Avila Beach, CA

Avila La Fonda Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

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
  • Set a half block from the sand

"No. 1 of 5 hotels in Avila Beach" -- TripAdvisor

98% (55 Member Ratings)

"Everything was amazing, the room, the staff, the hotel feel and all the extras. 5 Stars!"
Susie Hensley
Oct 18, 2016
Grover Beach, CA, United States


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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

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

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a $50 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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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55 Member Reviews
(98% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Everything was amazing, the room, the staff, the hotel feel and all the extras. 5 Stars!
Other Comments: The perfect stay for our 12 year Anniversary. Would highly reccomend this hotel and will be coming back.
Susie Hensley Oct 18, 2016 Grover Beach, CA, United States
Other Comments: What an amazing hotel! I don't think you could add one more thing to the service that you give. I have never been to a hotel that has so many amenities! Down to the smallest detail. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The staff was the finest I have ever met! We will surely return and recommend. The decor is beautiful. I would like to stay for days but not sure my diet would allow it. Candy, wine, croissants, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, and then pie? Yikes!
Robert Oct 18, 2016 Apple Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Accommodations, Location close to the beach!
Other Comments: Great stay, reasonable price for all the amenities provided
Gloria Oct 11, 2016 Brea, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Amazing!! We felt like movie stars, pop icons, reality super stars. Such an delightful place with every corner thought out and cared for. Autumn Decour put me in the mood for fall and the staff could not have been any nicer I am hoping for the stars to align again so I can return to the law Fonda hotel especially this time of year very very soon Thanks for making an overnight trip feel like a luxurious vacation
Other Comments: Can't say enough except I'm coming back
karol Oct 08, 2016 gilroy, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff, breakfast, happy hour. Very clean. Great location. Parking provided.
Raymond A. Oct 05, 2016 Oak Park, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The hotels and rooms have great attention to detail that add to the charm and romance of the experience.
Darren Oct 03, 2016 San Diego, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The friendly staff, their attention to every little detail, and the very close proximity to the beach, shops, and local wine tastings.
Other Comments: They spoil and pamper you here! There are so many extra treats like their nacho bar, cocktail hour to mingle with other guests, and you are gently awakened in the morning by the aroma of freshly baked croissants. I didn't want to leave!
Laura Sep 26, 2016 Brea, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Lots of freebies included with the Travelocity deal. I also enjoyed the free food offered by the hotel such as dessert with Avila Valley Barn and fresh breakfast croissants for breakfast. It made us feel like we had VIP treatment. I'm pregnant so they were quick to offer non-alcoholic alternatives for the wine freebies.
Other Comments: Excellent customer service and ambience. A quick walk to the beach. I would highly recommend staying here.
Roxie Sep 23, 2016 San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Absolutely outstanding. The staff, room and amenities were the greatest.
James Sep 15, 2016 Modesto, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: the location, amenities, and service.
Other Comments: you won't be disappointed!
Ben Sep 15, 2016 carmel valley, CA, United States

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