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“Nice hotel, good location”
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Hotel Metropole
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, good location”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We had a very nice stay at this hotel. It's in a good location with quite a few restaurants around it. The entrance to the hotel was a little hard to find at first but once we got there, the staff was very friendly. The room was cute and very clean and seemed to be recently updated. The bed was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to spend a couple of days on the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Great view of the ocean and excellent hotel and excellent room The hot tub on the top floor with the ocean view was awesome We had a great time. The only aspect that might need a little attention is the breakfast area as it was being served almost at the lobby/hotel entrance in the cold and there was no space where we could sit & eat

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

We had a fabulous stay at this hotel. Loved loved our ocean view room. The room was just perfect, nicely updated, great bed, wonderful jacuzzi tub, bathrobes and slippers and a refrigerator. The bed was extremely comfortable and the fireplace was a nice touch. Loved the double sliding glass doors. The service was excellent. The continental breakfast was good. Coffee, muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit. Our room location was great how we could just walk right out to the main street or into the courtyard. They really took care of us there and would definitely stay there again. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, especially the ocean view rooms.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I stayed in room 409 (last time I stayed in the beach house), and I had a great experience (again)! The staff there is so nice and accommodating. I had a jacuzzi right outside of my room with an amazing view (I took some pictures and sent them to my family and friends - they were pretty jealous). I highly recommend anyone who's going to Catalina check this place out.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

An easy walk from the ferry, the hotel is right on the port. The room was spacious and had good amenities, except no safe or minibar, but had free Wifi and robes. The continental breakfast was good (fresh muffins too), but no tables available, only chairs. Garden view room had glimpse of ocean from balcony. Easy walk to many good restaurants and shops. Golf carts for rent, taxi stand, and shuttles near by if you want to go up in the hills. They have a locked room to keep your luggage before or after check in or out time.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Have stayed there for past 3 years and love the view and the room. lately items in room have not been working refrigerator,light bulbs. staff is nice but they increased their suite rate over $300 for next year. not worth it and I am taking my business elsewhere. I was told as a result of renovations that's why rate increased

  • Stayed October 2012
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catalinagregg, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at the Metropole. We do strive to keep our property in tip top shape. After holding our room rates for the last several years, we have instituted some room raises. None of the raises exceed $100 so I do not understand the $300 that you refer to. Many factors are taken into consideration before we increase rates, including rising costs, improvements to the property, and our competitors rates, as well. We remain competitive with other properties on the island and many of our fine rooms are priced below others in town. We sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Monterey, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Our first time at this hotel. Very nice accomodations. Room was clean and roomy with fireplace! Our "garden" view balcony included an unexpected peak of the ocean as well. Price includes continental breakfast complete with fresh fruit, scones and other baked goods. Evening happy hour included wine, cheese, fruit plates, etc. Centrally located. The only issues we observed were noise from the golf carts in the morning and, one particularly unfriendly female at the front desk. A couple of notes: no fitness center; no pool. An in-room refrigerator and a magnifying mirror by the sink would be nice enhancements. Other than that, no complaints and would definately stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Metropole

Property: Hotel Metropole
Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 
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