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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love Catalina Island!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our first trip to Catalina Island was lovely. The Vista is in a great location but has no views from the rooms. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is about the nicest hotel continental breakfast I have seen, and the staff was very nice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Highly recommended. Mia at the front desk was overly helpful, patient and accommodating. Such a cute little place, perfectly located on the water. All the staff was VERY helpful and took time to make our trip the fullest it could have been.
THANK YOU!!! Hotel Vista Del Mar staff!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

we spent our 'minimoon' at hotel vista del mar last weekend, and we truly can't say enough. the small staff were so personable and accommodating. from secretly calling the restaurant we were headed to for dinner to arrange a complimentary champagne toast, to making sure we had our nightly chocolate chip cookies...we definitely felt special and catered too. there is an extensive DVD collection of movies to borrow as well as beach chairs, both free of charge. location is great too (downstairs is steve's steakhouse...great drinks & food!) bottomline; if you're looking for a quaint, romantic place to stay that's clean, modern, & personable, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This hotel is located centrally to all of Catalina but still remains quiet and intimate. The staff was all very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were super cute, love the fireplace! The orchids and plants in the hallway are beautiful and remind me of being in a tropical location. Every little bit of this hotel was comfortable and enjoyable. Would definitely chose to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights on Catalina Island at the Vista Del Mar and I would definitely stay here again!! The hotel is very nice! The rooms and service is 4 star quality for sure! We loved our room and the hotel floor was nice and quiet. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We loved that they have movies you can borrow and watch on the DVD player in your room - they had brand new releases this was great for the windy/cloudy day or late at night. They also offer a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and warm chocolate chip cookies with milk every night : ) The hotel is centrally located in a great spot and has some great restaurant and shops just downstairs. The only thing to note, you do have to walk up 2 sets of stairs (no elevator) this was not a problem for us but I wanted to note it for others. Prior to our trip I also reserached the Pavilion Hotel and Snug Harbor. From walking by them they also look like great hotel options BUT the rooms at Vista Del Mar were definitely nicer than the Pavilion and I liked the location and balcony view that you get here from the lobby over that at the Snug Harbor Inn - but possibly both great other options.

Room Tip: We were in the King Size Room Suite # 107 mid way down the hall. The only room I would avoid if poss...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Upon doing research of where we wanted to stay while on the island, I am more than happy we chose this hotel. It's central location and more than friendly staff makes this a top-notch island hotel. Rooms are very quiet and secluded from the rest of the island's mix of tourism. The standard rooms are just right for couples. The breakfast and cookies are fantastic! Staff is more than helpful with restaurant choices and excursion insight. Also, it is really cool that they will store your luggage pre/post check-out to accommodate your needs. They supply beach towels and chairs so you don't have to worry about bringing your own. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The staff will set cookies and milk in your room if you are going to be gone at the time they put th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Our room was very cute and clean. The bed was comfy and the fireplace made it very cozy. Not a lot of extra room with one child in the pullout bed. Milk and cookies at night and DVD library were nice touches.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Property: 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
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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