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“A must stay in Avalon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Metropole

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Hotel Metropole
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Los angeles
2 reviews
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“A must stay in Avalon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

My first time here at metropole and I can't say enough good things about this place. Service was wonderful, rooms are cozy, amenities are excellent. Overall it's a must stay when your in town...you will love it here. Thank you ask for Lucy

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

The service at check in was friendly they offered us champagne upon check in (if they dont offer ask ;)) the hotel itself is really nice, "colonial style and there is a jacuzzi on the 4th floor which is hard to come by. The rooms have vaulted ceilings and a patio overlooking the beach. Overall a great place to stay just a little bit pricey and a little further down the beach than the rest of the hotels.

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

My girlfriend and I came to Catalina to celebrate my 60th birthday, and what a wonderful time we had. Our stay at the Metropole was wonderful, with king-sized bed, gas fireplace, and a nice balcony to sit on as we shared our continental breakfast each day. Let us not forget the Jacuzzi tub which we enjoyed immensely.

The staff was very obliging, and sought to meet our every request. Thanks for making this a memorable celebration of a milestone birthday!

I have stayed in 2 other hotels on the island, but I am now spoiled by the Hotel Metropole. I look forward to staying here in the future

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

After reading the other reviews of Hotel Metropole I find that I agree with everything….Some things are good, others not so good. The room was comfortable and pleasant. Our shower was good. We were allowed to check in early which was GREAT! but….we were planning on relaxing the whole time and the jacuzzi, deck area was closed. This would have been nice to know as it really was the deciding factor for this hotel over the others. We booked the birthday special couples massage which was a bit misleading in the offer and not anything you couldn't get if you weren't having a birthday.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

My boyfriend n I really enjoyed our stay here. Great location, great views, we only wished the 4th floor jacuzzi was open. Having a fireplace in our room was wonderful and so was our jacuzzi tub. Having shops directly below us in the courtyard was very convenient!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed here in November 2013 to attend a friend's wedding. The location was excellent and the bakery/coffee shop downstairs was delicious. The room was nice, with comfortable bedding, but the shower left much to be desired. The shower head was much too low - I'm 5' 6" and had to crouch down to wash my hair. The water pressure was terrible. The drain needed to be un-clogged so my feet got a bath (disgusting). Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Rooms were very clean, room service very attentive, women at the front desk I can't say the same for but I was on vacation so I didn't really mind. Morning breakfast kind of a joke, more of morning snack then again if you are going to catalina island you have to realize everything is tiny! Stores, cars, streets, super markets. Beautiful place tho and such a beautiful community with lots to see you honestly won't even be in the hotel that long

  • Stayed December 2013
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family 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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Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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