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“Great Place with Tons of Amenities” 5 of 5 stars
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Avila La Fonda Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Fresno, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Place with Tons of Amenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed a weekend at this hotel and were very impressed. We stayed in one of the spa rooms which had a large jacuzzi tub, and a fireplace. Very nice touches. The most amazing part were the daily amenities which included Nachos and beer at noon, wine and appitizers at 5:00 and unbelievable pies at 8:00. The staff had to be one of the best we have experienced at hotels. They are so friendly and professional and will do anything to make your stay more enjoyable. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cahotelguy, Owner at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
What nice review!! We are constantly looking for ways to improve the La Fonda Hotel with new amenties and services ! You mentioned couple brand new ones .. Welcome Nacho Bar whether you are leaving the hotel and one last snack for road or midday welcome our complimentary Nacho Bar is great way say goodbye or meet the staff and other guests! And complimentary Coronas,mexican Cokes,and Virgin marquritas add to La Fonda experience .
It's all about giving extraordinary service ,all day throughout your stay. Our hospitality concept is
unique to our industry, we spend our marketing dollars on our guests ,they return and tell their friends. Other hotels are always trying to attract new customers, we work to insure our current ones come back .Thank you for kind comments!
micheal kidd
co owner
And your right we have awesome staff members!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Temecula, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We both enjoyed the stay the most out of the 3 hotels (2 Hyatts) we stayed at on our trip up the coastline.

The hospitality, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful area made it a romantic and memorable stay.
We would definitely come back in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cahotelguy, Owner at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Romantic and Comfortable ...
When we designed La Fonda , we had a certain guest in mind .YOU! We felt the one market not served by most hotels ,was romance ..thank you for noticing . WE BEEN WORKING ON PERFECTING THIS ROMANTIC THING FOR 6 YEARS...

Every room has cozy fireplace ,jacuzzi tub for TWO (shouldn't life be fun?) ,showers with multi heads ,half of which are designed for TWO with six heads at different levels for surround shower experience for two ..(shouldn't life be fun?). candles,towel warmers,great music systems (Bose),
all add to the experience .
And it appears to have worked as 1/2 of our guests are locals running away for night or two from far away places like San Luis Obispo or Arroyo Grande (7 miles away) .Avila La Fonda was designed to be a special occasion hotel ,whether it's an anniverary/birthday or just a night to getaway from the kids or to celebrate new one on the way .

Thank you, for sharing your experiences ...we don't believe in advertising ,but creating an experience so note worthy that one satisfied tells their friends .and than they tell theirs .Thank you so much , for sharing with your friends on trip advisor .Please honor us again with a return visit.
micheal
co owner
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Sanger, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have a yearly commitment for business that I don't like to go through, but staying at La Fonda every time makes the weekend worthwhile. I have traveled all over the world and this is one of my favorite hotels, and I've stayed in some amazing places. The staff is great. I can't say enough about it, but I feel confident you won't be disappointed.

KWY

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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cahotelguy, Owner at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Weekend on the Coast,
When we set out to build the perfect hotel ,we had you in mind. Really it has to hold up to high standards for two important travelers .The couple who save up all year for anniversary or birthday getaway,and folks like you who travel for living and stay in top hotels .
Both are demanding customers we are not cheapest hotel on coast or even in Avila Beach . Thats not our market ,we want be your special place on coast ,and yes there is higher standards and costs to be that kind of hotel.
But we love when experienced travelers repeatly come back again .We realize you have choice ,we are constantly trying to be better .
See you next time !
Micheal kidd
co owner (Santa Claus looking guy )
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Laguna Hills, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have already reviewed this hotel, but my husband and I just stayed here for 5 days!! It is amazing, the staff, Chris and Matt, are so accommodating and friendly. It feels like you are at your own home! They feed you fresh chocolate croissants every morning, Nachos and Corona beer at midday, appetizers at 5:00 with wine, fresh pie at 8:00 pm every night, and homemade cookies are always out! Need I say more!! and one block from the beach and ocean. Request a second floor room facing the beach!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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cahotelguy, Owner at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such nice review !
I will make sure the guys see it ..we do have amazing staff ,we always tell them that they are half our product .But it's always great for them to hear it from our happy guest too.So many small Inns try to save money by cutting number of guest staff to just one clerk .We really believe that having managers that really do care ,makes all the difference on where guest chooses to stay . We have 6 great staff members all managers all hotel professionals usually three per shift for just 28 rooms .There is always a host for help pour wine ,someone to help you find great restaurant and go extra mile .
Thanks for mentioning the NEW Nacho Bar we now serve complimentary food and beverages all day in our hospitality room .
Since we spend no dollars on advertising ,the only way guests hear about us is when one friend tells another ! Thank you for sharing friend...
best wishes
micheal kidd
co owner
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Port Hueneme, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Small Hotel, excellent friendly staff. Clean room, 2 minutes walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Small balconies to have your cup of coffee.

