We were at Avila La Fonda Hotel over Thanksgiving & since they don't have a restaurant on premises, we ate elsewhere - big mistake because we got back to the hotel to smells of turkey and ham wafting through the air - it was better than what we had just paid for at a restaurant and this is just one of the many 'snacks' that the hotel constantly had in a small room off of the lobby. If you want a book, games, dvd to watch in your room, snacks from the pantry (which is honor system & cost is same as their cost as they purchase in bulk from Costco - when was the last time you paid 35 cents for a soda?). The staff is friendly, accommodating, and efficient. The hotel is like a little Spanish hacienda with stucco walls, stained glass windows and lighting and we were there to see the transition of the hotel into it's holiday décor with fresh flowers just about everywhere you looked, garland, Christmas tree, etc. Each morning we had coffee in front of the fire in the lobby while eating the freshly baked chocolate croissants. Nachos at noon, wine and appetizers in the evening, a pie upon checking in from the local ranch bakery and a cute little box of chocolates when checking out. Was like a home away from home - but they cook better than I do. :-) There isn't a lot to do in the town, but San Luis Obispo is close and so is Pismo Beach so we did our busy black Friday shopping then were more than ready for the quiet of Avila Beach. Take a walk on the beach in the morning and see all the dogs playing - seems they all know one another as they stroll along with their masters. Don't forget to rent an electric bike - is across the street from the hotel and the paths are beautiful along the golf course. I highly recommend a stay at Avila La Fonda - truly the best customer service I've experienced anywhere in the world.
- 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