The hotel looks like a small European hotel with a courtyard in the middle and a roof deck with lounges and tables. The location is very good as it is in the far end of Crescent Avenue, away from the noise yet a short walk to the Casino and the Descanso Beach. Most of the rooms are next to the stairs so sometimes, you can see/hear guests as they walk by your room. Our room was dark, we had to leave the lights on during the day. and wi-fi was weak The bed was very comfortable, we all had a good night's sleep.Breakfast was continental and we sat at the patio one day and the courtyard the other day. We wanted to take our breakfast on the deck but it opens at 10 a.m. The cleaning crew could speed up on their work - our room was not cleaned when we came back from the beach at noon. Check out is at 11 a.m and we were allowed to stay for half an hour longer. We stored our luggage at the lobby and were able to use their restroom. In the afternoon, when we stopped by to pick up our luggage, we still had a little time and decided to hang out at the deck. We passed by our room and it was still not ready for their next guest. They should have allowed us to stay longer. Overall, we had a good experience and because of the location and value, I would recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portofino Hotel Avalon
- Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA