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
  • 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
(284 Member Ratings)
"meeting other guests, snacks, and wine tasting"
Feb 11, 2019
hayward, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Avila La Fonda Hotel is about a 15-minute drive from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.

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 8-10 p.m., while hors d'oeuvres, scrumptious desserts and two varieties of wine from a local winery each month are offered at the wine reception held every evening from 5-6:30 p.m. Be sure to leave some room for the nacho bar held daily from 12-2 p.m., 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.
Rates are based on 2 guests only, per room.

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
(284 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
meeting other guests, snacks, and wine tasting
stephen Feb 11, 2019 hayward, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything. The staff, the décor, the rooms, all the little extras they give you are amazing. They really treat you like a queen/king.
Lori Feb 11, 2019 Brentwood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All the extras
denise Feb 11, 2019 Templeton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The warm ambience
Other Comments
This is a favorite for us. The rooms, food and staff are wonderful. There are so many extra touches that make this place so special!
ellen Feb 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location & Hospitality
Other Comments
The location was great. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I feared I would find the decor to be not to my taste but was pleasantly surprised by the tasteful, colorful atmosphere. Our room was very comfortable and offered everything needed for a relaxing stay. Waking to the delicious fragrance of fresh baked croissants was wonderful and the croissants were 5 stars! The gift basket of goodies in our room and the wine and appetizers were very nice but the fresh baked pies in the evening were a show stopper! I would definitely recommend this lovely hotel in quaint Avila!
Carol Feb 09, 2019 Pleasanton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The extras...goodie basket, wine, then pies in the evenings, croissants for breakfast. The rooms are beautiful!
Donna Feb 08, 2019 Berry Creek, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The people--staff and guests. The various "feedings". The decor.
Other Comments
The location and setting is great--close to everything (what little there is of everything). It is a very calm and relaxing place with a staff that clearly had to pass intelligence and personality tests.
Nicholas Feb 06, 2019 Claremont, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The feeling of family in the lounge while sipping coffee or wine. The wonderful aroma of freash baked croissants in the morning and the friendly staff made for a great start for the day.
Other Comments
The only problem we had was trying to use the DVD player. There were no instructions and there seemed to be a missing remote. We called downstairs but did not get a call back.
Ray Feb 06, 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance, the whole site was beautiful. The staff were exceptional, the location was perfect.
Elizabeth Feb 06, 2019 Taft, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything. It was just such a relaxing place and a block from the beautiful ocean. Looking forward to returning.
Nancy Feb 02, 2019 HUNTINGTN BCH, CA, USA

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