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Hotel Metropole

#9 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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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Orange, California
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318 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked their superior ocean view room. Although we had a nice balcony to sit on and people watch, there was nothing superior about the ocean view. We were in room 301 which in our estimation, was the only room where you might get a peak of the water. We were content with just people watching when we were on... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this hotel in Avalon. The location is perfect, everything is with in walking distance. What makes this hotel such a wonderful place to stay is the staff. The entire staff goes out of their way to treat you like family. The front desk staff is amazing, all of them are kind and helpful. Now, all that being said,... More 

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Draper
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to love this resort. I splurged and got the VIP wing suite OCEAN FRONT ROOM. It wasn't cheap, and I was so disappointed I splurged on this one. I'll list my top complaints: 1. Staff was rude at check-in. They seemed more bothered I was there than helpful to check me in. Room wasn't available when they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The VIP Oceanview rooms, were grossly overpriced. Our view of what would be the water, was obscured by the ice cream shop, and I believe there must be a building code restriction that prevents a full balcony, so you couldn't really sit outside on the balcony and enjoy what little view existed. The check in process was subpar, the lady... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a 3 day stay in Catalina..I did a LOT of research on hotels before hand, so I felt that I was pretty well prepared...I booked with Hotel Metropole and all I can say is that I was NOT disappointed ! I called 3 separate times to change the times on the Catalina express, we bought... More 

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Comments like this make our day! Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the 'coziness' of Avalon. We particularly enjoyed the Hotel Metropole. The ambience was relaxing and the room was delightful with beautiful hardwood floors. I highly recommend this property.

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed our new hard wood floors. We are always renovating and keeping things updated! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Metropole is a boutique hotel that looks and feels new (it was renovated in 2014), although some of the room features need to be improved. The bed was comfortable, we didn’t hear any street noise, the staff was nice (especially one woman who told us where to snorkel), and it’s located next to a nice courtyard and coffee... More 

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, we are always working to maintain the high standards of our property. We are happy to hear you had a nice stay, enjoyed our staff and your island experiences. We appreciate the suggestions and hope you come again to enjoy our constant updates. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place rocks! Perfect beach hotel with class and lots of comfort. The staff was helpful and friendly. I could have stayed in the bed all day (so cozy) but the town is so beautiful you have to get out and explore! A must stay! :))) Don't forget to ask about the birthday discount!

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We will continue to offer our birthday discount this year. Glad you took advantage of it, as the island is a special place to have celebrations! More 

Plano, Texas
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient location, five minute walk from the Catalina Express. Hotel had comfortable sheets, pillows, and towels. A/c tricky to operate, ask questions. Light continental breakfast offered in AM. Professional nice staff, worked there nine years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, nice accommodations, room was beautiful with fireplace and ocean view. There is a rooftop patio and hot tub but it is tiny and fits two people which we were never able to be the two. Well worth the money for a great island getaway

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