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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Very welcoming place - beautiful, cosy, warm in all respects. The Christmas decorations were still on and it added to the fairy-tale, mesmerizing experience on a really rainy and stormy evening. The inviting fire-place in the lobby, a glass of good wine with delicious hors d'oeuvres at the complimentary wine reception, the smell of fresh and crispy...

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San Ramon, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this week for the second time and we loved it again! The rooms are so quaint and comfy and the amenities many. I especially love their happy hour. Last time the wine was so good I visited the tasting room and joined their wine club. This time around they were pouring wine from a winery...

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kkmazza, Thank you so much for this nice review. It is always a treat to hear from guests who have truly enjoyed their time here. I agree that the evening wine hours are some of the best parts of a stay at Avila La Fonda. We are always trying out new pairings, wines, and food recipes, so feedback is...

Fowler, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love to stay here. They take very good care of you and everyone is considered VIP. Mary Beth is an excellent hostess and always makes your stay special. A beautiful and comfortable room.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 6js2017, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always appreciate our returning guests, as it is such a compliment that you wish to continue to stay with us. I passed along your compliments to Mary Beth, and she was thrilled to hear that you had a pleasant and memorable stay. I am glad you enjoyed the...

Rocklin, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best places we've stayed in many years. We love b n b's but over the years the amenities have slipped drastically. Not so with La Fonda. It may be called a hotel but it feels like the poshest little b n b. It's dog friendly ( I mean seriously friendly). There were dog treats in the...

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sherry N, What a kind review! Thank you so much for reviewing us, reading your compliments has made my day. I am so glad that you felt at home throughout your stay here. We strive to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, so your comments are greatly appreciated. Dogs truly become a part of the family, so we welcome...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little hotel with tons of personal service and amenities from fresh baked croissants in the morning to pies and ice cream in the evening. It is very cozy, clean and within walking distance to the beach, shops and great restaurants.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear glclinton, Thank you for reviewing us! It is always a treat to hear from guests who have thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We pride ourselves on providing the personal touches that make a stay truly memorable. We are always experimenting with new recipes and wine pairings for the treats throughout the day, so thank you for the feedback. Please stay...

Morro Bay, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to take a staycation on the central coast. Great attention to detail. Quality all the way. Thank you for making everyone feel welcome. Love the wine and cheese hour and the desserts at 8.00 pm. Great breakfast too with home baked pastries.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BgoingNow, Thank you so much for sharing this review. We pride ourselves on providing all the little extras to ensure that guests have a perfect stay, so your comments are greatly appreciated. Everyone who worked to create this hotel, from the craftsmen to the decorators, did a wonderful job creating the relaxing atmosphere. Even if you are from nearby,...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most comfortable, cozy and beautiful hotel that I have been to in awhile. We visited to celebrate my mothers 70th bday, she was in heaven! From the moment we pulled up and open the door, the Christmas Holiday décor took our breaths away. The happy hour was great, it was just like hanging out in our living...

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear efeasley37421, Thank you so much for this nice review. I am just thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your special occasion with us. It is our top priority that our guests feel at home and pampered throughout their stay, so your compliments have made my day. The evening wine hours are some of my favorite times at the hotel,...

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for our 25th wedding anniversary everything about this place was exceptional the staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel was well kept/clean :) and all the extras ( croissants in morning, wine in the evening and those pies .... delicious) were a definite added plus. We looking forward to another stay!

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear woodknot4, Thank you for reviewing us! I consider it an honor when we get to be even a small part of a guest's special occasion, so I am glad to hear you had an enjoyable anniversary. The staff is what makes Avila La Fonda such a truly special place to work and visit, so I have passed on your...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé took me out to Avila La Fonda for my birthday and because we never go anywhere alone. We had a wonderful time the service was spectacular!! We loved the wine tasting very much the foods available for the wine and beer hours was great!! Friendly people great place to visit. We've even started talking about visiting during the...

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Armida R, What a nice review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration at the hotel. It is always an honor when guests choose to spend a special occasion with us at Avila La Fonda. The Central Coast has become such a great wine tasting destination, there are so many wineries and tasting rooms to...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is for adults! Great for couples looking for a quiet romantic get away. I recommend one of the spa rooms for the stay. We were not expecting anything extra, but they had croissants in the morning, we were always gone during lunch time, at 5 PM catch the wine, cheese, and snacks, and a wonderful pie at 8...

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jim W, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! It always makes my day to hear that we surpassed guest expectations. The evening wine hour is a great way to bring the hotel together, and we always enjoy experimenting with new wine pairings and treat recipes. I agree that the close proximity to the beach,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 

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
Price Range: $231 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Avila La Fonda Beach
Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Our room on the second floor had a lovely balcony with a beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles MsUnbiased, 4 days ago | Read review
“Get a spa room second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JimW326, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Beds are on the softer side.”
 of 5 bubbles 555vincec, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a balcony room. So wonderful!”
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  • Pie in the hot tub! OMG Heaven
 of 5 bubbles MarkK_SFO, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“Two stories, some street noise in the morning hours on street-facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles twinsaround, Dec 16, 2016 | Read review
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