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“Just okay, not a wow.”
Review of La Avenida Inn

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La Avenida Inn
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2013

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in early March. The location is great, easy to get to restaurants, shops and of course the beach. I have to say that it is a very clean place and well kept. There were a few things though that we both were not impressed with. The first room (#213) we were in had a door to an adjoining room. We could hear the TV next door quite clearly and the other people talking, it was as though we were in the same room. Not because they were extremely loud, but the room didn't offer and sound absorption. We request to be changed to another room (#208), which we were moved to and it was better but there was still noise that carried through the walls. The rooms have been upgraded, however I think more could be done to make the rooms comfortable. You don't feel like you want to stay in a relax for more than a few minutes. The so called "changing area" had a table aplastic ice bucket and plastice cups in plastic wrap, but no chairs, and that was it. I think a counter with a small fridge would have been handy. Or to have the closet on the other wall and make the bathroom bigger would be more practical use of the space. The heating/AC system is very loud and kept waking us up through the night. Also there is a fair amount of traffic noise and vehicle activity in the area night and day, so be aware of that. I realize that not much can be done about that, however better sound insulating would go a long way to rectify that. The desk in the room was too small to be practical, and didn't even have a pen or a note pad. It's sometimes handy to have this when you are planning your activities. It had one nice chair, but only one. You couldn't both sit and talk or read a book. The room was a decent size but not laid out well enough to have been used efficiently. Also no coffee/tea option available in the rooms. I don't think I've ever been in a $125 plus per night room that didn't offer this. On the positive the people at the front desk are very pleasant, enjoyable and friendly. I cannot say enough good things about them. They were very helpful to ask questions to.
However, if this same hotel were 5 block further from the beach I don't think anyone would go back. Keep in mind the location when you read the comments from other people that have stayed here. I'm thinking that the only thing that keeping the ratings up is the location.

Room Tip: Don't get a room with adjoining door if you don;t want to hear your neighbours.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sherry P
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2013

On behalf of our team here at the La Avenida Inn, I would like to thank you for your taking time to post your comments on TripAdvisor.

Our mission is to assure our guests are pleased and comfortable during their stay with us. We are committed to making a difference and strive to continually make enhancements. Feedback and comments such as yours are extremely encouraging and push us to continue improving on our services.

Thank you for your kind words of our team. They will be delighted to know that their service was exceptional and to hear the praise will make their day.

On the other hand, we were disappointed to learn about the challenges you experienced during your stay. We are also disappointed that you were not able to find the room comfortable enough to relax and enjoy during your visit. We would have furnished an additional chair for the room during your stay if we would have known of your requirements. Additionally, please accept our sincere apologies of the noise issue you experienced. When there are issues of noise and disruption we do our best to handle and respond in an immediate manner.
We do have small refrigerators available at an additional charge if requested. We do provide pen and paper in our guest rooms, so please accept our apologies for the oversight in your particular room.

Once again thank you very much for your feedback. Only by candid comments such as yours we are able to improve our services. We are truly sorry if you have left with a negative impression of the La Avenida Inn and do hope that you will give us a second chance. Please do contact me directly if you choose to return.

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

I stayed at La Avenida Inn in Feb 2013 and recommend it so long as you know what you're getting.

Pros: Very reasonable price (which was why I stayed there - wanted to avoid much more expensive rates of the Del Coronado where I was attending a business conference). Kitty-corner from the Del Coronado (again, a deciding factor since I was at the Del for business). Walking distance to beach and pretty residential neighborhoods. Right on Orange Ave with all its restaurants and cafes and shops. Free parking, internet, and (very very basic) breakfast. Friendly staff. Large room (though mine was wheel chair-accessible, so it might have been larger than others). New clean carpet, fresh paint, no funky smells, deep tub.

Cons: Definitely an older building, so the room's fresh paint was on pretty beat-up walls. Wallpaper pealing a little in one corner. Small chips in shower and doorways - just cosmetic stuff. Squeaky floor in room above. Back of room faced alley with a little (just a little) traffic at night and early in the morning.Plantation shutters a nice touch, but they don't block the light from outside. This means it's impossible to get the room very dark at night. No iron in room - I'm assuming the front rest can provide on request. I don't think there was a safe in the room or a refrigerator. I didn't need either, but if you do you might want to check with them before you book.

All in all, I found the hotel perfectly serviceable. I'll certainly stay there again, at least when on business and trying to dodge the Del's higher rates.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank BillStickers_7
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2013

We would like to express our personal gratitude for the time you have taken to share your thoughts about us on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us. You have paid us the highest compliment that you will visit us again.

A few of the amenities that you stated we do in fact have available through our front desk. We provide hairdryers and irons & ironing boards at request from the front desk and also these can be delivered to your room prior to your arrival for your convenience. We also have the option of a small refrigerator at a nominal nightly fee.

The maintenance and cosmetic issues that you have mentioned will be addressed and repaired.

Once again thank you very much for your feedback and we very much look forward to return visit.

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Reviewed 8 November 2012

This is literally right across the street from Hotel del Coronado! It has nice rooms and comfortable beds. We didn't come to Coronado to stay in the room, so we didn't need all the "luxury" you might find at an upscale resort. The bonus is that it is literally 2 blocks from Coronado beach, and we walked there every day. Great restaurants within two blocks of the hotel as well. We loved La Avenida and will stay here every time we come to San Diego!
I would have give the review 5 stars, but as mentioned in previous reviews, the pool is FREEZING! We were there in October and the ocean was warmer than this pool. My kids who love water didn't even want to stay in the pool after two minutes and refused to go into the pool the rest of the trip. However, for the price you will never do better than this!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank mishabri
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Laavenida, Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

We are so delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful time here during your visit to beautiful Coronado. We very much appreciate the wonderful rating and value the time you have taken to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed our convenient location to America’s Best Beach and the many choices of delicious restaurants that are within just a few minutes’ walking distance.

We would like to offer our apologies for the swimming pool being so cold and that your children were unable to enjoy it while you were here. Unfortunately the pool is not heated and it does get chilly during certain times of the year.

It gives us great joy to know that you will be choosing the La Avenida Inn as your preferred accommodations when you visit Coronado. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future!

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Reviewed 7 November 2012

My husband and I stayed at this Inn because we wanted to be in Coronado and this was the best deal we found. We will go back because of the friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms, free parking, and great location!

Room Tip: I would recommend first floor away from the street, but the rooms are all decent sizes, clean and co...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

Thank you for the wonderful review and 4-star rating! We are so glad that you found that our hotel was a great choice during your visit to Coronado.
Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

One of the least expensive hotels on the island but close to the beach and across the street from the Del. it was comfortable and clean. A little noisy street side. Overall I'd stay again. Love the area.

Room Tip: Get a quiet room away from the street
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank staceywalk
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

We are so thrilled that you had pleasant stay with us and were able to enjoy our lovely location!

We apologize if the street traffic noise was burdensome to you in anyway. During your next visit with us, please feel free to put in the request for a room that is away from the street.

Thank you kindly for taking the time to post your comments, and we look forward to your stay in the future.

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Great desk people - we were there for 3 nights and the front desk people were always a joy to deal with.The night we checked in the desk clerk reccommened the Brigantine Restuarant next door and he was right on. Large, clean rooms (2), comfortable beds, large bathrooms and the grounds were lovely. Packing is tight, but enough. The rooms were very quiet. The location is great, easy walking to the beach - even for us old people.

Room Tip: As far off the main street as possible.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

The La Avenida Inn is the best value on Coronado. It has the best rates, but the rooms are very nice, with comfortable beds and refrigerators available for a small fee ($5.00/night). The location can't be beat- right across the street from the Del, walking distance to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Since driving and parking on the island can be kind of a pain, that is a real plus. The La Avenida is within walking distance of more restaurants than I can count, both sit down and quick service (Bruegger's Bagels, Subway, etc.), the Del, Coronado beach, all the shops on Orange Ave.

Room Tip: Our particular room (215- the last room on the "short" side of the "L") was very...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Laavenida, General Manager at La Avenida Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2012

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We are so pleased your stay with us was enjoyable and worth posting your experience for others to review. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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Additional Information about La Avenida Inn

Address: 1315 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
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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: £130 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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