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Hotel Catalina
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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“Only if you must . . .”
Reviewed 28 October 2003

Old is sometimes quaint; other times, it's just old. This very, very old property has some architectural charm, and it is located a quiet block away from loud, crowded Crescent Dr. The rooms and property were reasonably clean, and the staff was nice enough. But the rooms (we had a private "bungalow") were very cheaply decorated and renovated. For $50 a night, it could have been written off as an adventure, but at $150 ($168, w. tax), you can't escape the feeling you've been "taken." (Of course, this description applies to most of Avalon.) I was embarassed to admit to my spouse that I chose such accommodations. You can do worse, but you can easily do better, at these prices. (Beware the early 10:00 am checkout, too.)

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KrisGLBC, General Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
As of January 2012 we are pleased to announce that the Hotel Catalina is now under New Management. Come visit & experience our New European style Courtyard Garden Wing.
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Property: Hotel Catalina
Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catalina 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Hotel Catalina is decorated in the Victorian style. Hotel Catalina combines old world elegance and charm, with all the advantages of a modern establishment. Strolling along the balustrade verandas at the front of the establishment, from sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy the refreshing sea air and splendid panorama views of the picturesque harbor. Recently remodeled in Thomasville furnishings. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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