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Casa Mariquita Hotel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, CA
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“BEST Hotel on Catalina!”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I have stayed here at least (5) times and absolutely LOVE it! The rooms are very nice size and are very clean! The staff is extremely helpful and friendly and "Lauren" is so wonderful and helped us have the best experience on Catalina!

Room Tip: Rooms with (2) beds are really lovely and get great sunlight!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We always enjoy hearing from our returning guests, and we hope to see you again soon!
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New York City
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

My husband and I have been visiting Catalina for over 20 years for family visits. This time, a resident recommended the Casa Mariquita.Well, THIS is the place we'll be coming back to! We can't say enough about Christine, Lauren, Evelyn and Melinda -- delightful and helpful! The room was lovely as was the hotel property. It's not for anyone with mobility issues -- lots of steps -- but otherwise it has our whole-hearted recommendation!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for your review, Maggie! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you soon!
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Room was okay, there was some left over trash; the desk attendees were nice. But I was not visiting Catalina expecting 5 star lodging. If you're simply looking for a place to stay while you enjoy doing outdoor activities then this place will suffice.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Peoria, Arizona
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Lauren and Christine were very helpful accomodating my family of 5. They found the best deal possible and were almost 'too attentive' to our every need. The rooms were better than I expected ..... clean, well kept, smelled great!! Its a great place to stay and be off the main drag. The walk to the hotel is not far, but a great way to walk off all the calories from treats and drink. I was very surprised they had free Wi-Fi.
Our stay was just for 2 days and 1 night (New Years Eve).We had such a great time as a family. Took a kayak trip that was so fun we will return.
I can recommend this hotel without any problem.
Have fun!!

Room Tip: The higher the better. We were in 209 and 206. Kids across the walkway!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Gregory W
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! We're glad that you enjoyed the rooms and had such a wonderful experience on Catalina Island, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Los Angeles
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Thanks to the various TripAdvisor reviews, my family and I stayed here for one night, mid week, between Christmas and New Years for a reasonable price compared to the other island options. We booked a package through the hotel that included the ferry and it worked really smoothly and we saved a few dollars that way too. The hotel is barely 2 blocks from the main street by the water and one block from Vons market. Basically in the center of the touristy part of Avalon.They have refrigerators in all the rooms and flat screen tvs. We got one of the only two connecting rooms they have. We were on the second floor and one room had a king bed and the other 2 queens. The rooms were really nicely furnished with solid wood pieces, not flimsy typical hotel style. . The sinks are really cool and modern design but the baths are very plain and aging but have great water pressure. My only complaints are that the remote in one room did not work and we were too tired to call the front desk and one of the clock radios were broken. The overall look of the place is lovely and spanish style with great views from the various public patios. Both women we encountered at the front desk were friendly and helpful. We didn't even try the continental breakfast that was included because it is basically just a shelf in the tiny lobby and no tables or chairs in sight. We did use the luggage room to store our stuff after we checked out, which was really helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel as a very nice, clean, well located, less expensive option.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2011

Casa Mariquita was not my first choice of hotels in Avalon, but many of the other properties were booked so I thought we would give it a shot. It was great! The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful and gave us tips for hiking trails, tours, etc. The rate we received was much better than several of the properties in the area. The rooms and property weren't luxurious but were nice enough with a peek a boo views throughout property. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank bobeena
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Very nice experience at the hotel. We would stay there again. Disappointed that morning breakfast started at 8:00, too late to get your first cup of coffee and it took forever for the water to get hot, but it was a nice room and very convenient.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Mariquita Hotel
Address: 229 Metropole Ave, PO Box 1021, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Avalon
#9 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Mariquita Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When visiting beautiful Catalina Island, you will find a gem of a hotel called The Casa Marquita. Located a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants on front street, Crescent Ave, the Casa Maraquita offers a quiet and comfortable place to stay. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Casa Mariquita boasts classic Spanish architecture keeping with the traditional charm of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island.Built in 1990, Casa Mariquita Hotel is among the newest built of all Catalina Island hotels. We offer a variety of Catalina Island hotel packages so that you can get the most out of your stay. ... more   less 
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