Inn at Avila Beach

Address: 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, California, 93424, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 256 Front Street, Avila Beach, is near Pismo Pier, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Avila Beach Golf Resort, and Milestone Motel.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsInn at Avila Beach

          Reviewed by jphil8871


          Reviewed Dec 8, 2011
          by (15 reviews) , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

          We booked an ocean view room and were not disappointed. We had room 207. Each room has it's own guest book, which is a nice idea. The balcony overlooking the pier, mountain and ocean is comfortable. The roof patio is great to hang out and enjoy. It was a pity we couldn't stay much longer.

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Inn at Avila Beach

          Best value around


          Treat you and your family just like their own, received extra blankets, water, popcorn and great views!

          Loved this place... right on the beach!


          I booked this place on Hotwire for a very low price without knowing any of the details and was so pleasantly surprised when we got there! The hotel is family owned and operated, and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Adjacent to the lobby is a living room area with games and videos available for check out. We had booked a standard room and the room was very nice - clean and well decorated. I would suggest upgrading to one of the oceanfront suites as they don't cost much more but have many more amenities & a view. I have two recommendations - first of all, if you plan to stay here in March, be prepared for colder weather! The second recommendation is that you stay at this hotel if you want to relax and enjoy the beach, as the town is small and there is not much to do in terms of restaurants and bars. Overall, however, this hotel is an amazing bargain, I highly recommend it and would stay there again anytime!

          Best place on the coast


          my wife and I found this place by accident. Just a cute little Inn right on the beach. Great ocean front rooms. Could have sat on our balcony for a week just watching the ocean. The place is a very quiet with no phones, restaurants, etc. If you want a ton of services stay at a Holiday Inn. If you want a small little Inn to curl up with a good book then check this place out.

          Best secret on Central Coast


          This is the nicest little hotel on the Central Coast, as long as you stay in the ocean front rooms. The beach below the hotel is one of the few wind-protected beaches on the Central Coast -- that makes it a great place to sit and read a book and look out over the beautiful bay at Avila. This is a (step-by-step) renovated hotel. They have a nice little art shop, and the rooms are very well done with Sante Fe style decor. However, the back rooms in the hotel are rather miserable, and have no view, and you might as well be in a Motel 6. But they have a rooftop deck (windy, though).In a ddition, Pirate's Cove is just over the hill, with nice views, a nice swimming beach, and (if you like that sort of thing) a nudist end of the cove.Lastly, the proximity to Sycamore Springs hot tubs can not be overemphasized. These are the nicest mineral springs in the state (with the possible exception of Esalen). And you can rent a hot tub by the hour.So, my favourite holiday is ocean front room at this hotel, beach at Avila Beach (south end of the beach), dinner in San Luis Obispo, hot tubs at Sycamore Springs. You can't beat that for a getaway, beleive me.

          Quirky Hotel


          We stayed at the Inn at Avila Beach for one night in early October 2003. The location was superb - just across from a great beach. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The room was excellent, sitting room proved to be a great addition to the room with TV / Video and CD players all available.

          The only downside was the bathroom which I thought was in need of renovation.

          Overall a great place to stay. Would highly recommend it.

          It's not for everyone ..okay by's mine


          I had two friends tell me about their new secert hideout above SB ...i laughed because it was same place ..secert out girls ...No phones/no elevator..they stay at Biltmore so i didn't know i would like it (afford it)..It's like a friends beach house.eerything from robes /popcorn /movies library ,deck on roof is outrageous you can bbq,blenders,tv/vcrs on roof overlooking ocean.everyone that stayed our weekend was raving on how they had found it ..every room has a book of guests who had stayed before all were raves ..its not Ritz its fun /little /maybe alot strange but very unique ..rooms are all different so ask to see several at checkin ..

          Very relaxing


          Our family spent 2 nights here and we found them to be very relaxing.

