"Enchanting Sea Side Retreat"
What an enchanting experience. The one bedroom suites are well appointed with novel eye catchers like backlite lighthouse lamps and nautical themed decor with a quality handcrafted look. The white water ocean view and the convenience of local restaurants and shops makes this place a destination resort for casual relaxation.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Kid friendly and fun"
We love the location and the hotel accommodations. Avila is just a beautiful little area. The hotel is getting a little tired but overall a really enjoyable family friendly place. Wish the breakfast (which is nice that they include) had some healthier and better quality items. The waffles leave a lot to be desired in terms of the quality of the mix/batter. […] Few options for those with a sensitive palate. We've given up trying to find good food in the town - recommend you eat in SLO or keep driving to Shell or Pismo beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Coastal Getaway - Steps away from the beach"
The hotel service, location, and overall value were excellent. The ocean view room we had was an excellent location literally steps away from the beach. The suite-type / kitchenette room we had was excellent with a large entry/living room and small kitchenette. There were two TV's in the room and doors to separate the two individual areas within. A […] few cute things within the room which my wife enjoyed. Personally, I enjoyed the large comfortable bed and the view of the ocean more than anything else in the room. The services and amenities are quite good for the hotel. I really enjoyed the self-serve breakfast as it had a good variety of food and a waffle maker and all the toppings you would want. There is even self-serve washer and dryer on the premises, but only one each so you may be hard-pressed to have accessibility. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had some questions about the Farmer's Market on Thursday in downtown SLO and they were able to answer all questions. I used to go to Cal Poly SLO and it had been some years since I had been to Avila Beach. I can see they really built up the downtown area (a very short walk from the hotel). It has really been upgraded nicely! I would like to see more bars and entertainment venues though as there was only one which stayed open late enough for us while we were staying. The town seems to be more catered to people with families or older type couples (we are in our mid-30's). I read the other reviews about the crosswalk being noisy with the auditory alert, but did not have an issue with this. We stayed in a ocean view room right next to the crosswalk and did not hear it. The only possible complaint we have is the parking structure. It was supposed to be secured and have access to hotel guests only, but the bars to block the entrance and exit were always up allowing anyone to come in. Maybe the key card readers were broken at the time? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avello lighthouse inn"
Beautiful suite hotel. Wonderful grounds small street to cross to beach. Quaint town area only three square blocks. All shop owners/workers very friendly. A little something for everyone if want beach. Adult bars, wine bars and children stores.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great get away"
Priced well, great breakfast, covered/gated parking, location is awesome and rooms were spacious. My kids and my wife all had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the year-round warm pool. I enjoyed every minute of my stay their.....THIS IS DEFINITELY A 4STAR PLACE AND LOCATION. GREAT LITTLE TOWN TO GET AWAY.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Suites - Relaxing!"
