We were here for a several nights in late 2013.
Our hosts, Fred, Angela, Morgan, and Matt, are pleasant and engaging. We met Mike, one of the owners. He was gracious as well.
This Hotel is in town. It was built about 7 years ago. It is personable like a bed and breakfast ( which is good) and they feed you various food bites about four times a day if you wish to indulge. Wine is offered in the evening. Apples and tangerines are always available.
The place itself is very colorful and bright. 28 rooms. Don't look for a workout room, you won't find one. Go outside and walk or jog the town and the various piers. The town offers wine tasting shops and various art and craft shops and of course the beach, which is a minute walk from la Fonda. We had lunch at the Custom House at the pier. Very good.
$200 and up per night. Rooms are well appointed, and offer many other free amenities. Fireplace and very large tub with jets in our room. Outside, there is no property to walk around in, but as mentioned before, you have the whole town.
San Luis Obispo is only 7 miles north. There we had lunch at Novo, and dinner at Ciopinot. Both excellent. Novo has a creek running by it.
We paid homage and each had a bowl of pea soup at Anderson's on the way up.
Yes, we did make the obligatory stop at the Madonna Inn, and had a pomegranate vodka to which they add pineapple juice, to match the pink decor.
The Mission (the church) at S.L.O. was interesting.
- 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