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The Avalon Hotel

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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful! Wonderful! A stay in this fabulous boutique hotel left me and my husband feeling refreshed and pampered in a terrific down-to-earth way. One reasonable all inclusive price covered it all: ferry from the mainland, island taxi so we didn’t have to lug bags, a gorgeous ocean view, private balcony, free snacks in the room’s fridge (no $4 bottles of... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few weeks ago we came in to Avalon with our entire family and rented 5 rooms. The owner greeted us at the happy hour on the patio, and could not have been nicer. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay absolutely perfect. The breakfast is included also, and was quite nice. The rooms are spacious, have... More 

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

Oh my goodness, I'm so flattered by your compliments about your family's stay -- I'm blushing! It puts a smile on my face to read that you and your family enjoyed everything from the continental breakfast to the light fixtures. I'm very proud of my staff, so they'll love reading this. Our door's always open if you ever find yourself... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avalon is a great hotel with clean, comfortable rooms and bathrooms and a wonderful atmosphere. The craftsman details are high end and refined, the rooms are spacious and well appointed and the lobby and patio/garden are pristine. But even better than the hotel is the customer service! Laurie, Kim and the rest of the staff go out of their... More 

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

I have to admit, Tracey, I'm totally blown away by your compliments on everything from our rooms to the amenities. I'm very proud that my staff goes the extra mile to make your stay more enjoyable, so they'll love reading this. Reading that you and your group thought this was the best hotel experience you've ever had truly puts a... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Avalon Hotel for our 22nd. anniversary May 2014. The staff told us how beautiful Catalina is for Christmas so we had to go back. We arrived and were greeted by our wonderful Avalon family Ellen, Laurie and sweet Olga. Our fridge was stocked with Dr. Peppers and water, the room was very clean... More 

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

I have to say, Connie and David, we loved having you for Christmas just as much as your special anniversary! From the staff to our amenities, I'm so happy we were able to make this Christmas a special one for you. Ellen, Laurie, and Olga will all love to read your kind words. Can't wait to see you both again... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time visiting Catalina Island and we had to choose our hotel based on reviews and pictures. I have to say we had a wonderful experience with The Avalon Hotel. Staff is very friendly and helpful, room was nice and clean and the back yard pond has beautiful Koy fish. The fire pit on the patio was... More 

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

As a first timer in Catalina Island, I'm so happy that you shared this experience with us! A vacation should be leisurely and relaxing, so it's wonderful that you were able to take advantage of everything from the fire pit to the roof deck. We're always here if you ever find yourselves in Catalina again! Until next time, Kathleen -... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

House cleaning team are very friendly always on time, cleaning is done very well, every year for New Years enjoying stay well defo come next year, keep u the good work by upgrading the hotel to better stay for families,

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

What fantastic news that you were able to enjoy a wonderful New Years with us! Cleanliness and customer service are two of our most important values, so I'm happy that you experienced just that. I look forward to seeing you next New Years, or even sooner! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Paradise, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Christmas 2014 at the Avalon Hotel. We found the Avalon Hotel to be very charming and all decked out for the holiday season. Our room's balcony had xmas lights and a display of presents decorated the balcony. This helped to put us in the holiday spirit. The hotel's design, furnishings, and craftsmanship were impeccable. The staff was very... More 

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

How wonderful that you had a lovely Christmas in Catalina, Linda! I'm so flattered by your compliments on everything from the decor to our staff -- they'll love seeing your kind words! It's so exciting that you're already planning your next visit, so we'll be waiting for you! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Sancerre, France
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A 2 night stay in November was a very pleasant experience. The hotel is about a 5 - 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal and they have vouchers for taxis if you decide to take one. Rooms are not huge but they are very nice, comfortable and quite. Breakfast buffet in the courtyard is simple yet elegant and delicious.... More 

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

It's wonderful that you felt that your stay with us was a great choice. November is a lovely time to visit, and I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast buffet and our courtyard. Glad the wifi was solid for you as our connections to the Island can be sketchy sometimes. We hope to see you next time you visit Catalina! Until... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at the Avalon and coming back was a great call. The place is, as ever, beautiful - lovely rooms, a heated pool, great restaurant. Once again though - the total stand out was the service - Alessandro from last time was there (and recoginsed us!) and he and every single person we... More 

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Temecula, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had the pleasure of staying at this gorgeous little gem in the heart of Catalina Island recently for a couples getaway. My husband surprised me for my birthday and our 2 night stay could not have been more perfect. Starting with the simple check in and the surprise bottle of wine they brought up to our room, The rooms are... More 

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

Wow, thanks so much for your compliments, Julie! From the amenities to the location, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with your husband on your birthday. We're really proud of our staff, and we love telling them that. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Erika, but she probably has already seen your post! I hope... More 

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Address: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 15
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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