Avila Beach

Avila La Fonda Hotel

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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

99% (104 Member Ratings)

"Friiendly staff, all the extras"
20. Feb 2017
avila 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, 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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99% Positive
(104 Member reviews)
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
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friiendly staff, all the extras
Anne 20. Feb 2017 avila beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Exelent staff. Very warm and cozy hotel
Allen 11. Feb 2017 Vista, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
All of the great complimentary food that they served you!!!!
Other Comments
We loved the location the friendly staff and you really do not have to go anywhere else to eat as they give you a great selection!! Loved the nacho's for lunch and the heavy appetizers at 5 plus wine and then the PIE and ice cream at 8!!!!! Happy couple right here!!!!
Penny 10. Feb 2017 hilmar, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Hospitality was outstanding!
Other Comments
The first night I didn't get any sleep due to the fact our room was right next to a public restroom (used by employees all night), the electrical in our bathroom was inoperable,(couldn't use my blow dryer or curling iron), I was also told by a manager that it's not a kid friendly hotel. I asked to see the (owner's suite) in hopes to bring my children back to Avilva beach. The only reason for a 3 star on staff service was one of the manager's working was quite rude to me.
LISA 09. Feb 2017 Simi Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room. Decor was consistent through out the property. There is always something wonderful to eat. Very close to everything in Avila.
Other Comments
Staff very friendly!
Karen 01. Feb 2017 Ojai, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, extras(snacks,wine)
alison 01. Feb 2017 san carlos, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Clean, safe, super staff, sweet Angela the GM runs a tight happy staff.We became friends with Tom, clark, Cheryl Mary Beth.What a great staff.
Other Comments
They serve so many goods no need to eat out.
Gerald 22. Jan 2017 Napa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It felt like a real Mexican resort. Lots of food options and great staff
Daniel 04. Jan 2017 Atascadero, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The romantic atmosphere, excellent service and amenities. The staff is attentive and generous
Other Comments
One of the top hotels I've stayed in and will definitely return.
James 14. Dec 2016 Los Angeles, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The Room, the snacks, the staff, the location, the parking. We loved all.
Thomas 09. Dec 2016 Ballard, CA, United States

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