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Hotel Catalina

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in cottage B which was 2 rooms separated by a bathroom. 3 beds total two TVs and 2 heaters but only one working heater and unfortunately it was cold the night I stayed. This is about a 5 min walk from the ferry, 1 of those minutes is up a steep incline. No view from our room a... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the sign for the hotel from the ferry as we entered the harbour at Avalon and decided to check it out. We really liked the building from first sight, a very traditional blue and white wooden building with large verandas and a fine Palm tree outside. We got a great room on the 3rd floor and had the... More 

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La Quinta, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our three days on the island were truly enhanced due to the staff and their accommodating our early arrival and late departure. We had a Garden Suite overlooking the bay and could not have been happier. Great room, view and staff. What more could any traveler want?

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San Jacinto, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this online 2 days before the trip. The process was simple enough. Check in was simple. Hostess was polite. Room was small, but suitable (who spends their trip camped out in the hotel?) My only complaint is the shower head. It takes forever to get wet enough to work up a good lather. And even longer to rinse... More 

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Costa Mesa, Ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I went on an overnight trip to Catalina, and Hotel Catalina had one of the best prices we could find that didn't break our bank. If you can get over the fact that this is a very old hotel and not resort status, then you might not mind staying here. The hotel staff were very accommodating, allowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We accidentally missed our ferry and had to stay overnight unexpected. Ignacio was the night manager and was very kind and gentle hearted. The stay was pleasant and sweet. The room was very comfortable and cozy. We were very fortunate to have met Ignacio and receive his help. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Flawless execution by the staff (check-in, late check-out, etc.); Impeccable views; Perfect location. That sums it up for our first stay, as we look forward to our next stay at Hotel Catalina. Incomparable!

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San Diego, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed in the Courtyard Cottages. Beautifully redone and wonderful bath area. Hotels for the most part in Catalina are old. This one has lots of walking from the main check-in to the cottages. We did not know there was a manager for these cottages as well that we could have checked in with. They provide donuts and coffee in the... More 

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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A taste of old California....not a bad stay but nothing to shout about....sorry the Jacuzzi was dead....would have been nice. Location is easy to find and we were there during the off season....so it might have been noisy with others around....could not close the window in the bathroom.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Visited this hotel for several days. What a mistake. The WiFI never worked in my room. I contacted one employee who told me that there was no complaints. I talked to another more honest employee who told me :Oh yea, the WiFi does not work in all the rooms and shuts down often". My room stank of mold and seat.... More 

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Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Catalina 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#10 Romantic Hotel in Avalon

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