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“Great Service. Great Location.”
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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
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“Great Service. Great Location.”
Reviewed 20 November 2011

Laurie the Innkeeper/Concierge is great, and very helpful in directing you to the charms of this very small island. Exceptional hospitality. Rooms are small, but well appointed, and many have wonderful balconies for enjoying the outside.

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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

This has got to be the best Hotel in Avalon!. The staff at the Avalon Hotel are so nice and the Craftsman styled details of the Hotel Are Beautiful!. It is in the Heart of Avalon, no need for a long walk to get downtown..its right there! We felt like we were staying with family when there! all of the hotels employees were so nice and really cared that we were having a great stay! The Roof top deck has probably the best 360 degree view of all of Avalon!. You can sit up there at tables and just take in the Beauty of Avalon with the Famous "Casino" right in front of you! Spectacular views!
My wife and I married on Catalina a year ago and will definitely be coming back to stay at the Avalon Hotel!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

Loved our stay here. Although the room was small, we had everything we needed. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and we especially enjoyed the breakfast out on the patio, the fresh coffee all day long in the lobby, and the comfortable bathrobes in our room.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Laurie of The Front Desk was a delight to book with, and a gracious hostess. The hotel is lovely, with a gorgeous rooftop and courtyard breakfast by the koi pond, with a fireplace. Laurie gave us the best tips on where to eat (on an island where fine dining isn't exactly fine) so that navigation was very helpful! We forgot a drawerful of socks and "zoom!" they sent them home to us after giving us a call. We hope to visit again soon, and repeat our shuttle up to the airport with mountain bikes to bike down through the eucalyptus allee.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

What a lovely hotel! This was truly a home away from home for our family. We were on Catalina Island for business, as my husband was one of the artists performing at the Jazz Trax Festival and Laurie made it feel like it was a mini vacation for us instead of work. Our daughter was thrilled when she got to feed the koi fish every morning, as we enjoyed a lovely breakfast on the patio in front of a warm fire pit. Oh, and we were fighting over the yummy bath products that smelled like tangerine! There was a body scrub & butter that I actually used on my hands and it made them so soft and smelled divine! We will definitely stay here again! Thanks guys for treating us like royalty!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Santa Monica
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is one fine hotel! The rooms were clean and comfortable; the bathroom was spacious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We appreciated the little touches such as the complimentary bottled waters and iced teas in the room, the cookies and coffee offered in the lobby, the luxurious soaps and lotions in the bathroom - even Q-tips and cotton balls.

The continental breakfast in the courtyard had a very good selection of food and drinks. g. We ate while listening to the gurgle of the koi pond. We had a room on the second floor (#201) and enjoyed the big balcony view of the harbor. We enjoyed our stay and we would definitely recommend The Avalon. Jam & Kathy wil return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Avalon is a small hotel a few doors up a small street from the waterfront. Our room's balcony had a view of the harbor and two chairs for relaxing. The room was well-appointed with nice furnishings, flat-screen TV, refrigerator (stocked with water and juice), microwave (popcorn and coffee in cabinet), a safe for valuables, and a large light and airy bathroom with nice toiletries and robes. Everything was very clean. All the rooms are on three floors though, be aware, without an elevator, and there are stairs to reach the front door. There is a roof deck overlooking the harbor and the surrounding hills set up for daytime sun-bathing (beach bag with big towels are in the room) or evening cocktails. The substantial breakfast was presented in a pretty garden surrounded by tropical plants and a koi pond. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We would highly recommend the hotel and hope to return again some day. And October was a great month for visiting Catalina.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Avalon Hotel
Address: 124 Whittley Ave, 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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avalon Hotel offers premier boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of beautiful Catalina Island. We invite you to discover an environment of understated elegance, where luxurious bedding, unique artwork and hand-crafted hardwoods and tile combine to create an enchanting experience. Located just off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island offers a resort experience that is very accessible. Most of our Catalina Island hotel rooms have breath-taking ocean views of Avalon harbor and its scenic surroundings. The breathtaking views from our Rooftop Getaway are sure to be a highlight of your stay at The Avalon Hotel. With a 360-degree vista of Avalon and its charming harbor, the Rooftop offers the ideal spot to sightsee and relax. From classic Craftsman styling and modern conveniences, deluxe bedding and upscale bath amenities, to an all-around relaxed atmosphere, The Avalon Hotel offers a unique hotel experience to every one of our welcomed guests. ... more   less 
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