My wife and I booked two nights as part of our honeymoon along the California coastline. To say we were disappointed is an understatement - we left after the first night.
We paid for an ocean view room, which was one of the most expensive of our entire trip. The room was just OK - the balcony was nice but completely shaded with only a partial view of the sea and beach. The carpet was filthy - after walking barefoot around the room for 10 minutes our feet were black with dirt.
We headed out for dinner to the nearby restaurant that had been recommended by the hotel. We should have known better. Food, wine and even tap water were a disappointment - and the price was shocking.
Breakfast was included in the room rate. It was dreadful. For the rate we paid it was insulting to have to use paper plates, styrofoam bowls and plastic cutlery. The food itself was not fresh - the muffins were still partially frozen.
Internet was available for free in the lobby but the computer crashed every time we tried to use it.
In all this was the worst hotel I have ever visited. It's a shame because the beach is a fantastic amenity and the Lighthouse is in a great spot. If they made an effort they could really have something special.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Avila Lighthouse Hotel Avila Beach
- Avila Lighthouse Beach