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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Camberley, Surrey
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here overnight to break the journey from LA to San Francisco; wish we'd have booked another night. The property is relatively new and has been beautifully designed in retro-Spanish/Mexican style (apologies if I've got this wrong!) but with all modern amenities. Great welcome from staff with wine and nibbles, plus free fruit pies. Our room was excellent with... More 

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

Dear Proudag, Thank you for reviewing us and offering your feedback! I agree that Avila Beach is a great place to stop while driving along the California Coast. Our wine hour and evening desserts are a wonderful way to unwind after a long day traveling, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our treats and wine pairings. There... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife grew up on this beach and we returned in retirement. The room was so comfortable! The hotel continued to delight us from excellent morning croissants to evening fresh baked pies. Super friendly for us dog lovers. Free beach chairs and towels. We even got a discount at Custom House! We will be back next summer😃🌞

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

Dear Davis J, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am thrilled to hear that you and your wife had a nice time at the hotel, and that your wife enjoyed her return to beautiful Avila Beach. Our guests' comfort is our top priority, so the entire staff appreciates your compliments. I am glad you were able... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We both needed some recharge time after a long drive and my husband selected this gem in Avila Beach. We've never been here before, so, we took a chance. What an incredible relaxing, calming chaos-free that we felt right at home and couldn't stop telling each other "What a great idea!" The beach location was seconds away from the front... More 

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

Dear meowsprice, Thank you for sharing such a nice review! I agree that Avila La Fonda is just perfect for a relaxing getaway. Although we are not far from the bigger towns of the Central Coast, Avila Beach provides a much-needed break from everyday stresses. We love hearing that guests felt at home during their stay here, as it is... More 

Lompoc, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hands-down the best stay and staff we've ever experienced! Not only is the hotel super quaint, amazingly romantic, and full of such special details, but you can actually tell that the staff love their jobs and genuinely care about your experience! My husband booked this as a night away for our 8year anniversary, and when we arrived, they surprised us... More 

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Thank KNClark823
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KNClark823, What a kind review! Thank you for sharing your feedback, the entire staff was very grateful for your compliments. Our hardworking and friendly staff is the biggest component of the hotel's experience, and we seek to make every guest feel right at home. I am glad to hear that your enjoyed spending your anniversary with us. The Owners... More 

Atascadero, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in their spa room! They made our anniversary so special with rose petals and chocolate when we arrived. The hotel is beautiful, friendly staff, and lots of great extras with fun snacks and wine. Great place to spend a special weekend.

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

Dear nnpmgs, Thank you for reviewing us. I always love to hear from guests who have enjoyed a special occasion at the hotel. I cannot think of a better place to spend an anniversary than Avila Beach! With the beautiful beach and friendly atmosphere, it is both relaxing and romantic. I agree that Avila La Fonda is a beautiful hotel,... More 

Boston, MA
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the lovely touches -- food basket, gifts, lovely accessories, fireplaces, wine and cheese, nacho and beer bar -- make this an excellent, restful stop on any drive along the coast. We rented Pedegogo bikes from the shop across the street and enjoyed the Bob Jones bike path. Avila is a charming town. The concierge made reservations for us at... More 

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

Dear Mitali P, Thank you so much for the kind review. We pride ourselves on providing all the little extras, such as the wine hour, desserts, and welcome gifts, that make a vacation truly special. Avila Beach offers plenty of active options, between the beach, golf courses, and hiking and biking trails. The staff works hard to be welcoming and... More 

Los Angeles
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I listened to what people said on tripadvisor and - of course - they were right! It's a boutique hotel in tiny Avila where the customer service really stood out. They couldn't have been warmer & nicer about us bringing our pup (w/ his crate) and were really sweet to him (and us). The beach which is a half a... More 

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

Dear GoAskEllen, Thank you for sharing your review! I was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are happy to welcome pets to the hotel and we know they are part of the family. As you noted, Avila Beach has plenty of fun places to eat and shop, and Custom House is one of our favorite dinner spots!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few busy days in San Francisco, we stayed at Avila La Fonda on our way home. We have stayed in many hotels and lodges -- and can recommend this hotel without any reservations! From the moment we checked in, the staff made us feel welcome. the room was immaculate, the bed was comfortable & sheets soft and the... More 

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

Dear Ann A, Thank you so much for your remarks. It has made my day to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It is the highest compliment we receive when guests recommend us to their friends and family, and we greatly appreciate your recommendation. I shared your review with the housekeeping staff and everyone was thrilled to... More 

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81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the way you want to be welcomed. There is always some free food, some friendly staff willing to help. Rooms are equipped with jacuzzi and fireplace and beds ver comfortable. There is no restaurant but there are loads nearby. Free laundry.

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

Dear Alexander M, Thank you for reviewing us! It is our top priority that guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. I am glad you were able to enjoy everything that the hotel has to offer, such as the wine hour, evening desserts, and in-room jacuzzi. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, and we are always happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a spa room for our anniversary - couldn't have made a better choice. What set's this hotel apart is spectacular customer service and unexpected amenities. We arrived early, before the room was ready, and the front desk got my a complimentary beer from the fridge. In the lobby, wine and appetizers at 6pm, pie, ice cream, other deserts... More 

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

Dear Matt J, Wow! What a kind review! I am so glad that you had a pleasant experience at the hotel. It is always an honor when we get to be even a small part of a guest's special occasion, such as your anniversary. I shared your review with Zach, and he was just thrilled to hear your compliments. It... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
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Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $195 - $518 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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