This is my second time here in the last 2 months. First time was girls trip and this trip was with my husband.
I love this hotel, it feels more like home than a hotel. The only complaint I would have is if you have a room on the left (if you are looking down the hall) you get a little bit of noise from the restaurant. I would request and even numbered room. Also as of now (Dec 2013) they have construction going on downstairs. One of the stores is being converted to a restaurant. Not sure when it is opening but it can get a little noisy at times. Check with hotel to find out when construction will done.
I love the fireplace in the room, very cozy. They serve a little continental breakfast which is great and at night they have cookies and milk.
Staff is super friendly and very accommodating. Housekeeping does a good job, one thing that would be nice is if they replaced your wine glasses each night with clean ones. We had used ours and mine had lipstick all over it and it would of been nice to come in the next night with clean glasses.
There is a great view in the "lobby" area. It was a little too cold this trip to sit and relax but if you go during the warmer months it is nice to enjoy your coffee or wine and look at the beautiful view.
Location is perfect, though hard not to have a perfect location on the Island. Vista Del Mar is pretty much smack in the middle and you can walk right across to the beach when yo leave the hotel.
Two flights of stairs, no elevator. The front desk will help with luggage. I use a cane right now and was able to do the stairs.
- 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