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The Avalon Hotel

#2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bonsall, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful "too short" stay celebrating a friends 70th Birthday. Three couples... and all of us loved this hotel. The Staff is charming, gracious, friendly and warm. And... efficient. We never waited for anything... and check in... and check out were smooth and flawless. The hotel is spotless... and beautiful. The back patio where the continental breakfast is... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love when I stumble onto a gem of a hotel by accident, and the Avalon Hotel was the centerpiece of 2 lovely days on Catalina. The innkeeper, Laurie, could not have been more accommodating and friendly along with the rest of the staff that really look out for your needs. The hotel is spotless and charming with a beautiful... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I have to say, I'm certainly glad you stumbled upon our hotel! I'm blown away by your compliments on everything from our staff to the toiletries, so I know the team will love reading this. I'm looking forward to your return for your mother/daughter getaway! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made last minute plans to sail to Avalon for Easter weekend. Two of us had to come ashore to sleep. The Avalon was perfect. The room was well appointed and very nice. Very accommodating staff. They were friendly and were able to meet every request we had.

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Sailing to Avalon for Easter -- that sounds absolutely lovely! I'm overjoyed that you enjoyed your stay, and I appreciate your compliments on our staff, so I know they'll love reading this. Our door's always open if you find yourself traveling to the area again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Catalina & I think we stayed at one of the best hotels in Avalon. They upgraded our room so we had the top floor with a wrap around balcony, giving us a beautiful ocean view. The room is small but it is very clean & nice, bed is very comfortable & the bathroom was... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Your first stay at Catalina should definitely be special, so I'm over the moon that you decided to stay with us! I truly appreciate your compliments on everything from our views to the service, so I'll be sure to pass this on the Lori and Erica. Our door's always open if you find yourself in the area again in the... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Catalina and chose to stay at the Avalon Hotel. What an excellent experience! This is really a first class operation. This is the most accommodating staff. They work hard to see that your stay is a pleasant experience. The room was lovely and all of the amenities were an added plus. I look forward... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm over the moon that you decided to stay with us during your first visit to Catalina! It truly means so much to me to read that you enjoyed everything from our staff to the amenities, and I know that the team will love reading this. I'm looking forward to your next visit, too! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to the Avalon Hotel for our first trip to Catalina and had a wonderful stay. The hotel arranged our ferry bookings and taxi to and from the hotel. We had to arrive very early on Saturday morning as we booked late and therefore had to take the 6:15am ferry. The hotel was happy to accommodate us this early... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Your first visit to Catalina should always be magical, so it's great news that you decided to stay with us! Thank you for your compliments on everything from our service to our location, and I know that the staff will just love reading this. I'm also happy to hear that your dining at the Avalon Grille and time at Descano... More 

Palos Verdes Estates, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great extras: wine, water, soft drink, coffee in room, popcorn, safe, large tv, fancy bathroom, breakfast, short uphill walk From Main Street, view spectacular, in room frig and microwave, their own brand soap and lotion that can be purchased

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Marilyn, it's wonderful to read that you enjoyed all of our amenities! We're always here if you're looking to make a trip to the area again in the future. All my best, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Staying at the Avalon during your visit to Catalina is a must, if want to have pleasant Experience . The people who work at the Avalon are very, very nice and friendly. Specially Olga, sherline, and Enrique. Room are very elegant, clean, and neat. I love that fine wood treatment that the hotel has, it's very unique and pleasant. The... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Freddy, it gives me so much peace of mind to read that you had a relaxing stay with us! I appreciate your compliments on everything from the staff to our views of Catalina Island, and I know my team will love reading this. Don't be a stranger, and feel free to reach out the next time you're planning a trip... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

George and I would like to thank the amazing staff at the hotel. We were upgraded to an amazing room.All of the ladies were amazing! Lorie, Ellen, Olga, I'm so sorry if I forgot any of the ladies names. The maintenance guy also was great! They even had my favorite coffee donut house. We will definitely come back again and... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I have to say, Celia, I can't wait for you and George to return again and again! It puts a smile on my face to read how accommodating the staff was, and everyone will absolutely love reading your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My sales team (dental product sales) stayed at the Avalon Hotel (we took up the whole hotel) the middle of February for our annual Region Meeting. I don't know where to begin to expound on what a great experience we had...the great service we received, the quality of the rooms, and the quality of the staff at the hotel. This... More 

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, Margo, you are amazing! I am so happy with the way your meeting went, and your overall stay. I'm beyond flattered by your kind words regarding the staff. I know that Diana, Laurie, Elmano, and Kim will love reading this. I look forward to having you back soon! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

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