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“The best place to stay in Avila beach !”
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Inn at Avila Beach
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

We loved the Inn it is really on the ocean ...( We were booked at another hotel Avila Village Inn not to be confused with the Inn at Avila beach ) , and found it nice but location was horrible thewy showed it on ocean and copy says 1 mile its 4 miles! So we checked out and went to ocean , The Inn is older but tons of charm ..Loved roof deck ..Our room was very clean ,and the roof deck was amazing from it we watch humpack whales one day and dolphins /seals the next ...Yes it is not as modern as other property but difference between beweing in parking lot and being on the water ..It's not Hilton ,its older but very charming property on the beach ..We also liked convience of stores next door especially spa and coffee bar .

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

this is a horrible place. i can't believe anyone would give this place more than a star. we are actually contemplating reporting them for the health-related violations (mold, dirt, etc.) we witnessed. unless you are really desperate and can't drive to slo or other cities avoid this place.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2009

The price attracted me since I just needed a quick two nighter, traveling alone on business. But c'mon, even Motel 6 gives you a phone, clock, iron, and A/C. "Shabby chic" should not be an excuse to skip the basics!

I gotta tell you though.....You can't beat the beachside location!

You make the choice!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

I really loved the Inn. One of my best girl friends and I stayed there for only one night but now I wish we could have stayed a couple more! I had heard about it on a local radio talk show that they advertise on here in my town, and I always wanted to visit there. When we got there the people at the desk were so nice and relaxed! It has a nice calming atmosphere.
I am not used to a lot of luxuries in hotels, so when we got to our room (Ocean front private balcony 2nd floor) we were pleasently pleased to find bathrobes and coffee maker, blow dryer, coffee, popcorn, microwave, mini fridge (complete with cold bottled water that did NOT cost extra if you opened it like some places).
There isnt an elevator, so you have to be able to take stairs.
Yes the place is a little worn BUT overall it was a very nice experience. I wasnt looking for 10star luxury service. We just wanted to relax ocean front listening to waves. There isnt a phone in the room, but who cares? Thats why we have cell phones. Besides, when you get away to the beach... you dont need to be tied to a phone.
The rooftop sundeck was very nice too. A few BBQ's, some hammocks, all kinds of chairs and couches to relax on and kick back. And an ice machine in the wetbar area for parties.
The little town is quaint and nice. A few restraunts and shops. You can rent bikes and other things for activities.
And its just a short ride in to SLO for some nice shopping (and awesome bars/clubs at night if you want them). Thursday afternoon/evenings are the Farmers Market!
Try it! You'll like it!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

This is a very, very casual place, and quite worn out, perhaps better for families who only use the room for sleeping. We were so disappointed by our stay that we checked out early. We stayed in two different rooms, a spa room and an ocean front room. The spa room had a tiny in room tub (literally in- room, only the toilet and shower were in the bathroom, the sink and tub were in the room), nice tile work and a Mediterranean paint job (think vivid hues), but the plaster walls were chipping. Both rooms had leaking faucets. In the first room, the tub dripped and I had to wrap a towel around the fixture to sleep, this room was also very dark, and there was no closet or hanging rod for clothing. I was also surprised to find that none of the rooms had an ironing board/iron, or a phone to call the front desk. In order to ask for assistance, a cold, damp, dark walk down open, steep and narrow stairs was required. (The hallways and stairs are open air- like a motel 6)
The second room faced the ocean and had a tiny balcony; it had peeling wallpaper that hung down in several areas. The finish on the tub had worn through and there was black metal showing through the porcelain. The dusty fake plants did nothing to add to the charm.
The lobby is very attractive, but certainly not representative of the rest of the facility, although I expected casual, I did not expect worn and in disrepair.
The positives were that the rooms appeared clean, the breakfast room was pleasant, and the location is enviable, although crammed up against an apartment building in the rear made for several hours of listening to neighborhood parties over the weekend.
There are free VCR movies to borrow and microwave popcorn for the room, also coffee and tea in the lobby "family" room- nice if you are traveling with kids.
The only decent room in the hotel is the owner’s suite; I saw it when I walked by while the manager was giving a tour. If all the rooms were even half as nice as that ONE room, I may not have left in disgust.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2009

The narow stairs and lack of security on the doors made this hotel decidedly uncomfortable. Yes, there' s a third story balcony but who wants to trek up three flights? Conversation with the owner was very frustrating as he kept repeating how much property he owned. . That really spoiled it for us.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2009

I can only speak for the ocean front room that we had on the third floor - but it was a great room. Nice balcony, very pleasant to hear the waves at night going to sleep. The people here are very nice, and I especailly like the added touch of the available hot chocolate, popcorn, and movie rentals. The best part of the hotel is the top deck - with hammocks, BBQ, couches/chairs, tv's, etc. Great view from there - and available to all guests. The only thing that was missing up there was a hot tub! That would have been nice.... Anyway - if you are going to Avila Beach - this is the place to stay. Can't wait to go again..... :-) p.s. Great golf course 2 min. away.

Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range: $198 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Inn at Avila Beach, your all inclusive oceanfront hotel! The Inn at Avila offers so much more than just room. Upon arrival, guests are gifted with a welcome beach bag filled local snacks and access to our complimentary check in reception with flat bread pizzas, salsa bar, libations, and blended ice drinks. Every night we end the day with our 8pm pie reception with homemade baked pie and ice cream. At the top of the hour, guests enjoy access to our rooftop coffee house for breakfast. All your favorite espresso drinks, croissants, egg dishes and our famous cinnamon rolls. Amenities also include beach cruisers, a freezer filled ice cream and popsicles, fresh fruit and fresh baked cookies all day. All of this and so much more is included, along with the best ocean view on the Central Coast of California. ... more   less 
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