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“Romantic Winter Getaway”
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Pavilion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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“Romantic Winter Getaway”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Perfect location, steps from the docks. Rooms were fresh and new with comfortable stylish bedding. Rooms surrounded a court yard with lounge chairs perfect for taking an afternoon nap, and a fire pit to enjoy the generous wine and cheese hour. Staff (especially Salvador) was friendly and knowledgeable about the island, hotel, restaurants, and things to do. After walking by other hotels on the island I would not stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for room on first floor. They have chairs that look out to the court yard.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ginamarzo
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 31 December 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent visit to Catalina Island. My team and I express our sincerest appreciation for taking the time to share your hotel experience with others on TripAdvisor.

Thank you for your rave review and recognizing Salvador’s exemplary service. I know he will be very happy to read your feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Pavilion Hotel.


Sincerely,


Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Mission Viejo
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

We love this hotel. The staff is very friendly. The property is beautiful. The location is on the Main Street with an ocean view. The rooms are newly updated and the beds are really comfortable. My favorite thing is their happy hour every day with really nice wine and a assortment of fine cheeses. We stay here every time we visit Catalina.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pavilion Hotel and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Reviewed 15 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for my birthday and took advantage of the unlimited package. Well worth every penny. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning and the wine in the evening before we picked a restaurant for dinner. The entire island was amazing. We went on the zip line eco tour and it was an amazing experience. Due to weather we couldn't leave as planned the hotel kept our room for us and gave us a stranded rate for the night. When we come back we will def be staying here again and taking advantage of the unlimited package :)

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank Tkosick
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 16 December 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pavilion Hotel and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Really lovely hotel with spacious, light rooms, comfortable beds and large dressing rooms. There's a free wine and cheese hour every day at 4.30 which is a nice touch, and the hotel is in the ideal location right on the waterfront in the middle of Avalon. It is well worth the price.

Room Tip: there are rooms with private patios, but the shared outdoor area is nice and quiet anyway.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank juno85
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pavilion Hotel and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Branson, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

When we first landed on the Island, we met Roger. He took our luggage from the boat dock & put it on a pull dolley & walked up the street to our Hotel...Thanks Roger. So far our experience at the Pavilion has been exceptionally nice. Really clean, roomy, with beautiful surroundings. The entire staff is awesome. The only thing I would say about our room is that it would have been nice to have a dresser and a little better lighting in the vanity area. WE WILL BE back to stay here at this Hotel. Super friendly, helpful, clean & beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pavilion Hotel and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. Thank you for recognizing Roger with his exemplary service. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Temecula
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We popped over for one night to go ziplining with our kids (19 & 21) and decided to stay at the Pavilion. We had a little wait at check in and check out so plan accordingly but it certainly did not spoil our short one night stay. We actually are booking 6 rooms for next year for our team.

The breakfast was waaaaay beyond continental (delicious!). We sat out by the firepit to eat, it was just lovely! We missed the cocktail hour that they provide...:o(

The rooms were clean, airy, lots of space and had all the comforts....fridge, full service coffee/tea bar, great TV and large bathroom.

The rooms do not have views of the water but the beautiful courtyard, cocktail hour in the evenings and breakfast patio all do! They book up way in advance but its worth the time to book ahead!! Winter rates were soo affordable and such a great value!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Lisa F
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Pavilion Hotel and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The Pavilion Hotel on Catalina Island provided a wonderful experience! From making the reservation, to arrival, to departure! Kris at the front desk was excellent! Not only did he treat us - fellow Minnesotan's - very well - the people we met around the firepit also knew Kris, which means he helped create a welcome and personal experience. The rooms were neat and clean, they provided an excellent breakfast and wine tastings, the location couldn't be better - and the friendliness of everyone there makes us sure to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary Jo F
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Pavilion Hotel during your visit to Catalina Island. We appreciate your time to share with us your experience on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to share your feedback with my entire team and will recognize them for a job well done. Thank you for taking the time to personally acknowledge Kris in contributing to your wonderful experience.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back and hope to exceed your expectations once again.

Sincerely,
Roberto Perico
General Manager
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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 Family Hotel in Avalon
#1 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#3 On the Beach 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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