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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel - there is even a sale now on gift certificates so treated myself to a future stay as knowing this is so relaxing - from 24 hour hospitality to personalized attention from staff to goodies to architecture fun kitsch. LOVED it!

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Thank myycmyyc
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear myycmyyc, Thank you for reviewing us! Our service is a point of pride among the staff, so the everyone was thrilled to receive your review. We work to provide all the little extras, from the wine hour to the evening desserts to the parting gifts, so that guests can have a truly memorable stay at Avila La Fonda. I... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely - stayed here immediately following the election and it was so peaceful and comforting to be greeted by friendly staff, take a brief stroll to the ocean, and have warm delicious goodies. Thank you Avila La Fonda!

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Thank MissyG63
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MissyG63, What a nice review! I am so glad to hear that you were able to relax and unwind throughout your stay at the hotel. What could be better than a nice, peaceful stroll along Avila Beach? I shared your review with staff, since I think they are what makes Avila La Fonda such a special place. It is... More 

Los Altos, Ca
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70 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a travelzoo for this hotel Nov 8 - 10. It's a wonderful hotel - very personal, well run, friendly, and lots of goodies. We had a basket of goodies, chocolates, champaign. They serve wine tasting at 5:00 with appetizers. Delicious pie and ice cream at 8:30. Fresh baked croissants and good coffee at breakfast. All this was included.... More 

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Thank KTVasser
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KTVasser, Thank you for taking the time to share this review and offer your feedback. The entire staff was excited to hear your compliments regarding the staff and treats. The food and social hours offer a way for us to interact with guests, which is one of the most rewarding parts of working in this industry, while experimenting with... More 

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small size, personal service, all the perks made for a perfect weekend getaway in Avila. We loved it! The hotel is a few blocks from the beach, so no views, but it really doesn't matter. The room set up is really functional, it's not a room to lounge in (no sofas, etc.). We had a kitchen table, a chair.

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Intrptvir, Thank you so much for this nice review. I am so glad to hear that your stay with us was pleasant and relaxing, and that you found the room comfortable and the location convenient. I agree that the proximity to beautiful Avila Beach is a great asset to Avila La Fonda and makes it the perfect spot for... More 

Orcutt, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are locals that love 'staycations'; La Fonda Hotel is our favorite hotel in Avila Beach. Love the staff's professional, and friendly demeanors, the relaxed atmosphere, the proximity to the beach and shops. I can go on and on. The rooms are cozy yet roomy, the balconies add to the experience and the amenities are way too many to list.The... More 

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear clarityb2016, Thank you for writing such a complimentary review! It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Even though you are from nearby, I hope Avila La Fonda provided a nice break from the stresses of every day life. I am glad you found the rooms to your liking. The decor of the hotel is eclectic,... More 

Templeton, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an overnight getaway for a birthday weekend. We had a wonderful time at this hotel. Just a short walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. The staff were all friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We loved the room (#212 west facing room) it was nice to have a balcony. Although the... More 

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Thank Mary K
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MMarz, Wow! This review just made my day. Thank you so much for taking the time to offer this feedback. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed spending your birthday at our hotel. It is always an honor when guests choose to spend a special occasion with us. Avila Beach is a hidden gem of the Central Coast,... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! So quaint and comfortable, lots of amenities, including wonderful croissants in the morning and fabulous pie at night, with a nacho bar and wine and snacks in between! Location is within walking distance to the beach,wine tasting, and restaurants .

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Thank Kristy W
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristy W, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so glad that you found the room and hotel to your liking. I agree that the location of the hotel is perfect for a relaxing getaway. It is close to the beach, restaurants, shops, but removed enough to be quiet and calm. It always... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Avails Beach is a tiny quaint location on the Pacific shorefront, sheltered from the free way by hills. I only had an overnight stay at the Avila la Fonda as a treat in the way back to San Francisco to fly home from vacation, and I certainly wish I could have stayed longer. From the charming hotel desk reception to... More 

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Thank Dan H
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dan H, Thank you so much for reviewing us. It makes my day to hear such a positive review. Avila Beach is such a gem of a little beach town. Although it is not far from the other cities of the Central Coast, it seems like a relaxing world of its own. We love providing little treats throughout the... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Hotel and Super Friendly Staff. Amazing amenities! Very nice and clean rooms, quick walking distance to the beach, and pet friendly(a plus!). Really love <3 this place! Highly recommended! Infact, I told friends and family already about it! Awesome experience! They made my birthday extra special!:)

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Thank Angelica P
Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Angelica P, Thank you so much for this review! I am so glad that you had a pleasant stay and chose to celebrate your with us. I agree that our staff is what makes Avila La Fonda special, so your compliments are greatly appreciated. It is such a compliment to hear that you have recommended us to friends and... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stay AND relax one of our favorite go to places. You never have to leave the resort but if you do the beach is only a half a block away. The town has multiple excellent restaurants, a hiking trail and a beautiful golf course

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Avila_La_Fonda_Hotel, General Manager at Avila La Fonda Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John N D, What a kind review! It has made my day to hear that you enjoyed past stays at the hotel and continue to return. I agree that Avila Beach is the perfect little town for a relaxing getaway, as there is plenty to do nearby and a great friendly atmosphere. There is nothing better than watching the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Avila La Fonda Hotel

Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: $292 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Avila La Fonda Beach
Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Get there early and stay late!”
 of 5 bubbles JonathanF502, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“some 2nd floor have big balconies- some don't ... none at all on 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles myycmyyc, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“bit loud on street side ...”
 of 5 bubbles KTVasser, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs, not overlooking the parking lot would be best”
 of 5 bubbles Intrptrvlr, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The west facing rooms have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles MMarz, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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