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Hotel Metropole

205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #9 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old freind mentioned the Hotel Metropole to us when we told her we were thinking of going over to Catalina a month ago. After reading some reviews here on Trip Advisor, we looked at the hotel's website and then booked a reservation for a room. The trip over in the boat , the Catalina Express, was quick and painless.... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Advertised special was $219 with room and ferry tickets. The upgrade was room with massages for $299. Only when you book do they tell you that the upgrade took away your ferry tickets which cost $70 per person. The massages cost $60 per person! Sadly the hotel does not even convey this to you in a nice way. Upon arrival,... More

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Moss Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Metropole is a delightful, upscale hotel that went above and beyond our expectations. They actually mailed us items accidentally left in the room. Great service, location and amenities. I would love to go back!

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Palm Springs, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this for my family through Travelzoo, the pictures on the website looked so beautiful so was really excited about the visit. Unfortunately the rooms were not as pictured. Catalina was so beautiful that I will definitely come back but will pay up and for a better hotel. It seems like all of them run promos packaging the Catalina... More

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived to a fireplace and bottle of champagne on ice. Hardwood floors and extremely simple, comfortable decor. A look out the window reminds you just how close you are to the water. Relaxed for a bit then did some bar hopping. After all, it was Saint Patrick's day. All of the shops, bars, and restaurants are very close by. Got... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived on the ferry from Long Beach on a sunny March afternoon. The weather was perfect and the walk to the hotel easy. Unfortunately when you arrive at the hotel sign it is very confusing exactly how to get to the lobby. Better signage would have helped this. In addition I wandered thru a walkway filled with arcade and laundry... More

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Los Altos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelzoo had a special combining round trip ferry and hotel lodgings. Room was quiet and clean, continental breakfast fine, and very convenient to ferry dock. However, the jacuzzi was broke and the entire sun deck was closed. Check in (3PM) and check out (11 AM) were ok, but no place to change or shower if you want to spend the... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Quiet, uncluttered, all new. Hotel has 4 levels, great view of Harbor , just across the street. This island certainly has the tropical feel, nice weather in the Winter, and no crowds, so hotel not filled to capacity, late check out time. No lines, no worry, no rush , ahhhhhh

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Judging by the website I was expecting a LUX hotel, but our rooms looked nothing like the rooms on the website. Most likely because we purchased it on a special so our rooms were not the ones featured with the big windows and patios with ocean views. The service was very mediocre, we arrived at 11:00 and were supposed to... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We returned to Hotel Metropole over Academy Awards Sunday-Monday, on an AmazonLocal deal that provided boat transfers and one night's lodging for $219. Now, the location is still great, if you like to walk to explore Avalon shops and neighborhoods, even the ocean front. The rooms are still good: a good bed, decent water pressure, sweet little fireplace. They are... More

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Also Known As:
Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#9 Family Hotel in Avalon
#12 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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