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Hotel Vista Del Mar

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417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 19 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 Diego
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

The hotel Del Mar is a hop, skip , and a jump away from the beach. The room was quite spacious and comforting. The firepace in the room was magnificent. The hotel decor made me feel as if I was in Paradise. I would recommend to all to visit.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

my mother, niece and i have stayed at this hotel every other year for a long time and it is the perfect place to stay for families, singles, honeymooners...just about everyone :) Pros: walking distance from ferry, on the water, fireplace, jacuzzi bath, warm and friendly staff and environment, hot cookies at night, close to everything, awesome steakhouse on 2nd... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

The best three days I have spent away from home ever!! Great hotel, beautiful views from the lobby. Great service, wonderful treats every morning and evening! Every employee there could not have been more helpful and just always with a great big smile!! We felt very comfortable and please look at our pictures we are adding of the beautiful room... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

What a lovely place to stay! Neat, clean, right on the beach, superb room, quiet and very private. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the island. The hotel is right in the middle of everything and because it is "up" just a bit, it is still "out of the way". A great combination. We loved it. We would... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

My wife and I came here for a belated honeymoon during my R&R while being deployed in Iraq. We booked the Courtyard Deluxe room and informed them it was our honeymoon. I was stunned at how big the room was when we walked in. There was a minibar with a complementary bottle of champagne (for our honeymoon), a sitting area... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

Whether you are going to Catalina Island on a romantic get away or a mini vacation with the whole family -- HOTEL VISTA DEL MAR is your hotel! Location: It is literally 10 steps from the beach, walking distance from the piers and golf cart&jet ski rentals, lots of small shops and good restaurants around. The staff are pleasant. Donna,... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

The location of this hotel is perfect -- right on the beach, so we didn't need to hike up hills to get home every time we went out. We found ourselves stopping back frequently during the day to drop things off or spend some time sitting on the balcony -- the two oceanfront suites have balconies, which are separated from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

We have stayed at the Hotel Vista Del Mar for over 10 years. And what a delight- it's like being at home, only better! With super comfortable rooms and a wonderful continental breakfast served in the airy atrium, this hotel is a treat. It's location is close to many activities and just steps from the beach. At night, they bake... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

My wife and I have been going to Catalina for 14 years. In the beginning it was just the two of us on romantic getaways. Now it's with the kids, friends and extended family. Five years ago we upgraded to the Vista Del Mar. It's just across from the Pier and beach and the balcony is perfect for viewing the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

I have travelled around the world and have stayed in both large and small five star hotels.....At Hotel Vista del Mar, I feel like I am at home away from home. It's not often you find such comfy, cozy luxury in a small hotel. I love waking to the smell of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. I can grab a book,... 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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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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