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“Island Retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pavilion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Laguna Hills, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Island Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Just had a wonderful weekend at the Pavilion Hotel!
This is a magical retreat and so close to all of Southern California!
Charming rooms,wonderful service,great complimentary breakfast and wonderful wine and cheese hour at 4:30pm each day.
There is so much value and this hotel is 6 steps to the sand!

Room Tip: Get a room on the ground floor for the private terrace to sit and enjoy morning coffee
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jill S
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Dear Guest,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on Catalina Island. Thank you for staying with us at the Pavilion Hotel and for your comments on TripAdvisor. My team will be excited to hear that you mentioned their service in your post.

We hope to see you again soon at the Pavilion Hotel and on Catalina Island.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Clovis, ca
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Great hotel. I have traveled many places around the world and this is one of the best all around hotels I have stayed at. The location is fantastic. We had booked at another hotel on the island, upon arriving there it was not what we thought it was. Thank God they had room available, we were lucky to book this hotel and had a fantastic stay for our trip. It was a trip saver, staff is great.We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tresonag
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the rave review about the Pavilion Hotel. We were very happy to have you as our guest during your recent trip to Catalina Island. Your feedback on TripAdvisor is much appreciated!

I am very happy to hear that we helped to make your trip enjoyable! Please come back and visit us soon at the Pavilion Hotel.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

We joined our friend to help celebrate her 50th birthday on Catalina Island & stayed at the Pavilion Hotel. What a wonderful place! The rooms were very nice (clean, neat, pleasing decor, relaxing lighting & VERY comfortable bed!) After a delicious dinner, we enjoyed some wine & great conversation with old & new friends at the hotel's fabulous fire-pit. The location is perfect, close to the ferry & the beach is just steps away! We arrived too late to enjoy the free wine & cheese hour :o(, but heard it was very nice. I'm a "high maintenance" gal when it comes to food, but found many great choices at the breakfast offered at the Pavilion. The hotel staff was very friendly & helpful. We only stayed 1 night, but we're going back in a few weeks for a longer stay. Can't wait!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Joannanotnow
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience on TripAdvisor. My team will be happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Our fire ring is a great place to relax and catch up with old and new friends. We are glad to hear that you were able to relax out there.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Southampton, New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

We spent my birthday at the Pavillion and I can't say enough about it...from the friendly staff at the front desk who are happy to hold your luggage since the ferry arrives well before noon...to the beautiful, peaceful grounds (even while being located steps from the harbor!)...to the delicious free wine and cheese hour and complimentry breakfast. The room was appointed with absolutely everything you could think of, including a lighted magnifying makeup mirror. THE most comfy bed ever, with perfect pillows too! There was turndown service, special chocolates because it was my birthday...could not believe how accommodating and beautiful this place was. I can't wait to go back!!!!

Room Tip: You'd hardly notice that there were two floors to this hotel, as we had the ground floor (with a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kimbrwrite
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel while visiting Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest! Also, thank you for commenting about your stay on TripAdvisor.

My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us on our beautiful grounds. Breakfast and wine and cheese hour our guest favorites at our hotel-I am glad that you were able to experience them. We hope that you return soon to Catalina Island.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Santa Clarita, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Great location, the staff was absolutely friendly. The room was spacious and clean. It was nice to wake up and see the sunrise and the beach is just few steps from your room. So relaxing and perfect. I was able to bring my kids here and they loved it as well. Ask for Luis, he is helpful and informative.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank j3boys
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate you taking the time to comment about the Pavilion Hotel on TripAdvisor. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I were happy to have you as our guest.

I will be sure to mention to Luis that you found him helpful, and mentioned him in your review. We hope that you return to Catalina Island very soon! We will look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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West Hollywood, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Cant say enough. Completely relaxed, great rooms, grounds are beautiful, staff friendly. The location couldn't be better. Was amazing to wake up, looking at the beach and harbor and then just a few steps to a variety of restaurants and shopping. Cant beat it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank shallen105
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Dear Guest,

We loved having you stay at the Pavilion Hotel while visiting Catalina Island. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! My team will be very happy to hear that you found them friendly! Again, thank you for posting comments about your stay on TripAdvisor. We hope that you return to Catalina Island soon-and come back to see us!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Belleair Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

The owner of this hotel should write a manual and offer training for other hotels. The little details made all the difference. LOCATION: walking distance from the pier, STAFF: eager, friendly, and they take the initiative to make reservations, provide info on the island, ROOMS: clean and comfortable w/a fridge; this may sound silly, but the in-room coffee/tea service is STARBUCKS, they provide a pretty collection of flavored creamers as well. TURN DOWN: these gals are giggly, and fun, offering waters and turn-down service each night. EXTERIOR: beautiful courtyard with fire pit, lounge chairs, wine & cheese evening exceptional - wine glasses Riedel-type & the wine very good choices. MORNING breakfast: no cheese Danish and canned OJ here. Fresh food and the ambiance is wonderful. Again, staff & the little details made all the difference. I'll leave out something so you can be as surprised as I was. :)

Room Tip: no elevator to 2nd floor, use bell services for luggage.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank JennaMarti
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the rave review about the Pavilion Hotel. We were very happy to have you as our guest during your recent trip to Catalina Island. Your feedback on TripAdvisor is much appreciated!

I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfasts and wine and cheese in the afternoon! We appreciate all of the little details about our hotel that you mentioned. Please come back and visit us soon at the Pavilion Hotel!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Additional Information about Pavilion Hotel

Property: Pavilion Hotel
Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
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
#2 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 Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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