An old freind mentioned the Hotel Metropole to us when we told her we were thinking of going over to Catalina a month ago.
After reading some reviews here on Trip Advisor, we looked at the hotel's website and then booked a reservation for a room.
The trip over in the boat , the Catalina Express, was quick and painless. I get seasick easily, but it was smooth "sailing" all the way.
It was a pleasant short walk around the curve of Avalon Ba,y with our rolling suit cases it was very easy.
The hotel is at the very center of town and we noticed so great restaurants and cute stores a stones throw form the hotel.
Check in was easy and the very friendly staff gave us a room on the third floor.
Clean and with view over the courtyard.
We walked around Avalon until we got hungry and then found a great place to have seafood right across the main square from the hotel.....fantastixc fresh fish.
In the morning we went down and filled some trays with the very decent breakfast foods and fresh coffee from the breakfast buffet and took it back upstairs to our room.
Later in the day we rode the glass bottom boat and rented 2 bicycles just for the fun of it.
The room wwas quiet, c lean and had a nice large screen TV. My husband liked having the free wi-fi so he could check his all important portfolio.....that keeps us alive.
Avalon and Catalina were just a quaint and cute as i remember them being.
We will return much sooner now that we discovered this marvelous and friendly hotel.
Thank you Hotel Metropole staff......we had fun.
- 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