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Catalina Lodge

235 Sumner Avenue, at Beacon St., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Catalina Lodge
Ranked #11 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Austin, TX
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I brought my wife and two little ones to see Catalina overnight and I didn't want to spend a fortune for a bed to sleep on. The owners are great people, family friendly...no pretentious B.S., just affordable lodging with people friendly management. I highly recommend Catalina Lodge on Catalina Island.

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San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This was a great budget-friendly place to stay. Very clean, and well-taken care of. Charming, old-fashioned building and office. Centrally located downtown. The hostess/manager was super friendly and had great tips for places to go/eat etc. Highly recommended!

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Lyle, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We enjoyed our visit here. The owners/staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean with all regular amenities. It is located a block off the main drag which contributes to it's quietness. Would stay here again!

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Paradise CA.
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I wrote once before about the Catalina Lodge but I recently returned to have my wedding/ family reunion there, on Catalina Island. Let me just say out of all the places I had to choose from including the Wrigley Mansion(paid for by my brothers) I choose this place. It is clean, close to all and yes the best priced but... More

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Simi Valley, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My BFF was turning 75 and had never been to Catalina. So we took the Catalina Express (free on her birthday) I printed out all of the hotels in Avalon in price order. The least expensive was Catalina Lodge. I called and made a inquiry, made the reservation, thinking I can always call to cancel. The other hotels were more... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We just returned from a 3 night stay at the Catalina Lodge and had a great experience. The Lodge is located in an ideal part of Avalon. No need to walk far to get to anything. It is located in the flatlands which make it a easy walk/bike ride coming back from the beach. The rooms are very comfortable and... More

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I guess I've just been spoiled by the amenities at other $200 a night hotels (including taxes). This ten unit lodge is run by a very sweet husband and wife team. Accordingly, the main desk is often unmanned although we never had a problem finding the owners during our stay. I think this is the first place I've ever stayed... More

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catalinarb, Owner at Catalina Lodge, responded to this review

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at our family run 15 room on Catalina Island. However, I am puzzled that your didn't find the hairdryer or request an iron/ironing board if needed. The room amenities were listed in the confirmation email ~ hairdryers are in each room (black bag labeled with red lettering) and iron/ironing boards are available... More

Fairfax, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We just returned from a very nice weekend in Catalina. We stayed at the Catalina Lodge after checking out several tripadvisor reviews and we are glad we decided to stay here. Our room was small, but very clean and well equipped. We had a fridge, microwave, hair dryer, along with the normal soap, towels, etc. Roberta had beach towels for... More

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Pasadena, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for 2 to 3 years every 1st weekend in May when the Old Boy Rugby Festival is going on. The Catalina Lodge has easy access right to the main boardwalk, very friendly and helpful management/owners, and they have upgraded many things within the rooms. New beds, rooms generally have tv, mini fridge and... More

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La Jolla, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Clean and comfortable and in the middle of everything. Looks a bit like a motel but in a charming way. The owners are personable and helpful. It's a great choice for those who want to to stay on Catalina without paying silly prices for accommodation. I really enjoyed my stay here.

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Additional Information about Catalina Lodge

Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Catalina Hotel
Catalina Lodge Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 235 Sumner Avenue, at Beacon St., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated, family owned and operated motel located one block from the beach. Flatscreens, heaters, wifi, hairdryers, microwave, and small fridge in all rooms. Steps from dining, shopping and activities. Beach chairs, towels and mats available for guests to use. All rooms are non-smoking. Coffee perked each morning in the office. ... more   less 

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