The superlatives have already been said so many times before about Avila La Fonda Hotel, should they be said again? Of course!!! This little hotel - the property, the people, the service, the special way they take care of you and trust you - is fantastic
Everything is decorated in a clever Spanish motiff, with each room similar but uniquely different. Some have balconies, some don't; some sleep more guests, some less. But each room is designed for comfort and simple luxury from the cotton robes to the cedar chests, from the king beds to the Blue Ray players connected to 42 inch flat screens.
The included extras: wake up and come down to fresh coffee and croissants; come back at lunch for nachos; return at dinner for wine, cheese and meats; and sneak down late night for fresh baked pie and ice cream.
But best of all...the staff: they are truly kind, fun and caring. Everyone who works here...Chris the GM, Zack who works the overnight shift, and Mathew who whips up the food, and all the other staff...are incredibly nice, friendly and helpful.
I have one slight nit for an otherwise perfect hotel: the mattresses in many of the rooms are tired and beat down; we went to 5 different rooms before we found a firm one. If you need a firm bed; say so when you book and again when you check in. Note to management: time to change out the mattresses.
Visiting anywhere within 25 miles of SLO, you simply MUST stay here! Avila La Fonda Hotel is truly a special gem! You will love it!!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Avila La Fonda Beach
- Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel