This hotel is a great place for young families. It sits directly across the street from the beach and from a great park. The beach has a lot of space for people to walk and kids to play, dig, collect shells, etc. There is also a pier to walk on. You can even go underneath the pier out over the water which the kids love. At the the hotel itself there is a great little pool and hot tub as well as an outdoor chess game (life size) and ping pong table giving the kids plenty of stuff to do. They include breakfast in their breakfast room which offers choice of cereals, yogurt, waffles, hard boiled eggs, juices, coffee, bagels and pastries. For adults there is a small gym at the hotel. The Avila Beach area has a really nice walking promenade from the hotel. There is a decent restaurant down the promenade for sit down meals (The Custom House). In the general San Luis Obsipo/Paso Robles area there are also lots of wineries that offer tasting. The kids also love to stop by the Madonna Inn to check it out. They have great desserts (try the Champagne Cake)! The downside to the hotel is that the walls are pretty thin so, can be loud and the beds are not as comfortable as they could be. It gets a lot of traffic, but they seem to keep it well maintained. All in all a great choice for the area and sure to be fun and relaxing for all.