Avila / Pismo Beach KOA

7075 Ontario Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Reserve: 800-562-1244

Info: 805-595-7111

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Jun 22, 2013
We stayed at this site two times before and this time it was terrible! The pool was policed by a horrible lady, that wouldn't give me her last name, Laura was her first name. She said that she warned everyone 4-5 times, but I just saw her giving people heartache. She yelled at people and even yelled at us, "The pool is closed!!" We were dressed in warm clothes and just looking in the pool.
Jun 22, 2013
Very Clean and helpful staff
Jun 20, 2013
The cabin was clean, cute and cozy. The location was fabulous.
Jun 20, 2013
We were only at the Avila/Pismo Beach KOA for one night so we didn't really get a chance to explore, but it seemed nice. Great pool. Good location. Could have some more grassy areas to make it feel less like a car park. Toilets could do with being updated too. We stayed in some other KOAs (Yosemite West/Mariposa and Costanoa) which were brilliant.
Jun 19, 2013
Great place and nice people. will be back
Jun 19, 2013
Nice location, somewhat pricey. We were there for 4 nights and the trash cans and dumpsters were never emptied and trash was falling out all over. Somewhat difficult to move trailer into spots due to closeness.
Jun 19, 2013
Rules too strict; pool closes too early; kid's under 14 are not allowed in the jacuzzi; movie night was cancelled...twice! women's bathroom out of towels for several hours; lots have a "very tight fit"; etc. etc.
Jun 19, 2013
we had a nice little grassy area for our small trailer, otherwise its dusty gravel for the big boys
Jun 19, 2013
we have camped here before and still feel the same the sites are too close to each other unless you are fortunate enough to have an end site when you back in you are right up against the other camper or trailer you are virtually side by side with no privacy at all

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our campground is small and things are tight, but we are in the process of installing privacy fences between sites
Jun 18, 2013
My family and I really enjoyed the cabin and it's surroundings. So close to the beaches. Full kitchen with stove, oven and fridge. It was wonderful.
Jun 18, 2013
very good,sites very close,we had great neibors.great area to check out lots to do.
Jun 17, 2013
We had most of our family with us in different cabins.. So we were all running here an there with the pool the hiking the farm... It was great to have so many things to do. Plus the grounds were so clean!!! We are coming back for sure!!!!
Jun 17, 2013
We had a great time at this campground. The staff were friendly and bathrooms were clean. There is a Bob Jones bike trail to Avila Beach nearby. Also there is a trolley stop near which you can take to Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and Pismo Outlets free. The negatives are the small sites and no camp fires.
Jun 17, 2013
The cabins were bunched together and I didn't really feel like hanging out there. Too crowded.
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Nice Kampground - all around us was cleanliness including restroom/showers, and dog area. Those two areas are sometimes questionable, but not in this case - quietness, cleanliness, good rates, what else is there to want ? Will return.
Jun 14, 2013
Sites are small (narrow), sewer main is under capacity, not really pet friendly.....showers don't all work properly ..... we didn't like their place in Prunedale either ( last month)

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a small campground so things are tight...but we love all furry friends...just ask that they are not allowed to do their "business" on our grass.
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.

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