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“Great place to stay on Catalina” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pavilion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Great place to stay on Catalina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Wonderful 2 night stay. Staff is very attentive. Great location, beautiful grounds, nice rooms. Wine and cheese social every afternoon is a nice extra. Free breakfast and wi-fi. Highly recommended place to stay on Catalina.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rcarroll64
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you taking the time to post about your experience at our hotel. My team will appreciate your kind words, I will be sure to pass them along. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Simcoe, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is lovely motel complex. Courteous desk staff, clean rooms. Unfortunately they billed us for nights that we didn't stay there. Have contacted them 4 times to straighten out the error as yet they have not had the courtesy to respond to out messages

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

This hotel is very quaint, had an excellent view of the harbor, a great staff and a beautiful courtyard area. They include wine and cheese every evening and breakfast every morning with your hotel rate. The rooms are small, but cozy, clean and quiet. I would definitely return to this hotel for vacation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rome2015
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent visit to Catalina Island. We also very much appreciate you taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor-thank you! My team and I are glad that we helped to make your stay memorable.

We hope to see you back on the island for some more wine and cheese!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I chose to stay at the Pavilion Hotel for our first-ever trip to Santa Catalina island and this was the best decision we have made on a hotel selection in many years. From the moment we stepped up to the front desk to register until we sadly had to check out two nights later, our experience at the Pavilion Hotel was the absolute best we have had in many, many years of traveling in or outside the U.S. We found the hotel staff--especially Joy, Mariano and Roberto--to be openly friendly, helpful and always treated us like they were truly happy that we had selected their hotel for our stay. The grounds are beautifully maintained with such a terrific variety of plants and flowers that you might just think you're walking through a botanical garden. Our room? The staff (Joy) surprised us by giving us a complimentary upgrade to one of their beautiful suites for our two-night visit. We stayed in their Descanso Suite (rm. 202) and it was beautifully appointed with current technology and every comfort item and the bed was one of the best we have ever slept in in a hotel setting. We enjoyed a comfortable balcony that overlooked the grounds and had a very pleasant view of Avalon Harbor. Our room was spotlessly clean upon our arrival and then carefully and expertly maintained (including turn-down service in the evening) by a terrific housekeeping team. The afternoon/evening wine and cheese gathering was top-shelf all the way and, again, the staff were always fun and helpful. The continental breakfast fare was always fresh, delicious and attractively presented each morning. We also enjoyed and appreciated the complimentary luggage storage and transfers from the boat dock to/from the hotel as we never had to worry about the security of our luggage. I suppose you're getting the idea from this review that we enjoyed our stay at the Pavilion Hotel. Absolutely! Will the Pavilion Hotel be our first choice when we return to Catalina? Absolutely! A hearty thanks to the entire staff at the Pavilion Hotel for making our first visit to your island a truly memorable visit. You will see us, again!

Room Tip: Try to book one the two second floor suites. (We booked our reservation--did not request one of th...
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  • Stayed March 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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1 Thank JPTman
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Guest,

We were happy to have you as our guests at the Pavilion Hotel. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting about your experience with us! Joy and Mariano will be very happy to hear that you mentioned them in your comments. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back here very soon!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our family rented 3 lower level rooms 101, 103 and 109. 6 adults and 4 children. Wonderful time was had by all. Luis was especially courteous and cordial and would always greet and visit with us. He was very aware and helpful In lighting fire pit upon request. Wine and cheese was perfect and complimentary breakfast lovely. Our second stay at the Pavillion and we will definitely be back. Most convenient to Catalina express and best location on the island.

Room Tip: We prefer lower level closest to fire pit and beach
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shelley B
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Dear Guest,

We were very happy to welcome you back to the Pavilion Hotel again; thank you for coming to stay with us. Your comments on TripAdvisor are much appreciated and will be shared with my team. Luis will be happy to hear that you mentioned him in your review!

Again, thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back on Catalina Island very soon!.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

My family of 5, parents and sister and her family spent 4 fabulous nights in this beautiful, clean hotel. We loved the location and outside fire-pit. We shared many evenings around the fire and lounging in their comfortable chaise chairs. My children loved the beach access! The wine and cheese is so nice and welcoming as well as the breakfast every morning. My only complaint was check- in was not until after 3 and it was guaranteed that our rooms would be ready before 3. Also our rooms were not cleaned until very late in the day. Luis and Polly were very helpful employees and went out of their way to help with our stay. We will return to the Pavilion! Ground floor rooms with private patio are a must! Loved our room and the coffee pot with Starbucks coffee and extra creamers! Mimi-fridge is a nice extra also!

Stayed March 2014
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So.CA.
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We chose to visit Catalina during Thanksgiving break due to an expiring Groupon for the express. We decided to book this hotel for the location. Honestly, it would be hard to stay anywhere else after this experience. From the minute we arrived we were treated special. The room was very nice with a nautical theme that had shutters that opened up to a lovely lanai with comfy furniture. The grounds were well kept and very tropical. For happy our they serve wine & cheese (free!!) in the game room which overlooks the beach. Breakfast is also included with many yummy choices. Loved this hotel!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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1 Thank omynameistaken
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at the Pavilion Hotel during Thanksgiving break. We loved having you as our guests! My team will be very happy to hear that you mentioned them in your comments. We hope that we get to see you again soon on the island.

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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