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Avila La Fonda Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Birthday Getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

I came here for my birthday earlier in the year, after researching online for a nice hotel to stay at I decided on Avila La Fonda! What a wonderful decision that was truly. From the wonderful service, to the small touches such as the wine & appetizer hour, or the pies in the evening. The chocolate croissants in the morning were delicious. The room was very lovely, loved the jacuzzi and the guestbook. The bed was a bit uncomfortable, but that was the only downside of the entire experience. My boyfriend and I have a new catchphrase ever since staying here: We are not in La Fonda anymore, would definitely come back!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is one of the most pleasant and friendly hotels I have every stayed in. The service was excellent - a warm welcome upon arrival and friendly throughout. The room was well appointed with a lovely spa bath and balcony as well as a fire in the corner. There are many lovely little touches such as the freshly baked cookies every few hour

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

A wonderful, warm and inviting atmosphere with such lovely people, so friendly! I am telling all my friends to come and experience this hotel. I have never been to a property where I felt so much at home. When you walk in, you are greeted by the smiles of friendly staff and the smell of fresh pie. Tyler and Joe where simply amazing. Tyler gave me a tour of the property and answered all of my questions.

The only bad thing is the fact that I had to checkout the next day. I simply did not want to leave. I will miss the La Fonda and I hope I will have a reason to come back to visit in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had a wonderful 2 night stay here. All the staff are friendly and very helpful. The hotel is very clean and our room was just the perfect size. It did lack a place to put your clothes so I had to live out of my suitcase. Fortunately we were only there 2 nights. Nice large flat screen TV and big jacuzzi tub. Walking distance to the beach and downtown. Don't stay here if you are looking for a view. Our room viewed the parking lot. Lots of complimentary things such as coffee, juice and croissants for breakfasts, wine and snacks in the afternoon and pie served after dinner. We did the wine package and had a great day touring the winery's in Edna Valley. I would highly recommend staying at the Aviila La Fonda Hotel

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inglewood, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Great customer service and nice touches of so many complimentary things for guests to enjoy. There was a large slice of cheesecake with candle for me and a full basket of snacks for us to enjoy during our two night stay. A wonderful, warm and inviting atmosphere with such lovely people, so friendly! I am telling all my friends to come and experience this hotel. WOW!!!!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is a beautiful little hotel a block away from the beach. We stayed here with our entire crew so we had the "suite" which consists of two adjoining rooms. Each had a jacuzzi tub which the kids loved! Very quaint art work and decorating. Would be great for a romantic weekend. It was our anniversary so there was a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us! The "great room" has a full kitchen which came in handy with two starving children in tow! Plus we made a nice breakfast right there in our room the first day! We needed the time to relax after our trip! My only issue was with the air conditioning. There isn't any. With the windows facing the sun the room was horribly warm in the afternoon. They do have window a/c but the vent hose was split to heck and when we complained they got another unit and put it in the room. That was split as well. So my handy husband fixed it and the room was cool enough then. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. They have snacks, wine, and pie!! Great stay

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Fresno, California, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We went here for our one year anniversary and we were very impressed. This is the definition of a boutique hotel. They had complimentary wine and snacks all around the clock. I would definitely recommend this to any couple wanting a great romantic experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avila La Fonda Hotel
Address: 101 San Miguel Street, PO Box 217, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Avila La Fonda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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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