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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We were reffered to the Avalon hotel by our dive instructor Dave after having spent our first night on the Island is less than satisfactory accommodations elsewhere. The Innkeeper Laurie took great care of us. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable for the three of us. The room had a large balcony with awesome harbor views. The courtyard and roof top deck are great places to relax and enjoy time during your stay. The entire staff was welcoming, friendly and professional. The service from beginning to end was exellent. We are looking forward to returning to Catalina Island and will most definitely be staying at the Avalon Hotel. I will be recommending the Avalon Hotel to my family and friends!

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Reviewed 26 November 2011

What a great four days we spent at The Avalon! The staff is very friendly and helpful without being in your face. The room was delightful. The courtyard with fire pit was beautiful and cozy, a perfect place for the free wine tasting reception which was held on our first night there and the yummy breakfast each morning. If you are looking for Catalina charm, great service, a lovely, quiet location, and beautiful views (don't forget to spend some time on the comfortable roof-top deck!), stay at the Avalon Hotel. You won't regret it.

Room Tip: Shoot for the third floor. Our balcony in 302 was just fine. 301 is very expensive!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

We spent 2 wonderful nights at The Avalon Hotel, The staff was more than helpful Laurie Sanchez the Innkeeper was a delight she was able to reffer us to alot of the local activities. We stayed in room 306 which had an amazing view the room itself was quite small but worked in our favor since we were there on a romantic get away. We will definately return and highly recommend The Avalon Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with a patio are worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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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!

Room Tip: get a room on the third floor courtyard side or in the "front" of the building for a great...
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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.

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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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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £166 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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