          The rooftop cabanas that are at your disposal are definately the best place to spend the day. Great views and space to relax! The room that we had was far from luxury. The decor was outdated and was in need of a remodel but it was roomie (family suite) for the family to spread out.

          The bathroom is very small and again needed to be remodeled. I took a peek in the oceanfront rooms and the all seemed to be updated and remodeled. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I will go back for its casual atmosphere, friendly staff and relaxation!

          Not up to expectations


          Three flights up, no elevator... no telephone in room and no cell phone service... heater in room would not turn off... cold water was burning hot, hot water was tepid... construction right below us in the courtyard beginning at 8a.m. You guess what we were thinking as we left!

          Last great place left


          saw story in LA Magazine about this incredible place on the beach ...they were wrong it's better ...popcorn in rooms /movies in library ..lots fun extras ..checkout roof top deck ..its on their website ... you hear ocean all night ..we watched movie on the roof /bbq appetizers /meet great folks yeah on the roof overlooking ocean how cool is that !!

          Awesome beach inn


          Actually saw reviews on travelocity everybody raved about place . it couldn't be that good ..7 different stays all 5s was better ..but its very cozy not fancy ,just comfortable beachhouse..very kicked back relaxing ...everything you want plus ocean sounds, place is right on great little beach just south san luis obispo north santa barbara...c\because of design and so close to the ocean and size of waves you hear the ocean throughout the hotel ex\specially at night what way to go to sleep..rooms are a very fun/unusual...we told our best friends ..they laughed had just had a relative stay there and booked family reunion there ..secert is out

          TripAdvisor Reviews Inn at Avila Beach

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Avila Beach

          Teara's Kids

          A travel blog entry by 1krafty1 on Mar 08, 2015

          16 photos

          ... great grandchild.

          We had a wonderful visit with the great grandchildren and a fantastic breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes and bagels that Rob prepared for everyone. There have been so many great meals on this trip, and I am sure I will need to spend a couple of months in the gym working off the extra pounds.

          Family time is always a wonderful time. Life is good. ...

          THAT'S what I'm talking about!

          A travel blog entry by kduntley on Mar 18, 2014

          3 comments, 5 photos

          ... HEAVEN. They basically have a guest suite in their house, and that bed is one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in in my life.) ANYway, post earthquake I drove down to the beach to go for a run, I saw some good surfing going on at the Venice beach pier, which was fun. Then after getting everything together back at the house, I headed out! I also got my first Jamba Juice of the trip. One of my goals is to have Jamba Juice and In N Out as much ...

          Day 12 butterflies and sand

          A travel blog entry by drhammer on Feb 21, 2014

          53 photos

          ... to the beach beside the butterfly garden and when we got to the water we noticed to the left there was cars driving on the beach…….. so we walked to the right and found several sand dollars that either had holes in the front or holes in the back but we got a couple nice ones. We walked a mile or more and the doggies loved it. We had decided to camp on lopez lake as it was near San Luis Obispo where we were planning on spending a couple days, ...

          Port San Luis

          A travel blog entry by winterhawk on Sep 21, 2013

          2 comments, 6 photos

          ... tomorrow night and snaps shut the following day. With that in mind we all voted to bypass Morro Bay and head directly to Port San Luis. Port San Luis is another fifteen miles beyond Morro and three hours closer to Point Conception. At this point we are willing to do almost anything to shorten long days on the water.

          As we were taking stock, Rick and Patti decided Winterhawk should top off her fuel tank before heading any further south. ...

          "Walk my way and a thousand violins begin to play"

          A travel blog entry by ozfoggin on Sep 16, 2013

          3 comments, 4 photos

          ... at the Pacific Ocean (and got Annie to relax her grip on the passenger seat. She's not a relaxed passenger, especially when I'm driving a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side - or even that sentence without the bit about the steering wheel) I began to enjoy it enormously. This was the open road. I should have named this chapter after the lyrics to 'born to be wild'. I stopped for a burger at one of those peculiar American places where, in the middle of scrub land, ...

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