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“Amazing”
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Inn at Avila Beach
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Maryland
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 14 October 2007

We loved everything about this hotel -- the colorful rooms, kitchen stocked with everything you could need, all the games/books/movies, amazing location and best of all the rooftop deck! It's a great place to lounge in a hammock with a glass of wine and enjoy the view of the ocean. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. A great place to relax, I can't recommend it enough.

  • Liked — The rooftop deck
  • Disliked — The lack of elevator
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 September 2007

What a find! A hotel with real character that still has top quality accommodation. Loved the colourful decor and laid-back atmosphere. The ocean-front room was a real treat, especially lying back in our 4-poster bed listening to the roar of the surf.

Pleasant restaurant and cafe nearby, and the hotel has a well-appointed sunroof with couches, hammocks, and great places to hang out and relax.

  • Liked — laid-back atmosphere
  • Disliked — it stretched our budget a bit but it was worth it.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2007

we stayed in one of the spa rooms for a night whilst travelling down the coast.
We thought the room was really comfortable, quirky and full of character. We looked at tripadvisor before we booked and saw there was a bit of argument (someone had given it 1* cause it wasnt the hilton). Well yeah, if you want the Hilton then go to a Hilton, actually just carry on the road to LA if you're that stupid. So yeah there is no room service or trouser press or something... what you get instead is a really cool host, wicked roof terrace you are welcome to take your own drinks and food up to bbq and an interesting room that will make you smile.
A great interesting room, are you a great interesting person?!

  • Liked — Sweet room
  • Disliked — its near LA
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank coomberc
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Sacramento
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2007

I stayed at the Inn at Avila Beach for the first time in April 2006. This inn was recommended to me by a co-worker and as I had business in San Luis Obispo, I thought I'd try the inn. This inn is so wonderful!! It's definitely not the Hilton, so if you are a materialistic brat who needs the newest and the most expensive don't stay here. You'd be better off at the Lighthouse Suites. That hotel has no character.

The Inn is beautiful and charming. It has an Old Mexico feel and each room has their own amazing qualities. The first time I stayed here I picked an Ocean View room. Absolutely Breath-taking! The next time I stayed here I chose the Jungle Room. It has a great jacuzzi and a fireplace....I love this Inn so much that I've been back three times and now we are planning our daughter's 16th birthday celebration here.

I would highly recommend this inn for anyone that wants to feel like they've stepped out of the real world for a while.

  • Liked — The uniqueness of the rooms and the beach-front location.
  • Disliked — Nothing!! It's great!!
  • Stayed April 2006, travelled on business
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1 Thank htherjo
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Pittsburgh PA.
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2007

We loved our stay here. If you are looking for a new, shiny, fancy hotel this isn't the one for you but if you are looking for a relaxing "down in Mexico" kicked back place then grab a beach view room and you'll be ready to relax and have a blast. Our room was separated with a wall so we had a bedroom and a living room. Perfect for friends visiting for the evening. You walk across the street to be on the beach or for a walk on the pier, down the street to eat, or up to the top of the deck for your own little happy hour. The staff was so nice and ready to let us bring whatever we needed up to our room. Glasses, wine opener, more free popcorn, a free movie from their collection. We plan to come back every year to visit family and stay here for a wonderful beach vacation!

  • Liked — the funky feel of the hotel, the awsome roof top, the location to the beach
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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2 Thank offto
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SF Bay Area
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2007

This was unquestionably the most disappointing hotel room I have ever had. For the price (room for two $380 for two nights- Thurs. & Fri.), I expected a well-maintained and well-appointed room. Instead, the furniture was shoddy, bathroom fan & sink did not function, and in general the hotel had a run-down appearance. The only positives were the location (on the beach & near a great restaurant- the Old Custom House) and the somewhat helpful manager.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — value
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2007

The Inn at Avila Beach is fast becoming our favorite place to vacation. With it's easy beach access, great rates and awesome room amenities, it's Heaven on earth! Some of our favorite things about it was the roof access with hammocks, canopy beds, BBQ's and tables, and the spa, fireplace and over all decor of the rooms. My husband and I would recommend the Inn at Avila Beach to anyone that wants to feel like they've left the country.

Thanks for another great stay Edward!

Becky of Bakersfield

  • Liked — The room decor and hotel rooftop
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank BeachBum9906
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Property: Inn at Avila Beach
Address: 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All inclusive oceanfront hotel! So much more than just room...Welcome beach bag ( filled local snacks) , Complimentary checkin reception ( flat bread pizzas, salsa bar,local beers / smoothies,blended ice drinks ) 8 pm Pie Reception( homemade baked pie and ice cream) 7am-11 am Joe mommas coffee house breakfast( all your favorite espresso drinks / croissants / egg dishes / our famous cinnamon rolls ) fleet bikes ,beach gears,freezer filled ice cream / popscicles,fresh fruit and all day fresh baked cookies ...Everything included with best ocean view on coast ... more   less 
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