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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Had a great stay at the Avon Manor this past weekend. Room was as advertised ... small but comfortable, service was great, breakfast was unbelievable and you couldn't ask for a better location. We didn't get a chance to take advantage of the access to the health and fitness club off location but we'll visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank packiderm
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

Had a wonderful weekend here in July 2010. Our room was small but furnished well. We didn't spend a whole lot of time in the room, anyway.

Breakfast was delicious and made to order. We dined on the huge wrap around porch each morning.

The location is perfect. Located in a quiet, well maintained neighborhood. We walked to the beach and to dinner each time. In fact, we arrived on a Friday afternoon and left on Sunday afternoon and did not move the car once!

The B&B is unique in design and has many little 'nooks and crannies' in which to sip wine, read a book, or sit quietly...

Avon-by-the-Sea is a gem of a seaside town... no hustle and bustle here. A nice alternative to the crowds of Spring Lake and other 'shore' B&B destinations.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

This homey B&B is set up for relaxing. Rooms are designed to squeeze in a lot of people, if you wish to do so. The beds are comfortable. The amenities are adequate. The rooms and surroundings are quiet, even with a full house. The breakfasts are huge and delicious, with many enticing choices. While we did not use this feature, the inn offers access to a spa/health club. Access to the sea and good restaurants is easy and fast. Sitting on the huge wrap-around porch to enjoy breakfast, nightfall, and wonderful views of the surrounding Victorian houses is a great pleasure. The decor is standard American/Victorian B&B -- roses, lace and teddy bears.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank OldLadyinRedCar
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Reviewed June 28, 2010

I've stayed here a couple of times over the years in the summer and I can honestly say if there was any other option close by I would be there instead. The Avon Inn comes off as an establishment kept up by someone who doesn't want to be in the B&B industry. The Inn itself is relatively clean which is what I would expect from a Motel, not an Inn in Avon.

Pros:
Avon beach, about a block from the inn, is very clean with plenty of places to grab a snack or sit down for lunch. Your stay includes badges that allow free access to the beach.
There are always towels and beach chairs available and don't require a deposit.
Plenty of street parking except on weekend mornings when beach goers park along the street.
Big porch where a substantial breakfast is served.

Cons:
Dated, cluttered decor from early 90's, makes the inn feel smaller inside then it is.
Rooms are small, bed was hard and pillows are old and flat.
Stay away from wicker furniture on porch, it is very uncomfortable.
Inn has a hands off approach which means that you won't see them during the day. Instead there are signs posted all over the place which are supposed to help you find what you need but instead come off snarky and unwelcoming.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank fionuelah
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Reviewed October 16, 2009

The management here is a joke. We stayed for a weekend back in June. The location was nice and the people seemed friendly enough. However, having returned from our trip we found that we had been charged for our stay twice. I contacted the manager, who said he would refund the additional charge. He did (2 weeks after I asked for the refund) but also went on to charge me a further 2 times and, to make the process more painful, he seemed to be getting annoyed that I kept calling back and following up. Its 4 months later and I'm still waiting for the refund.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank jojomo75
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