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“Great Boutique Hotel!”
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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at the Avalon Hotel in June 2014. It is a marvelous hotel! The rooms are little small, so we decided to rent two rooms as we were traveling with our two teenagers. This worked out great. We purchased a package deal which also included the round trip ferry from Long Beach and taxi transfers to the hotel from the ferry landing. Continental breakfast in their beautiful courtyard is included and was very nice. The staff are very friendly and informative, recommending restaurants and sights.

The rooms are great with big comfortable beds and bathrooms with spa amenities. We had rooms overlooking the courtyard which was very peaceful.

The hotel is located about two buildings back from the Main Street, which was nice because it was also back from the noise of the restaurants. It was still close to everything. All of the hotels in town I believe are close to everything, as the town itself is very small.

I would definitely stay here again, a true gem!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was such a nice hotel! Charming - clean and updated rooms - view - and great location!
Some special features include:
The roof top terrace with panoramic view of harbor
The special bath products
The spacious third floor balcony with view
The package deal with ferry and all transport booked for you!
The (slight) disappointments:
Weak breakfast - ok but nothing special
Front desk was efficient but nothing really warm or friendly
The hotel was very private very quiet and very comfortable!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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3  Thank monalinda2010
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed at the Avalon for 4 nights in May and we had an exceptional experience! Ellen, the front desk angel, was attentive and quick to assist us during our stay. Our room, 306, was small but the view and balcony easily made up for the inconvenience of a tiny room. Laurel, Avalon Hotel's innkeeper, was quite possibly the most gracious and thoughtful host we have ever crossed paths with. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and a bottle of champagne greeted is in our room upon arrival. Just one of many personal touches the Avalon Hotel team provided us during our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Nelson98660
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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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2  Thank Connie H
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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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2  Thank MorroRock
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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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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.

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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 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £160 - £242 (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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The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA

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