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256 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 19/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach
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Welcome to the Inn at Avila Beach, your all inclusive oceanfront hotel! The Inn at Avila offers so much more than just room. Every night we end the day with our 8pm pie reception with homemade baked pie and ice cream. At the top of the hour, guests enjoy access to our rooftop coffee house for breakfast. All your favorite espresso drinks, croissants, egg dishes and our famous cinnamon rolls. We have your beach day covered with a variety of items already at the hotel including complimentary beach cruisers, umbrellas, and beach chairs! Finish your day with a freezer filled with ice cream and popsicles, or start your day, we won't judge. All of this and so much more is included, along with the best ocean view on the Central Coast of California.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop bar
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Bathrobes
Fireplace
Private balcony
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Theresa J wrote a review 23 Jan
Temecula, California14 contributions11 helpful votes
The staff is extremely friendly and hardworking. With that said we were looking forward to a quirky, funky beach place to spend the weekend. The room was described as 'spa resort' with a double sided fireplace, terry cloth robes and a rechargeable iHome station. Unfortunately we ended up in a room that was super dark with bare bulbs and no lampshades on the only two lamps providing light to the very dark room. There was no double-sided fireplace, no robes, and no charging station- not even outlets available to charge devices because they were all hidden behind heavy furniture. The bed frame was not connected to the frame so the frame loudly rattled when you got in and out of bed. The room was extremely outdated and sadly not maintained. And although the pie and ice cream social sounded amazing there was no ice cream. :( The website shows free parking but both nights we were there the parking lot was full and we had to park about a block away while we were there.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Kenneth C wrote a review Oct 2021
Reedley, California, Usa239 contributions102 helpful votes
Lived my life here in California, never been to Avila: Now I have been. Found a room for our one day escape, so booked it. Arrived at 2:00 pm, room was not ready, as said 4 pm. Walked around, then back at 4. Our room was themed, with a swinging bed! Very roomy, nice decor. Swinging bed, is different, good but different. Check in was good service with directions were good. Front desk person was great. No elevators, but was no issue taking our small luggage up to the third floor. Bed slept well. Shower was great. The sundeck was a great place to sit, with a great view. Pie between 8 and 9 was a nice touch. Breakfast was delish up on the sun deck. YES, worth staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Jake C wrote a review Sep 2021
Hayward, California10 contributions
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I cannot say enough good things about our stay. My fiancé and I are in our late 20s/early 30s coming from northern CA for a last minute Labor Day weekend getaway. We travel a fair amount and although we had friends in the area, wanted to get a nice place to stay but figured it was unlikely we’d find something on a holiday weekend Sunday. Luck was on our side and super friendly/hilarious Evan took our phone call, reserved a room and checked us in when we arrived. Location and parking were very convenient. Lobby was really cool, with clean bathroom, TV, lounge area, records, board games, decor, and hosted water, coffee and tea. The inn itself had a very homey, fun tree house vibe while maintaining comfort. Evan offered towels, beer, wine, beach equipment, bikes, and places to eat or hang til our room was ready. We went with e-bike rentals around the corner. He shot us a call and a text when we were good to go. Martin was our guy when we got back, gave us a quick tour and was equally pleasant and hospitable. Sold us a bottle of bubbles and let us know about Joe Mommas cafe hosted coffee bar, smoothies and breakfast then next morning on their very rad sun deck. Then there was the room. I could rant on for as long as I did about everything else when it came to the room. I’ll leave it at “the most amazing room I’ve ever stayed in”. The young, sweet tattooed lady (who I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name) made our interactions with the front desk when we checked out a perfect 3 for 3. Our entire stay from beginning to end may have the best day and time my fiancé and I have had together in our 5 years as a couple. A big thank you to all who contributed. Everything about this place, especially the staff was nothing short of awesome. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Evan Kidd, General Manager at Inn at Avila Beach
Responded 12 Oct 2021
I appreciate you taking the time to write such an awesome review. As I say to a few of our return guests below, YOU GET US! Our staff is my favorite part of the hotel, however the view is pretty good too. You were lucky enough to enjoy one of my favorite rooms in the hotel, and that makes me happy that you guys enjoyed it as well. Overall, I'd give you and your Mrs. a 5/5 as guests. Kind, warm, and funny. What more could we ask for out of a guest. Definitely hope you get a chance to stay with us again! Best, Evan and the Inn at Avila Beach Staff