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights this week. I had to be in San Luis Obispo for business and wanted a nice place to stay that was also a deal. I got more than I expected! The staff was very friendly, my room was large and nicely decorated (surf/beach style rather than just standard hotel decor) and great bathroom. Although I picked a park and not […] a beach/pool view I got both the park and the beach. It was lovely and quiet. It is off season so I'm sure it isn't this quiet during summer. The beach is literally steps away and there is a pool as well. I would love to bring my family back to this town. It is a cute little town that reminds me of So Cal in the 70s - small, laid back and fun. I highly recommend this town and this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighthouse was a perfect place to stay"
Close to everything in Avila. Clean and comfey and quiet. Walking distance to the restarants and beach. We stayed for 4 nights and it was a perfect vacation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Hotel Avila"
I love this hotel however, the last three times staying there had to ask for heat in the room. The maintenance man was really good but three times? Would have liked an ocean view room as we had paid for it in December. Our room was downstairs #108 and had a view of the pool. Not sure that we will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the location and the hotel. Coffee was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Spot for our Family, Can't wait to go back"
My husband and I took our newborn baby on his first vacation. We loved it so much this may be our annual place to stay. The hotel was beautiful and clean. It's right on the beach and we had so much fun.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for Famlies"
My family-- husband, one-year-old, and myself-- stayed at the Lighthouse Suites in mid-February. Couldn't have been happier about the room or location. We stayed in the (cheaper) park view room-- perfect for a family with kids (just have to be pretty cautious to keep curtains closed at select times or the whole park will be audience to your goings on). […] The room was big, and the living area very usable. A nice-sized patio looked out over the park. Our only complaint is that our room was not cleaned after our first night, even though we had a "Please service" sign on the door. Never had that happen anywhere before-- odd. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Come early or take what's left"
The hotel is located in a beauitful location. Our last visit was wonderful, but this visit was not as pleasant. We arrived Saturday afternoon to a chatty front desk staff that seemed to be preoccupied with their own personal conversation. When we went to our room (113) we found it on the corner of the property--walking traffic and elevator noise was […] unacceptable for our romantic get away weekend. We immediately returned to the front desk to request a room change. The front desk clerk said that would not be possible because all rooms were assigned ahead of time. I asked how we could avoid this in the future because we generally make our reservation many months in advance. She simply replied,"Get here on Friday.". Wow--I guess 2 sleepless nights is the price you pay for not arriving on Friday. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Lighthouse is a spectacular place to stay! Location was perfect, right by the beach and a nice lil park. Walking distance to everything that we wanted to see. Lots of wine tasting in every direction. People were friendly and the free breakfast was great! Heated pool for this time of the year was also I plus. 3 piers to walk out on and a great place […] to eat on one! I would and will stay there again. Have been to Pismo many times but will stay at the Lighthouse in Avila Beach only!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
our room was very clean and comfortable.We had plenty of towels for showering morning and evening. The staff was friendly helpful.We enjoyed our stay and will be back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fans of the Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites."
We love Avila Beach and we love the Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites. This is our 2nd stay at this hotel and we will return again. It is across the street from the beach and a block from restaurants and shops. Great hotel, great location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Secret on the West Coast"
The view from our balcony was magnificant, the heated pool a big hit with our 8 year old, and the room was very comfortable. We loved stepping straight out onto the beach. The staff went the extra mile to find an item we left behind.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was great, we enjoyed all of the amenities and got a great rate on our room. The continental breakfast was fine for the kids, but if you want protein you need to go to a restaurant. However, considering the room price was so good, we didn't mind. We had a great vacation!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to relax"
We were very lucky the weather was clear, a little windy and cold. The view of the harbor from our room was outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Suites"
We stopped in a Avila Beach on our way home over Thanksgiving and wished we would have stayed longer. The hotel is right on the super clean, kid-friendly beach plus there is a heated pool. The suites are perfect for families because you have plenty of room, a kitchenette and a door separating the bedroom and sitting area. We can't wait to go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighothouse Suites, CA"
I took my husband to Avila Beach to celebrate his birthday. The accomodations were great and so was the weather!!!(mid November) I just wished we could have stayed longer. The local wineries were wonderful. It was nice to be able to purchase a bottle of local wine and bring it to dinner and have not corakage fee! Everything was excellent. i just wish […] I had more money so we could have stayed longer! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Love this hotel. Right on the beach and walking distance to restaurants!Genuine Expedia guest review
"We'll be back."
