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Pavilion Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #4 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Redondo Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pavilion Hotel is what I wish all hotels would be like ... From the extremely friendly check-in and free drink tickets to the cloudlike comfy beds and the more than you possibly want free breakfast to the outstanding wine & cheese evening reception -- all mind you with an ocean view since this hotel is waterfront. For wine lovers,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina is a special place and we had a really lovely stay at the Pavilion Hotel for my 50th birthday. The location is perfect, the grounds are lovely and relaxing. The beds/bedding are soooo comfy. Every employee we encountered was cheerful and polite and aimed to please. We had a bit of a problem with our reservation and billing, but... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I were happy to welcome you to the Pavilion Hotel for your 50th birthday. We were honored that you chose to celebrate with us! We hope to see you again on your 51st! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had never been to Catalina Island before and we found ourselves without children at the last minute so we planned a quick overnight to Avalon. I have spent much time in Avalon thanks to a friend with a house in town, so as familiar with the town that I was, I didn't really know where to stay. I... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First we had rsvp to atwater (sister hotel) then we had a complimentary upgrade to PH. What an awesome experience. The front desk staff, bag handlers and housekeepers were exceptionally pleasant. They made us feel so welcome. By the sweet gestures of hello's here and there made us feel like they like us being there. Tyler helped out when we... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were very happy to welcome you to Catalina Island! Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel. We also appreciate the time that you took to post about your stay on TripAdvisor. My team and I are happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Please come back to Catalina Island soon!... More

Dana Point, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say... after being in the hospitality business for over 17+ years working for both The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel & St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Pavilion Hotel in Avalon, Catalina was an exceptional experience. The staff added their special touches from the moment I checked-in with a warm and genuine welcome to the Island! I was on a... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The Pavilion Hotel was happy to welcome you to Catalina Island. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Avalon. My team and I are happy to hear that you and your daughters enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Catalina several times, but have never stayed in Avalon in a hotel. Although we only stayed one night, the rooms were spacious, beautiful and just steps from the beach. An added bonus of staying here is that our rate included free wine and cheese in the afternoon and free breakfast in the morning. I would definitely stay... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest. My team was happy that you were able to make your first stay in Avalon with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had never been to Catalina Island so we picked this hotel from other reviews. We were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed at the pier for the Catalina Express and had our bags carried to the hotel which is about a block from the pier. We arrived on a very early boat and hoped for an... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I are happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Thank you for letting us know what you enjoyed on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great stay in Catalina and the Pavilion was a huge part of the reason why. The gorgeous interior courtyard and garden was our favourite part. Complimentary morning coffee by the flowers and evening wine and cheese by the fireplace was the kind of small detail that can really make a vacation stand out when you're reminiscing about it... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your trip to Catalina Island on TripAdvisor. We loved having you as our guest and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our gardens and fire ring. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Pavilion Hotel for years and it just keeps getting better. This hotel is a first class hotel for the Island. It's not just the location which can't be beat, it's the overall ambience for your stay. The breakfast is plentiful for most people, the wine/chesse time is relaxing watching the people go by and... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island! We loved having you as our guests! Thank you for posting about your stay on TripAdvisor, my team and I appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you back here before you celebrate your 59th wedding anniversary! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Palo Alto, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to this location for almost 50 years. It has changed over the years. A lot. It's very nice now -- the rooms are lovely & very well appointed. The staff could not be nicer & more helpful. The breakfast provided in the morning is enough to not need to eat elsewhere. Having a staff person make... More

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We loved welcoming you back to the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. Thank you for staying with us again and for posting about your experience on TripAdvisor. I will also be sure to pass along to my team that they helped to make your stay memorable. We cannot wait to see you again soon.... More

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Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, 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 — Pavilion Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Pavilion Lodge Catalina
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Hotel Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon #3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon #4 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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Complimentary room amenities include: concierge service, continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, outdoor lounge with fire ring, movies, Blue Ray players & iPads for checkout, 37" flat screen TVs, HBO & Showtime movie channels, wireless Internet, iHome music centers, priority cabana/chaise reservations at Descanso Beach Club, priority table reservations at Avalon Grille & Catalina Country Club, Starbucks coffee and tea, and in-room safes, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards & hair dryers. ... more   less 
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