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“Room 501 and 511!!!”
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Hotel St. Lauren
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Room 501 and 511!!!”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Great views on the community balcony, but if you're in a group needing two rooms then just get rooms 501 and 511. Those two rooms have an adjoining deck of their own, which has amazing views of Avalon Bay! Two of my friends, my wife, and I loved this quaint hotel. Easily walkable to the main boardwalk and just far enough from the bar scene to not be noisy. We would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newbury Park, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Very adequate hotel. Clean and nice bathrooms. Decor is outdated but lovely view from the top deck. Coffee in the morning , but with powdered creamer, yuck. The price was reasonable since it is off season.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Modesto, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed two nights at this very pleasent Victorian Style Hotel. For the price, it was more then extected because of the view. We were on the 6th floor very near the outside deck. Room was large and had plenty of room for our scuba diving gear. The rooms were adequate and comfortable but not elegant or luxirious, but then I did not have that expectation. We were there to dive and not spend time in the room. the location is very accessable. I would have no issue with going back again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Claremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We had to stay an extra night because our ferry was cancelled due to high winds which was fine by us. They gave us a good rate for the second night and were very helpful, The room was basic but spacious with a partial view of the ocean from the bay window. The best thing was the rooftop patio with a great view overlooking the town and the harbor. We've stayed there twice and would go again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Sara and I tried a few other hotels in Avalon before discovering the St. Lauren about 3 years ago.
Our most recent stay was Jan. 15 - 16, and things are as good as ever. The hotel stands out because of its very attractive Victorian architectural syle, coupled with the fact that it sits part of the way up a hill affording a wonderful view of Avalon bay. One of our favorite things to do after a nice day of diving is to have a bottle of wine (bring your own) while sitting at one of the tables on the sixth floor porch taking in that wonderful view.
The staff is always very friendly and the rooms are clean. Try to get yourself a room on one of the upper flooors as the Avalon golf carts ( which operate all through the town) are less noisy the higher up you are.
Thank you St. Lauren - we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in early January. The weather was superb. The staff here is exemplary. Very helpful and eager to please. The room was more spacious than we expected for an older, Victorian style. The patios offered wonderful views of the harbor and a nice place to relax. They are happy to hold your luggage before and after your stay. Easy location to get to all the sights. We would definitely stay here
again!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I will say it was a place to stay, they were very nice. But other than that, the doors were not clean, which makes me wonder about the rest of the room. There was no drinking water available, only bottles of water for 2 dollars, and only bills accepted. There was no room service, or food in the hotel at all, and the coffee (which was great) was only served from 8 to 10 even though it was the farthest hotel.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel St. Lauren guest room doors are painted white. The doors do not have a kick plate at the bottom of the door. Guests as they enter the room either kick the door open to pass their luggage or hold the door open by using their foot and then drag their luggage across the door. The marks are shoe scuff marks and is a constant problem. The Hotel is considering kick plates as a possible remedy to the problem.

Hotel st. Lauren has drinking water is located on the first floor where the ice machine and microwave are located. The vending machines are privately owned. The prices are standard for Avalon.

The Hotel is located in the center of town, a half block from Von’s grocery store. The Hotel does not have a restaurant or room service, like most hotels in Avalon. Most restaurants are located within two blocks from the Hotel.

The Hotel’s coffee service is between 8am and 10am which is standard practice in Avalon.

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Property: Hotel St. Lauren
Address: 231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel St. Lauren 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel St. Lauren L.L.C., in Avalon, California, is one of Catalina Islands' finest romantic hotels. The hotel features 42 luxurious guest rooms overlooking Avalon Bay, CA. Some accommodations include a private balcony or a Whirlpool tub and all rooms are decorated elegantly with rosewood furniture. The hotel serves complimentary coffee each morning.This Catalina Island hotel is close to swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Rent your own boat and explore Avalon bay or rent a rod and reel for ocean fishing right off the Green Pier. Our Avalon vacation packages feature lodging combined with boating, helicopter rides, or tours of Santa Catalina Island. Our specials page offers some great value discounts. ... more   less 
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