We really wanted to love this hotel, we needed a beach town getaway, and this one came so highly recommended. And we DID love Chris and the kind staff and the great amenities, we almost never needed to go out to eat, we could pretty much eat at their happy hour, the late night pies, the afternoon snacks, the morning croissants. Also, we were able to use the washer dryer in the evenings that the maids use during the day, which was really a nice perk. Also, we loved the towels. Ok, now, THE ROOM. There was just nothing upscale or comfortable about it. We couldn't stand to be in it. It was incredibly dark, we were on the first floor and right on the front sidewalk outside (which was quite busy) also right near the back door, stairs, and maid room, which were loud. The jacuzzi was difficult to get into and not great for 2 people. The bed was uncomfortable, the shower was small, the furniture was cheap, and the air conditioner was like a portable unit we kept tripping over. It was such a shame to have the room conditions really drag down our stay when everything else was so nice. We don't spend a lot of time in the room, but when we do, we want it to be inviting.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Avila La Fonda Beach
- Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel