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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous affordable place to stay on the island. Roberta was very helpful in directing us to great places to eat and explore and shared the "local's favorites" as well as island history. The rooms were clean and beach chairs and towels were available. The fridge was appreciated. Roberta even mailed my absently mindedly left phone charger to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Budget friendly motel has great location about 1 block off the main drag. This made for a quiet stay, with easy access to all the fun! Owner was sweet and very helpful with recommendations and accommodating our toddler. We had a great time. Definitely not a luxury hotel, just basic. Room had fridge and flat screen tv. Lots of plants... More

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San Diego
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Catalina Lodge. Roberta, the owner, was super helpful in booking our reservation and always got back to me very quickly if she wasn't available to answer the phone. She is often busy working hands-on ... even cleaning the rooms, which are extremely clean. She was very friendly and welcoming, and made good recommendations about... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I saw how management has the rooms cleaned: by removing the furniture and actually cleaning thoroughly. The hostess is friendly. The location is great. Close to the main street, yet away from the noise. We will definitely return there!

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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.
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31 reviews 31 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 235 Sumner Avenue, at Beacon St., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Catalina Lodge Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon #9 Family Hotel in Avalon
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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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