Avila Senior Living

475 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

Call for personalized pricing, availability, and touring 1 (844) 302-3301

If you would like to discuss employment, business-related inquiries, or inquire about a current resident, call this line: (866) 657-3621


Monthly rates start at
$3,875 per month*
44 Reviews

Care Types

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living

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Avila Senior Living

475 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

*Prices are monthly rental estimates. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with a Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Avila Senior Living

475 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

The Vibrant Community of Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO 

Located in the historic heart of beautiful San Luis Obispo, Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO offers independent living, assisted living and palliative care in a serene yet engaging setting. Coffee houses, art galleries, charming shops, and delightful eateries are just a short walk away. Nearby is the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, the Laguna Lake Park Open Space, the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, and the many cultural events at California Polytechnic State University. SLO Community Outpatient Clinic and the French Hospital Medical Center are also within ten minutes.

Inside Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO, residents enjoy an elegant, light-filled atrium, blooming rooftop gardens, a movie theater, a beauty salon and a fully stocked library. A full event calendar also means there’s always something to do, from Wii tournaments and happy hour socials to fitness classes and outings to thrift stores. 

The main dining room serves three fresh, seasonal, restaurant-style meals per day, with enough options to satisfy any palate. In addition, GG’s Bistro is always open; it serves an alternative lunch and has coffees, teas, fresh fruit and snacks available. 

Cottages and Apartments at Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO 

Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO has floor plan options to fit any older adult’s taste and budget. There are studio, one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments in the main building with kitchenettes, walk-in closets, step-in showers and optional fireplaces, garden boxes, and skylights. Seniors here also rave about the lovely one, two, and three-bedroom stand-alone cottages with parking, manicured front yards, and mountain views. Utilities are included and residents in all of these floor plans can get assistance with daily activities like bathing, grooming, dressing, continence and medication. While apartments and cottages come unfurnished so seniors can make them their own, short-term furnished spaces are available. 

Avila Senior Living at Downtown SLO also offers hospice and palliative care to compassionately help residents and their loved ones navigate end-of-life wishes and cherish the moments of what can be a challenging transition. 

FamilyAssets can help you request more information, schedule a tour and see how much care will cost. Use the links above to connect with us.

There are 3 hospitals within 25 miles of Avila Senior Living. The two closest hospitals are French Hospital Medical Center which is 0.9 miles away and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center which is 1.1 miles away.

Some of the key amenities available at Avila Senior Living are:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Outdoor Areas
  • Social Outings

Services and Amenities


  • Nearby Shopping
  • Activity Center
  • Housekeeping
  • Parking
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Transportation at Cost

Activities & Fitness

  • Fitness Programs
  • Allowed Outdoors
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Karaoke
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Musical Performances

Dining & Nutrition

  • All-Day Dining
  • Library & Computer Lounge
  • Meals Provided
  • Guest Meals
  • International Cuisine
  • Professional Chef


  • Beauty & Barber
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Kitchenette
  • Fireplaces


  • Diabetic care
  • Incontinence care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Memory care
  • Medication management
  • Hospice available on-site


  • Piano or Organ
  • Raised Garden Beds

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Aaron V April 2024

When I had previously worked at Avila Senior Living I was constantly running around and doing the best I could so that the residents would be satisfied and most importantly, not have been on the floor for longer than a minute. Unfortunately, this company only cares about profit. They have zero regar...

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Bella Otter February 2024

I’m a Cal Poly student who took a tour here for a research project on senior living, and I was immediately impressed by the kindness of the employees, the light, warm, and home-y environment, the cleanliness, the variety of activities offered, and the overall atmosphere of care in what is clearly ...

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Paula Heim February 2024

I would love to thank Oscar Buenrostro for helping my mom. She has been more involved with the facility because he helps her know what is happening ❤️. What a wonderful person and activity director! Looking forward to celebrating her 90 th with his help🙏

Pat Guerre February 2024

We moved my mother into Avila Senior Living. Such a wonderful place. Everyone there, went well above and beyond what we expected. The atmosphere is nice, the food is really yummy, and so many activities there as well as excursions to shop, eat out and they also take people to their Dr. appointments ...

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Evan Wride January 2024

It is a very friendly place, staff learns every person''s name immediately. They made my mom feel super welcome during the transition. Oscar rocks as the Activity Director. He''s upbeat and a super positive attitude for everyone. Lucky to have him, he''s a great asset!!

Emily January 2024

It has been quite an up and down course for Avila Senior Living. Unfortunately, mostly down. The facility is in a great location with access to downtown SLO, but is owned by a a large corporation and seems to put profit ahead of resident and facility care. There are some fantastic and caring staff m...

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Avila Senior Living

475 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


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