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125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Catalina Island Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luxury King with Harbor View and Balcony Disappointing and not worth the $337.00 in season room rate if you want a view. Website deceiving for their pictures portray a zoomed in look of Harbor View. You see a very distant view of water and harbor from the third floor. These rooms actually overlook a grocery store roof with air conditioning... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Our hotel is located 1/2 block from the Avalon harbor. There are buildings between us and the waterfront. These structures are clearly visible in our website balcony photos. The hotel refers to the room you booked as a harbor view, not a beach front unit. Our reservation staff consistently strives to... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon our arrival the concierge was very nice and friendly. I lugged the suitcase up the two flights of stairs and entered our room. Thank the Lord we only packed one suitcase for the two of us because that was the tiniest room I've ever seen in my whole life. Ok maybe not the tiniest, I have stayed in NYC... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

We take umbrage to your review remarks ----while still not being sure what the "Catalina syndrome" might mean? Rarely would Catalina be considered in the same way as Paris and New York City. The "je ne sais quoi" of Avalon is it's remote location, small town atmosphere and total uniqueness. The entire downtown area is smaller than the parking lot... More

Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed on the 3rd floor had a very nice view of the ocean and unfortunately part of the view was looking at a building that needed to be torn down. The room # is 333 (stay away from that room), the rooms to our right had better views of the ocean without having to look at the older apartment complex.... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Keith for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We have no control over the poor appearance of the exteriors of neighboring buildings so we appreciate your understanding on that issue. We work very hard to keep our hotel immaculately clean and pleasing for our guests. We have 5 spacious rooms and suites on the ground floor for those... More

Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here July 30th- August 2nd. Was our first trip to Catalina, so I chose hotel solely based on tripadvisor reviews. I had booked room 215, which is a queen with a bay window on front side of hotel. We were upgraded to king room (443) first two nights. If you don't travel light or just like a little... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks your review of Catalina Island Inn. It's true --- we are an all stairs property. But the harbor view from the 4th floor is worth the climb. Guests can choose the exact room they 'd like to book. We can offer an economical alternative or a luxury suite. Each room is immaculately clean, comfortable and decorated in contemporary style.... More

Maple Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in June 2014 for a weekend while we attended a wedding on the island. We stayed in room 215. Although the room was smaller than we expected, the hotel and every thing else was quite pleasant. The staff was very friendly and was helpful. Its quieter than we expected as our room... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Weddings here are wonderful ---- we are the "Isle of Romance". We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our hotel and staff. We promise a clean, comfortable room at a great price. Staying at the Catalina Island Inn puts you close to everything --- great... More

Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I came here as part of a group for a wedding. I should have done more research before I choose the specific room I did however at the same time, I do feel like I should have been told some things up front. Not being from California or anywhere in the area I had 0 idea that a lot of... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Most of the time the island enjoys mild weather. The weekend of your stay was unusually warm and humid with thunder storms on Sunday. The newest, largest rooms and suites all have a/c. We have also added air conditioners to some of the Classic Queen non-view rooms. When the weather turns... More

White City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Clean quiet rooms and friendly service. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a romantic getaway. Not right on the beach, and not right in the middle of town. located in a convenient part of town close to everything.

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina is the "Island of Romance" and at the hotel we do our part to provide guests with accommodations that are clean, comfortable and convenient with contemporary style. We hope you'll be back to visit again soon. We'll have your room ready. More

Oak Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

King room, fireplace, private patio -- great room - loved the patio. Very clean and modern compared to other hotels in Avalon! The Vons delivery trucks' noise is inevitable - that street is busy and loud - any hotel on Metropole Ave will be the same! The owners did a remarkable job with a 100+ year old property. The staff... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Summer sounds are sometimes intrusive but the hotel has added extra soundproofing to the newest ground floor rooms and suites. A private patio with an electric awning can cocoon guests in comfort or open up for sunbathing and stargazing. Thanks for acknowledging our staff--- we are so proud of the service... More

Corona, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The service was very good. The room was very clean and up to date. The only draw back was the size. It was pretty small. We had a standard queen room. Also, our room was next door to the Von's market. We had light on all night and te beeping of the delivery trucks when they were making deliveries, late... More

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Dear Doña S--- Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. July is such a busy month at our hotel and the Von's store next door. We apologize for any disturbance during your stay. We acknowledge that our least expensive rooms are compact and efficient but when asked, we always tell our guests the particulars about each style of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed here the week of 6/16-6/20/14. The room, although on the small side, was modern,clean and comfortable. The only recommendation i would have is that breakfast should start earlier. Other than that, I would stay here every time if the Hotel keeps this up.

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We are a small hotel and for as many years as anyone can remember our breakfast has started at 8 am. Our guests enjoy the relaxed island pace and leisurely mornings. For early risers, the coffee shop in the Metropole Marketplace close by opens at 5 AM. Our new Private Patio... More

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Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Also Known As:
Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA

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Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 
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