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“Would've Paid Double!”
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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2006

Went over to Catalina for weekend getaway. My girlfriend couldn't have booked a better hotel (she didn't really have a choice as it was the last room available on the entire island but it ended working in our favor). We stayed in the cheapest room overlooking the patio which was perfect. In the morning you open the sliding glass door, look down, and see breakfast being setup. We are very detailed oriented and so was the hotel; complimentary snacks, flat screen wall mounted tvs, quiet as can be, away from the main street which is packed with tourists and loud delivery trucks. None of that was an issue here. The rooftop boasts an amazing view of the water and the sleepy town.

The staff was attentive to every need. As I said, I wouldve paid twice as much for the cheapest room available. I can't wait to go back and upgrade!

Thanks Avalon!!!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2006

As other reviewers have already noted, this hotel is beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. The outdoor patio where breakfast is served is cosy and shaded, but perhaps the best feature is the roof deck with its view of the harbour. I could have spent my entire stay sitting there and watching ships go by....

The beds are extremely comfortable (I'm almost sold on buying one of those mattresses!) and the bathrooms are very nice, products and all. No hairdryer, so bring your own. Clothes hanging space was fairly limited (in our room at least), so if you're going to a wedding like we were, choose your outfits with that in mind...

There had been a problem with our booking, but the staff was very forthcoming and dealt with it beyond expectation.

I found the rates somewhat high for what you get, but hotels on Catalina are significantly more expensive than on the mainland, so you might as well pay the extra and enjoy this place. We will definitely stay here when we go back.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank avkavk
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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!!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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6  Thank kimc64
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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.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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5  Thank JIMDX
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2006, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Wathel
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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
7  Thank lullababy
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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
4  Thank a1rtimus
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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
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £166 - £253 (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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