Avila / Pismo Beach KOA

7075 Ontario Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Reserve: 800-562-1244

Info: 805-595-7111

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Campground Reviews

Jun 13, 2013
Very nice. We love, love, LOVE the managers, Dave and his wife. Very accommodating and helpful. Short drive to beach or hike for younger folks.
Jun 13, 2013
The campsite we were given had all the hook-ups in the wrong place. We had to move our trailer 8 ft forward, which meant our truck was parked in our "living space" and we lost 8 ft of "living space" - the women's restroom had not been cleaned and when I spoke to an employees she was very defensive and said it had. I pointed out some trash on the floor that had been there for 3 days.
Jun 13, 2013
On our visit 6/8 & 6/9. Some of the staff was not friendly. The bathrooms weren't restocked or cleaned on "the weekends". The101 sits higher than the campsites, so you hear traffic all night. The Eastside is the worst. Online they said they only had 2 sites avail., but there were plenty. We moved our 5th wheel 2nd night., they gave better sites to overnighters than those staying longer visits.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Many different size sites and must accommodate by the size of your RV. Unfortunately, we are close to Hwy 101 and can not control the traffic noise.
Jun 13, 2013
Pull thru was inadequate. Dog run was a tick infested area. No cement patio outside door, just dirt and rocks.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The plans are in the works to install patios with bbq and table & chairs to improve our pull thru sites.
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
we arrived one day prior to our reservation of 6-7 and were told that there were no spaces available. Staff stated we might stay at the beach if we could get a space.As we were driving to the exit another employee stopped us and stated there WAS a space available and stated they do not walk the lot to check if sites are empty.during our 2 night stay 14 sites remained empty.UNTRAINED and UNFRIENDLY

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Early arrivals may not have availability on site reserved but we will accommodate guests if they are willing to move to different sites.
Jun 03, 2013
Thank you Judie & Lori.We booked our holiday from the UK, not realiseing it was Memorial weekend when we hit San Francisco. We'd already had to spend 2 nights in car parks & by the time we reachea Pismo Beach we'd been on the road for 6 hours & were exausetd. You managed to find us a site & we had a realy good eveing. I've never enjoyed a shower so much.
Jun 03, 2013
Dirty Showers , no bbq , nice pool

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Very busy week for memorial day, bathrooms needed constant attention. We do provide bbq upon request
Jun 01, 2013
May 30, 2013
Very nice campground, good location and nice employees.
May 30, 2013
Overpriced, over hyped, undercsred for. Dirty bathrooms, unkempt grounds. Beyond a doubt the disappointing private campground in my experience. WJ Marx
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
Great facilities and the staff was great...have to admit that I like to get loud but was able to enjoy ourselves like no other trip......winery next door, bike trail and the trolley make this the perfect place to go in any direction, Avila Beach, Pismo or just enjoying the pool........thank you again......
May 28, 2013
We had a great time see you soon
May 28, 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay at Avila/Pismo Beach KOA! Our site was the best! It was right next to the pool and spa, and we had the big grassy area too! Was totally awesome! We will be back and hope to get our same spot! The people that worked there were so friendly and very helpful!
May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013
Disappointed!We have Staffordshr mix breed dog, very sweet.From KOA website:"Good behavior is required.Dogs of any breed that are hostile or aggresve will be asked to leave the campgrnd,along with their owners"Treated badly by staff because they did not approve of our dog's breed,even though she is well behaved sweet girl.Told we got away with it this time,won't be lucky next time.
May 28, 2013
May 27, 2013
Sites too close, grease around the sewer, no HEATING IN THE RESTROOMS ( very Cold nights near central coast ) Very disappointing . Do you inspect your great campgrounds?
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
Very nice campground and nice to have their breakfast special. It would have been nice if the WiFi availibility was not shut off on day of departure.
May 27, 2013
PRO: Phone call/ck in friendly. Free trolley to beach/Farmer's Mkt. Grounds clean, shower C+. Newer host couple pleasant. CONS:Located next to 101 Fwy, noisy. Sites- no privacy, crammed in one on top of other. Other host started ckg 17 mns b-4 ck out to see if we were packing to go- counted 35+ empty sites. Ckd us 3 times! Why the bum's rush? No other trailers entering. Lots poison ivy rear area.
May 26, 2013
Many rules, toilet block was in a poor state by 10am - but other than that nice enough site
May 26, 2013
Lovely clean campsite, wanted to use the hot tub but it was far too hot in the water - 110 degrees, it burnt my legs !!!!
May 24, 2013
The sites were to close together, you could hear the freeway, wasn't worth the extra price.
May 21, 2013
Probably the first campsite I have encountered that had 23 "rules" that told you what you could not do, (most people wouldn't do half of them anyway!). Not the most child-friendy environment, dogs appeared to be looked upon more favourably.
May 20, 2013
My family have stayed here many times and the location is great. We are very disapointed we the staff. There is just no hospitality and they are very rude, they just patroled for rule violations.
May 20, 2013
Everything was great facilities were clean and well kept. We could have used a little flexability on checkout time though.
May 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
The best part was meeting visitors from Germany. The park was very clean and the crew was friendly and helpful.
May 15, 2013
We have stayed here many times, however not sure anymore! I asked for certain spots to go too the lady said she was full and they were not! The workers are not friendly at all! The workers are on you every minute don't do this ect. The game room is a joke, I know to bring my own ping pong balls! Yeah it's not for us anymore!
May 14, 2013
Stove/oven was not working. Bedroom door was not closing... No water heater after 10pm & there's no notification.
May 13, 2013
We had a great time. Clean, friendly staff. Except for one female staff member who was kinda rude.
May 13, 2013
we had a nice time nice room could have had a bar-b-q area but we had enought room to do outside our cabin. this was my second stay and look forward to going back.
May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013
We have stayed here several times over the years. It is small and quiet and the staff is very friendly.
May 13, 2013
This is a good, clean facility and the location is convenient. However, for the price of cabins charged, the quality of bedding provided simply does not match. The blankets are like cardboard. Also there are too many WARNINGS in the cabin listing various fines and fines themselves are too high, $350 for this, $300 for that. I have never seen this outside of US, particularly in Europe.
May 13, 2013
Management is too strick, not frendly. No answering phone never, not return voice mail.
May 09, 2013
May 08, 2013
great location, clean and close to lots to do. some spots get quite a bit of freeway noise ...maybemore trees at the freeway end would help. The spa is set too high and most of the jets don't work.
May 07, 2013
Very unfriendly staff, no campfires allowed, way too many, silly rules. Rules are necessary for order, but some of these were just ridiculous.
May 06, 2013
May 01, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Nice, clean campsite. Very level, easy to park. The restrooms and showers were very clean, but the shower was pretty cold.
Apr 30, 2013
Camp Mgmt was a bit inflexible when it came to parking an extra visitor car when space was clearly available.
Apr 29, 2013
Good site. Clean Facilities. Not the best KOA we have stayed on
Apr 28, 2013
Clean site and we only used as an overnight so did not get a chance to sample the local amenities.
Apr 27, 2013
A little pricy. Reception and registration was a little cool. The "don't you dare do this" signs were negatively off-putting. The facilities were fine.
Apr 27, 2013
Around 8 pm. we were denied access to a Wi-fi connection until the next day, prior leaving! A sign on the bathroom door was advising people of expulsion if... And, on the way out, large metal teeth were sticking out of the pavement, promising major tire damage if backing up. In short, we did not feel welcome and are reconsidering going to KOA from now on.

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