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Catalina Island Inn

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125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute hotel, great location, smaller rooms but fine for what we needed. The bathroom was small but looks like it was recently renovated and it came out nice. No elevator but that didn't bother me a all. I stayed in room 222 and it had a balcony which was literally looking at the roof next door. I could have spent... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Spring Breakers and vacationers are enjoying Catalina this month and we are so glad that you chose to stay with us. Our boutique hotel offers a range of room styles and rates. There's something for everyone. All of the hotel was remodeled in 2010 and our staff works diligently to... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This hotel is a few steps from the main walkway path on the beach, beautiful building... we stayed in a balcony beach/ocean view room. The room was spacious, nice size bed, stand in shower that 2 people could fit in. We received a free bottle of bubbly the evening we checked in, which was a pleasant surprise... The staff seem... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of the Catalina Island Inn. Our Harbor view rooms on the 4th floor are spectacular! And worth climbing the stairs. Thanks too for acknowledging our staff. We care about every guest. Come again soon to play and stay at Catalina Island Inn. More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The rooms seem updated, clean and definitely exactly as described on their website, both in words and in pictures (Most people find this important) One downside is the thin walls, otherwise all else is awesome; really comfortable bed Breakfast, pretty mundane, is served at the front desk area. Not exactly a continental breakfast, but it did the job of holding... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We appreciate your recommendation and that you would stay with us again (all the way from Switzerland). We are an all-stairs property (like many boutique hotels or Catalina buildings). Staff is always happy to assist guests with their luggage. Our continental breakfast is a "grab and go" spread with scones,... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but felt necessary to write one for Catalina Island Inn. I was really impressed with my experience. I was looking for a contemporary looking room that was walking distance to lots of Catalina Island activities and Catalina Island Inn offered just that. I stayed in room 103. It is a suite... More 

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

Thanks Mark for your wonderful review of the Catalina Island Inn. We are a family owned and operated property. Our staff works very hard to serve the needs of every guest (which includes mailing lost items home). Our location is close to everywhere you'd want to see or do. Our first floor rooms with private patios and fireplaces are spectacular.... More 

Dana Point, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is truly the best kept secret around! The front desk staff greeted me with warm smiles, immediately looked up my reservation and asked if I wanted to leave my luggage with them until my room was ready. They took my number down and promised to call me as soon as my room was ready. I was pleasantly surprised when... More 

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

Thanks for your "ALL STAR" review of Catalina Island Inn. We are flattered to be considered the "best kept secret" in Avalon. Our "charm" comes from the hard work of our dedicated staff and their constant attention to the needs of our guests. With 39 rooms of varying styles and price points we offer something for everybody--- from romantic suites... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just got back from our first trip to the island. Stayed at the Catalina Island Inn for two nights and couldn't of been happier with our room. Stayed in 101 with a king bed and outside patio. It was large enough for me and my wife, bathroom was quite large with a kuerig coffee maker and walk-in shower. Patio had... More 

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

Thank you Hans for your wonderful review of the Catalina Island Inn. Our ground floor rooms ARE spectacular. Even in summer the fireplace can be a romantic amenity to enjoy. The private patio is perfect for any season, in sunshine or shade, for sunbathing or stargazing. Enjoy great discounts up to 50% off, packages which include boat and taxi transportation... More 

Pine Valley, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

For the past 7 years, on the first weekend of December, my girlfriends and I have escaped to the quaint beauty of Catalina Island and the exceptional accommodations of the Catalina Island Inn. The property continues to make improvements and never disappoints. Located on Metropole Ave., it is a nice walk from the ferry terminal and central to all Avalon... More 

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

THANK YOU so much for your 5-star review of the Catalina Island Inn. We appreciate you sharing these kind remarks about your girlfriends getaway this past December. Avalon is magical at Christmas time. The annual "Shop at Home" festivities were originally intended for residents to enjoy a community celebration. Visitors have discovered the fun and it's a delightful way for... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I lived this hotel it was smoke free the bed was comfortable, the hotel staff were awesome this us what sets them apart from any other hotel they upgraded our room also, we loved patio area very cozy feel

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

Thank you for your kind comments about Catalina Island Inn. We love the quiet of winter on the island because it gives us an opportunity to get better acquainted with our guests and offer an even higher level of customer service. We can offer lots of lodging options, great discounts ----including free upgrades during this time of year. We treasure... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great experience, clean rooms, friendly staff all in a great location. We would recommend this hotel to anyone. This was the second time we stayed there, like the first time very enjoyable. There coffee is even good. :)

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

Thank you for recommending the Catalina Island Inn in your review. Many guests return year after year and become part of our extended family. And we appreciate you acknowledging our staff--- they care about every guest. For coffee lovers: Our newest rooms and suites on the ground each floor have their own Keurig coffee system (with decaf coffee available). We... More 

Duluth, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Late fall package deal, one night stay reasonable. Clean, courteous staff, good location. Harbor view somewhat obstructed and noisy ( roof top refrigeration units of grocery store) Central stairs, no elevator could be problem for some. Overall, very nice, old Catalina feel.

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

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We have been a family owned and operated hotel for over 37 years. We know Catalina and love sharing it with our guests. Our boutique hotel has a range of room styles for every budget . Our staff is happy to discuss room locations within our building for views, privacy, proximity... More 

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