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San Luis Bay Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 167*
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful resort, large spacious rooms and walking distance from Avila Beach. I had my morning run on the beach and evening soak in the outdoor jacuzzi tub. The resort is not in the hustle and bustle of San Luis Obispo, so you can enjoy a nice vacation by the beach. The resort itself sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one night here last week to catch up with friends that have a timeshare at the resort; the location is ideal for strolling through the streets of Avila Beach, still one of the most picturesque and unhurried towns between Santa Barbara and Morro Bay. Our two room suite had a nice view of the golf course and surrounding mountains;...

Thank MontanaRangerRick
Templeton, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inexpensive for Avila Beach ! We attended a wedding on a Friday and only wanted to stay for one night. All hotels in the area (including this resort) require a 2 or 3 night weekend minimum. So I booked thru Expedia and was able to get one night for under $200, which is unheard of for Avila. All of the...

Thank Wayne H
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location overlooking the beach and Avila. It is a hardy walk down the hill to the little beach side town. There are nice restaurants and shops to visit. The Resort has a nice pool and spacious rooms with full kitchens. San Luis Obispo is 11 miles away. There is the Bob Jones wonderful trail that leads behind the golf...

Thank Terry K
Northern California
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice room with a great kitchen. Easy to get around and decent pool. They are very easy going and nice to kids. The beach is an easy walk. We're not owners here but found a good deal on trip advisor for our spring break stay.

Thank EastsideGang
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We just had our annual stay at this resort and it didn't disappoint at all. This place is just minutes walking distance to the beach, Golf and Resturants. The biggest thing about this resort is that it's kid friendly. The resort is do for some upgrades but between the heated pool, game room and activities all day long it's perfect...

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Alexis N, Owner Care at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this great feedback. This will allow us to continue to enhance the vacation experience at our resort. Please let us know if there are opportunities to make your stay better in the future.

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The vibe of this place is really strange from the moment you walk in the front door. We were trying to figure it out when we realized this is NOT a hotel but something that feels vaguely like a sanatorium. Wide hallways, dated random decor, lots of linoleum and an unmanned front desk. We are not Diamond property owners so...

Thank geiszler
Management response:

We are sorry to hear you experienced some difficulties with your unit’s location during your stay and are disappointed the resort staff did not meet your expectations. This is certainly not our Wyndham standards and it is important that our guests are treated well. We strive to provide top of the line accommodations and please rest assured that we will...

Reviewed 26 March 2017

By the luck of the online booking "roulette wheel", we ended up staying in this Diamond Resort for a week without knowing we have booked with them, or that we had rented a studio. That was nice. The property is well run and the staff is helpful and friendly, and of all the lodgings we saw when we booked they...

1Thank Jay D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was probably our tenth stay at this property. We are timeshare owners and have exchanged to here but also booked nights online. We stay here because we love Avila beach. We have had great ocean front rooms and OK semi-view rooms. This time we got a ADA (handicapped) room, which means horrible shower and tiny sink. I called the...

Thank need4sand
Elisabeth_EAE, Owner Care at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you were not pleased with the layout of your unit and that you were left with the impression you were not valued. We appreciate your feedback and you have definitely pointed to opportunities for improvement. Your concerns will be shared with the San Luis Bay Inn staff and management.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have recently spent a week in Avila Beach at San Luis Bay Inn. The weather was not the best but that was easy to put aside because of the location with wonderful ocean view; silent surroundings; a well-equipped studio; a welcoming atnosphere; heated pool + jacuzzi and not to forget all employees who were so positive and service-minded. Avila...

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Elisabeth_EAE, Owner Care at San Luis Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear the staff offered Count on Me service during your stay.. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for choosing San Luis Bay Inn!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • 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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

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: ₹ 11,439 - ₹ 25,333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — San Luis Bay Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
San Luis Bay Hotel Avila Beach
Hotel San Luis Bay
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Ask for an ocean view room with a balcony.”
MontanaRangerRick, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Dont come here unless you are an owner”
geiszler, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front.”
need4sand, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Ocean View room.”
cherylhubartt, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Despite asking for an upgrade (I would pay) - they said all rooms are the same”
92brentm, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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