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“Excellent choice” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Catalina Island Inn
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Reasonably and competitively priced,, excellent location (in the center of town and one block from the beach), very friendly and highly responsive staff. I would not hesitate to stay at this inn the next time I am in Avalon. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey Park, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

It's my first time going to Catalina Island and stayed @ Catalina Island Inn Hotel on Feb.23,2013 for our anniversary. We got the King bed w/Harbor view. The view was awesome it was fantastic place and the hotel is very clean, impressive and the staff and people there was very very friendly! The hotel is almost close to everything such as restaurants, gift shops and the Von's market. Hubby and I was very pleased and we plan to go back again and stay @ the same hotel. ^_^ ^_^

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PS. No elevator, so if that's a problem for you; you better ask or book for the first floor but it was not a problem for us at all even though our bedroom is in the last floor which is the fourth floor :P We never regret staying in this hotel (Catalina Island Inn). Checkout their website and the prices are very reasonable.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RicKrish C
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

The amenities at the hotel were nice enough, but the room was EXTREMELY small. We also paid for a "room with a view," when in reality the view consisted more of the rooms across the way and the rooftop of the nearby buildings, with a small view of the water. More than anything was the size--the shower was extremely small as well as the room. Overall, I wouldn't stay there again but it was an OK stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tyler H
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Capistrano Beach, California
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

This little charmer is clean and sports very nice finishes; upgraded recently. My sister and I booked room #208 which is about the size of a stateroom on a cruise ship. We each had a comfortable twin size bed, a very clean bathroom and a dressing area with a compact refrigerator to keep our beverages cold. Every morning from 8 - 10, the office provides danish pastries, coffee and juice. It is enough to get your "motor" started before a day roaming Avalon or taking in other adventures. We knew what we were getting as we stayed in a King-size balcony room on our first trip here, which was a larger room but noisy with the street traffic and trash trucks early in the morning. Also, with the Von's market next door, delivery trucks broke-up the peaceful quiet of the morning. Crescent Avenue is a mere half-block walk from this lovely hotel. There is NO elevator...so if that will be a problem, don't check-in and then complain. I think of the folks who join gyms for exercise, then whine about stairs. These stairs are wide and carpeted. It's all part of the historic building.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rokitlady
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

Room was the size of a small closet. asked to be moved for the second and third night of our stay because they had put us in a room overlooking the alley where trash was being dumped and employees were hanging out in the early morning, very noisy!! They would not move us to a new room without charging us the difference of a room upgrade, no customer service here!
Needless to say we will not be satying with them again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Diane R
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

This was our first time on Catalina Island. We booked at the Catalina Island Inn based on reviews here. The location is handy (about 1/2 block from waterfront area) and reasonably priced. Many of the waterfront hotels are quite expensive and this was the perfect fit for us. This place is VERY well kept and the staff friendly. We booked a room in the hotel with a view of the ocean. Lots of stairs to climb, but worth it. Super clean smaller room with an outside deck. The only drawback was the noise being generated by the grocery store rooftop refrigeration units next door when we sat outside. Toured the famous Casino and had a great meal and drinks at our new favorite place "Luau Larry's" on the waterfront. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and it was a good value. It felt like we were a world away from it all and plan to go back later this year. We will definitely stay at the Catalina Island Inn again (but for two nights this time). There are many more things to see and do here and you can't do it in one day!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Great hotel! Amazing view from room 441. Huge bed and decent size room. Very clean and modern. My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! I liked how close it was to everything. We got a good deal on the room since it is the slow season and had a great time! Highly recommend it. My only complaint is the squeaky AC from Von's next door which made keeping the door open a bit of a pain but it didn't bother us too much. Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Catalina Island Inn

Property: Catalina Island Inn
Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 
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