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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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 7 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
4 reviews
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 

Placentia, California
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Innkeepers Laurie and Erica were amazing hostesses. My wife and I spent one night and felt like we had been on vacation for days. They took us under their wing w/recommendations on what to do on Catalina Island, where to eat in Avalon, how to max out our stay at the hotel. The staff was super friendly and most accommodating.... More 

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

Paul, it's so wonderful that Laurie and Erica were able to make your one-night stay feel like a getaway! I really appreciate your compliments, and I know they'll love reading them, too. You're always welcome if you find yourself in the area again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We booked our honeymoon in January.. They took care of all the accommodations for us. They upgraded our room for us. Room #306 has an amazing view!! The staff accommodated us with everything we asked for and more! The breakfast is awesome and has many healthy choices. I would stay here again and again. The ladies at the front desk... More 

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

Wow, a honeymoon is a really special occasion, so I'm blown away that you had such a wonderful stay! It means a lot to read your compliments on everything from our rooms to the staff, so I know the team will love reading this. Hope to see you back again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Phoenix Arizona
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166 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I read a lot of reviews on TripAdvisor before booking The Avalon. It was the wrap-around balcony on the 2nd floor that cinched the deal. The free ride to the hotel was a nice touch too. We took the first available taxi from the port and the driver came in with us to get his voucher. They covered the cost... More 

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

Wow! I'm seriously blown away by your compliments about your stay! I'm smiling ear-to-ear as I read your kind words about everything from our rooms to the service. 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 

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