Avila Beach

Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Filled with character, transporting guests to a 19th-century Mexican village
  • All rooms have a two-person Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and fireplace
  • Member favorite hotel -- 99% of visitors say they love it
  • Set a block from the sand

"No. 1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach" -- TripAdvisor
Enjoyed This
(179 Member Ratings)
"The ambiance and charm of the hotel are wonderful"
Nov 15, 2017
Long Beach, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Avila La Fonda Hotel is about a 15-minute drive from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Taxi fare from the airport costs approximately $40. 

Rooms & Rates

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With intricate stained glass windows, tiled floors and designs inspired by traditional Spanish and Mexican architecture, Avila La Fonda Hotel transports guests to a 19th-century Mexican village with charm at every turn. 

Although the hotel does not feature a pool, walk just 50 steps to Avila Beach, which, according to Fodor's, gets "more sun and less fog than any other stretch of coast in the area." Be sure to take advantage of the beach chairs offered for easy relaxation on the sand. Guests can also take a dip in the Jacuzzi tubs -- big enough for two -- available in all rooms. After a soak, cozy up in front of the fireplace and nibble on snacks from the complimentary welcome basket with assorted snacks, water and beverages.

Continue to indulge in countless culinary delights throughout the stay. Start each day right with gourmet coffee and chocolate croissants in the morning. Freshly baked pie from locally renowned Avila Valley Barn is served every evening from 8-10pm, while appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, two verities of wine from a local winery each month, and scrumptious desserts are offered at the wine reception held every evening from 5pm-6:30pm. Be sure to leave some room for the nacho bar held daily from 12-2pm, accompanied by beer and fresh local salsa. Last but not least, visit the Chocolate Pantry, which sells assorted snacks and beverages 24 hours a day. 

From the press:
  • "Surrounds guests with rich jewel tones, fountains, and upscale comfort" -- Fodor's
  • "High end accommodations steps away from the Pacific Ocean" -- U.S. News Travel



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Adults only property. Cribs and extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a $50 (subject to tax) nonrefundable fee on checkout. If you are traveling with a pet, please contact the hotel for additional information and pet room availability.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(179 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Avila La Fonda Hotel, Avila Beach (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The ambiance and charm of the hotel are wonderful
Other Comments
The staff is helpful and available at all times
Yolanda Nov 15, 2017 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was quiet. The wine & snack, pie & croissants were one of the best I ever have had. Great bakery chef
Carroll Nov 10, 2017 Simi Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had the most romantic and relaxing time at La Fonda with great weather and of course the beautiful beach.
Other Comments
The hotel is a cute boutique style experience that should be listed as all inclusive. There was not one thing overlooked by the staff. They cater to your every need.
Nikki Nov 08, 2017 Rocklin, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed everything about this hotel my husband and I spent our 13th anniversary here what a great call absolutely wonderful stay everything was perfect this hotel pays attention to every detail they spared no expense creating a wonderful atmosphere the room was everything I had hoped it to be and more Avila La Fonda goes above and beyond to ensure their guests a wonderful experience unique to the central coast. We will definitely be going back.
Roena E Nov 06, 2017 atascadero, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful fresh baked croissants each more, and fresh baked pies in the evening.
Other Comments
Rooms were quiet and very comfortable. We had a spa room, which included a Jacuzzi tub and six faucet shower. Room has microwave and small refrigerator. In making reservation request room on front side of hotel. Free underground parking and one block to beach and wonderful dining/eating.
Gary Nov 04, 2017 Mill Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel provided so much free food!!
Other Comments
Staff was wonderfully attentive.
michael Oct 30, 2017 Valencia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and food/wine amenities throughout the day
Other Comments
Great friendly and accommodating staff
Sally Oct 28, 2017 Sonora, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was so welcoming and friendly. The La Fonda provided us with everything we needed and more. We look forward to visiting again.?
Mike Oct 28, 2017 San Pedro, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It's location to the beach and the endless baked goods. The staff was also great.
Michael Oct 27, 2017 Vacaville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Snacks, wine, service
Randy Oct 25, 2017 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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