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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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#1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
4.5
1,485 reviews
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The Avila La Fonda Hotel is celebrated for its cleanliness and well-appointed rooms, complete with charming decor and thoughtful touches, according to satisfied guests. While the inviting atmosphere and beautifully decorated ambiance resonate with many, a few guests have taken issue with noise and less-than-stellar views. The hotel's location garners praise for its proximity to the beach and local attractions, despite occasional noise complaints. Travelers appreciate the excellent value and complimentary amenities like fresh croissants and themed receptions, although there have been rare mentions of billing issues and sporadic lapses in service.
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Inviting
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Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
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Service
Attentive
Amenities
Abundant
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David J wrote a review Feb 22
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Our favorite hotel, anywhere! Beautiful property and great, hospitable staff! Location is perfect with beach one short block away and the terrific Alapay Wine tasting room across the street! Hotel offer delicious complimentary breakfast pastries, lunch nachos and beer, wine hour, and delicious desert pies. We’ve stayed here several times over the past 9 years and have enjoyed all of our visits.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear David, It was truly a pleasure to welcome you back to Avila La Fonda Hotel! We consider returning guests to be the biggest compliment and it's wonderful to hear you had another enjoyable experience. We're thrilled that you appreciated our beautiful property and the excellent hospitality our team always provides, as well as the delicious selection of breakfast and foods available. Thank you so much for sharing your positive review and recommendation, and we very much look forward to your return. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Michael D wrote a review Feb 19
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This place was A-1. Everything was super spectacular for my two night Valentine weekend vacation... until the cleaning lady ruined my perfect experience. Check out was at 12:00 and I didn't return from my walk till 12:00. The walk from the San Luis Bay Pier was 2 miles. I didn't think it would be a big deal to grab my belongings and be out the door by 12:15. The cleaning lady banged on my door at 12:05 and 12:15 with a horrible attitude and a disgusted look on her face while giving me a bad attitude saying that there would be extra charges because I was still there. I didn't understand why she was so pissed off which also upset me. Needless to say, I left the property quite unhappy. When I checked out at the front desk, the gentleman was as nice as can be which led to more confusion. I didn't bother saying anything to him, I just wanted to leave. Other than the cleaning lady's very bad professionalism I had a very pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Michael, Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad that your stay was spectacular. However, we are disheartened that we were unable to meet all of your expectations. We apologize for any perceived rudeness and we will be sure to discuss your review with our housekeeping team to make sure that this never happens again. This is not usual of our high standards and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us overall. Please visit us again for a perfect experience. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Michael N wrote a review Feb 18
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The staff and amenities are always wonderful - so many nice touches - love the fire place and room jacuzzi - beds are comfortable too. We can walk to the beach in a bout three minutes and there are nice restaurants nearby and lots of wine tasting it far and a mineral springs within 20 minutes.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Michael, It is always a pleasure to welcome back a valued guest, and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Avila La Fonda Hotel once again! Thank you so much for your kind praise of our hospitable team, comfortable accommodations, and fantastic location. Take care, and know we are thrilled to welcome you back anytime your plans bring you this way. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Mary G wrote a review Feb 16
San Luis Obispo1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed all the extra touches! Such as local wine & appetizers, Linn’s pie, chips & salsa (including beer & cokes), fruit, lemon water & coffee available 24 hours, and a complementary snack basket in our room! The reception & staff are friendly. We loved the location and parking structure. It was a romantic, lovely experience!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
It was a pleasure to welcome you as our guest, and we’re elated that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. From our thoughtful amenities and hospitable team to our convenient location and parking situation, we strive to exceed expectations with every visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Cindy L wrote a review Feb 14
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Very cozy and comfortable room and the welcoming goodie basket and complimentary foods were so great. The font lady also kind and the water was so silky. My friend and I had a memorable time there. Highly recommend to enjoy beautiful beach and the relaxing hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cindy, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. We're delighted you thoroughly enjoyed our comfortable accommodations, hospitable team, and tasty treats. It was a pleasure having you here, and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Dawn B wrote a review Jan 2024
