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
(232 Member Ratings)
"employees were really courteous and welcoming"
Oct 13, 2018
San Bruno, 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
(232 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
employees were really courteous and welcoming
Other Comments
little extra out of the way essentials and treats such as wine candy fruits pies etc/
James Oct 13, 2018 San Bruno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We asked if we could leave our bags rather than take them back to car. We were not able to. No safe place. Staff while saying they were sorry were not helpful until we cancelled our reservation
Other Comments
Check in was at 3 pm. We arrived at that time to five told room was not cleaned We came back an hour later and they had not finished cleaning the rroom. We would have had to wait 1/2 hour more
Ellen Oct 12, 2018 Ventura, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amenities and snacks
Other Comments
There is no view and the rooms don't have a sheer curtain for light.
Forrest Oct 06, 2018 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff and amenities
Joyce Oct 11, 2018 Newbury Park, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent staff
Marjorie Oct 11, 2018 Rio Vista, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The food and hospitality.
Other Comments
Top rate experience!!
Judy Oct 11, 2018 North Hollywood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was quaint and comfortable. The amenities were wonderful and the staff was so friendly and made you feel welcome.
Other Comments
Thank you to all the staff for making our stay a memorable one.
John Sep 25, 2018 Plainfield, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The amenities were outstanding, loacation perfect 1 block to beach , staff great
Other Comments
The decor was Spanish elegance they had activities all day, homemade butter and chocolate croissants ,nacho during the day, happy hour evening with appetizers and local wine, and homemade pie every night! They decorated for fall and was so warm and cozy
mary ann Oct 04, 2018 Vista, CA, USA
Other Comments
Ads looked like a resort. Actually older hotel with rooms facing parking lot.
James Oct 04, 2018 Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The spacious rooms with kitchens. The lobby snacks were a nice touch.
Catherine Sep 30, 2018 Mountain View, CA, USA

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