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Hotel Metropole

3.0 of 5 205 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place feel tired. The halls are very tacky and in need of paint. Be careful that your room isn't noisy as our was. The breakfast is also meh. But it's ok. In a good spot. Bedroom was not bad once your in your room. Beds ok pillow hard! Not sure what options one has here but I'd look elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at this hotel a number of times and have always enjoyed ourselves. The hotel is conveniently located in the central part of town and you could realistically walk the core of Avalon in around half an hour or so (Lover's Cove to Descanso Beach) at a relatively casual pace. The rooms are well layed out and the balconies... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Hotel is a beautiful place to stay and has a great location. The large suite on the 2nd floor had an ocean view with a perfectly appointed massive room. Everything you could want. The prices are lower this time of year and range from $179 to $949. The King Suite was $499. Surrounding the Hotel is a great little... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I looked at and read reviews of many hotels in Avalon before coming. There are plenty of great ones from what we read. Metropole was one of them and we decided to try it out, this being our first visit to the island. It was a great choice! The room was cozy and welcoming with a fireplace.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The hotel is located very conveniently to the restaurants, shops, beaches, and activities. The rooms are nice and beds comfy. The bathrooms are okay, nothing fancy. Two negatives were I noticed yellow stains on the bed linens (towards the floor & against the wall so maybe the maid didn't see them), & the slider going out to the balcony was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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 August 26, 2014

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 August 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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