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Hotel St. Lauren

231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our first stay at the Hotel St. Lauren, for three nights in October 2014, was a truly wonderful experience. While on-line reservations seemed very user-friendly, we chose to use the telephone. Our call was handled with efficiency and courtesy; not something one gets from a computer screen. The hotel itself is charming and an easy walk from most points of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The hotel is a quaint Victorian. The lobby décor doesn't compliment the hotel at all. The furniture is very modern and the hotel is Victorian. Our room was very small and dark, but for the amount of time we spent in it, it was fine. It was clean and just up the hill from downtown. The patio in the 6th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were upgraded the day before we arrived and I'm so glad we were...most of the rooms are kinda small so ask about the sizes of the room. We loved our queen with the tub and shared Balcony. Even though it was shared, it was awesome (literally right below their open 6th floor balcony). It would be good for a... More 

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