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The Avalon Hotel

#1 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Coronado, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family's first trip to Catalina Island and I went by reviews on Trip Advisor. Well, my fellow posters were right on the money. This place is fantastic. Great views; walking distance to all of downtown and the beach; clean, comfortable rooms. Beautiful balconies, rooftop deck, and great breakfast set up. Best of all, Laurie and Erica treat each arriving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can see why this hotel is ranked so highly in places to stay in Avalon. We stayed here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was truly lovely. The room was spacious and comfortable, and we loved our balcony with views of both the ocean and the mountains. We really appreciated the refrigerator and the safe, as well the light... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is 3 years late! You HAVE to want to "get away from the world"! That's the beautiful island of Catalina! And after many years of enjoying "island time" I accidentally found the Avalon Hotel! My wife and I have traveled the U.S. and the world! If YOU REALLY WANT TO GET AWAY, CATALINA IS THE PLACE! Some people... More 

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

Better late than never, Kenneth! From the service to our atmosphere, I'm blown away that you enjoyed everything so much. I know the team will love reading your kind words, especially Laurie. We're always here if you're looking for a place to stay in the future! Your posting showed up just in time for us to mention this in our... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was our greatest pleasure to stay in your hotel when we visited catalina in last summer We were touched by your hospitality, however we had to leave early hence we could not stay more. More over it was little expensive for the retired persons like us However we must appreciate your kindness and ability to entertain the tourist Dr... More 

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

I truly appreciate your compliments on our hospitality. It means a lot to me that you were taken care of, and I know the team will love reading your kind words. If your in the area again in the opposite season and can travel mid-week, we offer lower rates that are a little easier for those wanting to stretch their... More 

San Rafael, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We recently stayed in a garden view room at the Avalon Hotel. The room was very cozy and very comfortable. There were lots of very nice amenities. The room was very clean and very quiet. The staff was extremely friendly and was very helpful. The breakfast was simple, but it was very good. We will definitely stay here again when... More 

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

Joe, from your room to our breakfast, I'm so glad you enjoyed everything and had a comfortable stay. I appreciate your compliments on our staff and our amenities, so I know the team will love reading this. Looking forward to having you back again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Hamburg, New York
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Based upon previous Tripadvisor reviews my wife and I booked our stay at the Avalon Hotel and were not disappointed. The location, rooms and hospitality were beyond compare and one of the nicest locations we have ever visited. The staff was great and the morning breakfast in a quaint garden setting was excellent. Our room # 203 had a balcony... More 

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

I'm so glad that we lived up to your expectations! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our continental breakfast, our location to our rooms. 203 is a magical room, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Lodi, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been reluctant to write a review because I don't want the secret to get out that this hotel is the best on the island, but it looks like it's no secret. The reviews speak for themselves. Staying at the Avalon hotel is like staying at a friends beautiful island mansion.The staff treats you like family and it has... More 

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

To our biggest fans, Cheryl and Tedd: Wow! I'm honestly smiling ear-to-ear as I read your compliments on everything from our atmosphere to our amenities. All our Innkeepers will love reading this, too. I appreciate your support, and look forward to having you back in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We reserved a room for our 2-night stay in Avalon based on other TripAdvisor reviews, and were NOT disappointed! The hotel is so charming and comfortable and the staff was welcoming and helpful. A LOVELY place with amazing views - we will definitely stay here again!

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

I'm so happy that we were able to live up to your expectations! It's wonderful to read that you had a comfortable stay, and I know our Innkeepers will love reading your kind words. Looking forward to having you back in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our stay could not have been better! We selected Room #301 which featured a wrap around balcony with spectacular views of the harbor and the entire island. Innkeeper Laurie Sanchez was the most helpful concierge we have met. She showed us the rooms that were available (we were a Tuesday morning walk in with no reservations), explained all the hotel... More 

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

This is music to our ears, Diane! We want you to enjoy every aspect of your visits here with us, so we're delighted to hear you were loving everything from the harbor views to the mango tea. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent two nights here and the experience could not have been better. The hotel is immaculate with attractive mission style furnishings. We had a great room with a balcony where we could see the water. The entire staff is superb. We enjoyed a continental breakfast in their beautiful garden with a koi pond and lots of hummingbirds. The hotel... More 

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

Robert! Thank you for your thoughtful compliments on everything from our decor to our location! Also, our Innkeepers will love reading your kind words. We're always here if you find yourself in the area again in the future! All my best, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

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