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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Beautiful room and great service. This hotel was in a great location, you either have to walk to it or take a taxis. I did notice some of the other hotels met their guest at the pier, which would have been nice especially with their pricing.

Room Tip: Although they were not available on my visit, ask for the ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I was directed to this hotel from Snug Harbor Inn, and I wasn't disappointed. I set this up as as surprise for my boyfriends birthday weekend, and he wasn't disappointed once we arrived either; and he is a picky one. We got the Courtyard Room, and it was perfect for 2 people. The hotel is located right in the middle of the main strip, which was great! Everything was walking distance and easily accessible. The staff was great and friendly. We got the birthday special, and the room was decorated with balloons and a bottle of wine. We chose the chardonnay, but wouldn't recommend it. Although were not wine snobs, it wasn't very pleasant to say the least.


The hotel will hold your luggage the day of check out if your not leaving right after check out. That was a BIG PLUS since we left 6 hours past checkout.


We would definitely stay here again. :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I took my boyfriend to Catalina as a surprise for his birthday last weekend. I would definitely say that Hotel Vista Del Mar is in a prime location. The staff are all nice, friendly and very helpful! The pricing is very comparable with the rest of the hotels on the island. They had a bottle of champagne and balloons set up for the birthday surprise and a card, it was so nice! The rooms are very cozy and generally I just LOVED this place. My boyfriend was also very impressed. The view was amazing and I thought that the inside of the hotel and the rooms were very nice. I would definitely stay here again and again. My boyfriend actually commented that he wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else. I guess that means he liked it!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My cousin and I had a girls weekend here. Hotel Vista Del Mar was very comfortable, close to attractions, clean and had a good breakfast. A little expensive, but everything on Catalina is. I thought this place was worth the extra cost, especially with all the coffee I drink!!

Room Tip: There is no elevator. If this is a problem, do not book a room here.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank zozo1967
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I've stayed at Hotel Vista Del Mar a total of five times over the past 8 years. It is consistently one of the nicest hotels I've visited. The rooms are clean and modern. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is very friendly. The common areas are beautifully decorated. The hotel is full of natural light and fresh breezes from the bay. It's a little expensive but a very classy place to stay.

Room Tip: The Avalon Suite is the most spacious and elaborate room. I stayed there in October, three or four y...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Room is clean, beautiful and has nice amenities. Fireplace was visible to the living room and the bedroom. The bed is super comfy. We got there early and because our room was available and clean already they called us and let us check in at 9AM!! My husband went to the front desk to buy a bottle of champagne and they said it "complementary" and handed him two flutes and a 25 dollar bottle of champagne. Believe me we made excellent use of the time in the room. I was not aware they provided a turn down service and we had booze, money, medication, porn and lingerie laying everywhere. I keep a spotless home, but it was my 14th anniversary and I wasn't cleaning up until we were going to leave... the maid came in while we were out getting refueled and the only thing we didn't leave lying around was a dead hooker and a bunch of coke... lol.... I was mortified that a stranger saw my dirty stuff... but she overlooked the "toys" several changes of slutty lingerie, and mess, remade our bed, picked up the towels and gave us clean new folded ones, left us a couple bottles of water and some chocolates...
The next morning there was a continental breakfast in the lobby... Starbucks coffee, juices, a few different kinds of cereals, several kinds and flavors of oatmeal, yogurt, pastries, muffins, toaster and cream cheese... and fruits. I took a huge tray back to the room and we laid around eating breakfast in comfort and blissful quiet. The shower is huge, the Jacuzzi tub is huge and has plenty of hot water. They provided a delicious smelling shampoo, conditioner and lotion, as well as bar soap, lots of towels. They must have a water softener because my skin and my husbands skin never felt softer or more supple. The furniture is clean and comfortable and very stylish. reasonable prices in the mini bar, and selection. They have cucumber and lime slices in a huge ice water tankard in the same area where the breakfast was served, and at night they have fresh chocolate chip cookies and milk.
I LOVED THIS PLACE! I had a wonderful anniversary, and we were well taken care of.
I'd like to make a new tradition of going there on my anniversary to celebrate.. The only negative thing was we were all the way in the back, right next to the stairs, so we heard people who were loud (= rude) running up and down the stairs and Friday is trash day so right at 8 am they were banging around the dumpsters and taking care of business. I also was under the impression when I booked the room that I had an ocean view suite. I didn't, it was as far from the ocean view as I could get. But the positives far out weighed the few negatives.

Room Tip: The rear rooms are close to the stairs and the dumpsters... people running up and down the stairs ec...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

The hotel is on the third floor and offers wonderful views of the Avalon waterfront, from the open air lobby. We stayed in a courtyard room and loved it. The rooms are on the smaller side, but feature very comfortable beds, A/C, large screen flat panel TV, and FREE WiFi. There are fresh, warm cookies and milk in the evenings, and fresh pastries in the morning. The hotel staff is friendly and very informative.

The rooms are a tad on the pricy side, but it is location, location, location. We had such a good time, we plan to make the trip to Catalina again next year! I highly recommend Hotel Vista Del Mar!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Address: 417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £110 - £375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beach, overlooking Avalon Bay, with rooms featuring: ocean views, jetted tub, continental breakfast, milk and cookies each evening, HDTV, DirecTV, DVD / Blu-Ray Player, complimentary Blu-Ray and DVD library, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, air conditioning, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Avalon
Vista Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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