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My husband and I visited Avila Village Inn on April 8th - April 10th. The scenery was amazing. The hotel looked brand new and our room was gorgeous. We had a fireplace in our room and a patio with a great view and a lighted Jacuzzi. The bathroom was gorgeous with a great shower. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to check in early. They did fall short on a few ammenities promised on the Hotel's Web site though. No Wet bar in the room; never got breakfast delivered to our room as promised on the site and the cable channels were sparse. (It rained our first day there, so this was a bit of a bummer). If you like to hike, golf or hang out on the beach - you'll love it though. (Note: The food at the Avila Village Market and Deli near the hotel was awful. And I'm not just saying that because I had a whole conversation with the woman behind the counter about my being a vegetarian, but got back to the room only to find MEAT on my pizza anyway). All-in-all, great hotel, beautiful location - definitely not a party spot - but definitely would go back ... if we could figure out where the nice restaurants are.
Small, intimate, and great feel!
I made a visit on June 19th and thought that this hotel was charming. It is located off of the main drag, where you can have the perfect romantic get away! I personally like the fact that there are only king size beds, encouraging an "inn" feel to the place. Breakfast was on- time (which was important to us) and the staff was incredibly helplful and attentiative. Although, when I tried to hop in the hot tub, I slipped, so it might be nice to have a step stool there to help the vertically challenged! Thank you for a great weekend and I hope that my husband and I will be back before the summer is out!
My wife and I were extremely disappointed with the Avila Village Inn, echoing many of the comments of the prior writer from New York. Unresponsive management, very tight rooms, lack of light, creekside rooms that are NOT private (overlooking a corner of a playground where kids are playing and screaming all day), a balcony hot tub that is not romantic AT ALL (just shoved into a corner), a TV that didn't get reception and most of all, bed sheets that were extremely rough and irritating. We both had to sleep ON TOP OF the covers and not inside, since they were so abrasive. Normally I wouldn't write, but readers should be aware not to buy into previous entries extolling the virtues of the property. The breakfast was adequate, but again, nothing worthwhile given the price paid. Management would not work with me the morning after, and, adding insult to injury, I had to wait 7 days to get a 10% refund for our troubles. Our stay down the road in Pismo was so much more rewarding. Again beware!
I live in New York and travel all over the world and stay at many different hotels... never have i had such an unwelcomed feeling during my stay. When we arrived the girl at the desk (who happened to be the general manager) was dressed in jeans and a tee shirt and was on what seemed to be a personal phone call. After waiting around for about five minutes I was greeted with an unapolagetic "Hey what yah need?" That was the least of my concerns. The carpet was not vaccumed their was dust and dirt on every piece of furniture that I came into contact with, the public restrooms had feces flung across the toilet and the floor was unkept and very dirty. A little later that evening when I called the desk for assistance with my television I let the phone ring for TEN minutes before going down to the front desk where I continued to wait for 15 minutes. After no one came I went upstairs to the bar and asked the bartender if there was someone who could help me when I was told that he didnt know where the receptionist was. I went back downstairs and continued to wait when a young girl finally came out of one of the rooms and walked up to the desk I smelled a very distint smell of marijuana on her and asked for assistance with my television she very rudely asked me if i was"Doing it right?" The next morning I recieved a decent breakfast delivered to my room but when I asked the girl where I could get silverware she told me that she would have someone send it as soon as she could. After waiting 45 minutes I asked again and the same girl from the night before laughed and said oops! The last straw was when I found a ladies brazierre underneath the chair in our room. I was outraged by thier levels of cleanliness. For such a nice property perhaps they should make it a point to keep things up. Needless to say a nice hotel is a big part of enjoying your stay but the overall feel of the staffing was very unproffesional and unhelpful... Oh and by the way the website is a bit misleading. The hotel is located about 15 minutes from the beach. And the so-called creekside rooms look over a dingy brook where people can walk by and look right into your room. I would not suggest this property to others. Beware!!!
My husband and I came here for our 6th wedding anniversary with our 3-year-old daughter during the weekend of April 22nd to 24th. We drove in late at night so it was difficult to find the place, plus it was raining. We called for directions and it was so easy to find afterall. When we went inside to the lobby it just reminded me of an intimate ski lodge. The high beam ceilings, fireplace and dark wood made it so cozy. There is even a bar upstairs. Our room had a king size bed and jucuzzi hot tub on the balcony. The whole place smelled so new and fresh. The king size bed was so comfortable and even the chairs in the room were comfy while sitting by the fireplace. The T.V. comes with a DVD player so you can watch movies that they let you use. The bathroom was huge with an extra large shower and double sinks. They provided Bath & Body Works supplies that smelled so good. The best part of the stay is the breakfast that they deliver fresh to your room in the a.m. which is complimentary during your stay. Well worth it! So far, I have recommended this place to everyone!!
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We had a relaxing stay at the Avila Village Inn. The staff was very friendly and accommodated all of our little requests. The public spaces are welcoming and comfortable. Though not huge, our room was quite comfortable and a nice change from the typical rectangular shaped hotel room. Loved the fireplace. The fitness room had plenty of equipment (brand new), just wish I knew about the additional cardio machines upstairs the first day.
The continental breakfast delivered to our door was very nice. Delicious, fresh breakfast breads to choose from as well as granola, yogurt and a yummy frittata.
We've stayed at many hotels in San Luis Obispo and this is in our top three. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
Surprisingly secluded and beautiful!
Loved the Inn... I personally thought the location was wonderful ... I like the fact that its not located near downtown because it gives it a nice secluded feeling. Only one king bed in the rooms seems like they are going for a couples retreat. I've stayed nearly every hotel on the central coast; Avila Village Inn was the nicest place Ive ever stayed. Loved the pillow top beds and private deck with hot tubs! Keep up the good work!
What a beautiful place! It is brand new. The lobby is gorgeous -- maybe 50 foot celings, a big fireplace. Our room had a fireplace and a hot tub. We walked to the beach on the walking path it took about 25 min and was lovely. I recomend trying the gym, the have a gym in a seperate building they have more and better equipment than my gym. I spent a wonderful weekend here.
I'm sorry but it's just wrong location
it's cute place inside room was small and only one bed and no other room but a suite has two beds , but it's in a parking lot ,theres a tennis club next door but we felt very un welcome seems to be problem between groups ,but you aren't on beach website very deciving ,you aren't near avila that we love, and theres nothing there no restaurants ,shops , if location location is everything his is a problem too bad if it was built anywhere else would be okay place ..beware ..
It's new but it's not in avila beach or where we wanted to be ..
We were more than alittle disappointed website shows beach it's 4miles and village really isn't avila beach is collection of empty bldgs next to very nice tennis club that guests appear to be not very welcome ,some problem with parking .Inn is pretty inside ,rooms are small tho ,not bad place at all just 5 miles from where you want to be ..