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Inn at Avila Beach

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I made reservations for a Friday/Saturday night stay on the web site. Had an Ocean Front King room confirmed. Upon arrival was told I'd been assigned the "family suite" room, instead. I asked if it was "ocean front" and was told, "Oh, it has a living room, a bath...and the ocean view will be from the bedroom." This room is...

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review..We strive to do our best in accommodating all requests,but in some cases that doesnt appear possible . In checking with our staff you orginally DID book a family suite and when you arrived you, than requested oceanfront which was not available ,we tried our best we could to accommodate your last minute request and...

Grand Terrace, California, United States
Reviewed 8 November 2013

First time staying here and I got to stay wow. Being able to sleep with the sounds of the waves was the best the ocean front room were awesome The staff was great really made you feel at home if you want to relax this a the place for you we are already planning a return trip.

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Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I have stayed here twice, and had a wonderful experience both times. Even though I have never stayed in the ocean view rooms, I went to sleep each night to the sound of the ocean waves. The rooms are eclectic and very unpretentious (they still use keys), but everything you could want is included and the entire hotel is very...

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Thank you ! we are halfway through our major renovation ..The oceanfront and spa rooms have really turned out as we had hoped .The rest hotel will be completed in Spring .In addition to 10 more spa rooms (jacuzzi tubs for two,fireplaces, multi head showers,) we are going to have five spectular theme suites ...we should have information on our...

Midpines, California
Reviewed 22 September 2013

My husband and I have been staying here for years on our anniversary and we've never had a bad stay. The staff is welcoming and always happy to meet your needs. Even back in the oil spill days staying in Avila was wonderful! Actually I think it was even better, because we only wanted to relax on our vacation, we...

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

First congrats on 30years ! And especially thank you for choosing to spend it with us ...more and more the Inn has become "THE " place to spend birthdays and anniversaries or just to get away . We know you have many choices to stay ,so it means alot to us that you come back every year . We are...

Lake Elsinore, California
Reviewed 14 September 2013

An ocean front room is our favorite get-away place. The folks that run this hotel really know how to make people feel welcome and relaxed. We go as often as we can - highly recommended! There is no pool, but there is an ocean! For exercise, we go for long walks on the beach and shop in this peaceful little...

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

Clearly you get what we are trying to do at the Inn..not recreate chain hotel ,but recreate experience of staying at friends beach house . You get it! Thanks for sharing your experience ..

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I spent a week at the Inn at Avila Beach for the second time in August. Our last visit was in the owner's suite, this year in a different ocean view room. There is nothing quite like waking up to the beautiful view of the Pacific ocean. We totally enjoyed our room, the new pillow top mattress,...

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The ocean front rooms with the balcony makes it perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Rooms are clean and have a refrigerator for snacks and cold beverages. The hospitality room off the main office has coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, and bottled water, all free for guests. Terrific bang for your buck! Would definitely stay again!

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a great hotel to stay in at Avila Beach! The staff is very nice and extra accommodating!! While it is an older hotel and some "touch-ups" are needed, it is obvious that they are working on it. AND their excellent customer service & many complimentary features allows for us to overlook the areas that need attention. This is...

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cahotelguy, Owner at Inn at Avila Beach, responded to this review

You Got IT! YOUR REVIEW IS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO ..RECREATE EXPERIENCE WE HAD NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO OF STAYING AT FRIENDS BEACH HOUSE IN LAGUNA BEACH . We have never experienced that level of comfort on vacation getaway in finest hotels in world ..so we thought lets try it at Inn at Avila beach .Like the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed here because we were on our way to Yosemite from LA and wanted a day by the beach. We just turned up, it was more expensive than we wanted to pay, but all the other hotels in Pismo beach and around about were full or more expensive. The Inn were happy to negotiate on price, and the small...

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Sanger, CA
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We loved our room, the view was beautiful, the room was cozy, clean and comfortable. The staff was so nice, everyone makes you feel so welcome and at home. We did not want to leave! We can't wait to go back! Thank you to the staff at the Inn at Avila Beach for making our weekend so wonderful!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a one of a kind, California beachfront hotel, you have found it. The Inn at Avila Beach is a unique Inn that mixes the best elements of Mexico and the California Coast. The Inn at Avila Beach is all about the best things in life: celebrations, experiences, relaxation, indulging, and the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn at Avila Beach

Address: 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Price Range: RM690 - RM1,513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Hotel Avila Beach
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#2 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
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“Ocean front”
 of 5 bubbles Iharvkay, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles skyjord, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's worth the extra money to be Ocean side”
 of 5 bubbles RickDames, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We save money by not getting a balcony room & instead sit on their sundeck.”
 of 5 bubbles PFMica, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try the Ocean Front, Modern Spa or one of the Suites, you will not be disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles dianabT2616HW, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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