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Avila La Fonda Hotel

101 San Miguel Street PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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#1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
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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
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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J K wrote a review Dec 2020
35 contributions46 helpful votes
What a wonderful romantic getaway on the Sea! We have enjoyed Avila Beach a couple times in the past and keep returning to this section of the Pacific Ocean as a favorite anniversary destination for 3 nights to enjoy 40 years of blissful marriage. La Fonda has found the secret recipe for couples at their cozy clean hôtel next to the Sea in Avila. From the check in to the check out, they offered the exact amenities most couples desire on a trip. Love: Wine & Charcuterie! Love: Breakfast French pastry basket. Love: Double crust Fruit Pie @ 8. (Thus the title Peachy) Cozy fireplace & double soaking tubs, right after a 1/2 block walk to the Avila Pier to enjoy sunset & appetizers seaside. (FREE use of beach towels and chairs) The staff is spot on and anticipate our needs for the fun weekend. We brought our beach cruiser bikes for the most beautiful 3 mile flat stream side ride on the Bob Jones Trail, with a stop for the best ever lunch outside at Woodstone on the trail. BAM! Everything needed is a mini walk to the town market and plenty of great eateries open, even in CV times. Guys, guaranteed a Grand slam weekend as my wife was whisked away for and we created a lifetime memory at La Fonda!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Kenny R wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been staying at the La Fonda for several years in conjunction with the Harvest on the Coast wine festival. Even though the festival was canceled this year we still came up for the weekend. My son decided to make this weekend super special by proposing to his girlfriend while there. The La Fonda staff could not have been more accommodating and gracious. They went above and beyond to accommodate our last-minute request for additional rooms. And, when we asked them to hang a simple banner on the door while we were out, they went all out adding Champaign and an arrangement of roses. The La Fonda is always great but this year, they went over the top. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: A small boutique hotel. All the rooms are great.
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carl wrote a review Nov 2020
Santa Maria, California2 contributions
What a great experience! It was our first time there and it was fantastic! Steff and the rest of the staff were amazing! They really pride themselves on being more of a boutique hotel and it really shows! They even bake, inhouse, the best local pies every evening! The property is very quaint, very welcoming and very comfortable. The staff we encounter were professional, friendly and really made us feel special. The property is conveniently located in downtown Avila so once you're there, put the car keys away! Again, the staff and property made it one of our favorites!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Super busy most of the year so ask for a room on the second floor and the hustle and bustle of...
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LaurieandBrent wrote a review Nov 2020
Orinda, California97 contributions20 helpful votes
We checked in for only one night at this cute property. The furnishings were somewhat dated but the with the mid-week rate (and prepay) it was a very good deal. We were worried about our room being loud as it was located along the street side but we heard no road noise. They offered pie after dinner, snacks in the room, and a basket of baked goods for breakfast. The staff were charming.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Don't pay for an upgraded room. You may be offered an upgrade for a low price if it's...
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Ray C wrote a review Oct 2020
Ontario, California2 contributions
Stayed at Avila La Fonda Hotel in Avila Beach and we are so glad we did! What an amazing hotel, room and the staff we can’t say enough about how wonderful our stay was. From the welcome basket in our room with sooo many goodies to the wine and meat n cheese plate in the fridge and the daily croissant basket and the evening pie basket. The hotel rooms were clean and sanitized and so spacious. A block walk to the beach and restaurants. If ever in the area this is where you need to stay!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$187 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyAvila Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avila La Fonda Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Avila Main Beach (0.06 miles), BoltAbout Electric Bikes (0.06 miles), and Alapay Cellars (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Grill, Custom House, and Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream.
Is Avila La Fonda Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Avila Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avila La Fonda Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Avila La Fonda Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Point San Luis Lighthouse (2.0 miles).