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San Luis Bay Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice weekend get-away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

We stayed here over the memorial day week. The resort is in a great location with terrific views of the ocean and the little town of Avila Beach. It can get a little chilly there even in the summer so bring a jacket or sweatshirt for walking on the beach. Short drive to San Luis Obispo for mor e shopping and eating options.
At the resort they have a lot of activities and DVD rentals available. A great surprise was the fantastic Yoga class they have on site several days during the week. The instructor is fantastic and for $10 you get a real class in a great room over-looking the harbor.

Room Tip: ask for a room with views of the town and the bay
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Az
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

We stayed at San Luis Bay Inn with our timeshare and had a great time. The staff at the hotel were friendly. The grounds well kept. A large selection of activities at the hotel to occupy our time. We tried to spend as much time out and about as possible but we have an 18 month old son so at times we had to stay in our room.

The town of Avila was amazing. There are several wineries with tasting rooms around a small area block. Avila had several nice restaurants and also a few places to drop in for just a quick bite. On Friday evenings during the summer they have a Farmers Market where you can get a sampling of various foods from restaurants and local produce.

We did not get a chance to explore outside the city though. There are several places to visit from Hertz Castle to the aquarium at Monterrey Bay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Clara, Utah
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242 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

We exchanged thru Diamond for a 4 nite stay. If we aren't sure of the area, we don't go for the whole week, just in case. We were very pleased with the resort and the unit. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate, but we can't control that. The Barn by 101 had lots of fresh fruit & veggies (bit pricey) so cooking in was an option. SLO is a quick drive where Trader Joes and Costco are. We spent our first day wine tasting in town after having having lunch at the Custom House. Had a lot of fun doing that so we did it again the next day in the Paso Robles area. We wanted to drive up the coast, but we were dodging raindrops most of the day (thank goodness we hadn't bought tickets for Hearst Castle). We did manage to walk out to Morro Rock before the rain started. The 3rd day was even more rain so we stayed in. We hit their fitness center for a bit of a workout. It is next to the pool/spa so you have to go out in the rain. But it is convienent for getting a workout in while watching your kid in the pool. They had an eliptical, treadmill, recumbant bike, a bench and some free weights. The day we left was even wetter. They needed a bigger overhang for people trying to load their cars. If we can get a reservation in the non rainy season we will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DesertGirl28
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Fresno, California
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

They staff is very helpful in ensuring that your vacation is a good one

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A A
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Beautiful grounds. Room was very clean, comfortable and well-decorated. Views were spectacular IF you own a timeshare. If you're just booking a stay as a guest, you're put up in a room facing another wall with zero view of anything! Very disappointing and we were not informed ahead of time that ocean view rooms are for timeshare holders only. That's the only aspect that makes it worth your stay! Not going back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Maria R
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Napa, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

This Resort is well placed on the Central Coast for ease of visits to many attractions. The facility is very well maintained and ALL of the STAFF are very prosfessional and accommodating.

Room Tip: Ocean View 4th Floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brobertsnapa
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Springville
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Be sure to bring your swimming suit, you will want to sit in the heated jacuzzi or swim in the pool overlooking the bay. The room was very clean and quiet and the king sized bed was very comfortable - so much so that we decided to spend another night. The staff were all very friendly and made you feel at home. We would highly recommend this charming hide-a-way for your next retreat.

Room Tip: Ask for a room over looking the bay. We had one facing the pool, our only complaint was we were wok...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: San Luis Bay Inn
Address: 3254 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — San Luis Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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