We appreciated the hospitality at the Avila La Fonda Hotel, but the amenities could not overcome our disappointment with the dingy, tacky furnishings. The reviews and photos that are negative about the decor and the Murphy bed are accurate. It feels like a Motel 6. The "suite" is 2 adjoining small rooms. The rooms feel cramped because they are overstuffed with clunky furnishings, as if their decorator ran wild at garage sales. The portable air conditioners add to the clutter. A vanity is barely usable as a desk. The king bed was so soft that we rolled to the center. They provide a lot of thick towels, but we found that many of those, plus the sheets, had a weird deodorizer-like smell. There is free unsecured wifi, but no room safe and no fitness room.
We prefer the Kimpton Hotel style, but I can see how this hotel would be great for a family, especially with all the complimentary high caloric sweets they offer. This was the only place we could get on Cal Poly graduation weekend, so we didn't read these reviews before reserving. We found Avila Beach delightful tho,and plan to come back, but next time we will probably try one of the many beach rental companies we saw around town.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Avila La Fonda Beach
- Avila La Fonda Boutique Hotel