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Hotel St. Lauren

231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #16 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Donna C Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at the Hotel St. Lauren! Highlights:The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a nice storage area for your bags if you arrive early. There is a rooftop terrace open to all guests with a great view of the town and bay. It's a great place to hang out and talk, read, or sit in... More

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Lakewood, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I are both divers and were looking for a nice, reasonably priced hotel on Catalina. We have stayed at the St. Lauren before and were very pleased with both the room and the service. The storage area below the stairs allowed us to stash our dive gear. Room was large (2 double beds) and comfortable. We will... More

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Orange County, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I checked out, I noticed they had overcharged my Credit Card. The gal at the front desk said my card would be credited the error the following day. This has not happened. That's my only complaint.

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Chico, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location. Not too close to downtown so you don't get a lot of noise and not too far away. You can easily walk into downtown. The lady at the front desk was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The hotel was built in 1989 and hasn't been updated since. The room was small and the shower didn't... More

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Long Beach, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I've stayed at the St. Lauren before, and the staff have been incredibly helpful, so I made reservations for the Flying Fish Festival, which is delightful. Trip arrangements were exactly what I wanted and worked perfectly. My room was ready when I arrived and was impeccably clean, it's a little small. There is no refrigerator in the room, but the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As you walk up to this place, its clearly Victorian and Hotel St. Lauren appears to have plenty of charm. Once you get through the doors however that charm begins to fade. The lobby does have an ornate ceiling but a dingy corridor with dirty drop ceiling tiles brought my expectations down considerably and entering the room confirmed that disappointment... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a great hotel, a nice place to stay. They do not have wi fi in the rooms and the service goes in and out on the cell phones. The road to the place is under construction so you have to walk in the street and the last two blocks are pretty steep. They do not have a shuttle... More

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Irvine, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Let me start off by saying that hotels in Avalon, Catalina are usually expensive if you are looking for a 1 night's stay over the summer/fall weekends. We managed to get a not so expensive price for a 1 night's stay at this hotel in late October. The hotel is a short walk from Main Street and stands out with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Absolutely loved the charm of this hotel. Close enough to the action but set back off the main street allowed for good sleep. Only downer was the outdated flowery bedspreads. Would recommend for sure!

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The stay was Great at Avalon, but the hotel is set back more and a bit of a walk, besides rooms being alil small Been trying to get another vacation day set up, but the staff are not working with me enough to get a good time and date set. Very frustrating that they want my money but cant work... More

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Address: 231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel St. Lauren L.L.C., in Avalon, California, is one of Catalina Islands' finest romantic hotels. The hotel features 42 luxurious guest rooms overlooking Avalon Bay, CA. Some accommodations include a private balcony or a Whirlpool tub and all rooms are decorated elegantly with rosewood furniture. The hotel serves complimentary coffee each morning.This Catalina Island hotel is close to swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Rent your own boat and explore Avalon bay or rent a rod and reel for ocean fishing right off the Green Pier. Our Avalon vacation packages feature lodging combined with boating, helicopter rides, or tours of Santa Catalina Island. Our specials page offers some great value discounts. ... more   less 
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