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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (unfortunately) only stayed a night here, but could have stayed a lot longer. The staff was awesome, there was a wine tasting (with cheese) in the lobby, there is a desert bar (which included locally-made pies), and there are locally-made chips and salsa in the afternoon. This doesn't even speak to the room, which was clean, large, and had...

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

Dear Vince C, Thank you so much for this review. I always love hearing from guests who have had a pleasant and memorable stay at the hotel. The treats throughout the day- from the morning pastries to the wine hours to the desserts- have proven to be quite popular! It is a great way for us to get a chance...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel extensively for client work and sometime find hidden nuggets on my journeys. I should say that when I was 'a suit' in the corporate world I was able to travel well, first class air travel (prior to 9/11 and when airlines served real food), hotels like The Plaza in NYC, the Hay Adams in Washington DC, the Hotel...

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

Dear MarkK_SFO, What a kind review! Thank you so much for taking the time to offer us this feedback. It is a huge compliment to hear that you were enjoying your stay so much you didn't want to leave and chose to extend. Avila La Fonda is such a truly special place. Between our wonderful staff, the proximity to the...

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming hotel in a lovely, quiet little beach town. There were so many extras we didn't want to leave the hotel. Your day starts with butter or chocolate croissants, freshly made, juices and coffee. Lunch time is nachos with Corona or Mexican cola. Evening is wine tasting and delicious tapas. Bedtime is freshly baked pie with ice...

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

Dear twinsaround, Wow! Thank you so much for this review. We are very glad that you took advantage of all the delicious extras we offer throughout the day. The staff was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and Ryan greatly appreciated the compliments. I agree that the convenient location of the hotel is one of the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have gone to this hotel once a year for the past 5 years. We LOVE it. The pies and all the goodies are one of our highlights. They give you a gift basket in your room FULL of snacks and drinks. There is wine out every night too. The staff is always so warm and welcoming....

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

Dear Amy F, Thank you for taking the time to share such a kind review. I greatly appreciate your loyalty throughout the past five years. The biggest compliment we can hope to receive is that guests enjoy their stay enough to return. We always enjoy trying out new recipes and wine pairings, so your feedback about the treats is very...

california
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time! The hotel is an older style but the rooms are very large and very comfortable. Plenty of wonderful amenities! The staff is very friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Mary Beth is a terrific!

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

Dear travelingdawg70, Thank you so much for this nice review. I am thrilled to hear that you found the hotel to your liking and enjoyed your time here. I passed along your kind remarks to the staff, and everyone was very appreciative of your compliments, especially Mary Beth. I agree that our wonderful staff is what makes Avila La Fonda...

West Hills, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were here in November and had a great stay. Clean, comfortable, excellent service and all those extras! We had a room facing the ocean and had breakfast on the balcony. You will not go hungry staying here! The wine and snack time was great, we went to the winery on our way home and bought some...

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

Dear Diana D, Thank you so much for reviewing us. It is so nice to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and had a nice time exploring the Central Coast. Our ocean facing rooms are some of our most popular, and I am glad you enjoyed all the little extras that we offer. The treats we offer are a...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First heard of Avila La Fonda on Travelzoo. Found a great deal. Sounded wonderful and my husband and I had never visited Avila Beach. What a rare find! We are hooked and just returned from our 3rd stay there. Lovely, quaint beach town and Avila La Fonda Hotel is in a class by itself. Generous amenities! First a snack basket...

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

Dear TravelLoversLA, What a kind review! Thank you so much for your nice words and for your loyalty over the years. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your past stays enough to keep returning. We do everything we can to make guests feel comfortable and pampered, so it is always nice to hear from guests who have...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was clean, and the employees were very friendly. The complementary basket in the room was free. This hotel doesn't nickel and dime the customers with small charges. Plesent stay. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

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

Dear Vinroll11, Thank you for this nice review. It is our top priority the guests feel welcome and comfortable throughout their stay, so I am excited to hear that you felt at home during your time here. I passed along your compliments to the staff, and everyone appreciated your kind words. We rely on recommendations to spread the word about...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We came into Avila for dinner and stumbled upon La Fonda. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas with fresh pies out and the most warm and welcoming staff. We immediately booked for the next night as the rooms are so much nicer than where we were staying at the Sycamore. We loved every moment, the other guests and staff -...

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

Dear karenaeiso, Thank you for offering us this kind feedback. Although I think the hotel is a gem year round, the holidays are an especially beautiful time here. I passed along your nice feedback to Lindsay and Tom. They were both thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated your compliments. We pride ourselves on offering all the little...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful hotel. Very friendly staff. Croissants in the morning a huge plus. Make sure to wake early to get them. Pies are yummy especial cherry pie. If you are thinking about romantic getaway, this venue is a must stay

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Dear Alexandra T, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am glad you found the hotel to your liking and had the chance to interact with our wonderful staff. We are always trying out new recipes for the morning pastries and evening desserts, so your feedback is always appreciated. I agree that this is a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $313 - $616 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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