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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Amazing location, amazing quality.”
Reviewed 19 July 2010

This hotel is located in the heart of Avalon harbor and is close to everything. The staff is very friendly. Accommodations include everything you need for the beach, stocked fridge, cookies and milk at bedtime, blueray players w/ free dvd rentals, and just about anything else you can think of. The hotel has open balconies overlooking the beachfront. It is located in the heart of everything fun to do in Catalina. Only warning is that it is up 3 flights of stairs with no elevators...so it is not handicap accessible. My husband and I stay at this hotel every year. We love it...give it a try!

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Reviewed 18 July 2010

I used to go to village on the Adriatic coast in northern Italy. Many of the hotels were small and people would spend the days at the beach and at night the lights in the harbor would come on and people would go out to dinner and stroll the strand. Staying at the Vista Del Mar reminds me of that place - It has a certain old world charm about it. You can keep to yourself or mingle with the other guests at breakfast on the balcony or when the warm cookies are served in the evening. And from the balcony you can watch the town and the harbor come alive. The rooms are modern and comfortable (high thread-count sheets, perfect pillows, fireplace, wet bar and fridge) and they just installed HD flat screens which made watching the World Cup a joy. For us, the hotel has the best location, the best views, comfortable rooms and a wonderful staff. Oh, and it's worth a mention that the new Zip Line on the island is great fun - make reservations.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

This is an amazing hotel. The moment that we walked into the hotel we could feel our daily stresses melt away. All of the staff that we met was great - personable, courteous and very helpful. The courtyard is filled with beautiful plants and flowers. The milk and cookies in the evening were a great touch and a perfect end to an adventurous day. The room was meticulously clean and very spacious.

This hotel was the perfect size for us. It is a boutique hotel and now that I have stayed here, I will not stay anywhere else. Families with children were there, but even in the peak of the summer, it felt as if we were the only guests there. The intimate touches and up-to-date amenities are the perfect combo for an amazing weekend getaway. Such a relaxing and romantic hotel…You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

This had to have been this worst stay I've ever had!!! Good view of the ocean BUT thats it! The staff was oblivious to anything to everything! Not worth the money!!! There are other places and better places to stay and cheaper. It's not worth an extra 100 dollars for cookies and milk.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

We just returned from our 4th of July stay at Hotel Vista Del Mar- and as always, we had a wonderful experience. The hotel is centrally located near everything; the beach, restaurants, activities, and shops are literally steps away. The accommodations are top notch- comfortable beds, clean rooms, large flat screen TV's, and a helpful and friendly staff. Complimentary breakfast is served daily on the veranda and warm cookies and cold milk are served in the evening. Our favorite place to stay in Catalina, Hotel Vista Del Mar never disappoints.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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LosAngeles
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

The Vista del Mar is impeccable and never fails to deliver luxurious comfort. For those of us who love bedding....this hotel gets the best "pillow" award. Turn on the fireplace, grab a good book and sink yourself into luxurious bed linens. Can't beat waking up to freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and warm french pastries out on the veranda overlooking the bay every morning. This hotel is truly centrally located. Everything is literally at your doorstep...shopping, restaurants, boating, swimming, snorkeling. The staff is very attentive and will help you arrange anything from a massage to a zip line adventure.
This year I noticed new flat screen televisions, blu ray dvd players and a great selection of free movies. The kids look forward to the hot baked cookies every night.
We have been coming to the Vista del Mar for years and find it to be the perfect escape.

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Chatsworth, Ca
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

This was an amazing trip and our 4th to this beautiful boutique hotel. The location cannot be beat overlooking the ocean and the harbor and directly in the center of town. The hotel is filled with beautiful plantings making the foyer a beautiful place to read, relax, enjoy the continental breakfast, or the warm delicious cookies and milk served every night at 7:30. We live in Los Angeles and The Hotel Vista Del Mar is a quick great escape especially with the entire family. The beautiful rooms and wonderful service from the staff makes these trips unbelievably pleasurable. If you have kids this is a great place to let them get a little independence as the hotel is so perfectly situated. You can even keep your eye on them overlooking from the balcony. We highly recommend staying at The Vista Del Mar for a terrific family vacation.

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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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