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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 19 hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014
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  • 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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los angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights at the Hotel Catalina for the Fourth of July weekend 2014. PROs Hotel is conveniently located directly off of Front Street and you are minutes away from the beach, harbor and all the restaurants on Front Street. Our room was cleaned on a timely basis and fresh towels were provided on a daily basis. Housekeeping... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Hotel Catalina is a well-run, well-maintained hotel in the heart of Avalon. The original hotel building provides a more quaint classic island experience with smaller rooms and older furnishings and fixtures. The 'Courtyard Annex' building a couple doors down the street provides a more varied selection of more spacious rooms including three upscale suites that have panoramic views of... More

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South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Staying at hotel excellent experience customer service meeting needs excellent highly recommend I stayed in courtyard garden very nice rooms and nice fire pit. Got to leave bags after check out enjoys rest of day till the ride home

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Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was one of the last hotels with a room available at a decent price. Although rooms are extremely tiny and outdated it was quite quaint. Within walking distance to nearly everything is was very convenient. The only downside was the hallways were always filled with clutter from the rooms being serviced. There was always a vacuum and at least... More

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Toluca Lake, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Hotel Catalina is one of the most amazing little getaway one could ever ask for. The friendly staff that were helping us ( Nancy and Hilda ) were always smiling, professional and very informative. We were greeted every morning with hot coffee and fresh pastries. The hotel gives you a very calm and homely feeling. The room was immaculate and... More

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Murrieta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The staff were always friendly, coffee and dounuts were great and the room was excellent. The view of the ocean was great with sunrise in the morning and the cruise ships docking and the small boats bringing people ashore..

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here for a three night long weekend in May. My first advice is beware of the walk from the ferry if you have a lot of luggage. It's a good walk, with quite a little hill at the end. Our room was pretty small, but comfortable and we were lucky to have a nice view of the harbor... More

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Kitimat, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great little place, smells a bit cuz of the new paint, overall ok for $85/night,+ close to vons.. higher floor has good view but costs more. bedsheets are old school..no telephone..has a lil pool......

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Phoenix
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Decided to visit Catalina Island with some friends over Memorial Day. this hotel was offered through one of the packages. It is a 100 year old building. Very clean but showing some wear. Guest rooms are very small and bathrooms will remind you of being on a cruise ship. Pluses were views of the harbor from our room and the... More

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Paso Robles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Catalina for my In-Laws 50th Wedding Anniversary. Check in was fast and easy. Our room was clean & comfortable. Unfortunately my husbands favorite shirt was forgotten in the room. I have called the hotel several times and no one answers. When I leave a message, the call does not get returned. I have also emailed... 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*
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon #9 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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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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