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Avila La Fonda Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
megusc
1 review
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“Can't wait to return!”
Reviewed November 16, 2009

This place was an absolute gem! From the friendly staff to the cozy, spacious room . . . we were happy from the first moment we arrived. Just close enough to everything you need and anything you want! The rooms were beautifully appointed and attention was clearly paid to every detail. The in-room jacuzzi tub was a special treat! We loved our welcome basket of goodies and the chocolate cookies served twice daily. We also enjoyed massages at the nearby Nekkid spa and a wonderful private wine tour from the Wine Wrangler. We can't wait to return to Avila Beach and our new special spot at Avila La Fonda!

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central coast, CA
1 review
Reviewed November 13, 2009

This is a wonderful hotel on the central coast to relax and treat yourself.

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hanford,ca
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Reviewed November 6, 2009

Starting off with arrival where we were able to drive directly to parking underground and then unload our stuff and go upstairs one level to be directly in front of the greeter/registrar. Then walking into our room - stone tile floor - flat screen TV - BOSE radio-jacuzzi tub in corner - basket of complimentary - free snack stuff with waters - room had everything I could ask for - the mattress was awesome - I have fibromyalgia and that means the mattress and bed set has to be specially padded - I slept extremely comfortably - never felt a mattress! Did I forget to mention the wine and appetizers waiting for us in a nearby room?? Class hotel for those who prefer time without children running around. It was hard to leave!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

If you are looking for a great location with beautiful rooms and a outstanding staff, La Fonda is the place.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Hawaii
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

If you ever have an opportunity to check into this hotel oasis, you should check it out. We were here for two nights and it was wonderful to check into a place that felt warm and inviting...the October weather helped too. They always had lemonade and cookies available to munch on as well as the sound of fountains in the tiled lobby. The rooms were spacious, bedding very nice, and everything you could think of....iPod player, flat screen tv, fans, leather lounging chair, fireplace, wine opener, plugs everywhere so you can charge up your gear, towel warmers, two shower heads in our shower, nicely done bathroom, hot tub in the room (I think it works we didn't get around to relaxing in it) AND during your stay there was a basket of free goodies to eat and drink. I've never been a place that said, "eat me I'm free." Staff was very professional, helpful and accommodating. Icing on the cake for us....underground parking for our car and luggage carts to move your own stuff to the room. Who needs to tip for this and that, nickle and dime me for bottled water and snacks or charge for parking...this hotel has their priorities right...their guests. We were on the second floor and it was a quiet sleep, don't know if the first floor is just as quiet but we were very happy with our stay.

Slight minus, if the hotel is reading this, I would start thinking selective renovation pretty soon as the carpets and high traffic areas in the room and common areas are starting to show wear, but that's minor compared to the overall experience. We're from out of state, but we hope we can make it back again soon to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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LA, California
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at the Avila La Fonda and would recommend it to our friends and family. They had a very nice happy hour with refreshments and the rooms were very nice. They are also very close to the beach and shops and resturants. Avila beach is a great place to relax and Avila La Fonda is a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

We loved being at this place. A beautiful little jewel. It has the look of some larger, grander places,,but is small enough to feel cozy and get personalized service. The kitchen lobby always had something for guests. Selection of teas and a bowl of assorted fruit at all times. Guest reception from 5-630 in the evenings. (wine, cheese, crakers, salsa, veggies and warm cookies) We had kitchen in our suite-- complete with full sized stainless steel appliances. A small local grocery store on the beach had everything we needed.Our bed was a murphy bed. I was a bit concerned about this. But they came in to pull down and prepare the bed for us every evening and it turned out to be super comfortable!
There is an "owner's suite" which guests can use if it is not occupied. My husband and I were able to take advantage of it one evening. Has a sauna-- was a nice way to unwind. Inn is just a few blocks from avilla beach (must eat at the The Old Custom House on the Pier!). A golf course and a walking trail are also nearby and withtin walking distance.
Everyone we came in contact with at the Inn (and avilla Beach for that matter) were warm, friendly and accomodating. We will be back, Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avila La Fonda Hotel
Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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