We've stayed twice at the Old Turner Inn for a weekend getaway to Catalina Island, and each time the service was above and beyond.
We've stayed in both the Queen Room and King Room and have no complaints. Both are large, comfortable, and easily accommodate more than two guests. We peeked inside the Wicker and Seashell rooms, and would probably choose the Seashell because the bathroom has lots of natural light with two windows.
They have a 1/2 bath downstairs which comes in handy should the one in your room be occupied, or should you wish to change clothes before you check-in or after you check-out. They also let you store your luggage in the living room under the piano before you check-in or after you check-out so you don't have to haul it around the island.
9:00 breakfast is fantastic with a nice hot dish every morning, and coffee is ready before 8 a. m. for that early morning caffeine fix. The wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 - 6 every afternoon is also a nice time to relax and chat with other guests.
Krista was also kind enough to let us check-out late since we wanted to snorkel one last time, then take a nice hot shower and change, before we left the island in the afternoon. A hotel would probably never let you do such a thing.
The location is also centrally located, just down the street from the Green Pier. But it's also a few blocks back, so waterfront noise isn't a problem at all. The only noise at night are the occasional golf carts puttering by.
Since we visit Catalina Island annually, we will definitely make the Old Turner Inn our home away from home for years to come, and we met a couple there that has been doing just that for the past ten years. Truly paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
- The Old Turner Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA