B. The rooms are on two floors, that circle the large, open lobby area. This area itself is fantastic, with a fireplace, and plenty of comfortable chairs and sofas. It's not often that we spend a great deal of time in a lobby, but this area is fantastic, and we spent a portion of each evening sitting in front of the fireplace, and talking about the day's activities. Another very comfortable seating area can be found at the top of the spiral staircase on the second level. This area, with its oversized sofas and other furnishings is also a peaceful setting to relax and read a book, or watch the overhead TV.
The rooms at Avila Village Inn are very comfortable. Most rooms (like ours) have a balcony or patio with a private jacuzzi. Our room (214) had a king bed, table and two comfortable chairs, armoire with TV and a DVD player, and a refrigerator and small sink in the living area. The large bathroom had two sinks, and a giant walk-in shower. The all glass enclosure of the shower and nice tiles throughout the bathroom were nice touches. The balcony overlooked a large lawn, that led to a few other buildings adjacent to the property.
This inn does not have a pool, or other recreation amenities that many hotels offer. But, guests are given access to the athletic club next door, which has a swimming pool, spa, tennis, etc. The Bob Jones trail runs along the side of the inn. This paved trail leads 1.7 miles to Avila Beach. It's a gentle, and relaxing walk that cuts through a golf course on the way to the beach. The walk to the beach takes about 35 minutes each way. The inn also has bicycles available for rent that you can take to the beach as well.
Free continental breakfast is available each morning at the inn. It's nothing special, but it's a perk for most people. Another great perk is the 24-hour coffee station located in the main lobby. Peerless coffee is always hot and fresh. They also have hot chocolate and an assortment of teas available (all complimentary). The front desk staff also bakes fresh cookies every afternoon. Another really cool perk is found at the 2nd floor vending machine. All 20-ounce botles of Coca Cola products and Dasani water are availabe at $1 each. This is a steal!! The same products in most hotel vending machines can cost up to $3 each.
Also located next door to the Avila Village Inn (and well worth several visits) is the Woodstone Marketplace. This is a fabulous little country store with a restaurant/deli that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. The food is great and the prices are very nice.
Not sure what the naysayers were talking about in some of the negative reviews here. Sure there are a few minor areas where this inn might be showing its age. But the service was great, the rooms very comfortable, and the location is ideal for visiting Avila Beach and all other Central Coast locations. I highly, highly recommend this place, and we will absolutely stay there on our next trip to the area.
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