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“Fab location, '60s-era charm, loved Coronado!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Avenida Inn

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La Avenida Inn
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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San Francisco
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“Fab location, '60s-era charm, loved Coronado!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We were very happy when we drove up to this cute inn on gorgeous Coronado Island. It reminded me of places I stayed with my parents when I was a girl. Not glamorous or ritzy, but clean, well-decorated, and very fresh. Lots of bright light and light colors, which I liked. Never having been to San Diego, I was relying heavily on Tripadvisor for hotel choices, and our previous 3 nights were at La Costa. Honestly, I actually slept better at La Avenida and enjoyed our stay just as much (in different ways). We're from San Francisco and have a 5-year-old, and we all slept together in the roomy king bed, cooled by the window AC (it was esp. warm in San Diego last week), and I never heard noises from other guests, ever. I did request a top-floor room based on those complaints, but again, our room was especially quiet, and as far as I could tell the place was full.

The staff was great and accommodating, easy going, and let us use their office printer and laptop to print out zoo tickets. They were also relaxed about having to charge the whole amount up front, letting us pay for the 1st night only (the way it used to be) until check-out. We spent a lot of time at the Del, enjoying the gorgeous old hotel and wonderful beach, and adored the walkable village atmosphere of Coronado. It felt safe, charming, and unpretentious. This hotel was as good a base as you could have for a short trip.

I do wish there had been a coffee-maker in the room (the lobby coffee was terrible and no fresh milk) but there was a Starbucks not too far so my husband would walk for coffee each morning. Still, why can't hotels make better coffee?! The pastries were so-so, but were nice for my kid while we got ready to head out to breakfast.

My daughter enjoyed the pool, and it is pretty nice and extremely clean. We were there during a heat wave, and that pool sure felt good in the evening after a long day on the old-town trolley tour and walking around the Midway--it was a bit cold, but the pool gets sun until really late, which was great.

We'll def. go back to Coronado, and I would stay here again, no problem. I might try the Cordova next door because it has kitchens, and we missed that, and a lovely Spanish courtyard, but the Avenida Inn suited us just fine.

Room Tip: We stayed in #204 upstairs, overlooking the pool--I would request that room again
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

This year for San Diego Comicon I was able to stay again at the La Avenida Inn. Let me first remind travelers why I like this location.

The La Avenida Inn is affordable for its location. It is 200 feet from Hotel Del Coronado and the beach which is amazing when you consider the price. It has its own pool (no need as the beach is only a hop, skip and a jump away). The rooms are clean and simple but do the job. The public transit stops again only 150 feet away from the Inn so finding your way around Coronado or to San Diego is very simple. **If you choose to use the bus do buy a saver pass which the city offers. They are much more affordable than paying one way each day.**

TIP!** I was educated by the staff of La Avenida Inn that they have two over sized parking spaces. These can be very useful for any traveler with a tow or large vehicle. Note: These can not be reserved so ask the staff often if and how to find a way to secure them.

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Room Tip: TIP!** I was educated by the staff of La Avenida Inn that they have two over sized parking spaces. T...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

A solid option for a wallet-friendly visit. If you are looking for a top resort, then this is not for you. If you like being in Coronado simply to enjoy the beach and island living and desire to stretch your vacation dollar...it's a good choice. note: rooms with two beds tend to be a bit tight in space, bathrooms would benefit from an update but the new(er) updates in the rooms are positive. Staff are friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. We are so pleased and we have posted a copy for our staff. We are delighted you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

The location for this hotel is great -- across the street from the Hotel del Coronado and along a nice strip of shops and restaurants. This is a small motel that unfortunately has no quaintness or character. That said, the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the old tube tv had decent reception and a good selection of cable channels. The shower had good water pressure and temperature. There was nothing more than the very basics -- no safe, microwave, fridge, on demand movies, or breakfast buffet. No chain or bar lock on the door. I had to call the front desk to get a hair dryer. The front desk area had nice pastries (possibly a local bakery?), coffee, and tea for breakfast but no fresh milk for either. The ice machine worked but the vending machine wasn't well stocked -- all bottled water selections were sold out. This room was less expensive than others in this pricey area, but definitely rates lower than most in which I've stayed in the 2-star class. The price you pay here is for location and very basic needs.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Thank you for your posting of our hotel. Here at the La Avenida Inn, we do have hair dryers and irons & ironing boards available for our guests anytime at the Front Desk. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused during your stay. However, for future reference our staff can make sure to place these items in the reserved room prior to arrival. These items can be requested upon when making the reservation or at check-in.
We apologize for the vending machine having limited stock during your stay. We immediately took care of this issue and will have it closely monitored.
We thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and hope you will choose to stay with us when you are in the Coronado area again.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

I think anyone looking for luxury or a quaint Inn will be slightly disappointed here, but if you're looking for a good budget option in a fantastic location on Coronado, then you can't go wrong. Just moments from the beach, you're also on the main road down to the Ferry Landing so everything is within walking distance including the Bay and a host of fantastic bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is probably in line with a very good Travelodge or similar - clean rooms, comfortable bed, cable TV, spacious bathroom - along with some fantastic extras that really make a difference such as complimentary WiFi and pastries/coffee for breakfast.

Our only complaint (apart from the lack of hairdryers in the rooms) was that the walls are very thin meaning that if you're unlucky enough to be next door to noisy neighbours then it might affect your stay. Ours decided to get up at 5.30 every morning and listen to music... which meant we were forced to do the same. I'm sure a good pair of earplugs would have improved this.

Overall, a great place to stay that's very reasonably priced and in the perfect location. We would certainly go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this review, 5 July 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy.
For future reference, we do have hairdryers available upon request at the front desk for use during your entire stay.
Thank you again for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to your stay again in the near future!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

We thought La Avenida was great, a perfect location close to the beach, shops and restaurants. Everything we wanted for a two star but after having travelled down the Pacific Coast and staying in various hotels we really missed the fridge and safe. Ice facilities were available though. Pool area was lovely and towels provided. Coffee and danishes for breakfast. We would stay there again and would recommend.

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor, king size pool view, nice and quite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

this was a vacation visit to coranado ca. and this hotel has a ideal location and is a very clean hotel with very economically priced rooms. they have very friendly service staff would stay again when we return thanks again for the wonderful hospitality

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our lovely hotel. We appreciate your kind words of praise. This will be passed along to our great team to make them aware of your wonderful compliments. We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jodi Owens
General Manager
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Property: La Avenida Inn
Address: 1315 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Coronado
#4 Business Hotel in Coronado
#8 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — La Avenida Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exceptional hospitality awaits you at La Avenida Inn! Located within steps of the historic Hotel del Coronado and the beautiful Coronado Beach. The La Avenida Inn offers an exceptional value in a world-class location. Nestled in the heart of Coronado Island's three and four star hotels, La Avenida Inn's prime village location is within steps of fine dining, fashionable shops, golf, tennis, two marinas, numerous recreational choices, and just a short drive from downtown San Diego and the airport. ... more   less 
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