Central Coast

Avila La Fonda Hotel

Dana Marshall
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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
(179 Member Ratings)
"The staff was very nice, the room was beautiful and well equipped, the location was perfect, and all of the extra gifts and food were a great touch. I wish I could have stayed longer."
May 18, 2018
Oceanside, 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight 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.

Enjoyed This
(179 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Avila La Fonda Hotel, Avila Beach (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was very nice, the room was beautiful and well equipped, the location was perfect, and all of the extra gifts and food were a great touch. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Mary May 18, 2018 Oceanside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Charming room and amenities and the amazing number of edible treats throughout the day.
Other Comments
We loved this 2 night stay and will return for more nights in the future. The rooms include small private balconies and 2-person spa soaking tubs, both of which we used daily. The Hospitality Room was always offering goodies including wine and cheese, freshly-baked breakfast croissants appetizers, chocolate chip cookies, evening fruit pies and fresh fruits and chocolate candies. The whole boutique hotel is like a Spanish Villa, yet has everything for comfort - great bed and pillows, flat screen TV, microwave, full-size frig, Keurig coffees, complete kitchen set up, separate shower & 2 vanity sinks, and free Wifi. And it was 1 block from the beach, shops, dining options and several wine tasting rooms (3 of which were complementary for hotel guests!) Best hotel "treat" we have ever booked!!
Carol May 03, 2018 Indio, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were absolutely beautiful
Other Comments
The staff was so friendly and helpful. The food and drinks throughout the day was so nice. The cleanliness and décor of the hotel was amazing. I would definitely stay here again.
Marci May 01, 2018 Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was so welcoming and made you feel welcome and t home. The complimentary food in both the hospitality area and in your room was amazing and a real treat.
Other Comments
Fabulous location and the rooms are lovely and spacious.
Aileen May 03, 2018 Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Evening pie!
Other Comments
Beautiful rooms, people, location and amenities. Weekday rates significantly lower.
Tiina May 01, 2018 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed Absolutely everything!
Kerry Apr 29, 2018 Escondido, CA, USA
Other Comments
The croissants in the morning were very good but it would have been nice to have some jam to go with the plain croissants.
Paulette Apr 25, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lovely room and all the complimentary high quality food and beverages.
cheryl Apr 26, 2018 Cambria, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was great ,staff, room was the best I have seem in a long while, and the value for your cost was as good as it gets.
wayne Apr 22, 2018 Carson City, NV, USA
Other Comments
The rooms need two comfotable chairs or a comfortable small sofa.
Joseph Jeffrey Apr 27, 2018 Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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