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Catalina Island Seacrest Inn

201 Claressa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #4 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a trip to Catalina after a conference. Stayed in the Lighthouse Room. Hard part was going up a very narrow and steep set of stairs to the second floor. The room was supposed to have a better view, but if you wanted to see the ocean, you really had to go up on the roof where there was a... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here. It's convenient to everything in Avalon, and also a little quieter, being just off the main area. The service was friendly and helpful as well. We stayed in the Captain's room - very comfortable and suited our needs.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Based on tripadvisor reviews and pictures, we decided to give this place a try. Overall, our stay was a very pleasant one. While small, our room was clean and comfortable. The humongous bathtub was a huge bonus, especially after a day of scuba diving. When we called to make our reservation, we were concerned about having somewhere to hang our... More

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Glendale, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Catalina Island is not exactly pet friendly! This is one of 2 or three hotels that allow you to bring your dog(s) along. This was the perfect choice for us because the location was great (a block from Front Street) and the room served our needs. It is a very cozy and quaint Inn with an "island rustic" vibe to... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tony Riccio, Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn. I am glad that you both had a nice time and enjoyed our home town hospitality. I treat all my guests as if they were my best friends or family as that is how I like to be treated. Thank you for trusting me with your babies;... More

Orange, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

John and Denise are the most caring host, very informative and hands on. Clean room with a private feel as if your home. Location is perfect! Steps to the beach and many places to eat. The view on the roof top is relaxing with ocean view to die for. Walking my puppy was easy and enjoyable with a coffee in... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Dear Catalinawalk, (AKA Ambra) Thank you for all your kind words on us and the Inn. Looking forward to your return so we can go Zipping or Parasailing! Office is almost complete and the covered sundeck is getting a face lift! Once all is done we will be updating all of our photos. Nice pics you posted, thank you! Hope... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I really loved it here. Walked in for check in and was greated by the two biggest smiles and a free ruber duckie. Everything is so close and i felt was in the perfect location. I am definitly coming back. The service was great and the room was amazing.

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Dear GMendez7 (Giovanni) Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and to let others know of your experience with us here at the Inn. I'm so glad that our hard work has paid off. However it never ends. Hopefully on your next trip our covered roof top deck will be completed. Thank you for your... More

San Diego, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were to the past week end to celebrate our anniversary and the experience was unforgettable. First, Seacrest Inn offers ".... the charm and décor of an historic Victorian home but is filled with the amenities of modern life..". Our room was very small. The fan was very noise. The air conditioner didn't work. The cleaning was very bad. The... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and to let us know where we can improve for our future travelers. Our apologies that you and your wife did not have a good time and our property was not up to your standards. Due to the size of our city most properties are extremely small and we must... More

Hemet, California, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary, and John took really good care of us. He even called to check on us, as we ended up taking a later boat than we had planned. The house has an interesting history and it's only a block from the beach. There are a lot of stairs but that's not a problem for... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Dear Reuben T, Thank you for taking the time to review our property and all your kind words. I will make sure to pass along your comments to John. As we both take great pride in this property and treat it along with our customers how we would like to be treated. We hope to be your hosts again on... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were back at the Seacrest in March and once again enjoyed the hospitality and convenience. Although under new management, the experience was still first class. Denise, the new manager, was ever helpful and accommodating. Some renovation and updating of the rooms has been done and this has been accomplished in a way that only enhances the charm and cuteness... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wendy & Billy, Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn and all of your kind words. I can't wait to see you both again and to show you both what else we have done! Your going to love the over haul on the Mermaid room, it turned out AWESOME! Warmest Regards, Denise More

Tuttle, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It's the Seacrest for us. Wow what a stay! Denise and John made our stay so enjoyable. The room had a hot tub and was awesome. If it wasn't the hot tub it was the early morning mimosa on the roof of the hotel overlooking the harbor and cruise ship. The golf cart tour was great too. It was afternoons... More

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DeniseKarstens, Manager at Catalina Island Seacrest Inn, responded to this review

Greetings Lloyd & Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review our inn and to let other travelers know of your experience. We are so glad that you both had a "WOW" time. As noted in other reviews we are under new ownership and managment and have been working really hard to upgrade the property and it appears our... More

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Additional Information about Catalina Island Seacrest Inn

Also Known As:
Catalina Island Seacrest Hotel
Catalina Island Seacrest Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Seacrest Inn Avalon, CA
Address: 201 Claressa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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