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“Best small hotel!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, CA
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best small hotel!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2006

The Avalon Hotel is one of nicest small hotels I have ever stayed in. It is beautifully furnished with craftsman style furniture, memory foam mattresses and pillows, has wonderfully tiled bathrooms, and delightful spa products. The staff are friendly and always available for assistance. The continental breakfast was delicious!

Any hotel that trusts its guests enough to loan laptops is at the top of my list!

I would stay at the Avalon again in a heartbeat!!!!!!

  • Liked — the beds and spa products
  • Disliked — nothing!!!!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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6 Thank kimc64
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Orange County, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2006

Had a very enjoyable 2 night stay at the Avalon Hotel.
The room (101) was beautiful, and extremely clean. The view of the harbor from the room and balcony was great. Amazing amenities, from the breakfast (fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries and beverages) to snacks later in the day, bottled water and tea in your room, flat panel LCD TV, DVD players in room, with access to the hotel DVD library, beach chairs and towels, and what might be the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept in, and very nice DELL notebook computers (if you forgot yours) with internet access. Everything's included, no extra charges. The location is perfect, only half a block back from the main street. There's a beautiful rooftop patio, with a refrigerator stocked with beverages. The attention to detail was amazing. Ask about the teas they stock in the lobby. This is not your ordinary hotel, it's a labor of love. It exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to return.

  • Liked — Everything was thought of, and included in price.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for the internet special (2 nights for 1) midweek
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank JIMDX
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South Pasadena, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

Attentive staff, beautiful accomodations, and fantastic amenities. The bathroom was perfect; well designed and stocked with luxurious robes and toiletries. Watch movies, supplied by the hotel's DVD library, on the flat-screen television - complete with popcorn popped in the in-room microwave. Or, sit on the verandah with a cool beverage, and watch the world go by. I could go on and on, but this is a place that really needs to be experienced to be appreciated.

I'm sure we'll be staying here for many years to come.

  • Liked — Design, Location, Amenities
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Wathel
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venice
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2006

I travel a lot, and have stayed in many hotels, but rarely have I seen such attention to detail as I did at the Avalon Hotel in Catalina. Everything is brand new and spotless; plush carpets, gorgeous wood details and fixtures, marble/ tiled bathroom with fantastic lighting options, flat screen TV, incredible views from the rooms (which had picture windows) and from the lovely roof deck (with BBQ facilities), a tranquil breakfast garden with fountain/ pond, excellent service.... the complimentary toiletries were luxury spa products, and the memory foam mattress resulted in the best night's sleep I think I ever had. Great location, close to everything yet super quiet, would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed April 2006
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az
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49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2006

We only stayed one night but didn''t want to leave. The hotel is exceptionally clean, newly renovated with flat panel screens and DVD. The view of the city is exceptional and the hotel is located in a convenient location but far enough away from the main activity to provide a quiet environment. This was one of the most comfortable hotels we have ever stayed in. We will definetly return.

Stayed August 2006
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4 Thank a1rtimus
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Red Bank,NJ
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2006

We took this vacation with our 9 month old baby. I figured if for some reason she wasn't up for the vacation at least we would be in a nice hotel (after reading the reviews). Well we were in for a nice treat. My husband told me at least 10 times during our stay that he was very pleased with my choice of hotels. The decor is not only beautfiul but very warm and comfortable. We could only get a garden view room due to the hotel being booked but the hotel staff made sure we got a larger room for the crib. The room was very comfortable. Bed and linens were very luxurious. I could go on and on about everything in this hotel. Just let's say we were very happy here and our little girl was too. It is well worth the cost.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank JulieBellaB
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central coastal california
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2006

We recently spent two nights at the Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island (May, 2006). We chose our hotel carefully and our choice exceeded our expectations. The Avalon Hotel is perfectly located, right off the main street and close to the piers, shopping and restaurants. The staff is welcoming and accommodating. The facility is gorgeous, beautifully done with great attention to detail. We selected Room 306, recommended by a previous Trip Advisor reviewer and loved it. The room itself is rather small but the balcony makes up for the lack of room space. The view is unbelievable ! You can see the entire harbor and have such a feeling of privacy up there. We spent hours there. The bed was amazingly comfortable and you can watch the sun come up without even getting out of bed. There is also a rooftop deck area where you can see forever if you have a room that doesn't have a balcony. My only complaint is they were out of their signature soap on our visit. It is a wonderful scent and I was tempted to purchase a bar of it to take home but it was a little expensive. We were able to take advantage of one of their off-season specials, as it's difficult for me to spend $300/night to sleep, but this is one place where I might even do that. It was worth every cent ! We can't wait to return.

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10 Thank cma123
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#1 Romantic 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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