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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 19 hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small quaint old hotel but had a comfortable room with private bath. Friendly staff. Rooms could use an update, but were clean! Great view from the rooftop terrace. Easy to walk to downtown shopping and Catalina Express.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel St. Lauren has a wonderful view of Avalon and to the endless ocean from their rooftop deck. It is a great place to enjoy drinks on the comfortable patio furniture, under the umbrellas.There is also a smaller deck off the second floor. The hotel is located upon a hill, and is about 200 from the beach/downtown. There were some... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in a few different hotels on the island; all seem to fall short of ideal in one way or another. Hotel St. Lauren is no exception but worked very well for us and we will keep it on our list for future visits. The staff was excellent. Check in and check out was easy as pie. Our... More

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Lemon Grove, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE just returned from Avalon, Catalina and this was the second time we stayed at Hotel St. Lauren on Avalon. It's such a quaint little Hotel that was clean and comfy just like last time. The only drawback for my kids was that wifi internet was not available in the rooms, only in the lobby. For me it was a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Address: 231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
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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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