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“Cool breeze and sound of the waves”

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Avila Lighthouse Suites
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cool breeze and sound of the waves”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My wife and I and two kids spent two nights here and it was very nice. We paid a little more for the ocean view and were rewarded with the sound of the waves putting us to sleep each night. We did awaken one morning to a garbage truck, but that's life right? Waves put us back to sleep again. Very clean and decorated pleasantly. Staff was attentive and polite. Avila is a small beach and we knew/wanted this so we were fine with just 2-4 restaurants. Breakfast was lean, but one day I was late because I did a bike ride (really beautiful ride btw) and the staff allowed me in late which was very nice. Great for kids, and pleasant for adults.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at Avila Lighthouse Suites, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Steve M. – Thank you for the glowing review about your recent stay at the Avila Lighthouse Suites. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be so friendly and attentive. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to enjoy the sound of the waves again soon.

Warm regards,
Kalie Howard / General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile




Trip advisor. Lighthouse Inn Avila Lovely property, grounds immaculate. Our room 108 faced both the pool and beach, had a semi private patio w nice shade and sun for both our tastes. The jacuzzi was comfortably hot not quite 102 but the ocean views added to the calm. The breakfast was fine, a bit too many sugary offerings. My husband enjoyed his do it yourself waffles w fresh strawberry compote and for me peeled hard boiled eggs and instant plain oatmeal were good protein options along w wheat bread and fresh fruits, very good coffees and tea selections. The suite was spacious, very clean, with robes, pool towels and plenty of bath towels, double sinks. Ladies, bring your own magnified mirror.

My only complaint is the bed linens and pillows. Old, poor quality, pilled and rough sheets w lumpy foam pillows. These could both use an upgrade pronto.

The staff were very accommodating to bring us a standing oscillating floor fan because there is no AC or ceiling fan to keep the still, summer warm air moving at night. This made sleeping pleasant enough with the sliding door wide open. Sounds of the surf added to the beachy atmosphere. All in all the weekend fulfilled our need to get away, to do very little and relax by the sea. We recommend eating at 2 restaurants. Ocean Grill for a truly gourmet farm fresh meal. Ask them for fresh bread which does not come out automatically. 15 mins later out comes a freshly baked, crusty French baguette with sweet butter!! Also for a super fresh crab cake, shrimp and local fish dinner try Old Port Inn on Harford pier. Bring your own bottle of wine, no corkage. We will go back to Avila Beach.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShelterCoveGM, General Manager at Avila Lighthouse Suites, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Barbara B– Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at the Avila Lighthouse Suites. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the spaciousness of our suites and sound of the ocean from your room. Thank you for your feedback regarding what you enjoyed and how you feel we may improve, this feedback is very valuable to us. Ocean Grill is the newest restaurant to Avila Beach and the Old Port Inn is always a fantastic choice, we are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed both of these wonderful dining options. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Avila Lighthouse Suites during your next Avila Beach get away.

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Kalie Howard / General Manager
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. Overlooking the beach and ocean was lovely, the hotel was quiet and the service friendly. However, the beds were not at all comfortable and the room was rather drab. Given the price, more quality was needed. The absence of good nearby restaurants is another drawback.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Pros: proximity to beach, patio, pool/hot tub, free guest parking, free light breakfast, outer room with sofa bed and fridge, microwave, 2nd tv, well maintained with nautical theme, family friendly

Cons: could use a couple more breakfast selections.

Overall a great stay right on beautiful Avila Beach!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank bobafan
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AvilaLighthouse... G, Manager at Avila Lighthouse Suites, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you so much for the helpful freedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our accommodations! Please come back soon. We'd love to see you again!

Best,
Kyli Frauenheim
Front Desk Manager
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Coto de Caza, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Booked several rooms here to celebrate a 75th birthday party. Had the party in the conference room. At 10:07 pm security showed up to shut us down. We gathered quietly in one of our rooms to quietly continue the celebration. Shut down again by the rent a cop. Better options in Morro Bay, San Luis, or Santa Barbara. Don't go here unless you want your memorable vacation ruined.

Great if you want to be in bed by 8.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Moreno Valley, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Loved this hotel! Great staff, beautiful hotel with view of ocean, walking distance to restaurants and shopping, nice pool and enjoyable breakfast. They even have a nice pool area. Beautiful drive up coast to nice secluded, small beach town which is a hidden gem. Friday night street fair is very fun! Short drive to other small towns like Cambria, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles. Great restaurants and unique shops nearby.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view room. Worth every penny!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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AvilaLighthouse... G, Manager at Avila Lighthouse Suites, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Avila Beach, and that gorgeous ocean view that our suites and pool area has to offer. While Avila Beach has so many fun things to fill your time (how great was our Fish & Farmer's Market on Friday?!), we love our close location to all the neat towns that make the Central Coast such a special place. Thank you for the awesome feedback! We can't wait to see you again!

Warm Regards,
Kyli Frauenheim
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We came up to celebrate our anniversary for one night after staying at Disney's Grand Californian earlier in the week. The pictures on the website looked great but, we were still blown away high nice the room and the view was from our Oceanfront suite. The room was so nicely decorated with the cool beach touches, pleasant light yellow paint that made the room inviting and bright, and the crown molding. Add to that the sliding window shutters that led out to the balcony with a superb view of the beach.

The room had a separate section with a sofa sleeper, small fridge that actually had a small freezer compartment, microwave, coffee maker, and a second flat screen TV! They also offered covered parking and complimentary breakfast. The staff were super nice and helpful.

The location is right across a pretty popular beach so you will get traffic and crowd noises but, it pretty much dies down by nightfall. The town of Avila Beach is very cute with several small restaurants and several cool ice cream shops. It is not very big but, if you are looking for a really nice place to enjoy the beach views, this is the place. It is not inexpensive but, I don't feel I overpaid at all.

Room Tip: Ask for an room on the second floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AvilaLighthouse... G, Manager at Avila Lighthouse Suites, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear that you not only enjoyed your oceanfront suite, but also the darling town of Avila Beach. Our location in this adorable beach town is unbeatable, and it excites us to share it with others. Thank you again for the sweet words! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Best,
Kyli Frauenheim
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Property: Avila Lighthouse Suites
Address: 550 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avila Lighthouse Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps from the sand, the Avila Lighthouse Suites is perfectly nestled in the quaint beach town of Avila Beach between the mountains and the sea. Our all-suite beachfront hotel offers comfortable and spacious two-room suites, each with a private balcony or patio to admire the beautiful views. Guests enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, parking, spa services at our on-site spa facility, beachfront heated pool and Jacuzzi and family play areas. ... more   less 
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