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“GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, ENJOYABLE STAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Catalina

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Hotel Catalina
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Santa Ana, California
1 review
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“GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, ENJOYABLE STAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

My company visits Catalina Island regurlaly on business, and we have stayed at Catalina Hotel on every trip. The staff is very friendly, Martha tries to help one as much as she can with information and service. Clean rooms and bathrooms, fresh towels, clean linens and free wi-fi.
Great location for us to work and where our clients feel right at home while visiting us.
Hotel Catalina is a great place to stay and best of all is affordable. My company highly recomends Hotel Catalina for any one looking for a warm and great place to stay while visiting Catalina Island.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Hotel Catalina is a a very cute hotel. It has a Victorian look to it. The service is excellent, very friendly staff. They immediately offered us coffee and muffins when we checked in. Martha was very informative of the best place to visit especially to take advantage of the freebies I get for my birthday on the island. It's perfect for my 30th birthday weekend getaway! Martha was the best, my fellow Pisces!

  • Stayed March 2013
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2 Thank Manguyen32
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HotCatMGR, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property

We are always happy to here that guest enjoyed their stay. Happy that you enjoyed our Birthday Island specials. We hope to see the two of you soon.

Manager,
Martha Flores
Hotel Catalina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed at the garden courtyard section of the Hotel Catalina for 4 nights in October. The rooms were newly refurbished. Very comfortable bed, mini fridge, clothes steamer, coffee and donuts for breakfast. The courtyard was lovely, and we felt like we had it all to ourselves. I would highly recommend this hotel and we will return again. For us, it was the best place we have ever stayed on Catalina Island.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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KrisGLBC, General Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! Happy to hear that you will return. Hope to see you soon.

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Encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

Just came back from a weekend in Avalon. Loved our stay at the Hotel Catalina. If you're looking for a big shiny resort hotel with large rooms and all the most modern accessories this is not the place for you. It is an older building that appears to be extremely well kept up. We loved the furnishings in our room - furniture, light fixtures, etc. Our bathroom was a bit tight, but the paint, linens, condition of everything in our room was extremely good. The art around the hotel is worth studying. Comfortably porches to sit outside. Most particularly the staff were excellent. All my interactions in person and over the phone with Ignacio and Nancy were superb. I've stayed in several Avalon hotels and consider the Hotel Catalina to be a good value and we'd stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Poway, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

Our stay was a quick overnite surprise . After checking out a couple of places to stay, we decided this was a convenient place, centrally lOcated with wifi and a place to lock our bikes and holds our bags until we were ready to leave. We stayed on the patio level with no view, but we could sit on the patio/ courtyard and enjoy the foliage. I forgot my charger for my iPhone, they were kind enough to charge it 2 different times for me . (I could have come up "lost", but they were very honest and kept it for me). The room was small, but perfect to lay my head down and shower . Shower & commode were in a separate room. Sink was in bedroom. The next morning we had fresh delicious coffee & donuts. The staff was friendly and helPful and answered our questions. I would stay again , but maybe get a room with a view next time.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

I hadn't been back to Avalon in 19 years & had no idea of what this hotel offered. The sign on the roof clearly shows where it is in town. The walk from the boat to the hotel was o.k., not far. The short walk uphill to hotel not bad for a couple of "old ladies". The staff was friendly, gave good advice of where to find restaurants, shopping and things to do. Our room was on the 2nd floor and quite cozy, well furnished and with a partial ocean view. The veranda just outside the room was wonderful with white wicker seating, comfy with cushions. The Kona coffee served each morning downstairs - with fresh donuts - was a welcome start for the day. About the only negative was the size of the bathroom - took a little maneuvering to take a shower, but not impossible. All in all I would recommend this hotel and certainly make a return to it.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Went to Hotel California with my Wife to get away from the daily rush. We purchased the stay through Groupon so I'm not able to tell you anything as far as value. We enjoyed the stay and the staff was really sincere. They allowed us to leave our luggage their after check out so we wouldn't have to lug it around the island while waiting for the boats to the mainland. The room was nice and the island was fun.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Catalina
Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 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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