Central Coast

Avila La Fonda Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The included wine, appetizers, and pie were great."
12 Oct, 2019 - Ben Lomond, CA, USA
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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. 



  • 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: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Adults only property.

Pets: A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$50 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Please contact the hotel for additional information and for 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

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(278 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
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The included wine, appetizers, and pie were great.
Alan 12 Oct, 2019 Ben Lomond, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
From the moment you arrive, the staff is very attentive. The amenities are terrific.
Other Comments
We highly recommend this hotel to our friends. We'll be back.
Leah 11 Oct, 2019 Ventura, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A lovely place to stay with lots of thoughtful amenities (wine and appetizers in afternoon, for example), but even with those little amenities, it is still overpriced.
Nancy 03 Oct, 2019 Ventura, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I love the place, it was much more then I expected, everything was just perfect
landu 28 Sep, 2019 Clovis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was perfect. Even better than the TZ description.
Judith 27 Sep, 2019 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Other Comments
We're just totally comfortable staying there. So many amenities available, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Our new go to place.
Robin 17 Sep, 2019 Three Rivers, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Felt like home from the minute we got there. Chocolate bagels for breakfast, nachos and beer at lunch time and a wine “mingle” at night. I felt pampered.
Deborah 06 Jun, 2019 Canoga Park, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It is hard to chose just one enjoyable thing ..... the atmosphere was outstanding, as well as the staff and entire ambience. The food, snacks, and opportunities to meet other guests throughout the day was something we had not experienced before. We did enjoy the Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas and had fun relaxing at the beach, which was one short block away.
Other Comments
Without a doubt this was one of the premier, fun filled hotel experiences we have ever had.....it was a true serendipity, and we thank Travelzoo for offering this to us.
Thomas 06 Jun, 2019 Camarillo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the morning coffee and juice, the afternoon beer and chips, guacamole, the early evening wine tasting and appetizers and later evening pie and ice cream. The room was very comfortable and the decor of the hotel so warm and inviting. The staff was very accommodating and eager to please guests. There was no end to the treats including gift basket and sparkling wine and every evening they brought us chocolates and ice. I’m sure I gained a few pounds in the 3 days there but hesitate to use the scale. Would rather religious the memories and ambiance!
Meg 06 Jun, 2019 Granada Hills, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
All the marvelous perks and very friendly staff!! We will return again for sure !
Other Comments
Luis was most accommodating and very charming
susan 01 Jun, 2019 Encinitas, CA, USA

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