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“Paradise Hotel”
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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Paradise Hotel”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Our stay was fantastic! Our room was 306 with the great view. I would wake up in the middle of the night and go to the balcony to watch the sun come up each morning.The staff was the BEST and did everything to make us comfortable. Melissa even got us Dr. Peppers since we don't drink. Olga kept our room clean and was so hospitable. I don't even know how many times I called Melissa to ask questions in the nine months before our stay and she was very informative. This was our 22 wedding anniversary and it had to be perfect and it was! We made our reservation for 2015 before we left.

Room Tip: room 306 has the best view and the very large balcony room 301 has a great view with the smaller b...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

My wife and I just returned from a short 3 day, mid-week trip to Avalon. We booked the package deal (hotel, ferry, cab) for the convenience but never used the cab as it is just a leisurely stroll (for us) from the pier to the hotel. Beautiful location, nice room, clean, quiet, etc. I think we were in room 305. No complaints on any level. All staff were especially courteous and pleasant to chat with. The continental breakfast each morning was a treat; we particularly liked the outdoor seating on the patio; nicely landscaped. In the evening, we would take our drinks up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy the sunset and views. We highly recommend the Avalon Hotel to all and plan to return soon.

Room Tip: As with all hotels in Avalon, I would try to avoid a street front room due to the level of noise som...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, California
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Catalina Island is one of my favorite places to go, I find that the Avalon has great prices every time I have gone as well! I would chose the Avalon Hotel again for my hotel needs. I spend a week there and still amazing and beautiful every time I go back. I would suggest to any friends and family that they to go. The Avalon hotel is neat and clean, comfortable and close to the main town I was visiting. Totally within walking distance to all the neat shops! Try it out!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Providence, Rhode Island
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Welcoming accommodations and staff. The court yard was a perfect place for breakfast, afternoon rest and friendly bird visitors. The room was clean, comfortable and proximity to town was perfect. We will definitely stay here again; enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aptos, California
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Witnin days of our stay we were surprised to have a package delivered to our home. It contained soap, champagne, chocolates and a kind note apologizing for some concerns we had with our recent stay. WOW!!! Now THAT is the true definition of above and beyond! So nice to see a hotel manager that truly cares about her business and guests!

Room Tip: Even ocean view rooms are awesome!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bakersfiled, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The service, hospitality, cleanliness & friendliness of the Avalon Hotel and staff was exceptional. We will be back soon.

I have traveled a lot and have never been more pleased with a hotel. I would highly recommend the Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Ok...so I really stressed over where to stay, almost everyplace had some negative reviews. We were VERY happy we splurged here.
Almost all the rooms in every hotel in Avalon are small. The village is compact and charming.
We loved our room, the sound of the fountain in the courtyard was delightful to go to sleep to. We had one of the less expensive rooms and were perfectly happy with the courtyard/village view. The staff was very nice and helpful, assisted us selecting tours.
The place is clean, and the public spaces have a lot of charm. Cute details everywhere make the hotel feel special.
Location is really important since you will walk a lot, and the Avalon location is really ideal.
So charm, perfect location, nice people.
For some it may feel like close quarters, I was fine with it.
The setting for breakfast is divvied, but the food was only ok. Not up to the quality of every other aspect. Granola and boiled eggs are fine, but the rest was generic, The bread and baked goods could really use an upgrade. But seriously, with that setting, you will still be happy.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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