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“Relaxing but expensive hotel, excellent location”
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Pavilion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Los Angeles, California
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“Relaxing but expensive hotel, excellent location”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Avalon is a great little place to get away, and the Pavilion Hotel is not an exception. The Pavilion is a beautiful hotel with relaxing outdoor areas to lounge around and enjoy the day. The location of the hotel is right in the thick of the fun directly on Crescent and a 10-15 second stroll to the beach (directly across the boardwalk). The hotel offers a delicious continental breakfast (hard boiled eggs, fresh cut fruit, breads, yogurt, cereals, coffee, juice, etc) every morning. Apparently wine and cheese are also offered at night, though I didn't have a chance to partake of it.

Though slightly dated in contstruction (not in styling), the rooms are clean, cozy, nicely appointed (comfy bed, Voss water provided every night, flat screens, decks for 1st floor room), and a nice size -- large enough to have space to spread out, but not huge. The staff were all very hospitable and welcoming. Overall, the Pavilion is a great hotel with numerous amenities, clean and well-appointed rooms, and courteous staff. We'll definitely consider staying there again in our future Avalon stays!

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Hotel is a great and very flexible hotel. We arrived early and was able to do an early check-in at no additional charge. The hotel sits on a nice well landscaped lot, reminiscient to a strong down home feel. The hotel staff walked all of our bags to our room and were generally very helpful. The room was clean and the well air conditioned.The bedding was very comfortable. The location of the hotel is directly on the main street across from the pier so everything is within walking distance. Overall great experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2012 via mobile

This hotel has everything. We stayed on ground floor king room. The room was very modern, clean and well appointed. The service was excellent, complete with turn down service. The complimentary breakfast and wine/cheese was excellent quality. The location of the hotel is on the harbor and the closest you can be to the ferry. The best hotel we have stayed in for awhile.

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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We just returned from a stay on Catalina Island with 30 relatives for our annual family reunion. We always stay at the Pavilion Hotel because it is so close to the beach and everything is top quality. The service, the rooms, the breakfast buffet and the wine and cheese party each evening. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay. We love the grassy area in the center for relaxing and the firepit in the evenings. It is clean and the king size beds are so comfortable.

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms each have their own little patios.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

This hotel was Awesome. The staff was always polite and helpfulVery close to the beach. Awesome spacious rooms. You get VOSS water and premium chocolates in your room every day, the turn your bed at night make it in the morning. you feel special!!! The rooms were super clean!!!!!! Great lounging areas outside close to shopping and restaurants. I highly recomend

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We loved our stay here. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel especially from the motel look of it on the outside. The rooms and bed were great..newly redone rooms. The location was excellent if you want to be in the heart of avalon. Relaxing patio, especially at night with a fire lit. and complimentary wine and cheese tasting in the afternoon. The staff were all excellent. They were great with checking bags when arriving early and were willing to answer any questions (Drago was great). We were surprised with champagne and chocolates in our room for our honeymoon. We would definitely stay here again..we wish we would have stayed longer.

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Brawley, CA
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Just stayed here with family for 4 days July 23-26th and what a great place! It may seem a little prices but considering what you get, it's not at all. They have a great complimentary breakfast each morning. Its called continental but far from it! Pastries, cereals and juices but there are boiled eggs, fresh ham slices, cheeses and they will make lattes, cappuccinos and other coffees for you. In all the rooms, you have complimentary Starbucks coffee and flavored creams! The rooms are very spacious and nice little patios right outside your door. Every day from 4:30-5:30, they have a complimentary wine and cheese hour that is incredible! We took advantage of everyday and was never unhappy. Big firepit and grassy area in the middle that parents can watch kids play while they enjoy their wine. Beach is literally steps away, but not a good place to swim and tight space to lay out in. I suggest you catch a cab or walk to Descanso beach which entry there also is complimentary if you are a Pavillion guest. Also, the beds are so comfortable and clean! There are constant employees walking around just waiting on you and taking any dirty dishes you have immediately!

Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Any room seems to be good, but if you don't like noise, ask for a room towards the back.
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Property: Pavilion Hotel
Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#1 Family Hotel in Avalon
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pavilion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complimentary room amenities include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, concierge service, continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, outdoor lounge with fire ring, movies, Blue Ray players & iPads for checkout, 37" flat screen TVs, HBO & Showtime movie channels, wireless Internet, iHome music centers, priority cabana/chaise reservations at Descanso Beach Club, priority table reservations at Avalon Grille, priority reservations at Island Spa Catalina, Starbucks coffee and tea, and in-room safes, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards & hair dryers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pavilion Lodge Catalina
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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