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The Avalon Hotel

#1 of 20 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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Lodi, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I can say is you should go to Catalina just to experience the Avalon hotel. Just do it. All wood interiors, fabulous views and whiffs of numerous lovely flowers. Feed the Koy, the hummingbirds and yourself, without a schedule. Honestly, this is one of my top 5 hotels I've been to ever. Just go and chill. Don't expect anything... More 

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

Wow, one of your top 5 hotels you've ever been to? That's such an incredible compliment! I'm so flattered that you enjoyed our atmosphere and our location. Hope to see you back again in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

Manchester, Michigan
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I had a random 2 days off in the middle of the week and headed to Catalina Island for a night. The Avalon was an excellent choice. Very nice hotel, staff, rooms, location. As I chose to go on a whim, the rooms left were in the back of the hotel. They were still great. A couple of rooms in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you decided to stay with us for your little Catalina getaway! It means a lot that you enjoyed everything from our staff to our garden, so I know the team will love reading this. We don't offer a full breakfast, but an extended continental breakfast. We are always looking at options for changing things up, we added... More 

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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On May 21 my partner and I checked into The Avalon Hotel for the 1st time. Already excited about the Island, we were welcomed to the Hotel as if we were family reuniting. Erica was so friendly, showing us around the hotel and how beautiful it was. When taking us to our room, we were presented with a bottle of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Frankie, it honestly means the world to me that you felt at home during your visit! Seriously, I'm blown away by your compliments on everything from the staff to our amenities, and I know our Innkeeping team will love reading this. Looking forward to having you back in the future! Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner More 

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