Central Coast

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 -- more than 95% of visitors say they love it
  • Set a block from the sand

"No. 1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach" -- TripAdvisor
Enjoyed This
(297 Member Ratings)
"The staff s great, all the added goodies,"
Dec 05, 2018
Petaluma, 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 varities 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

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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(297 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
The staff s great, all the added goodies,
Penelope Dec 05, 2018 Petaluma, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Avila La Fonda Hotel has a lot going for it. I most enjoyed the hospitality (they go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and taken care of - lots and lots of treats!). The staff were so friendly and easy to talk to. The hotel itself is very nicely decorated, which was a major draw for me. We felt content to spend most of our time inside enjoying the atmosphere.
Other Comments
The young ladies helping us were exceptional. Lauren, I believe her name is, was especially welcoming. We very much enjoyed the nuances - nice body products, tasty treats and drinks, pleasant decor. The rooms looked very clean (though there were some spots on the light switches and sheets that we were unsure about) and comfortable (many nice amenities, which sets this hotel apart). We couldn't get much of an internet signal, which also affected the television. But it was just as well because we spent more time by the fireplace talking.
Autumn Dec 03, 2018 Elk Grove, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All the personal touches to make you feel special, from the welcome gift to the departing gift and all the little touches they do to make an enjoyable stay.
Other Comments
The staff is very welcoming and are so nice. They really put on a happy face to make you feel welcome and special. Their customer service, attention to detail, special surprises and special treats make for a unique experience where you feel valued and pampered. They know how to up the ante in the customer service department/in making your stay feel welcoming and that you are special.
Romy Dec 01, 2018 Torrance, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, lovely room, great food throughout the day & evening and dogs welcome, too!
Kathleen Dec 01, 2018 Martinez, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The La Fonda is a great place located in the center of Avila Beach. The staff is very friendly. It’s a wonderful place lace to stay!
Lisa Dec 01, 2018 Clayton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Teresa Nov 30, 2018 La Mirada, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The attention to detail and the staff. It was quite and beautiful!!!!
Other Comments
The rooms have a tendency to be warm. . . .I was grateful that we had a balcony and were on the second floor.
Erika Nov 29, 2018 San Leandro, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was so nice and knew the area so well. We had great amenities. Worth the drive from Orange County.
Other Comments
Thanks so much to Emily, she was such a great help with finding many good wineries and restaurants in the area.
Rebecca Nov 29, 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotels ambiance felt restful and nice
ann Nov 27, 2018 Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mary Jane Nov 26, 2018 IndioChiriaco Summit, CA, USA

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