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Glenmore Plaza Hotel

120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Costa Mesa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a fantastic time at this hotel! The hotel is cute, and the location is very close to the main street for restaurants and beach activities. Rooms are a touch on the small side, but I believe that that's the rule of thumb for Avalon in general. This would be perfect for a solo trip, like mine was, or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my family for a two night stay. Our room was a double with 2 Queen beds. The Bad: Housekeeping issues were quite significant. The carpeting hadn't been vacuumed and there were wrappers and clothing labels on the floor, there were food crumbs in the a/c/heating unit, the bathroom was generally unclean, and there was a half eaten, melted... More 

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night with my son during a quick spring break trip to Catalina Island. I booked directly with the hotel online just a few days prior to arrival. The location is excellent and in the center of town. You can easily walk from the ferry to the hotel. The hotel does have a courtesy van, but we never needed... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Glenmore is a very pretty old building built in ~1890. Great location within steps of the beach. They are in the process of remodeling but no where near done. You will not get a remodeled room if you book on Expedia, Booking.com or other. You have to call directly and you will pay dearly for those rooms. They advertise... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I visit Catalina often and enjoy staying at The Glenmore Plaza. This time around the rooms are being remodeled and they gave us a double upgrade, which had a nice view. It usually cost us in the ballpark of $120. The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, and a nice flat screen tv. Some of the other... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review! We are glad you enjoyed your room and the amenities the Glenmore Plaza has to offer. We look forward to seeing you next time! Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More 

Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This hotel was right in the middle of everything, so the location was wonderful. We got there early and asked about early check-in. They didn't have anything ready and told us they would text us when a room was ready. We were able to store our luggage in the luggage room. So we were out and about, came back about... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are working hard to continuously update our accommodations and we hope we can improve your next stay on Catalina Island! Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This hotel is historically significant (read the movie stars names on their favorite rooms on the fourth floor), extremely convenient (1/2 block to Crescent Avenue, the main road in town on the shoreline), and convenient (most of the significant shopping and eating in town is within three blocks, as is the Santa Catalina Island Co. tours pickup point 1/2 block... 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 recent trip to Avalon! We greatly appreciate your positive review and hope to see you again soon. Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More 

Lake Arrowhead, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First tie visit to catalina and we had the taxi driver who was a local, i forgot his name but he was a pretty funny guy and told us about the best restaurants and where all the tourist traps were which was a huge plus. Then we arrived at the hotel and i must say i love the 1800s look... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of your recent trip to Catalina! We are very pleased you liked the character and history of our hotel, as well as our renovated rooms. We hope to have you stay with us again soon! Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More 

Riverside, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I booked 2 rooms for 1 night, (there were 6 of us) for the location. As we headed upstairs the man who checked me in chased after us, yelling to come back down. I travel often and have never been treated in the manner that this man delivered to us. He gave some examples about how you cannot book a... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry the customer service you experienced when visited our hotel, did not meet your expectations. Our standard queen rooms are built for double occupancy. We do have an extra person fee of $25 for additional guests. This usually covers upgrading guests to a bigger room to accommodate the extra people... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are sorry the hotel's decor did not meet your standards. We are working hard to continuously update our property and we hope we can improve your next stay on Catalina Island! Management, Glenmore Plaza Hotel More 

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