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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Great location. We were able to walk to the charming beach which is south facing and therefore quite warm. The condo's are well appointed (we trade a timeshare to stay). There are good restaurants nearby and a full kitchen if you are not in the mood to go out. There is nothing negative if you want a laid back vacation.

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1 Thank Jane L
New York
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84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The views from this hotel are fabulous as is the sleepy town of Avila. I own one of the original timeshares in this building and I have to say the Diamond Resorts people made me feel like dirt. They just don't seem like they know what they are doing and after they informed me it would cost me a mere... More 

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3 Thank Hammark1
Santa Clarita, California
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

WE have stayed here a few times as my mother in law has a timeshare. If you get lucky the views can be amazing. The last time we stayed however, we had to wait over an hour to get in our rooms as at least 10 families were waiting to check in. We also noticed that the room seemed not... More 

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3 Thank Deborah896
Lafayette
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Stayed here 2 nights with a friend who is a timeshare owner. 3rd story, 2 BR+2BR unit with view of beach. Plenty of amenities - at least 6 bbqs, pool, jacuzzi, medium size workout room, coffee in the lobby in the morning in a nice sunroom. Ping pong table, movies for rent in the lobby. Short walk to beach, long... More 

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2 Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

We enjoy staying here, beautiful views, relaxing, and a friendly staff. Concierge desk is very helpful and has nice perks (discounts) at local restaurants. Room is very comfortable, we stay in a one bedroom.

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Thank David S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Horrendous customer service- even manager refused to help when we were 1) charged $1016 vs $508 for single reservation-kept blaming it on booking.com when it was Windham Resort-THEIR affiliate who charged us repeatedly; 2) the pictures of room SLBinn sends to Booking.com show an ocean view when all rooms sold to Booking.com have views of walls. We expected and u... More 

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4 Thank Rkb1969
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This resort is located in an ideal location but lacks luster in other areas. The staff is not as helpful as they could be and the activity list for guest is very limited. My husband and I stayed here for a week and enjoyed the beautiful view but found their rooms to be not much better than a motel room.... More 

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2 Thank Mychelle F
Crestline, California
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

No matter your age, or what your interest. This place offers a quality vacation. Within walking distance of the hotel. Which offers spectscular views, of Southern Californias most prestigious coastline. There is an 18 hole golf course, which to play. For about $40.00 a game per person. Bike rentals, paddle boards, kayaks, boat tours. Private charters. Free fishing on any... More 

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1 Thank scenic4u
Ontario, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Staff was outstanding, sales staff could be better, in walking distance of town which is a neat little village. Best rooms were 201 and 208 which have balconies over looking the ocean. The local golf course has a very accommodating staff in pro shop and the coffee shop was very good with a neat waitress named Stacy.

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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Hubby and I try to trade our timeshare in Fl. for this resort every year. We go to Cali to visit my family, but it gets caotic so we love staying here. The BEST veiws! It is located on a cliff overlooking ocean. They used to accommodate you better years back by haveing a welcome basket in your room full... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about San Luis Bay Inn

Address: 3254 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: $214 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — San Luis Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
San Luis Bay Hotel Avila Beach
Hotel San Luis Bay
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#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Rooms facing the pool have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles amandacroe, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a pool view. It'll also be an ocean view.”
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“The center rooms closer to the elevator would be less of a walk.”
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“If you want a view of the ocean - be sure to ask for it”
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