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
  • 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
Enjoyed This
(219 Member Ratings)
"Everything was great ,staff, room was the best I have seem in a long while, and the value for your cost was as good as it gets."
22. Apr 2018
Carson City, NV, 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 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 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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Enjoyed This
(219 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
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything was great ,staff, room was the best I have seem in a long while, and the value for your cost was as good as it gets.
wayne 22. Apr 2018 Carson City, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
All of the things that were included...receptions etc
Kim 22. Apr 2018 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
PIE. And there is a wonderful staff.
Other Comments
Loved the stay there.
Joanne 21. Apr 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hospitality and all of the special daily events from the morning croissants to the pie at the end of the night.
Other Comments
The hotel spa room was comfortable and the shower was large with two shower heads. There is a gas fireplace too as well as a jacuzzi tub near the bed. The room had a Keurig coffee maker, flat screen TV and a DVD player but we didn't use these. We had a small table and chairs on our balcony. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, the beach, and a walking trail.
Patricia 18. Apr 2018 Madera, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
With this special promotion...they kept giving more, more food, more wine, and more chocolate.
Other Comments
Most guests wont talk about their experience...nobody wants to keep Avila Beach's best kept secret. (but you should definitely give it a try).
Kevin 17. Apr 2018 Los Alamitos, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was perfect. The staff were awesome and the amenities were unbelievable.
Judy 19. Apr 2018 Lompoc, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hospitality was incredible.
Other Comments
I will definitely be coming back. Just a wonderful experience.
Jacqueline 22. Mar 2018 West Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything. La Fonda Hotel does everything right, and with a smile. All kinds of little extras were offered at no additional cost. A wonderful facility.
Bill 12. Apr 2018 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hospitality & great customer service.
Other Comments
From the time we checked in and the we checked out the experience was exceptional.
Carolyn 22. Mar 2018 Laguna Niguel, Ca, USA
Enjoyed Most
There were so many things....the staff were so friendly - over the top helpful (they literally fed you all day long), walking distance to wonderful restaurants and wine tasting, 1 block to beach, comfortable bedding, hot tub AND fireplace in room. The best Travelzoo deal I've ever experienced!
Other Comments
Breakfast including croissants, coffee, juice and fruit, Nachos from a local restaurant including Coronas at lunch time, Happy hour with appetizers and wine and best of all homemade pie and ice cream at 8pm. AND a basket FULL of goodies in the room. What an amazing mini vacation!
Janice 22. Mar 2018 Beaumont, CA, USA

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