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Hotel Catalina

129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #13 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
peachesncream25 Palmdale, California
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palmdale, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. They give 50% off of your trip on the Catalina Exspress. Hotel was very charming and quite. diffantly will come back with my family. the price was pretty reasonable too.

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice little hotel, inexpensive, and centrally located. The people are very accommodating and the in town restaurant and attraction "deals" they offer are also a nice little extra. Breakfast could be better, but you can't have everything for this price.

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Poway, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very friendly staff. Small room due to the buildings age and the shower was tiny. Vintage lighting has been well maintained. Cost for hotel room was average for Avalon. We expected as indicated on their website, baked goods and coffee in the morning. Went down to lobby and was surprised to find a few donuts and no decaf coffee. Needless... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

First off, please take into consideration this building and adjacent courtyard are very old buildings. I believe the main hotel is 100 years old. They have done a great job at rehabbing. We stayed in the garden courtyard. We had a ground floor unit which boasts a 55 inch flat screen tv; new Euro style furnishings, and a huge bathroom... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I took a post holiday break and spent the night in Catalina. We got a room in the Courtroom Garden Wing and couldn't have been happier. We had a very comfortable King size bed, about a 55" flat screen TV with DVD player, beautiful bathroom with glass shower, Jacuzzi tub and cool stonework. The staff was very... More

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Pasadena, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here from October 18-20. The value for what we paid is extraordinary, and it is mainly due to their exemplary customer service. Ignacio was the manager when we stayed and helped us book our ferry reservation. We also had to call him several times before we left to change our reservation because of some delays on our end.... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our first visit to Avalon so chose Hotel Catalina strictly on availability and Tripadvisor. What a nice surprise. The property is actually two separate sections, each with it's own front desk although both accommodate the entire property. We asked about an upgrade with an ocean view. The front desk clerk was happy to take us up to show... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Decided last minute to take advantage of the freebies on Catalina Island Labor Day Weekend 2013. Found Hotel Catalina through the Birthday Promotions listing. Due to last minute reservations (6 weeks out), we weren't sure what we'd find. We were thrilled with the room. It was a pleasant stay. The hotel staff was very accommodating. The hotel looks older, but... More

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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We decided, pretty much at the last minute, in August, to pack up with son, daughter-in-law, a 3 year old and a brand new baby for a few days escape. This was pretty much the only hotel available on such short notice, so our expectations were low. To our surprise, our rooms (3rd floor) were lovely. The beds very comfortable.... More

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Anaheim, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Nice place, clean, comfortable, nicely furnished, and centrally located. Price $$$ for second level, first level opens up to courtyard. 2 rooms for $220. Good coffee but horrible donuts. Has a courtyard for comfortable reading (cool and quiet). Good place to relax. I would absolutely stay there again. Large sign visible from the docks (we took the Catalina Express $73... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Hotel Catalina is decorated in the Victorian style. Hotel Catalina combines old world elegance and charm, with all the advantages of a modern establishment. Strolling along the balustrade verandas at the front of the establishment, from sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy the refreshing sea air and splendid panorama views of the picturesque harbor. Recently remodeled in Thomasville furnishings. ... more   less 
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