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Hotel Vista Del Mar

#3 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Hotel Vista Del Mar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was everything I could have imagined. I placed reservations for the Romance Package and upon arrival we had chilled champagne, a great room and friendly staff. The cookies at night were great and continental breakfast was delicious. The hotel was right in front of the beach and everything was in walking distance. Best stay ever. Would stay here... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the cheapest room and it was still fabulous! The decor was beautiful. It even had a remote controlled gas fireplace. The hotel is in a great location in the town, within walking distance to everything. I've stayed in many very nice places and this was among the best. I would LOVE to go back there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Terrific location. Walking distance from ferry landing. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Two rooms at front of building have private patios with view of bay. All other rooms are interior facing a lovely courtyard space. Windows are not operable but airconditioning works very well. Plantation shutters need to be closed for privacy when you are in the room. Beds... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. This was our first visit to Catalina and I had no idea where to stay until I looked on TripAdvisor. Perfect location in the middle of town....walk to everything and the staff were so nice and helpful. Our Courtyard king room was Very large and had a lovely sitting area and a fireplace. Nice continental breakfast... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We loved it. Definitely the nicest hotel we've stayed at in Avalon. It was the perfect location right smack in the center of the main street. Everything was crisp, clean, and beautiful. The hotel staff really goes out of their way to make everything just right. We especially enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and coffee overlooking the harbor. So nice to... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've been to the lovely island of Catalina about a dozen times now...and this was my first stay at the gem of a place known as The Hotel Vista Del Mar!! We had a really wonderful two-night stay (booked as a package deal, including boat rides) as a birthday getaway from the busyness of Los Angeles. The Hotel Vista Del... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I had a fantastic time staying at the Hotel Vista Del Mar. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the room was exceptionally clean and cozy. The hotel is located minutes from the boat dock and walking distance from everything in the town of Avalon. The room had a nice sitting area, refrigerator, fireplace! It was perfect!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

On Christmas Day, we arrived at Long Beach an hour prior to launching. Mediocre breakfast ordered as we waited for our chariot, The Catalina Express. The porter suggested a baileys and cream coffee just after we took our seats and that was a golden choice. We nodded off on the hour + ride to Avalon. Hotel Vista Del Mar was... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was our first visit to lovely Catalina Island. We have visited our son in Santa Monica numerous times and decided to explore Catalina Island. What a beautiful gem this seaside town is ! I rely on Trip Advisor when going to a new location and once again their advice was excellent. Hotel Vista Del Mar exceeded our wildest expectations.... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Pure tranquility in a beautiful island setting. No better place to stay at Catalina. Beautiful rooms, quiet and the chocolate cookies at night are great. 5 steps from the beach. No need to try other hotels (and I have) at Catalina.

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