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Dana Point, California
Reviewed 3 December 2013

booked it on line and saw Costco price for queen room, honestly never looked any further at detail. Was surprised when we walked into room and did not see a bed, but saw a kitchen? It was a Murphy bed?? Not what we expected at all. However they were great and upgraded us to what we expected. Staff and service...

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

Dear Gary S, Thank you for your review. We understand that our Great Rooms don't work for everyone, and are so pleased to hear that you were upgraded to something that worked better for you! We always try to provide the perfect accommodations for all guests which is why we offer multiple room types to help in making each and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are already talking about when we can return to this hotel. It has a great location and is within walking distance to the beach and pier. From the welcome complimentary snack basket we received in our room to the complimentary wine they have in the evening with delicious appetizers we were impressed with how this hotel...

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

Dear Anglkelly, Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about the experience you had during your recent visit to Avila Beach. I am so happy that you and your husband had such a nice time with us. We strive to provide an outstanding experience for each and every guest we encounter and it appears you...

Reviewed 29 November 2013

What an amazing experience here at Avila La Fonda!! From the time we walked through the door, we were greeted by the general manager Chris who was very pleasant and accommodating. What this hotel offers is A wonderful experience where you feel like this is your home,,from morning hot crossiants, lunch nacho bar (thanksgiving turkey and ham on thanksgiving),evening wine...

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

Dear loseitwithjavita, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. It warms our hearts to know that our Inn can provide such a special place for people to share special moments in life. I am so glad you felt at home while staying with us! You and your...

Castro Valley, California
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Our stay at Avila La Fonda was a gift from our son & daughter-in-law for our 44th wedding anniversary & what a special gift it was! It has a Bed & Breakfast feel because it's small & the staff are so warm & accommodating. It has no pool, rec room, tennis court BUT IT DOESN'T NEED THEM! You're greeted with...

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

Dear Kate L, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It appears that you were able to enjoy many of the wonderful amenities that we offer each and every guest that stays with us. The Inn was designed with romance in mind, which is why it makes me so happy to hear you were able to spend your 44th...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 26 November 2013

So glad we stumbled upon this little gem! It's a cute little boutique hotel right in the heart of Avila and just about a block and a half from the beach. The rooms are comfortable and clean, with a great gift basket. Our room even had a jacuzzi tub! All the amenities are great....Wine receptions, fresh baked pies, chocolate croissants...

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

Dear MelindaJames6, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We pride ourselves on providing the best experience possible for our guests. I am so pleased that you were able to take advantage of the many things that makes the La Fonda so special. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the near future! Kind...

San Diego
Reviewed 26 November 2013

There were some things that were really great about this hotel, but nonetheless, we left early and stayed at another hotel. Great: Nice reservation desk people, GREAT snacks put out about every 4 hours starting with unreal chocolate croissants at breakfast, make-your-own nachos around noon with Coronas and "real" Cokes, wine happy hour with cheeses, fruits & crackers, homemade pies...

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

Dear SanDiegoJJo, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of some of the wonderful things that we offer here at the Avila La Fonda Hotel. In saying that I do understand that our hotel is not for everybody. Regarding the Queen Murphy Bed, it...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have stayed here a total of four times and I am sorry to say we will look for another property next time. This time and the last stay we noticed that repairs and updates are needed. Hot tub jets were brown and looked worn. Funky smell when water first started to fill tub. Shower heads were extremely full of...

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

Dear JediPrincess26, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience with us. As with any hotel over time there are certain maintenance items that need to be addressed, we do our absolute best to address all items in a timely fashion. While it does...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My husband and I took a few days of needed vacation away and decided to stay here. This was by far the best place we have ever stayed. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The morning croissants, afternoon nachos, wine, pies, etc. This place has it all and does not charge for every little amenity. I forgot to mention...

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

Dear Stacie K, Wow! What a wonderful review. We simply cannot thank you enough for taking the time to let others know about your recent visit to our Inn. It is so nice to know that you felt value in staying with us and that you consider it a place of relaxation and that you were able to take advantage...

Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 12 November 2013

My wife and I stayed here for an evening as we made our way down the coast for vacation and I gotta say that it was the highlight of our trip. From its old Spanish decor to the family feel, we enjoyed it so much that we actually wished we just stayed in Avila beach and enjoyed the hotel longer....

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Dear Solo0312, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor it's nice to know that a seasoned traveler such as yourself found our Inn to be worthy of a 5 star rating. I am so pleased to hear that the staff, accommodations and amenities were up to par with your...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I came here for my birthday earlier in the year, after researching online for a nice hotel to stay at I decided on Avila La Fonda! What a wonderful decision that was truly. From the wonderful service, to the small touches such as the wine & appetizer hour, or the pies in the evening. The chocolate croissants in the morning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • 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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 15,901 - ₹ 33,167 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
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