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Hotel Vista Del Mar

417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Francisco, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
28 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After researching all of the accommodations in Catalina and speaking with representatives by phone, I settled on Hotel Vista del Mar. The location is stellar, right in front of the pier, a short five minute walk from the ferry landing. The hotel is two flights of stairs up (above Steve’s Steak House) and there is no elevator. I doubt that... More

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Redlands, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But...being in the middle of everything has its down side. Noisy @ night if you're in an ocean view suite. Howver, we knew that going in, so we're not complaining, just informing prospective customers. Service throughout our stay was top notch. Furnishings were very, very nice. Room was comfortable. Continental breakfast was below average for a hotel of this price... More

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Corona del Mar, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our 31st wedding anniversary here for one night in the Ocean Front Suite and it was fabulous!! The staff were fruendly and helpful from the front desk to maids!! View from balcony was the best but pricey but still top notch! Strafe of luggage pre and post the visit bade the trip worthwhile and you can't beat the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Vista Del Mar was absolutely great! Our family occupied two rooms at this cozy hotel. The rooms are very clean, modern decor and furniture, wtih very comfortable beds. The staff was very nice, accommodating and helpful. The milk and cookies at night made you feel at home and the continental breakfast was nice as well. I will definitely stay... More

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Wilder, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great time at the hotel. Room was very clean and cozy. The staff was very nice and welcoming and the staff member named Alex was very friendly and informative and always made sure we had what we needed to make our stay on the island exciting and fun!

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Atlanta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our first trip to Catalina Island was lovely. The Vista is in a great location but has no views from the rooms. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is about the nicest hotel continental breakfast I have seen, and the staff was very nice.

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Tustin, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Highly recommended. Mia at the front desk was overly helpful, patient and accommodating. Such a cute little place, perfectly located on the water. All the staff was VERY helpful and took time to make our trip the fullest it could have been. THANK YOU!!! Hotel Vista Del Mar staff!!!

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Hermosa Beach, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

we spent our 'minimoon' at hotel vista del mar last weekend, and we truly can't say enough. the small staff were so personable and accommodating. from secretly calling the restaurant we were headed to for dinner to arrange a complimentary champagne toast, to making sure we had our nightly chocolate chip cookies...we definitely felt special and catered too. there is... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel is located centrally to all of Catalina but still remains quiet and intimate. The staff was all very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were super cute, love the fireplace! The orchids and plants in the hallway are beautiful and remind me of being in a tropical location. Every little bit of this hotel was comfortable and enjoyable. Would definitely... More

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights on Catalina Island at the Vista Del Mar and I would definitely stay here again!! The hotel is very nice! The rooms and service is 4 star quality for sure! We loved our room and the hotel floor was nice and quiet. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We loved that they... More

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Address: 417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Avalon
Vista Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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#1 Family Hotel in Avalon #2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon #3 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon #4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beach, overlooking Avalon Bay, with rooms featuring: ocean views, jetted tub, continental breakfast, milk and cookies each evening, HDTV, DirecTV, DVD / Blu-Ray Player, complimentary Blu-Ray and DVD library, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, luxury bath robes, air conditioning, beach towels and beach chairs. ... more   less 
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