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Glenmore Plaza Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica F Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I just needed someplace to crash for a night since we were only in town for 24 hours for the Catalina Half-Marathon, so our expectations weren't especially high for Avalon's 17th best hotel (according to TA). The highs: the staff upon check-in and check-out were especially friendly and helpful; the entrance to the hotel was literally parallel... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this hotel immensely,it has this great feeling of HISTORY, of time long gone, I have no problem doing without the cookie cutter plastic feel of modern hotel rooms, this place had something I could never get from them, character!

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Petaluma, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Glenmore Plaza and were pleased with our stay. The first time we stayed here 3 years ago we stayed in the Clark Gable suite which was fabulous! I wasn't sure what to expect with a regular queen room but I was pleasantly surprised. Our room was a good size and had a nice... More

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Loma Linda, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight on September 25-26. It's an easy, 6-7 minute walk from the ferry terminal, the front desk staff were super friendly and helpful, the bed comfy, wifi fast and reliable, and the complimentary coffee in the morning was good. The only problem was the noise level. This is an 1891 wooden building with 1891 standards... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our stay on Catalina Island at the Glenmore Hotel, particularly after seeing the photos on their website. They say first impressions are everything. Ours began after trying to catch the hotel shuttle from the boat dock. We had no problem waiting, but we had to call several times as we watched the shuttle come... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were picked up by their complimentary shuttle at the pier. Diane went beyond the normal to help us. Was able to check in early, had the best room on the very top of the Hotel. (They say the best view of the Bay). Clark Gable room. Our own private deck off the 360 view bedroom. The Glenmore is the... More

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Long Beach, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Could not beat location. Walking block from the beach and all restaurants . The hotel is old, lobby has comfortable couches and worn out carpet. The first room we checked was #101. Motel 6 has better rooms. Old furniture, "antic" TV , closet that one could not use because of design of the sliding doors, old metal table and chairs,... More

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Livermore, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Booked a deluxe 2 queen beds room for 4 of us. Very friendly and helpful staff. Got to the island early, was able to leave our luggage in closet until our room was ready, which they called to let us know. Loved the closeness to the main part of Avalon. The room was nice, and the large refrigerator, microwave, and... More

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Long Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I never got the chance to stay in this Hotel due to the lack of professionalism of the staff. Well only one staff member. When I first called I spoke with Jimmy and he was actually very helpful with prices and accommodating me but when I called back to reserve my room on 08/04/2014 @ 9am I spoke with a... More

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James A, Manager at Glenmore Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are sorry the customer service you experienced when calling our hotel, did not meet your expectations. We hope that when you do actually stay with us that we can make your experience on Catalina Island a great one. Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More

Sacramento, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were not bothered by having to climb stairs, or that this was an older property. It was nice having a frig and microwave. But no coffee maker and you have to ask for a hair dryer. There were some hairs in the bed that were not ours, dirty tiles and from the spots afraid to guess when the pillow... More

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James A, Manager at Glenmore Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us on your trip to Catalina. Thank you for your constructive feedback as we continue to work towards improving our hotel. We are sorry that your stay didn't exceed your expectations and hope we can improve upon this the next time you stay with us! Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More

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Address: 120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glenmore Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Hotel Glenmore Plaza
Glenmore Plaza Avalon
Glenmore Plaza Catalina
Glenmore Plaza Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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