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“Great value, very comfortable hotel close to the beach”

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Casa Mariquita Hotel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Anaheim, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great value, very comfortable hotel close to the beach”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Casa Mariquita is a recently renovated hotel within a short semi-uphill walk from Avalon beach. It's just 3 blocks from the Green Pier. While we were there, major construction was ongoing at the intersection of Metropole and Crescent, so we just walked on the other side of the street. The ground and steps throughout feature charming Spanish tile. The room with a king bed and air conditioning was a wonderful value for the island and convenient location! Although not very big, it had the essentials in the bathroom and bedroom. The toilet and shower are separated from the sink, a good design for concurrent use. The sink was a marvelous sparkly finish with a fountain flow from the faucet -- delightful. The tub features a non-skid floor and a newer, sturdy rubber shower curtain with a pretty outer curtain. The bedroom has a good flat TV with cable channels. The bed is comfy with real king size pillows. The continental breakfast has a danish assortment, croissants, coffee, orange juice, and hard boiled eggs. All the staff were friendly and responded well to special requests, like extra towels. We will return!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for a weekend. I had stayed here before with a couple girlfriends and remembered it being decent. The location is great, just a quick walk to the beachfront with all the shops. The room was very clean and the bed was nice and comfy. It was just very small. We had a queen bed that took up most of the room. The bathroom was also small so it was very hard to the 2 of us to move around the room. Also- we were on the 4th floor and there is no elevator so we had to lug our suitcases all the way up, although this may be the case with most hotels in Avalon.
Overall I think the Avalon hotels are overpriced for what you get. Not sure if I would stay here again but not sure if the nicer hotels that are much higher price would be any better.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newbury Park, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Took our first trip to Catalina Island during spring break and stayed in the lovely Casa Mariquita Hotel. The staff were friendly, courteous, and accommodating, really went above and beyond. Mark picked us up at the boat dock and gave us a tour of Avalon in his golf cart on the way to the hotel. Lauren made great recommendations on island excursions and booked all the tickets for us. Our room was clean and quiet. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the common patio overlooking the ocean. After our daily adventures, we sat on the patio relaxing and enjoying the beautiful harbor view. Definitely will stay here again for our next trip to the island.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Calabasas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We went to Catalina Island to celebrate my husband’s birthday and stayed two nights in this great Spanish style hotel. We stayed in this beautiful penthouse suite with two balconies overlooking the ocean. It was so relaxing sitting on the balcony, drinking wines, and watching the boats coming and going. The hotel has a great location. It is on a quiet street, yet it is only a few minutes walking to the beach and the main street. Our room was super clean and stylish. The hardwood floor and tile floor looked fabulous. We loved the traditional style European furniture. The bathroom vanity was very elegant. The hotel staffs were super friendly. They made great recommendations for our island adventures and dining experience. They booked tickets for our dolphin/sea lion excursion and jeep tour. We had a great time on Catalina Island. We really want to thank the staffs at the Casa Mariquita Hotel for making this trip so memorable. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit the island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Visited this CASA Mariquita with my girlfriend on a journey from Ny to ca for a speaking engagement in LA . This island was a beautiful fantacy for us and the hotel was a beautiful
Experience for us quiet and romantic located on a little street on a hill with a Spanish or european
Flavor.We toured the island in a golf cart and stroled around the casino at night after diner and along the beach. MY girlfriend Tammy and I have travelled quite often in the US and the Carribean
On ships. This location and hotel was up with the nicest and if we have a honeymoon this is where
We might choose because of the romantic setting and wonderful environment!
Jim murphy and
Tammy grimes

Room Tip: Look for balcony terrace with a view of harbor and hills we loved it
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

My friends and I headed to Catalina, the weekend of March 13th. We stayed two nights at Casa Mariquita. The hotel was about a 10-15 min walk from the pier. We stayed on the 3rd floor in a room at the end of the corridor, next to an open patio. The front desk staff was very nice. They actually have keys for each room which was very nice. Free WI FI and continental breakfast in the morning. They don't have an elevator so be prepared to walk some stairs. It wasn't too bad after our fourth time up...lol. We sat in the patio and enjoyed the ocean view. We also met some nice people on our floor as well. Check out is at 11am and our boat trip was at 4:45pm. They will store your luggage until departure time which was really nice. There is also a Red Trolley stop right outside the hotel which can pick you up and take you on a small tour of Catalina. Very nice hotel compared to some other hotels we saw along the way. Very affordable. We used a Groupon which helped out nicely.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I decided to spend three days on Catalina Island during a two-week solo vacation in Southern California. Not having been there before, I was not sure to expect. The island and particularly the hotel and staff exceeded my expectations. The hotel was easy to find, being a short walk from the ferry terminal (although it is up a hill, which I didn't find to be a problem). The staff were extremely pleasant, more than happy to answer my numerous questions, and Mark even came up to the room to help with my wifi connectivity issues. The location was perfect for me, as several hiking trails were within easy walking distance. My room (311) was very comfortable, and the patio was a welcome rest spot after a day on the trails. Although the continental breakfast is available in the small reception where there is no seating, it can be either taken back to the room, or enjoyed on one of the patios. The offerings were oatmeal, fruit, pastries, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, orange juice, coffee, tea, etc, which I found to be a more than adequate start to the day. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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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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