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
  • Guests receive tasty perks all day with breakfast croissants, nacho happy hour and evening wine reception with snacks and pie
  • All rooms have a two-person Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and fireplace
  • Blocks from the beach

"#1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach" -- TripAdvisor
Enjoyed This
(188 Member Ratings)
"All the extras - croissants, afternoon snack, appetizers, dessert... the staff!"
Dec 09, 2017
Soquel, 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, which features Coronitas and fresh-fruit margaritas. 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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(188 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
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All the extras - croissants, afternoon snack, appetizers, dessert... the staff!
Janet Dec 09, 2017 Soquel, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, a block from the beach, the gorgeous Christmas decorations, the complimentary continental breakfast and evening cocktail hour. The awesome pies!!!!! It was perfect we would go again in a heartbeat!!!
Katy Dec 08, 2017 Berkeley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amenities, staff, not a cookie cutter hotel
david Dec 08, 2017 LivermoreLivermore, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was amazing! We enjoyed our stay so much!!!!!
Other Comments
Loved our stay!
Pamela Dec 06, 2017 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience; from the friendly and helpful staff to the Beautiful room, to all the delightful and frequent amenities!! Also the friendly social atmosphere that inspired many pleasant interactions with fellow guests.
Other Comments
Thank you for making out 55 th. and 56 th. wedding anniversary such memorable experiences!!!!!!!!!!!!
Walter Dec 02, 2017 Oakhurst, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance, the excellent customer service and the amenities!! Wow
Other Comments
This hotel is awesome, truly a happy find that we will go back to many many times. The décor is warm and inviting, there is always something amazing to eat or drink, the croissants in the morning and homemade pies in the evening still have me drooling. The town of Avila is small and delightful. A great place to visit.
Gerald Dec 01, 2017 lafayette, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved all the food treats and wine tastings etc that were included in our deal ! it just kept coming ! and you can walk everywhere in Avila - the ocean is just steps away.
Roberta Nov 29, 2017 Orinda, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, amenities, locatione
Patricia Nov 25, 2017 Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
all the little extras
mark Nov 24, 2017 Danville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the friendly staff and all the extras that made us feel special.
Lisa Nov 18, 2017 Santa Maria, CA, USA

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