Had a wonderful time. Great accommodations. We'll stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I got a good rate on Expedia, and had stayed at the hotel before by booking directly so I thought this would be a good 2 night stay. They booked me in horrible room - light shinining in the room all night, bed linens had a strong BO oder, freeway sound woke me up at 5:00 Am, parking lot was the view (not "Garden View" as described) and when I asked […] to change rooms I was infomed it would be an additional charge! Despite my previous experiences - I will not go back and i will not advise anyone to book this place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed our stay"
This hotel is in a great location. It is across the street from the beach and down the street from many shops. The rooms are large and comfortable with a bedroom and living area. We enjoyed the continental breakfast but also had the option of going to coffee shops along the beach. We also enjoyed an after wedding brunch in the wonderful banquet room. […] I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice but noisy"
All rooms are suites, clean and comfortable. My only gripe is there is a lot of traffic noise which spoiled the waterfront location. We had to keep our balcony door shut in order to sleep. The traffic noise was constant on the weekend that we stayed, bad enough to drown out the peaceful sound of surf :-(Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Suites"
This hotel is very pricey considering it is very rundown. All of the furniture is dirty and stained. The coffee table had water marks ingrained into the wood. Our room was called a "park view". What a joke, should have been called a parking lot view. The lot was literally on top of our room. We even heard the car parked outside the patio receiving the […] beep for a text message. This hotel is not at all luxurious and should not be considered in this price range, they charge much to much to "sleep on the street". Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxation on the beach!"
Excellent property with superior facilities matched with superior service. A bit pricey but worth it for that special occasion.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great way place to break up a road trip...."
We were on a motorcycle roadtrip and decided to break the trip up alittle. We decided to try the Avila Lighthouse Suites, great little beach town, and the hotel is right across the street from the beach. Unfortunately, we arrived around 5pm, so we couldn't enjoy the beach, but we toured the town, grabbed a bottle of wine and something to eat, went back […] to the room, sat on the patio, and enjoyed the view. There was only two of us, so there was plenty of room in the suite. Nice to have a wet bar and refrigerator.... room was very clean, hotel grounds were excellent. Would recommend this hotel to our friends, and already have...... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean rooms, great sandy beach"
The rooms were comfortable and clean. The property and surrounding shops appeared new which fits with the history that we read about the area being "re-built" with oil company settlement money about 10 years ago. The beach was very deep and sand soft. Would make great place for small kids to play. We did not stay long enough to explore the area but […] town appears very small. San Luis obispo short drive away. Visitors should check California temps before planning a beach vacation, however. We had high temp of low 70's and ocean is very cold. Great pier to watch wildlife. We saw pelicans,seals and dolphins during a short walk. Pool is nice and centrally located. Breakfast OK but very basic cereals, muffins, etc. We would recommend this property for a vacation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awsome Overnight Trip!"
1st time staying @ this location. Perfect location for overnight trip to enjoy Friday's Farmers Market. Got up next morning and took a walk on the Trail across the street then enjoyed a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. Weather was very nice which made the trip even better. Can't wait to go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Avila Lighthouse is a quick walk to the local Nature Center and trolley stop. The pool area opens to the beach less than a minute away, stratgeically located between both piers in the area. Friday afternoon/evening there is a farmer's market in the parking lot and walk way with local vendors hawking varying cuisines, fresh produce & fruit, organic […] honey and other healthy choices. The staff was quite helpful in recommending wine tasting options in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Suites : great location"
Very nice beach front hotel. The bed was very comfy, and the pool great. I was a little bit disappointed by the suite, quite small and dark. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay just next to Avila beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Best Hotel Experience For Families--Go Here Before Something Changes!"
