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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Napa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was excellent - within walking distance of the beach and restaurants. The staff catered to us and anticipated everything! We asked for nothing...no need to! My husband particularly appreciated the freshly baked pies at night.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This experience was amazing. Welcoming staff, beautiful decor, wine and hors d'oevres in the afternoon, nachos and beer at noon, pie at night, and coffee, juice and croissants in the morning, all included in the price of the room. Oh, and lots of free snacks in the room. The room itself is fantastic, had a large jacuzzi tub in the... More 

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

Dear JJoef, Thank you so much for this fantastic review! It just makes my day to hear from guests who had a pleasant vacation staying with us. The staff works hard to be welcoming and friendly, so your compliments are greatly appreciated. I agree that the beautiful, eclectic decor contributes to the relaxing and special atmosphere here. It seems the... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Upon our arrival to CA, we had just been informed our luggage was lost and needless to say, we were less than happy. When we were checking in to this hotel, Mary Beth and Tom made every effort to make us feel like home. With the much needed glass of wine and a small tray of meats and cheeses, they... More 

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

Dear Sheree G, Thank you for reviewing us! I am glad we could offer you a pleasant and relaxing vacation. It is our goal that every guest feel comfortable, relaxed, and at-home during their stay. Avila Beach is such a cute little town, I think it is the perfect place to get some rest and relaxation. I shared your review... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this beautiful property, (1 block from the beach!), for four days. The hotel itself is quaint and beautiful, not to mention the very friendly staff! There was a welcome basket in our room with lots of great treats and beverages! I will agree with the other reviews as to the yummy breakfast, lunchtime nachos and happy hour!...Oh,... More 

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

Dear trish85260, Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review! Avila La Fonda is such a special place. From the decor to the staff to all the little extras, it is truly one of a kind. I agree that the location of the hotel is one of the best parts. Walking down to the beach or exploring... More 

San Diego
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the little details that made our stay so special. Welcoming staff, beautiful decor, wine and hors d'oevres in the afternoon, nachos and beer at noon, pie at night, and coffee, juice and croissants in the morning, all included in the price of the room. Oh, and lots of free snacks in the room. Plus, it's only one block... More 

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

Dear msjane63, This review just made my day! Thank you for taking the time to review us and share these kind remarks. Our goal is for guests to feel comfortable and at home during their time here, so I am very glad to hear you had a pleasant experience. The treats throughout the day have proven quite popular among guests!... More 

Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every aspect of the Avila La Fonda Hotel is exceptional. The building is architecturally lovely and decorated with an attention to detail. This isn't just another "tract hotel"! We were two couples traveling together; one room was large with a corner fireplace and huge corner spa tub; our friends' adjoining room was equipped with a full kitchen including a large... More 

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

Dear Barry S, What a kind review! I am so glad to her that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and had a pleasant trip to Avila Beach. The style and decor of the hotel is eclectic and one of a kind, and I think it adds to the welcoming and relaxing atmosphere we hope to create.... More 

Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never stayed in Avila Beach until recently, but after our our wonderful experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel, we are kicking ourselves for not doing so earlier. The staff was instantly helpful and welcoming, and staying in La Fonda felt like we were guests in a California mission. Our room was quiet, homey, and featured a huge... More 

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

Dear Kurt P, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review. It is the staff's top priority that guests feel welcome and comfortable their stay, and it is always a great compliment to hear that a guest felt at home with us. I agree that the hotel's location cannot be beat- so close to the beach,... More 

Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Fonda is by far the best place we've stayed and gets our highest rating. They welcome you in the evening with wine in the lobby. There is always fresh cookies, coffee, nuts and chocolates, a warm fire in lobby and very personable people working there. We love the rooms, the balconies, the fresh baked pies in the evening. The... More 

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

Dear 678bob, Thank you for sharing this thoughtful review. I am beyond excited to hear your compliments, and I have shared your review with the entire staff. I am glad you liked our style and decorations, everyone who was involved with creating Avila La Fonda is very proud of how it turned out. I agree that the evening wine hour... More 

Carlsbad, California
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have you made a reservation at a hotel for a romantic stay with a specific room in mind only to have your hopes dashed with the room you've reserved was not available? I'm sure most of us have had that experience. Then the hotel management is less than enthusiastic in correcting their error? Well, I was expecting that. However, much... More 

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

Dear Sagres96, Wow! Your thoughtful and complimentary review just made my day. Thank you for taking the time to share this review, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I passed along your review to Ryann and Mary Beth, and they were thrilled to hear your remarks. We always do our best to accommodate guest requests and work to ensure that guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Fonda has totally spoiled us! The ambiance and friendliness of the staff is awesome! All the amenities: delicious cookies, happy hour appetizers and pies...what a special treat! The rooms are delightful & comfortable! La Fonda provides a wonderful get-a-way to relax, meet new friends & enjoy the weather and beach at Avila! The special touch of including a gift... More 

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

Dear GloTate, It always makes me smile to hear from guests who have had a nice stay with us, so thank you for sharing this review. I think that Avila Beach is one California's best little beach towns, and I agree that it is the perfect place to relax for a weekend away. Is there anything better than watching the... 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 )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $295 - $534 (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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