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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 19 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I recently visited Avalon and stayed at Hotel Metropole. The location is perfect. Close to everything and easy to find. We entered through a walkway lined with cute shops and bakeries. It was quaint and lovely. The hotel was clean and the staff was amazing. We needed a pack and play for our toddler and it was... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently went to Catalina and stayed at the Metropole Hotel for 3 nights. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. We got there on a Thursday morning around 11 am, but were unable to check-in until 2:30 pm. We were able to store our luggage at the hotel while we walked around and waited for our... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had the VIP room overlooking water. This room was gorgeous and very comfortable. You can see the management is very concerned with the most minute details from the type of soap and lotions (L'Occitane) to the over the top continental breakfast w organic fruits. They also had my favorite coffee, Coffee Bean. Friendly staff and beautiful courtyard w live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

we went to Catalina last month in May for my wedding anniversary and we found it to be a great experiencewe stayed at the Hotel Metropol and had a relaxing time.the rooms were very spacious relaxing but elegant at the same time we found ourselves very enchanted with the view of the ocean and the village of Catalina.the staff at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First time to Catalina Island. Husband and I celebrating our 12th year wedding anniversary.. We enjoyed our stay Rm408. Had a blast on the island, will most definitely come back..staff was very professional.. room was great, perfect view location was perfect! enjoyed the fire place...and jet tub...Thank you for the bottle of champagne!

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Marina del Rey, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Most of the hotels in Avalon, Catalina Island, CA were built in the 50's and 60's so they are small and dated. Many have slapped on new paint, carpet and furniture, however they are still small. The Hotel Metropole is truly the exception to the rule, though yes, they have renovated with new paint, carpet and furniture like everyone else...... 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): $$$$
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Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Spa Hotel in Avalon #8 Family Hotel in Avalon #8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon #11 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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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