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The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island

124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #2 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok...so I really stressed over where to stay, almost everyplace had some negative reviews. We were VERY happy we splurged here. Almost all the rooms in every hotel in Avalon are small. The village is compact and charming. We loved our room, the sound of the fountain in the courtyard was delightful to go to sleep to. We had one... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely 3 night stay at the Avalon. Great personal service you won't get in a larger hotel. Three floors with 6 rooms per floor - no elevator so you will get your exercise going up and down - especially with bags in hand. Great rooftop has lounge chairs, BBQ grill, tables and chairs. A great place to open a bottle... More

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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit Catalina for our anniversary. I found a special package deal and took it. Loved the hotel and was impressed by: . Friendly staff . very clean rooms . view of the bay . bath tub curved to fit your back . extensive use of African Mahogany through out . always tea or coffee... More

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, responded to this review

We appreciate that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at our hotel! We are truly pleased that you experienced such a wonderful time throughout your stay and enjoyed our amenities. Our staff loves the acknowledgement that they have consistently provided the highest quality guest service possible. More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We chose this hotel on our recent two day trip to Catalina based on the execellent TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The hotel has been remodeled in excellent taste, and they offer a great weekend special, which includes free round-trip ferry ride from Long Beach for two, free taxi transfer to and from the port, and a very... More

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at The Avalon Hotel. Thank you for noticing the quality of work that went into our remodeling efforts. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Sacramento, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Avalon Hotel for 3 nights over New Years 2014. The staff was very helpful with the reservation and provided me with a lot of information on the island and the hotel when I called in for our reservation. I also purchased the package, as recommended, which included the ferry & taxi and found... More

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a detailed review. We are pleased you enjoyed all our amenities. Room 206 is one of our smaller rooms, perhaps on a future stay you may want to look at room 101 or 201, either of which may accommodate your needs better as the rooms are a bit larger. Thank you for choosing our hotel... More

Aptos, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Based on reservation handling alone I would give 5 stars. I spoke by phone with Richard and he put together a nice 3 night package. He was prompt and professional with a nice personal touch. I hoped this would transfer to the stay and let him know this was a special trip for my husbands birthday. We arrived and checked... More

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We do offer turn down service as an option at check-in, we regret this was not covered with you. We apologize for not acknowledging your husband's birthday during your stay and have discussed these oversights in a recent staff meeting. Thank you for sharing your insights. We hope you decide to try... More

TRACY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We should there for 8 days. It was nice location. Everything was walking distance. Cleaniness of the hotel was nice. Very nice and friendly staff; plus they were really helpful. Would love to visit again there. Only thing I would say about the rooms and beds were smaller than expectations.

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. All our staff takes pride in their work and appreciates your acknowledgement. The City of Avalon, as many other older seaside communities, consist of hotel rooms that may be somewhat smaller than traditional chain hotel brands on the mainland but that is just one of the many things that makes us unique in a... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Can't say enough about this hotel. I can see why it's had top ratings with Trip Advisor for many years. This is a beautiful old building. The wood work inside was amazing. Do not bring big suitcases as no elevator but they do tell you in advance. Get room 302. It's much less expensive than the ocean front rooms but... More

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Redmond
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Everyone at the Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island, made our trip very special! The stay included round-trip Ferry trip and taxi to and from the Ferry dock and morning extended continental breakfast. A fridge stocked with complimentary water and snapple; popcorn, cookies, and juice available in the lobby. Even an in room safe.

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Sugar Land, TX
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is our second trip to Avalon, but only our first time to stay. We stayed two nights and enjoyed it. The hotel is quaint and charming. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. There is a continental breakfast that we had on our second morning (Thanksgiving). The first morning we went to Pancake Cottage (yum!). Ou... More

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Also Known As:
The Hotel Avalon
The Avalon Hotel On Catalina Island CA
Address: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalina Island's premier boutique hotel features breath-taking ocean views and classic Craftsman style. Amenities include a roof-top deck, garden courtyard, flat screen televisions, Supplepedic mattresses and an attention to detail that indulges hotel guests. We look forward to welcoming you at The Avalon Hotel. ... more   less 
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