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Bakersfield
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This hotel will make your time in Avila so special - from the moment you arrive you feel like a VIP! The amenities are so generous,the staff friendly and very effficient, and the room...oh my, the room! We chose the owners suite and it is truly amazing - over 2000sq ft! I was so sad to leave - asked my...

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

Dear Mary H, Wow! What a fantastic review. Thank you so very much for taking them time to let us, and other travelers know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy our lavish Owner's Private Retreat Spa Suite. This unit truly is the "Gem of the Central...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was my first time staying at La Fonda, although I come to Avila pretty regularly, I generally stay at another hotel around the corner. My experience at the La Fonda was hands down outstanding, and I will be staying here from now on. I arrived at 4:30p, after a long drive, and was greeted by Chris, who was extremely...

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

Dear sugarnspice916, As a frequent Avila Beach traveler I know how important it is to have the right hotel in such a unique and beautiful place. For those who have yet to travel to this magical place I know your review will help shed some light on what a truly incredible place it can be. I so enjoyed interacting with...

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This hotel is absolutely lovely. From the friendly check-in experience to all of the elegant little touches they add, you couldn't ask for more. The Spanish decor and beautiful rooms are just part of the experience. A great hotel for adults, business, or families. A great location as well! A true gem of a hotel. Avila Beach is another gem....

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

Dear Athena22, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and share your experience with other travelers. As a "Senior Contributor" to TripAdvisor it's very clear that you are serious about travel and it appears you stay at a lot of hotels. I am so pleased to hear that your experience was so wonderful and I hope you...

Cupertino, California
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I arrived in this town and I booked two rooms in this hotel. The receptionist was very nice.She showed me the rooms before booking them. The rooms have fireplace, hot tubs, coffee, kitchen for some of them, everything included and the rooms are very clean. It is walking distance to the beach and stores. They have complimentary breakfast with amazing...

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

Dear Vg0ld, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding experience for each and every guest and you were no exception. Sounds like every aspect of your stay was just what we strive for, excellence! You hit on a lot of the free amenities that we offer our guests as a...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Just stayed here for one night, i wish it had been a few more! It was walking distance to the beach and conveniently located near the restaurants, pier, golf course etc. it was amazingly peaceful. the room was appointed with all the conveniences, with free snacks, workable wifi, luxurious towels and linens. the manager sponsored "happy hours" in the lobby...

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

Dear DoctorDubious, I want to thank you for taking the time to review the Avila La Fonda Hotel! We strive to provide the best experience possible for each and every guest who stays with us. You were no exception! As a Senior Contributor with Tripadvisor I understand how important your opinion is to fellow travelers. It helps those seeking unbiased...

turlock, cali
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Overall, very nice accommodations close to the action, but quiet enough to get away from the downtown. Perks: Chocolate Croissants, OJ and coffee, Nachos in the afternoon, wine and appetizers, and pie at 8....every day included. Clean, well maintained for the most part. I'm sure we were the exception in that our murphy bed in a great room had broken...

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

Dear realgolfhere, I think a few things you touched on are extremely important and I sincerely appreciate you writing this so that others can receive a reliable unbiased recommendation. As a Senior Contributor with TripAdvisor you are really giving people a gift when you review businesses. I am so glad you and your husband were able to enjoy the "Hospitality...

Beijing
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We spent a night here on two day journey from the bay area to LA. We arrived late and I wish we had made the sunset. The beach, a block away, is wonderful. The hotel was very comfortable. They were serving fresh rhubarb pie in the lounge when we arrived. It was awesome. Our room was on the first floor,...

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

Dear Weaseler, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Constructive feedback and unbiased reviews are one of the things we appreciate most about TripAdvisor and you review is no different. I first want to touch on your arrival experience and say how glad I am that you were able to try our fresh baked Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!...

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 3 August 2013

I sat in front of the Hotel rocking in the rocking chair enjoying the sun. Nice little box of free goodies along with a double shower and thick towels. All kinds of goodies in the lobby all day long. Very helpful staff. Just an unusually great place. The owner has really thought out what one needs for a comfortable visit....

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

Dear GolfingYogi, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to review our hotel. As a senior contributor I understand what an impact your reviews make on potential guests. I am so glad you mentioned our traditional Spanish rocking chairs, these have been out in front of the hotel every day since we first opened our doors and to...

Yorba Linda
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We took our three daughters to Avila beach for a quick getaway and stayed in the Owner's Suite. The free snacks and fresh cut flowers in our room was a nice touch. The kids especially enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and dry sauna. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and the location of the property is perfect. Just a short...

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

Dear Gary and family, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. Our guests perspective is of the utmost importance to us. As you mentioned the Avila La Fonda Hotel is the perfect hotel for families, couples and business travelers alike. Everyone can find something to enjoy in Avila Beach and we designed the hotel with...

Twentynine Palms
Reviewed 29 July 2013

had great time and right down street from beach,rooms abit price=ie but friendly staff a plus.also loved the little town we were in like out of a movie.and walking on the pier was excellent seen seals swimming around ect.

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

Dear William, Thank you for your review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Although our rooms can be on the higher price end during the summer months, our prices are comparable to many other hotels in the area who simply don't offer the level of amenities that the La Fonda does. We recently upgraded our...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $322 - $634 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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