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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avila La Fonda Hotel was beautiful and in a lovely location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and decorated nicely. The beds were comfortable.The bedsheets were nice and cozy. There was a fireplace in the room and a jacuzzi tub.The pies for evening dessert were delicious. The beach area right near the hotel was so nice.... More 

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

Dear Chris C, Thank you so much this review. Avila Beach is a beautiful little town with some of the greatest beaches in the area, and I am glad you were able to explore it while staying at the hotel. I passed along your compliments about the room to the housekeeping staff, and they were thrilled to hear that you... More 

Clovis, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful small hotel w/amazing amenities, extremely great staff and just one block from the beach. Mary Beth Puffer was especially gracious and made us feel like family, as did all the staff. The hotel is also pet friendly which adds to the casual ambiance. This is not your corporate location and more closely resembles a small Spanish hacienda. This was... More 

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

Dear CabNCheese, Thank you so much for reviewing us. It is a huge compliment to hear that you felt like family at the hotel, as it is our top priority that guests feel relaxed and at home throughout their stay. I am glad that you appreciated our eclectic Mexican decor. I agree that our decor, treats throughout the day, and... More 

vandenberg village, ca
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350 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from another exceptional stay at the intriguing Avila La Fonda Hotel. If you want to feel like you are really special, visit this unique property. Located one block from Avila Beach and the famous Custom House, the staff, lead by Manager Angela, will treat you in such an attentive and delightful way. You'll get off-the-top treatment by... More 

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Thank billkathy88
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear billkathy88, Wow! Your review just made my day. Thank you so much for all the kind remarks and taking the time to share this review. We work very hard to make sure every guest feels special and at home during their time here. I am glad you enjoyed all the little extras we offer at the hotel, as I... More 

Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing hotel. Above and beyond what you would expect from any hotel!! Exceptional service, wonderful surprise amenities, and just steps to the beach! The most outstanding part of our stay was the service of one of members of the staff. I would like to personally recognize and send a huge thank you to Zach Baranek. He was... More 

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

Dear Sandy C, What a nice review! Thank you so much for offering your feedback. I read your review to the entire staff, as reviews like these are one of the best parts of the job. Zach greatly appreciated your kind remarks and was happy to help, and he was so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed time at the... More 

Burbank, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying a couple of restful days to celebrate my husbands birthday. Owners Spa Suite was so over the top great in every way. The entire staff made our stay feel more like family than just a guest. Mary Beth in particular was unbelievable. She knows customer service and delivers in all ways possible. Can not recommend this property more. Do... More 

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

Dear Cyn M, Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review. I am always honored when guests choose to spend a special occasion, such as a birthday, at the hotel. I agree that Avila Beach is the perfect spot for a relaxing birthday getaway. Mary Beth was so excited to hear your nice remarks, as she genuinely... More 

Fowler, California
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful small boutique hotel, two blocks from the beach. Pet friendly; very clean; attentive staff; croissants, juice and coffee for breakfast; chips and salsa from 12-2, wine and cheese from 5-6:30, 5 delicious just baked pies and ice cream at 8, chocolate chip cookies all day. Comfortable bed, full kitchen, full basket of complimentary snacks, tea and coffee in each... More 

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

Dear GrapeladyD, Thank you for reviewing us. It has made my day to hear that you had a thoroughly pleasant time here. I am glad that you enjoyed all the treats we offer throughout the day, it is always fun for us to try out new recipes and wine pairings. I passed along your compliments to the entire staff, and... More 

Camberley, Surrey
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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: $231 - $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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