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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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Corona, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Hotel Metropole for our 28th anniversary, we were looking forward to a relaxing weekend away. First the furniture is very well warn with paint rubbed off in large areas of the furniture. The refrigerator didn't work and when I called to report it, the person at the front desk informed me that it was... More

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Corona del Mar, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location is good. Close to the main drag. Speaking of drag...elevator was broken so we had to go up and down the stairs a lot. Hot tub was cold. Front desk staff informed me that the hotel was not busy (off season) but they would only give one extra hour late check out. Room clean but mattress was dated. Breakfast... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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catalinagregg, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts regarding your recent trip to Avalon. The specials you refer to were two different promotions. They were not connected. I truly appreciate your insight into the staffs attitude and will bring this up them in an effort to correct that behavior. More

Moss Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 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 March 19, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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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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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 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#9 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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