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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Inn at Avila Beach

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Inn at Avila Beach
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Family fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We love coming here and meeting up with our family from Fresno. The hotel staff is always so nice and friendly and so accommodating by letting us check out a little late and always offering suggestions for dinners and excursions. We love that they have beach chairs in the lobby and delicious coffee in the mornings. The roof top is our gathering place of choice. I wish I could go every weekend.

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
What nice review ! From long time guest /family!
You can keep intouch with YOUR Inn through our website .Alot guests beenwatching Whales Migration through our live webcam on roof .
As part of our recent remodeling program just put new decking on sundeck and repainted evrything new furniture this Spring ..nicest place on Coast to spend weekend ! Inn Avila beach roof deck!
Thankyou,
micheal Kidd
co owner
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stopped here on a family driving trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Coast Highway. Avila Beach is a pretty little town and the Inn has the premier location on the waterfront. The staff were friendly and tried hard to please. The rooms, and especially the outdoor hallways between rooms, are a little beat up. There was bare plywood in places where repairs or remodeling appeared to be underway.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit and taking he time to write review .Our oceanfront location is amazing! We are under going major rennovation of the Inn why plywood walkways (temp )
Hallways all get beautiful Mexican deco and Salitiolo pavers (to tie in with our lobby) Like with your house always takes time .The oceanfront rooms and Spa rooms have all been redone .
The entire building was just re stuccoed and repainted so lots upgrades already accomplished .
Along with all new flat screen tvs (oceanfront have huge 55 inch HDTV ) .
The hotel has 5 different types rooms based on size ,location ,and rennovation so always ask to see choices on checkin .like any hotel never good idea to just let price be only judge .
This years rennovation will be completed by Early Spring weather permitting .
thanks for understanding !
Look forward seeing you again soon ,lots new services also inworks .You can follow us on our website and also checkout our LIVE webcam on roof to watch whales migration .. .
Micheal Kidd
Co owner
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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had an ocean view room that was just gorgeous. The inn is beautifully decorated, fun and funky! There was a microwave, refrigerator and VHS, DVD and CD available in the rooms and a large screen TV. The morning coffee in the lobby was outstanding. We got an amazing mid-week rate and we hope we get to come back again!

Room Tip: Pay extra for the ocean front room! You can't put a price on the view... :)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
What awesome review!
We really get some great guests at Inn..It's not for everyone maybe thats why so many find it "their " place on the coast . there are newer more plastic "chain hotels" on the coast but Inn is what California experience use to be .
We are undergoing renovation and you still were very kind . The entire building been repainted /stuccoed lots new Mexican paver and deco tiles.
All new linens ,pillows ,and beds for summer .We also have some new amenties coming like chocolate chip cookies baked all day and going to have nitely pie reception of fresh baked local berry pies each nite at 8pm ...
Look forward to your next visit to the Inn
micheal kidd
co owner
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a simple hotel and very comfortable. They had a room downstairs that we could use for our group eating and drinking times. The roof space is lovely but on the holiday that area was busy and chilly. We got an ocean front suite on the top floor and found it very nice. Had a balcony and a sitting room. Well worth the extra funds. Free parking underneath. Very friendly front desk. We had a great time walking on the beach and around town. Very close to Moro Bay.
Our friends opted for the courtyard rooms and found them under construction or redecoration and very small. There is no courtyard. This is a car park area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alicia034
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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is review #2 of a 3 stop on the CA Central Coast over New Year's 2012 (others: Best Western Cavalier, San Simeon; Santa Lucia Lodge, Lucia). The Inn is a 50's (?) beach-front hotel that is a bit campy, a bit dated, god-aweful color paint in the bathroom, but comfortable and a great ocean front view. If you don't get an oceanview room, I see little reason to stay here unless the rates are that cheap. Our oceanview room was ~$200 which seemed to be the going rate for the more affordable, oceanview rooms on the central coast. It was clean,the staff very nice, good beds, but dated, especially the bathroom in our room. I would stay again although there are 2 other newer facilities in Avila Beach which I did not price out. Can't beat the easy access to the small business community one block away in Avila, and the moring view was killer (see attached photo) from the ~ 12 oceanfront rooms.
Beach access could not get any easier. nice, quaint back sitting room for guests with coffee. Upstrairs deck very nice although we did not spend any time there as it was a cold day when we were there.
If you are want the most up-to-date room/amentities/accommodations, you may be disappointed by the Inn, but if you like local, less than up-to-date amenities, then the Inn will work for you

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

For 5 or 6 years I have driven from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach for a wonderful getaway, bringing various friends to share my treasure. The hospitality and careful details that are attended to by the staff is unparalleled in my experience. It is the service by which I have evaluated other places.. whether in New York, LA, or San Francisco. Nothing is too much trouble. Edward and Lori are wonderfully attentive and the cleaning staff are friendly and efficient. At Christmas time the staff provides a ham as sandwich material, chocolate and lemon cake, and always there is water, coffee, tea and popcorn available. Both the DVD and book selections are voluminous and the warm fireplace and big TV in the lounge area is so cozy that people gather there to play games or read. A place like this is in a constant "let's make it better" mode, and the bed I just slept in for 3 nights is more comfortable than my Tempur-Pedic at home! Treat yourself to a charming getaway- rain or shine!

Room Tip: Of course I love the ocean view rooms, but have been happy in other rooms. The deck on the 3rd floo...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Terry W
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Know what you are getting into and then decide if this place is right for you. No elevator. Cheap rooms are a hodge-podge of furniture and our room only had a small, loud, portable heater to keep us warm.

That aside, the tile work in the lobby and the sun deck and simply perfection. If you can stand a night in a so-so room, you will get to hang out on that diamond of a deck.

Room Tip: Stay out of room 310.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn at Avila Beach
Address: 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Ocean Front Avila Beach Hotel. Imagine Your Best Friend's Beach House. That's Us. Tucked away in the sleepy town of Avila Beach - located smack dab the middle of San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast of California - rests the Inn at Avila Beach. Although we invite our guests to enjoy as much relaxation as they wish, we are everything but boring. We are different - on purpose - and that's the way we like it. ... more   less 
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