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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
Inglewood, California
1 review
“Happy Birthday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great customer service and nice touches of so many complimentary things for guests to enjoy. There was a large slice of cheesecake with candle for me and a full basket of snacks for us to enjoy during our two night stay. A wonderful, warm and inviting atmosphere with such lovely people, so friendly! I am telling all my friends to come and experience this hotel. WOW!!!!!!

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  • Stayed October 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Moreno Valley, California
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a beautiful little hotel a block away from the beach. We stayed here with our entire crew so we had the "suite" which consists of two adjoining rooms. Each had a jacuzzi tub which the kids loved! Very quaint art work and decorating. Would be great for a romantic weekend. It was our anniversary so there was a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us! The "great room" has a full kitchen which came in handy with two starving children in tow! Plus we made a nice breakfast right there in our room the first day! We needed the time to relax after our trip! My only issue was with the air conditioning. There isn't any. With the windows facing the sun the room was horribly warm in the afternoon. They do have window a/c but the vent hose was split to heck and when we complained they got another unit and put it in the room. That was split as well. So my handy husband fixed it and the room was cool enough then. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. They have snacks, wine, and pie!! Great stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Fresno, California, USA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went here for our one year anniversary and we were very impressed. This is the definition of a boutique hotel. They had complimentary wine and snacks all around the clock. I would definitely recommend this to any couple wanting a great romantic experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton, California, USA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It all starts with a personal reception at check-in, followed by a wonderfully friendly conversation with your host regarding the free snacks, laundry facilities, parking, complimentary wine and cheese event and yummy fresh pies that are served every evening. We stayed here on the last day of our road trip to San Francisco and found this beautiful hotel to be a completely different experience from the stinky chain motel adventure. We loved the cozy room, whirlpool bathtub and warming fireplace, along with the DVD library and coffee and chocolate croissant breakfast. Dinner at restaurants within walking distance is first class and affordable. Several nearby trails provide opportunities galore for runners. We chose a romantic sunset walk along the nearby pier and shopping area. The service provided by the staff exceeds that of a five-star rated resort.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sonoma, CA
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Spent our 31st anniversary here. What a great hotel and staff! I don't think we have ever stayed at a hotel that is so service orientated. Loved the croissants in the morning, the nachos at noon, and the wine happy hour and appetizers. We especially enjoyed the young man from Ohio who made sure everyone had enough to drink and eat. All this plus pie in the evening!! The staff is incredible, from check-in to housekeeping, to the guys working in maintenance. Our room was very nice with a balcony, kitchen, and jacuzzi tub. I will admit I am not a fan of the Murphy bed but it was doable. Walk to beach. Be sure and go to the Thursday night Farmers Market in SLO. We had a great time and hit superb weather.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and we could not have picked a better hotel. I had high expectations due to all of the positive reviews and Avila la Fonda, as well as their staff, did not disappoint. All of the goodies throughout the day and evening
is definitely a nice touch.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

My husband booked this place on line. He ordered chocolate & flowers for our anniversary. They forgot to deliver, my husband reminded them & they said they would take care of it. My husband kept me in the lounge to give them a chance to set everything up in our room. When we got into our room, no flowers, no chocolate. My husband was upset. He asked the clerk the next morning to credit our account. She said she could have them delivered today. My husband said it's to late, our anniversary was yesterday. She said ok with a generic apology. Our room although nice had a horrible view of the parking lot. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Avila La Fonda Hotel

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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Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel

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