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“Great place with views” 5 of 5 stars
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Avila Lighthouse Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   550 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place with views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Do not use the Spa service. We ordered a couples spay. The champiagn tasted like soap from the glasses not rinsed. There was no steam room or chocolate (as advertised), we soaked our feet in the lobby in salad bowls, the male masseuse spent more time banging the oil bottle to get the last drop out than he did massaging. The female therapist was fantastic and very professional. The hotel however, had a great and friendly staff and great rooms

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Mirada, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Location, Location, Location...say no more:) Avila Beach is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful central coast.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newark, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We had a wonderful stay. We went for a couple nights to just get away with friends, and it was perfect. Just a few hour drive from the Bay Area, and plenty of things to do, great breakfast and comfortable, clean rooms.

We will definitely be returning for another winter getaway.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We live on 30 minutes from Avila, but every now and again, we want to get away with the kids for more than a couple hours at the beach! We always go to Avila Lighthouse Suites. The rooms could use a refresher...some wear and tear beginning to show. Staff is always helpful though. If there is a problem, they do work to fix it. My kids LOVE the breakfast. Nice selection. We always pack up some food/snacks/drinks and take with us because the refriferator holds a moderate amount.

Room Tip: There are winter specials you might want to consider because we can hit 72 degrees, even in Dec. and...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FRESNO CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The rooms are real nice. But they are real under staffed this weekend. Girls are friendly up front but they need help. Lines are real long. They don't get to problems or issues to quickly. There usually pretty good.This week I would avoid staying here.

Room Tip: Every room is pretty good. If staying down stairs check upstairs to see how many kids will be runnin...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Clovis, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I have stayed at some really nice places on business but for comfort and relaxation, this place is great! The rooms are clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The best place on the central coast for a getaway!

Room Tip: I had a room off pool, since this was a Saturday & Sunday off season, the occupancy was low and...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Stayed in a king suite with my family of four (kids 6 and 8). The "King" part of the suite was fairly spacious, the "suite" part with a pullout couch not so much. I had to move the coffee table up against the wall to be able to be able to pull out the bed. Once open it was so uncomfortable for my very tired kids that we had to call the front desk the next day. They sent a mattress pad that was just okay and stained. Yuck. Breakfast was awful. Styrofoam plates, stale pastries, terrible coffee. The pool was cold, the hot tub blissfully hot. The setting is very nice, but at $300/night I expected much more. I've stayed in Marriotts I liked much better.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have the best ocean views
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 550 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avila Lighthouse Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps from the sand, the Avila Lighthouse Suites is perfectly nestled in the quaint beach town of Avila Beach between the mountains and the sea. Our all-suite beachfront hotel offers comfortable and spacious two-room suites, each with a private balcony or patio to admire the beautiful views. Guests enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, parking, spa services at our on-site spa facility, beachfront heated pool and Jacuzzi and family play areas. ... more   less 
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