Avila La Fonda Hotel
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the San Luis Obispo wine region where we'd be over nighting in a little town on the beach called Avila Beach. Not long after we'd left Big Sur we noticed a few strange shapes on the beach and upon closer inspection found them to be a colony of elephant seal. It was fascinating to see these massive creatures up close and watch the interaction …
From LA to Avila Beach, next to zero traffic. PRAISE THE LORD! Also, this is a long one, brace yourselves. Keep reading though, I'm funny.
Yesterday morning, as some of you may have heard, we had a bit of an earthquake in LA. It was 6:25am, and I had just woken up in one of those "wake up, roll over, and go back to sleep" moments. Then there was this huge vibration, it felt like a bomb had just landed or something minus the explosion sound, ...
What a fantastic way to start the New Year. Fernando and Mirna were leaving to return to El Paso on Friday, so we met up with them for an afternoon at the beach. It was a great time touched with sadness when we had to say goodbye at the end of the evening.
Aurora's mom, Maria, joined the family. As the sun began to set, she bundled up with a hat and a blanket to stay warm. Austin saw her all bundled up and cuddled with her to keep her ...
... something you tie to and step off the boat down onto. A pier is up on pilings. Pilings are dirty, hard to tie to and you have to climb a slippery ladder up in order to stand on something. We eventually found the fuel pier and with a little patience and perseverance we managed to tie up to the pilings without getting creosote all over everything. The fuel guy lowered the hose to us and we topped off our tanks.
Before we left the protection of ...
... it was worse). It's as though Americans want to build tourist traps but loose heart part way through. Cannery Row was........ average. The chance they missed by not offering 'pulled Sardine' sandwiches in the 'Steinbeck Cafe', is criminal. The customs house on the wharf was listed as no1 Californian state monument and was much as it looked in 1846: as wife remarked, we've got older things in the fridge. You could also see the house where Robert Louis Stevenson stayed in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avila La Fonda Hotel Avila Beach
Wonderfully Romantic Birthday Getaway
My boyfriend and I stayed a night at this lovely hotel recently and were happily suprised with the room, decor and all of the extras included. We had a nice gift basket full of snacks waiting in the room for us, loved the Aveda products and candles in the bathroom above the jacuzzi. The hotel is one block from the beach, we dined at a really nice restaurant just around the corner. This is the place to stay if you are looking for a romantic getaway. Having made the reservation through Expedia.com we got a 50% discount as well.
My husband took me to Avila La Fonda to celebrate our two year anniversary (Januray 29, 2005)!! We loved it! This place is very romantic and magical. The decorations are very authentic and creative. This place also has everything you can possibly need starting with a Flat Screen TV, DVD player, CD player, IPod Dock, an elobarate coffee maker, towel warmer...I could go on!! They also have a small library of books and movies. We absolutely loved everything about this place and have been recommending it to our friends who already booked their rooms.
I thought this was a beautiful hotel and asked my boyfriend to bring me here for my birthday. I was really disappointed that he had to pay so much for the room. We were on the first floor and the view was a parking lot (actually, you should know it's the view for almost all the rooms). We could hear the noise from the washing machines down the hall.
This one goes to 11!
We celebrated our 11th anniversary there in December. It was so fantastic we are returning in February with several of our friends. This was, by far, the best place we have ever stayed. Avila Beach is a quaint, little town, nestled in between the ocean and hills. The hotel itself is warm, friendly, cozy, and hip. During our stay, we enjoyed wine tasting, had massages right in the hotel, walked on the beach, and had some great meals. Very peaceful and romantic. We enjoyed all of the amenities and little extras. What an awesome place!
Your Own Private Spanish Villa
What a wonderful surprise! This hotel is decorated very nicely. Warm colors throughout the hotel. Our room had a very soft bed with Egyptian sheets. The whirlpool spa for two was a wonderful touch. Upon arriving we were offered chocolate chip cookies. The hospitiality is superb! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Our room even included a basket of snacks and videos to chose from. What a treat! It was like staying in a private Spanish Villa.
I highly recommend this hotel. We will be back. The hotel is reasonable priced with lots of great features.
Mary and Michael Luciano
If you have seen the growth and development in Avila Beach, Ca , you need to visit the area. Three days of sunshine and we stayed at the new Avila La Fonda hotel and throughly enjoyed our stay. This is a new facility with outstanding rooms and a very friendly environment. The rooms are beautiful and have fireplaces, big screen plasma TV's and spa's.
We paid $150 per night and felt that it was a great price for the room. We highly recommend staying at the hotel.
The hotel is one short block from the ocean and has some limited view of the ocean. Parking is located under the hotel.
My husband and I booked a four-night stay at the Avila La Fonda in mid-October. A brand-new hotel, the rooms are full of high-tech luxuries, such as a gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, IPod dock, although the rooms are rather small. The bathrooms include showers for two, although we found the multi-head options awkward. We stayed in one of the rooms with a spa-tub right next to the king-sized bed.
Worth twice the rate
My wife and I agreed that our evening at the Avila La Fonda was the best night of our lives. We stayed in a "Casita" and enjyed both rooms equally. One room had a full kitchen and as many appliances as my home. There was a hospitality suite available to all the guests and the managers held a reception in the evening. We can't recall a time we had so much fun.
The property is more impressive than any we've ever seen. It was obvios to us that much thought went into the attention to detail, from the tile design to the art-work in and around the rooms.
I would recommend the Avila La Fonda to anyone considering a trip to California's Central Coast.
From the moment you get a look at the unique facade of individual "casitas" and the huge wooden doors leading to the lobby, you might suspect you're in for a special experience at the Avila LaFonda Hotel and you'd be right. Between the exceptionally friendly and accomodating staff, the beautiful talavera tilework, stained glass windows, Mexican murals, and fountains galore, this place is bound to become a Central Coast destination for anyone who desires an extraordinary inn over a cookie-cutter hotel.