If you haven't been to Santa Catalina Island, you must do so. The Four Preps weren't kidding when they called it the "island of romance". Avalon is without a doubt the prettiest most easy going place we have visited in forty years of traveling. Though it's not for children (little to do for them), it is a couples paradise.
And right in the middle of it on the water is the Snug Harbor Inn, a six room quite elegant B&B where breakfast is served in your room and it is fantastic! The rooms have wonderful fireplaces for the winter traveler, and each room bears the name of one of the Channel Islands. We stayed in the Anacapa Room two nights and in the Santa Catalina for one night. They are both excellent, but the more expensive Santa Catalina is a corner room facing both the harbor and town and is worth every penny of the extra cost. You will see that there is no more centrally located hotel room in Avalon.
Go to the cab stand one block away and ask for #23 Jose. For less than $100 he will take you on a complete tour of Avalon and the surrounding hills; and he is an excellent tour guide. Great pictures.
Last, but particularly not least, the staff at the Snug Harbor offered the best service we have ever experienced anywhere, B&B or hotel. Way yo go Alex, Donna and Jesse! They will make you feel at home and help you in any way possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snug Harbor Inn is located in the heart of Avalon and just steps from the beach overlooking the ocean. Each room includes: ocean views, deep soak jetted tub, continental breakfast served to your room, wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening, king size bed with goose down comforter and pillows, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, HDTV, DirecTV, complimentary Blu-Ray / DVD library for use on your Blu-Ray / DVD Player, fireplace, turn-down service, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, complimentary slippers, air conditioning, in-room safe, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Snug Harbor Hotel Avalon
- Snug Harbor Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA