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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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LA, CA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

The hotel didn't look very impressive on the outside but the room and bed were excellent! The service was excellent.

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nantucket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

On a tip from some friends whose impeccable tastes I admire, I booked into the deservedly top-ranked Avalon Hotel for two nights while on a business trip to Catalina in early April this year. Understand this: The Avalon is the only class act hotel on the island. The owners and staff just "get it." I loved the assertive yet restrained... More 

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New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

Wonderful property, with attention to the details. This is a small, classy getaway for adults. Great views from deck of 3d floor room and from common area on rooftop. Small, but delightful room. Napped on lounges on rooftop. Enjoyed fresh fruits, cerals, breads and coffee for breakfast in the courtyard. Staff was very accommodating and unobtrusive. Highly recommend. Only thing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

My husband and I have traveled the world and stayed at plenty of hotels. The Avalon just moved up to the top of our list as by far the best hotel experience we've had in a long time. The hotel is only 4 years old, and we loved the newness of it and how close it was to the water,... More 

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california
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2008

Wonderful little comforting and artisic touches abound at the Avalon Hotel.The view from the Rooftop Terrace was gorgeous. And our room was so excellently appointed that I was content just to stay there and overlook both the Garden Courtyard, with it's tinkling fountain , so soothing to both eye and ear, and the beautiful Bay with its moorings of small... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

We just returned from a long weekend in Catalina and can't say enough about the incredible experience we had at The Avalon Hotel. Situated on a hill overlooking the ocean, the hotel impressed us immediately upon arrival. We were greeted with kindness, our room was ready earlier than expected, and we were told about all the perks of the hotel... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

Nice facility, close to water and to activities. Staff was very, VERY helpful. Rooms nice but small, not designed for families. Seemed over priced though.

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San Leandro CA
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64 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

The Avalon Hotel exceeded our expectations and delivered the best service and environment on the Island. This was a 3 day weekend get away for us (our 37th Anniversary) and our first trip to Catalina. I was a little unsure as to what to expect. However, trusting our fellow reviewers here at TA (as we have so many times in... More 

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

My fiance definitely did his homework when deciding on where to stay for my surprise trip! The Avalon Hotel was so relaxing with its wonderful spa products, soft robes, lovely balcony/ocean view and complimentry in room snacks. The Supple-pedic bed and pillows were also a nice touch to the room. We stayed in room 306 and it was just nice... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

I chose this hotel with a special occasion in mind. The staff, the hotel appearance, and the quality of the amenities exceeded my expectations. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and provide a wonderful setting for a great get away for any couple. Ruben and Diana the hotel staff provided excellent service and accommodated every need. They are willing and helpful... 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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Also Known As:
The Hotel Avalon
The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon

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