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“Avila getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avila Lighthouse Suites

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Avila Lighthouse Suites
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
bakersfield
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3 reviews
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“Avila getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I absolutely loved my midweek trip for my birthday present. The hotel staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. The rooms are gorgeous with finish carpentry throughout. We stayed in a King suite that had a separate area with a sofa bed and T.V. There are microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms. This was helpful when we bought cheese to go with our wine and were able to store it. The breakfast has a large variety and is healthy. We were upgraded to an ocean view room for free. My husband's first time visiting Avila (I have been with girlfriends and my kids). Now he wants to retire there when we are ready. Very calm and erlaxing environment. We rented bikes and went on a bike trail and had a wonderful time exploring. definately a place I would love to take the family to visit in the summer. The prices are high....

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jennifer j
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Last week we stayed at Avila Lighthouse Suites because our usual preferred hotel, Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo was booked. We did not know what to expect since Avila has changed so much since we lived in the area 20 years before. Let me tell you we were very pleasantly surprised! We received a fantastic rate for this suite which consisted of two rooms- a family type room with couch, TV, etc and a bedroom with two queen beds. The room was impressively clean, and let me tell you, I am picky about that. It almost looked like noone had ever used the room before. We had a lovely view overlooking the pool on the second story and great view of the ocean. Beds were comfy, rooms were very quiet and there were more than enough towels, including pool towels in the room. Two clean robes hanging in the closet which my girls love. Another great feature of stays at this hotel? A free breakfast with plenty of things to choose from including: fresh fruit, yogurts, pastries, fresh-made waffles, cereals, breads and more. My only complaint about the room was that there was only one small garbage in the room, and with 3 rooms (including bathroom) there should have been more. In light of all other concerns, that one seems silly though. The reservation process was smooth, and they even gave us a better rate than quoted when calling the hotel direct as my husband had seen something cheaper on Expedia (though the room was no doubt in a lesser location). At checkin we received fresh, hot cookies (nice touch), and there was a nice covered and secured garage to park in. The area was perfect for our stay. The town is little, but there are several good restaurants (definitely look up Custom House), the beach is right there and there are several shops, places to wine taste, etc. And the beach- it's right there in front of you, complete with long pier for walking. Next time we return to the area, I will want to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank barb099
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Carmel, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

At check-in the lady was very rude, and it went down hill from there. Our room was ok, but the pool was filled with young kids, so definitely not for adult enjoyment. Went out one day and when we came back after 4:00, room still hadn't been cleaned. Called front desk - more rudeness. I wrote a letter voicing my concerns when I got home, which was totally ignored! Get the feeling they just don't care about their guests. I go to Avila or Pismo Beach two to three times a year, and won't stay there again. It's back to the La Fonda for me.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sanbay
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Ferndale, Washington
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Rainy day...not much to do at Avila Beach. The room was really nice and clean.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shawna W
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Came here on a group tour and didn't expect much, received more. The views are great, a low-key atmosphere. The bathroom and bedroom parts of the suite were spacious and well-appointed. Living room area would have been cramped had we planned to use the space for sleeping. Breakfast just your basic best-Western make-your-own-waffles type stuff. Had a quiet and comfortable sleep.

Room Tip: second floor room was nice and walked out to garden.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank califbikegal
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Property: Avila Lighthouse Suites
Address: 550 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
Price range (per night): $348 - $734
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avila Lighthouse Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps from the sand, the Avila Lighthouse Suites is perfectly nestled in the quaint beach town of Avila Beach between the mountains and the sea. Our all-suite beachfront hotel offers comfortable and spacious two-room suites, each with a private balcony or patio to admire the beautiful views. Guests enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, parking, spa services at our on-site spa facility, beachfront heated pool and Jacuzzi and family play areas. ... more   less 
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