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Hotel Metropole

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Gene H Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to Hotel Metropole on Catalina for decade or more. The rooms are clean and airy and the hotel is in the heart of Avalon and an easy walk to all the best restaurants and attractions. We especially appreciate the friendly staff and the very nice breakfast bar in the mornings. The coffee is really quite good....and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed here several years ago and the hotel hasn't changed much; still very nice and clean. Beautiful rooms, very clean. Nice bathroom--cool skylight. Good service and nice continental breakfast every morning. We even received a complimentary bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Great view of the beach and marina from the jacuzzi. Only downside is no pool.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our room...hardwood floors and 2 comfortable queen size beds...spacious for a family of 4. It's hard to find a room with 2 queen beds in Catalina. But the bathroom was horrible - so old. Our balcony overlooked the courtyard. Even though there was a lot of noise outside, the room was actually very quiet. The staff were nice.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Metropole on an overnight Catalina visit. We arrived in the late morning, and the hotel was nice enough to store our baggage and give us beach towels before our check in time. We had a suite facing the harbor, and the room was beautiful! The balcony was small, but the view was spectacular. The jacuzzi on... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we had fairly low expectations to begin with since Catalina Island is not known for high-end hotels. But when looking at Hotel Metropole's website they represent themselves as the premier hotel on the island. It is a 3-star hotel, nothing more, nothing less. Our room (Ocean Superior) had a nice view from a little balcony with 2 chairs but... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The metropole has something to offer to everyone Huge rooms ,most are sea facing with balconies Stayed on the top floor just next to the hot water jacuzzi It has restaurants,bowling alley,shops,all in its vicinity They provide free breakfast served in the Lobby entrance consisting of juice,coffee/tea breads and pastries Request an early checkin if arriving in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had enjoyed my 3 days stay in this Hotel. Specially the Beach House where I stayed. And I must say The Customer Service is in Metropole Hotel was excellent. And the emplyees are very Friendly. SPECIALLY ONE Employee name Lucy. She very very nice. And Making Sure were Enjoying our stay or if We need anything in Our Room..... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We arrived mid-week for a romantic birthday getaway and I booked the ocean view mini suite. The room had a perfect view and was nicely decorated. The staff was helpful and friendly, until we had a nighttime noise issue. The street noise is fine, but the rooms have wooden floors with no area rugs to soften the noise from above.... More

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Overall we had a good stay here but it wasn't amazing. The front desk staff was a little apathetic and always on their cell phones. At one point we asked if we could get something from our luggage (room wasn't ready so they were holding it) and the girl at the from said she had no idea where they kept... More

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to Catalina for several years and originally stayed elsewhere but when we found The Hotel Metropole we discovered a real gem. The hotel, rooms, amenities, service, value and staff are the best on the island. I can't rave enough about the staff and how helpful they are in every way. In a word....amazing!

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Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
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Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 
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