The decorations, fireplaces and waterfalls throughout the Hotel make everything so peaceful.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to sound above noise, get a room upstairs.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We went last minute and it was great! We booked over the phone and the staff member was very helpful and informative. All the staff was superb...His description about our room and the wine in the afternoon with shrimp, the pies in the evening and the fresh croissants in the morning the smelled up the stairs and down the hallway was so good...and did I mention the Inteligencia coffee? All that was outstanding. The room was beautiful. Whirlpool tub right next to the bed, fire place in the room, large screen tv, Bose stereo, I-pod dock on the alarm clock, dual shower head, towel warmers. What an amazing place! We will definitely come back again and again. Dinner a block away at the Custom House was delicious! Avila Beach and this hotel are an amazing combination. Well worth what you pay.

Stayed January 2013
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cahotelguy, Owner at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you Diego!
What nice review ..I love when folks "get it" ! We ar la Fonda are all about creating "Extraordinary Guest Experience !" Thanks for mentioning just some of things we do at La Fonda to make guests stay memorable. We appreciate the time you took to write your review .
We hope to see you soon ,whether it's birthday ,anniversary or just need to get away .We do no advertising at La Fonda Hotel our whole marketing program is spent on guest .We believe that folks are really looking for someplace different ,and if we give them extraordinary experience they will come back and tell their friends . It's worked ..thank you for honoring us by being our guest .
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had an awesome weekend at this boutique hotel.

This hotel is just a block away from the beach. It has character and style which makes it look distinct from run-of-the-mill hotels. Service and the Spa within the room were outstanding.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avila La Fonda isn't merely a hotel; it is an experience that transports you to a 19th-Century Mexican Village. The Inn is completely new and features an intimate design inspired by traditional Spanish and Mexican architecture. Colorfully adorned with eight Casita style facades, and inspired by eight actual homes in Mexico, the Inn takes on an old world style all its own. From the intricate stained glass windows, which were custom made to depict scenes from the local area, to the many delightful fountains; guests are surrounded by unparalleled luxury and beauty at every turn. Located one short block from the Pacific Ocean, our boutique hotel features twenty-eight elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each featuring a Jacuzzi tub for two, multiple-head shower, fireplace, and a 48-Inch HDTV. Rich furnishings partnered with warm colors, and stunning artwork help to create refined luxury in an inviting atmosphere. Prepare to enjoy countless pleasures and culinary delights from the moment you step through the doors. Our evening wine reception is the perfect time for our guests to change gears and prepare for a restful and indulgent stay-featuring hot and cold appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, two local wines and scrumptious desserts, our wine reception is held every evening from 5-6:30PM. Enjoy fresh baked pie from locally renowned Avila Valley Barn every evening from 8-10PM. Add a scoop of ice cream, a glass of milk, and a cup of our award winning Intelligentsia(C) Coffee to create the perfect evening indulgence!Each morning guests are encouraged to rise early to enjoy fresh baked chocolate chip croissants, award winning Intelligentsia(C) Coffee and fresh organic orange juice!Don't checkout just yet! Our nacho bar is held daily from 12-2PM featuring Coronitas and fresh-fruit margaritas!For those late night cravings be sure to visit our 24-Hour Chocolate Pantry. Candy bars, soups, snacks, sodas, water, energy drinks, sundries and toiletries all sold AT OR BELOW COST! We are pet friendly and are a couples retreat hotel. If you are traveling with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us directly for alternative accommodations. ... more   less 
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