San Luis Obispo, California2 contributions
Extremely comfortable and friendly staff. So many amenities. Wine & appetizers. Fresh local pie later in the evening, continental breakfast. Basket of welcome treats. Feel I am forgetting something. Just fabulous. Highly recommend! Go
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dawn, Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We're overjoyed to hear that you found our hotel beautiful and the area appealing. It's wonderful that our comfortable setting and friendly staff added to your experience. We're also delighted you enjoyed our satisfying breakfast and welcome treats basket. We appreciate your high praise and look forward to welcoming you back to Avila La Fonda Hotel for another fabulous stay! Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Leslie B wrote a review Jan 2024
Nipomo, California3 contributions
My husband and I booked a short honeymoon stay here. We were to check in following our wedding which was in the evening. However we didn't finish getting everything out of the place we were married until late. We called and conveyed the situation anticipating that we would arrive very late. We were so tired after everything we slept at home and went there the next day around noon. We obviously paid for the previous nite and the current night already. They wouldn't allow us to check in, stringing us along saying no rooms were available. Instead of saying we couldn't check in until 4, they just made us wait 4 hours with the idea that our room would be ready soon. There were several other couples there asking to check in early. But those couples had not paid for the previous night. When it was finally 4:00 p.m. the gal was rude and seemed annoyed at us for being unhappy about the situation. Later I requested a refund for the first night through our booking company. They refused any sort of apology or accommodation . It's really unfortunate because I loved the hotel for it's ambiance and style before our awful experience on our honeymoon! There was even a gift that had been sent to us by friends in the kitchen with our names on it that they failed to give us until much later! So overall I'd say beautiful hotel with terrible management and customer service! Skip this place for any type of special event for sure!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Leslie, Thank you for offering feedback about your recent experience at our hotel. While we're glad you enjoyed our lovely ambiance and facility, we're sorry you were disappointed with our service. Please know if a guest does not check in on the date of their reservation and our team is unaware of the late arrival, our team considers this as a no-show. However, your comments are important to us as we continuously work to improve. Please note that reservations made through third-party booking agents are not able to be managed by our staff. Our team offers our apologies that the special occasion you hoped for didn't meet your expectations. In the future, we hope we can host you and your husband for the stay you expected. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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goumbaski wrote a review Jan 2024
Nipomo, California2 contributions
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We love staying at La Fonda! One block to ocean, winery and restaurants. From the time you walk into the lobby until you reach your room you feel at home. Our room wasn’t quite ready so we sat by the fireplace and had coffee and chocolate chip cookies provided by La Fonda. Don’t tell anyone but Rm 210 is awesome!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 14, 2024
We sincerely appreciate your lovely review of Avila La Fonda Hotel! Thank you for the compliments about our excellent location, amenities, and accommodations. We're glad we could make your staycation a memorable one, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Suzanne N wrote a review Jan 2024
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We've been staying at Avila La Fonda for 15 years and we love this place. With all the amenities they offer, you never have to leave during your stay. The staff is wonderful, beds are so comfortable, rooms always so clean. Thanks La Fonda, for another fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 14, 2024
Dear Suzanne, We're proud to be your go-to hotel in the area for such a long time, and we're so pleased our many amenities and amazing staff continue to impress you. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Avila La Fonda Hotel! Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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Mel S wrote a review Jan 2024
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A very pleasant stay. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The room was clean and roomy. And there was food offerings around the clock! Only a short block from the beach. Dog-friendly with many outdoor favorite spots for our pooch to relieve herself! Easy exit and entry for dog walks around the clock with the front door never locked. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear Mel, We’re delighted to hear about your recent experience with us, and we’re so pleased that you recommend us to your fellow travelers! It’s great to know that our hospitable team, impeccable accommodations, and pet-friendly atmosphere helped make your trip a memorable one. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Steff Prado General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avila la fonda beach, avila la fonda boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyAvila Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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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), Alapay Cellars (0.04 miles), and Avila Beach Pier (0.09 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 Custom House, Ocean Grill, 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).