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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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#1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Free internet
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 76 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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This was a last-minute choice, but the best one yet! They were kind enough to extend happy hour for us and they were quite accommodating. Our room is more than adequate and we wish we could stay here longer!!! Location is great and the staff is more than helpful. Best find on our trip, so far!!!
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Great room, free and fabulous breakfast croissants chocolate or not & coffee. Free happy hour for two hours-central coast wines and snacks. Your room has an overflowing basket of goodies. Lindsay Fleming was incredibly helpful, delightful and is a class A Multi-Tasker. Make sure You meet her.
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Response from Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear RobShirleyIII, Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Avila Beach and enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer. I agree that our wonderful team is part of what makes this such a special place, and I will be sure to share your review with Lindsay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Best, Angela Moles General Manager
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As always Avila La Fonda amazes me. The attention to detail is like no other place. The staff goes out of their way to make your experience the best ever. We love to go stay for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. We are already thinking of when we can return before we ever leave.
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Response from Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Dear Wendy B, Thank you so much for this nice review. It is always a treat to hear from guests who enjoy the hotel so much they continue to return, and I thank you for your loyalty. We pride ourselves on offering a one-of-a-kind experience, so the staff was thrilled to hear that you appreciate all the little things we offer. Avila Beach is such a lovely little town and I agree it is the perfect spot to spend a special occasion. We look forward to your next visit. Best, Angela Moles General Manager
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This was my third stay at Avila La Fonda. I've enjoyed each visit and look forward to my next stay. Staff is friendly and professional. Check-in was easy, staff came to our room a couple hours after check-in and offered us ice and chocolate, and the kitchen servers always made us feel welcome, especially at breakfast. The property is well-maintained and clean. Location is excellent -- just a few minutes to walk to the beach. Friday night Farmer's Market was a treat with live music. The beds, pillows and linens were all comfortable. The community snacks really encourage socializing, and we met the nicest people over morning croissants, afternoon nachos and evening pie. We missed the wine and appetizers both nights on this stay, but enjoyed the complimentary wine tasting at Alapay Cellars just steps from the hotel. This is a really special property and we'll definitely visit again.
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Response from Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Dear wuvhawaii, Wow, your review has made my day! Thank you for these kind comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer and got to know our lovely staff. Avila Beach is truly a hidden gem for a relaxing few days away, and the town offers plenty to be explored. We pride ourselves on providing all the little extras to ensure guests have a truly special stay, so it is nice to hear that you enjoyed the treats throughout the day. Please visit us again soon. Best, Angela Moles General Manager
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This hotel was very welcoming, and you can tell that the owners and staff really thought through all of the details. We always felt like we had what we needed when we needed it without having to ask anyone. Our room had a whirlpool tub, lovely balcony, mini fridge, and microwave. We enjoyed the different gatherings they had throughout the day. They left us champagne in our fridge on arrival and a gift basket of snacks. The location was great. We were super relaxed and would absolutely stay again.
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Response from Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Dear Holly D, Thank you for taking the time to share this review! It always makes my day to hear from guests who truly enjoyed their time at the hotel. It is our top priority that guests are comfortable and relaxed throughout their time at the hotel, so it is a great compliment to hear that you felt at home. I have shared your review with our team and everyone was grateful for your compliments. We look forward to your next stay. Best, Angela Moles General Manager
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$250 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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