Arrived on the ferry from Long Beach on a sunny March afternoon. The weather was perfect and the walk to the hotel easy. Unfortunately when you arrive at the hotel sign it is very confusing exactly how to get to the lobby. Better signage would have helped this. In addition I wandered thru a walkway filled with arcade and laundry which initially led me to believe this property was not for me.
Check in was easy and I arrived at the most gorgeous room promptly. The view coupled with the decorating made this stay incredible.
The small continental breakfast is held in a small hallway-ish area with little room for sitting and enjoying the breakfast. Luckily there were trays to allow for food to be brought back to the room with the lovely balcony overlooking the harbor.
Upon awakening I noticed that all that was available was decaf coffee for the coffee maker. I called down to the desk around 8 and was told they would "look into it". After hearing nothing I phoned back at 9:40 am and was told they didnt have any regular coffee, just decaf. So that was disappointing.
Overall great room, possibly a bit understaffed?
WOULD return (and bring my own coffee...LOL)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Metropole Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA