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Hotel St. Lauren

231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a few blocks from the pier, this is a great hotel and location. Vicki at the front desk was more then accommodating and very pleasant. The hotel was quiet, clean and our stay was quite comfortable. Make sure to check out the 6th floor roof top terrace with amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed going to this place, our room was clean and comfortable and the 6th floor rooftop view was excellent. The staff was friendly and kind, I recommend it. My wife and I stayed there for one night and the accommodations were a great value.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room: 3 Value: 3 Service: 3 Location: 4 The service was not as bad for us as some of the reviews, but we could see glimpses of what people might complain about. I'd call the staff non-corporate casual in their manners.

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SoCal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Got a Groupon ticket, so that sealed the deal. Didn't run into any of the horror stories submitted on Trip Advisor.....hotel staff was efficient and cordial coming and going......the death march up the mountain is a bit of an exaggeration (actually less than 5 minutes up a slight incline from the beach strip). Rooms are small and clean, and overall... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

They put us in their first room, which is basically in the lobby and it was terrible. The room was on the street, so all night people were banging on and yelling in our windows. I was actually terrified that someone was going to break into our room, I felt very unsafe. We could also hear everyone coming in and... More 

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amclean123, Front Office Manager at Hotel St. Lauren, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear you were afraid in your room. I understand your complaint and as the front desk manager, apologize for not contacting you. We really do care about customer service and making our guests feel comfortable. Unfortunately, the room you stayed in is one of our street level "lobby rooms", whereas there is noise from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Found a good deal for my group of 4 adults for a Saturday stay here. The place has a very quaint, San Francisco exterior, and conveniently located just up a very small hill. The interior is not really memorable, but we weren't looking for a resort so it was all good. The service at the front desk is not really... More 

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Long Beach, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a decent hotel for Avalon. I like that it has an elevator and A/C in the room. The bed was firm but not too horrible to sleep in and the appeared to be pretty clean. The front lobby is new and updated. Its a little hike to get to but not horrible. Vons is nearby if you want... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed one night March 2015. Great location. Roof top patio is fabulous. Room was clean and staff friendly and helpful. Like every thing in Avalon it is old but well preserved. A neat place to visit and take a golf cart ride around the island. Don't miss a tour of the old casino.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Hotel St. Lauren is a reproduction of an old Victorian building. If you didn't know that, you would think it is actually old. There is a musty odor in the hallway (but not in the room). The rooms are very dated but generally clean. A hairdryer is provided but not a coffee maker. Coffee is available in the lobby,... More 

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Camarillo, California
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Just a great property with a large communal deck on the top floor, the 6th. Panoramic view of Avalon Harbor that is a two block walk from the hotel. One of the very few, perhaps only, hotel in Avalon with an elevator. Staff is very cordial and efficient.

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