We were delighted with everything surrounding our stay: location, cleanliness, amenities, friendliness of staff, etc. This is a great area for a laid back beach vacation and the Avila Lighthouse Suites made everything easy. Stay at this hotel before something changes!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would love to return here"
First stay at Avila, this hotel has great location on the beach and almost every room has an ocean view. The setup with kitchenette is perfect and the nautical decor is charming.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice place to stay and relax. Highly recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was lovely, beautifully decorated and furnished. Wonderful views of the ocean. Would definitely return when I am in the area. Nice "little" town area to walk around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Suites"
Hotel staff very courteous, made an exception and allowed us to park both of our vehicles in the secure parking area. Very clean rooms, plenty of closet space. Plenty of towels, nice bathrobes, king size bed was comfortable. However, the pull out sofa bed received thumbs down from my adult sons (22 & 19). they did not sleep well the first night, and […] opted to sleep on the floor and the top of the couch rather than pulling the bed out. Probably should have opted for a room with 2 queen size beds, but this was the room I was able to get with the deal. Towel rack in bathroom fell apart but they came and fixed it. The continental breakfast provided a variety of items. Coffee was HOT! and STRONG. Hotel within walking distance of the beach. Wish I had a chance to use the pool and jacuzzi. Everything looked very clean. Beautiful location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is one of our favorite areas to visit. We love this hotel. Very kid friendly and lots of room to spread out. The small town is so much fun and being across from the beach, a park and small aqaurium adds to the fun. Nearby areas are all great. The hotel has some dated features, but overall a great place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic weekend in Avila"
What a wonderful hotel! The location is fabulous and the staff is very friendly. A poolside room is a must. Skip the breakfast and take the scenic walk to the port and enjoy a breakfast on the water at Fat Cats. The Custom House, located within walking distance, provides excellent lunch and dinner choices.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Avila Lighthouse Ste. 2/11"
From the underground protected garage to their fine breakfasts. We were more than satisfied. I enjoyed making my own Belgian waffles to a Delicious Chai Latte. The convenience to the beach and excellent restaurant was relaxing. The Custom House was excellent with good food, good value for the money and a great crew that handled our wedding anniversary […] just how we wanted it. At check out we again were blown away at the ease of exit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, hidden little treasure with beach access and quaint row of boutique shops"
The evening receptionist was very gracious. The room was gorgeous, and the staff were very accommodating in allowing us to change to a smaller, more intimate room, still with a gorgeous view of the water and poolside, despite our checking in late. Again, the front of house staff were very gracious in extending our checkout one hour the next day, even […] though they were completely booked. Thank you, Avila Lighthouse Suites. We will definitely consider you for our next trip to SLO Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Walls are too thin"
The suites are beautiful and homey. But the walls are too thin and the suites are just back-to-back with each other, felt too closed in. We could hear our neighbors -- even smell them smoking. Went through the vent somehow. I would not recommend this hotel if you want to relax and have a good rest. Location is perfect. Can walk to restaurants and to […] the beach. We called the front desk but not much help. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Such a nice hotel"
We stopped at Avila Beach for just one night on our way back home from Southern California. I wish we could have stayed longer. Our suite was very nice, including living area, bathroom, and separate bedroom with a patio facing the pool and the ocean. It was clean, and had a cute beach theme. The staff were very friendly, and if I'm not mistaken, every […] room has a view of the water. The free continental breakfast in the morning was very good. I will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Even though we were only there one night, we booked another visit for the summer."
We stayed one night on our way to San Fransicso, but we all found ourselves wanting to stay longer. Our children (all four) played on the sand, played ping pong and my older son taught his younger brother to play chess. After a delightful breakfast we finally had to move on. We were so impressed we booked a five night stay in August...can't wait to […] go back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Too expensive for what you getGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of my favorite places"
I always have a great time while staying here - I love the hotel and the location and the town of Avila. Very relaxing. My son spends tons of time on the grounds - in the pool, hot tub, playing giant chess and on the putting green.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avila Beach Lighthouse Sweets"
It was the perfect stay. Very pleased with the service and the room. Looking forward to staying again. Only issue is that the hide bed was not very comfortable but that is to be expected.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Booked this place for work, but would definately come back to enjoy the beach at this hotel. Hotel room was beautifully decorated and clean. What a nice place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel on beach"
The rooms were large and comfortable. The location was great, just across the street from the beach. I did not expect the quality of accomidations for the price of the room. This was a buisness trip but I would certainly go back for a vacation trip. The biggest dissapointment was the limited selection of places to eat in Avila Beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
A fabulous location for a relaxing family break and right next to the ocean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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