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MATTOX23 wrote a review Aug 2021
VENTURA, CA70 contributions22 helpful votes
everything was great went there for our 40th anniversary and the people that work there, evan, mariam and martin were the best they made sure everything was great a big hug and thank you to you and all the others that work there we will be back
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Evan Kidd, General Manager at Inn at Avila Beach
Responded 12 Oct 2021
We are glad he said, "Yes!" for the second time as well! You two were a wonderful couple and we enjoyed getting the chance to meet you guys. We hope to see you soon! Best, Evan and the Inn at Avila Beach staff
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David S wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California5 contributions
The Inn at Avila is a place that used to be charming and quirky, but has definitely lost its lustre. The prices are in the 5-star luxury hotel range, but the amenities and the overall service feel more like a sad Motel 8 in Barstow. For the price-point, I expected things like functioning appliances, a working internet and a way to check out before 8AM. I also expected a building that felt like it was conforming to recent building codes. For what I paid, I feel ripped off. It really feels like a soulless private equity firm took over from the former owners and is squeezing every last cent they can from it before demolishing it and putting up luxury condos. I have so many fond memories of this hotel, it is a shame to leave with this awful experience. It truly breaks my heart.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The best room is one in a different hotel. If you must spend your money here, book room 306 or 307.
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Response from Evan Kidd, General Manager at Inn at Avila Beach
Responded 21 Aug 2021
David S. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so sorry to hear how the experience were less than favorable. I wish I was able to meet you in person to discuss your issues with your stay; I do know that one of our managers was on site and would at the minimum lend an open ear and potentially a solution. The past is the past, we cannot change what has already been done. For some, this hotel is "soul cleansing" and for others it has "lost its soul". I don't know. Perception is an interesting concept. The only thing to my knowledge that has changed, is there is no chips and salsa and beer. Otherwise, relatively the same staff. Same stairs. Same building from the 1960's. A nice renovation in 2018, I guess that was a change. Prices are known to fluctuate with seasons and inflation. I recommend coming in the Fall or Winter when the prices may meet your budget and the weather is honestly better. Less people too, that's kind of nice. On our end, we are just meeting the market average and staying below that, if you could believe it. We pride ourselves in service so it is important to me at least, to know where or whom did not meet your standards. Amenities we have at the hotel: Complimentary Bottled Water Popsicles and Ice Cream Beach Towels for the day Complimentary popcorn Complimentary beach equipment (Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, and Beach Toys) Beach Cruisers that are free for the day Cafe Style Breakfast with Baristas with 12+ years of experience and PIE, who doesn't lie pie?! What random hotel in Barstow has Pie? I have been to Barstow, it's tough. I think the whole review had some valid points and frustrations but the Barstow Super 8 line, I have drove across the country a few times and I can imagine the hotel you are talking about, those hotels are sad. I don't feel we've reached "drive through town" sad. But its all perspective and for that, I am sorry it was a miserable experience. Well, long story short, I wish you the best of lives and enjoy your 2021 finale, Please let me know if we can bring you and the family back to revitalize your perception on our family business, Best, Evan Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$200 - US$384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyAvila Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Avila Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Avila Beach?
Nearby attractions include Avila Main Beach (0.2 km), BoltAbout (0.2 km), and Alapay Cellars (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Avila Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Avila Beach?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Avila Beach?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Avila Beach?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Avila Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Grill, Custom House, and Hula Hut & Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream.
Is Inn at Avila Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Avila Beach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn at Avila Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Avila Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Point San Luis Lighthouse (3.3 km).
Does Inn at Avila Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.