We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Avila La Fonda Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Avila La Fonda Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

754 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Avila La Fonda Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 751: English reviews
Nipomo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avila LaFonda is a block from the beach, bike riding, hiking, wine tasting. Great weather! The GM Anglea, what a doll! Wine and goodies in the lobby each night, that was a special treat. Will definitely stay again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lindacox0207
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lindacox0207, Thank you so much for these kind remarks! Your review has made my day, and I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are so lucky here to have beautiful weather year round, and there is always plenty to do outdoors, be it hiking, riding bikes, and walking along the beach. The treats...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love La Fonda! The staff were friendly and accommodating, the rooms very clean and comfortable, and so many delicious treats, especially the croissants! Beautiful lobby and hospitality. Avila Beach is a perfectly relaxing destination and we love walking to the nearby wine tasting rooms.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tessasmith1216
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tessasmith1216, Thank you so much for this nice review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer, from the unique style to the daily treats and wine hour. I agree that Avila Beach is a great destination when looking for some relaxing time away, and there are plenty of tasting rooms, shops, and...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, normally I can tolerate some level of "Customer Distaste" by hotel staff, but the staff here reeks of it! I would suggest anywhere but this place. The front desk folks really look down on their guests as if somehow we are the bane of their existence.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank marmuit
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear marmuit, I am so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. At Avila La Fonda we pride ourselves on our top notch customer service. If you are willing, please give me a call at the hotel to share what you were unhappy with and discuss those concerns. We value all feedback, as we are always looking...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness, I booked a night as a staycation for hubby & I. This is one of the finest hotels, regardless of price of any other hotels we have enjoyed❤I chose the Spa room with a fireplace & big jacuzzi. Upon entering our room there was a large complimentary basket filled full of yummy snacks awaiting our hunger. Nobody...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank victoria j
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear victoria j, Wow! Reading your feedback has put a smile on my face! Thank you so much for sharing this kind review. I am so happy to hear that we surpassed expectations and that you had a memorable stay. I passed along your review to the staff, and everyone greatly appreciated your compliments. It is our top priority that...

Fresno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best customer service and Amenities are out of world. Wish i had know about this gem in Avila beach long time ago. Owners spa suite is A must. This hotel will make you forget that you are staying in a hotel.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank TravellerKKL
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravellerKKL, Thank you so much for reviewing us. Your compliments have made my day! I am so excited to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed all that Avila La Fonda has to offer. Whether it's the beach, wine tasting, or nearby shopping, there is plenty to do here on the Central Coast. I agree...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you'd have told me that a California hotel that has no pool, no fitness center, and no ocean views would be one of the best properties I'd ever stay at, I'd have laughed at you, until this week. What the Avila La Fonda lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in service. When I arrived at the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jonathan M
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan M, What a kind review! I am thrilled to hear that we surpassed your expectations. I agree that our wonderful staff is what makes Avila La Fonda a truly special place to stay. I shared your review with the staff and everyone was honored to hear your compliments. I am glad that you appreciate the eclectic style of...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm, welcoming, relaxing--- great service, friendly - just perfect after a day of wine tasting! Glass of wine by the fireplace upon arrival, late night snack attack? They have freshly baked peach pie. Up early in the morning? Excellent coffee and just baked croissants!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank rosenr345
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rosenr345, Thank you so much for this nice review! It is great to hear that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the treats we offer each day. It is our goal to make guests feel relaxed and at home throughout their stay, so your kind words are greatly appreciated.There is plenty to enjoy and explore here on the...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Avila La Fonda Hotel for two nights. It had been recommended by friends. It is a wonderful small hotel and only a block from the beach. Our experience was one of the best we have had. The room was great, although it took a little effort to figure out the fireplace was the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carlee C
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carlee C, Thank you so much for reviewing us. I am so glad that you and your wife had a pleasant stay at the hotel. Avila Beach is just the prefect spot for a romantic getaway. I agree that the treats and wine hour are fantastic ways to bring the hotel together and get to know the guests a...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to the excellent concierge service I was able to request a Birthday gift to be delivered for a guest. Please recognize Mary Beth for her hospitality in assisting with a special request! Thank you HVT

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hvtsf
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hvtsf, Thank you so much for sharing this! We always do our best to accommodate special requests, and we are committed to marking special occasions at the hotel perfect. I shared your comments with Mary Beth, and she was thrilled to hear the birthday went smoothly and greatly appreciated your compliments. Thank you again for your kind words. Best,...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed January 19, 2017

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DrUnbiased
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MsUnbiased, Thank you for sharing such a kind review! It has made my day to hear that your thoroughly enjoyed your birthday stay with us. I agree that the holidays are a fantastic time to visit Avila Beach and the decorations at the hotel are just beautiful. It is our top priority that all guests feel comfortable and pampered...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

269 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (222)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (51)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (64)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
0:36
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (69)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (47)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Avila Beach
0.9 mi away
Avila Village Inn
Avila Village Inn
#2 of 5 in Avila Beach
525 reviews
0.1 mi away
Avila Lighthouse Suites
Avila Lighthouse Suites
#3 of 5 in Avila Beach
616 reviews
4.5 mi away
The Inn at the Cove
The Inn at the Cove
#1 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,221 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Inn at Avila Beach
Inn at Avila Beach
#4 of 5 in Avila Beach
488 reviews
5.2 mi away
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
#6 of 27 in Pismo Beach
1,828 reviews
2.8 mi away
Spyglass Inn
Spyglass Inn
#11 of 27 in Pismo Beach
766 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: $241 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your Avila La Fonda Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Avila La Fonda Hotel staff and other travelers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Avila La Fonda Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“If you have a costco membership, they have a great discount!”
 of 5 bubbles W9021XRkatiet, 3 days ago | Read review
“Stay in the owners suite, there is only one so it is very special.”
 of 5 bubbles rockys614, 4 days ago | Read review
“Room with a hot tub is a excellent choice.”
 of 5 bubbles mills806, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“they are all great!”
 of 5 bubbles lindacox0207, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our room on the second floor had a lovely balcony with a beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles DrUnbiased, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question