My wife and I (we're in our 30s) bought a 2-night stay at this hotel as part of a package, which also included roundtrip transportation from Newport Beach, a 2-hour bike ride and 2 tickets to the Casino musem. We had a blast! Our room was ready for check in hours before the usual check-in time (so, we didn't have to just store our luggage there and wait--we could check in right away.) Our room was just a bedroom with a partial kitchen and a bathroom, but had a huge flat-screen TV and was nice and cozy. We loved the patio with a BBQ and table/chairs outside, which had a beautiful view of the Avalon Bay. We love Catalina, so we enjoyed perusing through the museum items at the Casino, reading about the island's unique history and culture. The bike ride was fabulous; the hotel staff (friendly and responsive) told us not to worry if we were a bit late returning the bikes, and we rode up on top of the hill overlooking the bay, were the big U.S. flag is, riding by Ada Wrigley's mansion, and then zipped downhill from there. On our final day we checked out and stored our luggage at the hotel while we went kayaking/snorkeling for 4 hours. I would absolutely recommend it, especially to couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming property is located one block uphill from the beach in a quiet residential area still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Modern kitchenettes and our sunny patios set the scene for relaxing barbecues with family and friends. Store your bikes in our lush courtyards or enjoy lounging on one of our public or semi-private decks with sweeping harbor views. We have some pet friendly rooms. This is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and small events and celebrations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
- Catalina Beach Hotel
- Catalina Beach Avalon
- Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA