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Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Reviewed 18 September 2014

This place was awesome. I have never seen a hotel that has put so much thought into the little things. For instance, I noticed that the stamped tiles in the entryway had animal prints in them!! It was my wife and I 9 year anniversary and when we got into our room there was champagne in the fridge and two...

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

Dear Paul M, Thank you so very much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are so very pleased to hear that you had such a nice experience. I was very glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of some of the wonderful amenities that sets us apart from our competition....

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2014

This is an independent hotel about a block off Avila Beach that absolutely gets it right. The property is very nice, and the staff is gracious and accommodating, with complimentary snacks and a free wine tasting in the evening. There were several things that made it unusual, but not uncomfortable, including a murphy bed that almost bewildered me. They turned...

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

Dear Christopher C, Thank you for the great review! It truly warms our heart to hear that our staff was both gracious and accommodating during your visit. While we understand it is not the most efficient way of cooling down the room our portable A/C units are simply the best option that we have available. Most hotels on the Central...

Orange County, California
Reviewed 2 September 2014

What a neat find! The hotel has a quaint eclectic feel to it. our room had the two person tub which was nice after a long day on your feet walking. The beach is literally 200 yards away. Make sure you get the room away from the street as it is literally right under the window. Extremely attentive staff and...

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

Dear BTF46, What a great compliment! Thank you so much for letting us know about your trip. I was extremely pleased to hear that our staff was both accommodating and friendly during your visit. It is of the utmost importance to each and every one of us here at La Fonda that our guests feel at home, and I am...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The service was EXCELLENT! I can't say enough good things about the staff. Very welcoming and accommodating. The amenities are endless! We didn't need to eat out. Nachos at noon, an evening wine reception with finger foods! They even had DVD's that we could take back to our room. We stayed in the Great Room with the Murphy bed. It...

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

Dear tanabana22, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Avila Beach. It sounds like you were able to enjoy so many of the wonderful amenities which sets us apart from other hotels. You...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 September 2014

AMAZING! I had a three night stay here. By accident, there had been some complication with room I was originally assigned to. The general manager, Chris, was able to move into another room. I was not happy with this at first, but by the end of the night I was enjoying every minute of my time spent. I had been...

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

Dear Felix C, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. As you mentioned the Avila La Fonda Hotel is a very special place. Designed to enhance your experience while visiting California's Central Coast, we have spared no expense to ensure that our guests experience luxury at every turn from their arrival...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 September 2014

489 dollars to sleep on a very uncomfortable Murphy bed? The staff was very nice, lots of snacks and cute decor. We stayed just last night and I'm sorry, I can't let this go. Also, the air conditioner was a noisy portable one that was placed inches from the head of the bed. I realize it was a holiday weekend...

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

Dear Jill F, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. I understand your frustration and assure you that we do not take complaints like this lightly. We understand that some of our guests may not feel comfortable on a Murphy Bed which is why we offer other room types that...

Reviewed 21 August 2014

I L-O-V-E this hotel for many reasons. I love the decor, the peacefulness, and the amenities amongst other things. The staff is outstanding! From the time we step into the beautiful lounge/registration area to looking out the balcony we feel at home! We began coming to Avila La Fonda about 4 years ago. Our first trip was for our 18th...

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

Dear ddj35, I simply cannot thank you enough for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Avila Beach. We take deep pride in providing an outstanding experience for every guest and it warms my heart to know that you were no exception!...

Orcutt, California
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Feels like home the moment you walk in and the staff does everything/anything to make your stay memorable. After simply "putting up" with below acceptable service at so many other properties, this is a classic example of how it should be done. Not beach front, but it does not matter as it is only a block away. Simply The Best...

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

Dear Patrick M, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us, and potential guests of ours know about your recent trip to the Avila La Fonda Hotel. It makes our day to read a review like yours and I simply cannot put into words the level of pride that goes into each and...

Visalia, California
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We have stayed at this outstanding hotel twice now and we will definitely be going back. The rooms are very nice, the atmosphere of the hotel is excellent, but what really stands out is the staff. Everybody at the La Fonda went out of their way to make sure we had a fantastic trip. We travel quite a bit, and...

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Dear Anthony F, Thank you so much for sharing the Avila La Fonda with friends and family. We take deep pride in providing a special place for our guests and I am so pleased to hear that you have found a nice seaside retreat in Avila Beach and our Inn. We love hearing the good and not so good so...

Templeton, California
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed here on our wedding night, and we couldn't have asked for more. In addition to the room being comfortable and well-appointed, there were some bonuses, such as complimentary snacks and water in our room and a card congratulating us on our marriage, that took it from "a nice place to stay" to making us really feel comfortable, at...

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Dear Cassandra E, I simply cannot thank you enough for taking the time to let us know about your experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. We work hard to ensure that each and every experience shared here is special and unique and it warms our hearts to know that your visit was just that. I was pleased to hear...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: $319 - $652 (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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