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“Ahhhh...Hot springs...”
Review of Avila Hot Springs

Avila Hot Springs
Ranked #10 of 25 things to do in Avila Beach
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San Jose, California
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ahhhh...Hot springs...”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went on a 2 day get-out-of-town trip down to AVila Beach. Decided to check out the hot springs. It cost $6 per person, they have a little cafe there, and on Wednesday and Friday nights, they have movies! You can get a can of beer and hang out in the hot springs watching a movie...who knew this was even possible!?

The hot spring is great for soaking in. Did not try out the pool as it was very cold outdoors when we were there. However, the big pool seemed clean and clear. Staff is friendly and polite. Changing rooms seemed a little outdated and could use a facelift. Overall pretty happy with the experience.

They don't have RV camping here, so we stayed at the KOA next door. The Bob Jones Trail is just down the street. Very convenient.

Visited December 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Vintage California”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Avila Hot Springs has not changed much since I was a kid! Prices are very good compared to other hot springs in the area. Staff are friendly and helpful. A couple of nights they have family movies viewable from the hot pool. Swimming pool is large and has two slides. After 5pm there are reduced prices for "soak and swim". We paid $6 a person for 5pm to 9pm. Facilities could use some upgrading, but all was clean and nice. Will return again soon.

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Porter Ranch, California, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Huge property, great food, massages and views”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Huge property, heavily wooded mountain slopes, incredible views, gift shop and a great dining room and occasional entertainment in the bar. Plenty of parking, easy access, and great hot tubs, massages and foto ops. Near Bob Jones Trail access, and the Avila barn produce and pet farm.

Visited May 2013
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Visalia, California
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The pool water-slides were fun”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

On a whim we decided to stop at the Avila Mineral hot springs and pool. Seniors are $8 and adults $10 to enter. The hot mineral pool is only about 2-feet deep and 104 degrees but the water felt more like 110 degrees. It was too hot and the sulfur smelled like rotten eggs so we decided to go into the heated pool instead. This was more refreshing as it was a rather warm day. It was fun to watch people go down the two small water slides and we even gave it a go. Woohoo. It was an alright place as public pools go. We bought drinks and drank them pool-side. There is a life guard on duty and dressing rooms and showers available. I saw a sign that massages are available as well. Avila hot springs is connected to the RV Campgrounds but public access is also allowed.

Visited September 2013
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Beverly Hills, California
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263 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Memorable Moments”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

If you can't afford a private suite, your next best thing is to experience the sulfur springs. It has a funky smell but you get used to it quickly. I like the views of the hillside, but they are frequently fully booked, so I usually stay in the suites to have my own backyard hottub on the patio. It's a great value, usually they give you a generous hour if you are on the hillside, and you'll experience immediate health and healing benefits that will impress and soothe your spirit.

Visited July 2013
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