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“Very charming hotel in a great little beach town”

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Avila La Fonda Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2011

What a very charming hotel. The bed was very comfortable and I liked that we could open the French door and enjoy the fresh coastal air. Decent sized frig, microwave, dishes/silverware and DVD all cleverly hidden so you don’t have a kitchen/hotel feel. Our room also had a large shower with dual shower heads and a big soaking tub, great after an afternoon on the dunes with rental ATV’s. They also offer a Nightly Manager’s Reception with a good variety of hors d'oeuvres and always have coffee and refreshing beverages at all hours. We will definitely return to enjoy this hotel and great little beach town, next time for more than 2 short days. Lot’s of extras and great décor.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2011

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are so glad that you enjoyed Avila Beach so much! Our multiple head showers and jacuzzi tubs are available in each and every room not to mention a fireplace and 42" plasma HDTV; and although you stayed in one of our Spa rooms we do have rooms available with full kitchens also.

Our manager's receptions are always a great time for our guests to get to know us; and one another. Our guests often end up going out to dinner together after getting to know one another during the reception.

All Terrain Vehicle rentals (ATV's) are one of the many great attractions we have here on the Central Coast! Pismo State Dunes are one of the only off road vehicle beaches in the United States. This is one of the many attractions that brings our guests back to the Central Coast time and time again. Again thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the future!

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

We loved this hotel. Located in the quaint beach town of Avila Beach, we recommend staying here versus San Luis Obispo. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We especially enjoyed the free basket of goodies in each room.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2011

Thank you! We really do strive to ensure that each and every guest here at the Avila La Fonda Hotel has an absolutely unforgettable experience. We are so happy to hear that the complimentary snack baskets are being enjoyed! Please come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Had a great time. The staff was so helpful. Met new friends at happy hour. Thanks for the best time

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2011

Thank you so much for the review and for being our guests here at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We look forward to your next visit! Make sure to like us on Facebook to be the first to hear about great last minute deals and specials!

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Reviewed June 18, 2011

I liked the hot tub. It was great. The room was clean and european style furniture and setting.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

The interiors are beautifully decorated. The bathroom is spacious and it looks brand new. I had the best night sleep that I have had in years at Avila La Fonda. The complimentary chocolate chip cookies are delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Several months before my wedding, I was searching the internet for a place to stay on my honeymoon. The criteria was pretty simple, my future wife and I wanted to stay near a quiet beach and some place we have never been. Some how I found the Avila La Fonda and we both thank our lucky stars!

Everything about this hotel was stellar. The location was great, just a block away from the beach and several eateries. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was amazing! We stayed in a Spa Room that had a separate Jacuzzi and a six head shower. We received a welcome basket with various goodies, champagne and rose petals in our room and access to the awesome pantry that was open 24/7! They had fresh baked cookies, juices and coffee in their hospitality suite all day as well!

If you want to stay in a quiet, peaceful and clean beach town, find your way down to the Avila La Fonda, you will not regret it! We cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

This is such a magical, unique hotel - from the soothing water feature in the lobby that echoes in the rooms, to the ambiance from the starlight globes, to the individually decorated rooms which make each one special. Walk across the street to wine taste at Alapay, walk to the pier and have breakfast at Fat Cat's, nap on the beach and then walk to the Custom's House for dinner at sunset. You never need to get in your car until it's time to leave.

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Additional Information about Avila La Fonda Hotel

Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range: $231 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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 
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