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Buena Vista Hotel

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122 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Buena Vista Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Stockton, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was obviously not the nicest or even close to being the nicest at the hotel but I would definitely return there. Looking past the old building and furniture, I found it to be clean. Great view. Good price. You get what you pay for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this hotel, I stayed 2 nights and to be honest me and my girlfriend thought it wasn't bad at all... If you stay here you will save a few dollars and be able to do more!! Best of travels...........................

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just grabbed a short stay here in Avalon; we usually try to go for a week every summer, but timing didn't allow but three days this trip. Since it was an 11th-hour decision, it took a bit of searching to find an open room. We're "old hands" at Catalina, and have stayed in many of the... More

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Los Altos, California
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

During peak season, I paid $100 a night to stay in the Henry room. It's too bad I have to leave this review. I don't think a place like Buena Vista could stay in business if this wasn't a very small island with such limited "independent" competition. You won't find a chain here. And normal hotel standards are swept out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's not bad. It's not good either, but it's not bad. It's easy to find, if you know the lay of the land already, but be warned your phone's GPS might be thrown off a little due to the road layout, but if you simply walk the waterfront from the harbor to the via casino bus stop, then turn left... More

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Garden Grove
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Price is right but be PREPARED as the place is really run down. Room smelled of mold, stained industrial carpet, mold smell in room. The bed was hard and the bathroom light/fan was so loud you had to yell to talk over it (needed repair). Toilet backed up and there was no plunger in room. We stayed in the Lyle... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I was looking for an inexpensive hotel on the island, which I thought did not exist, until I found the Buena Vista. If you bring your own towels they will take $10 off a night, bringing it into the $60ish a night range. I got lucky with a room with a view of the ocean (the Sandy) for no additonal... More

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Address: 122 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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