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Glenmore Plaza Hotel

120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2006
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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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Palm Springs, CA
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

If you like "quaint" "old" "outdated" "no modern conviences" "rat trap" then stay here. If on the other hand you expect more than Motel 6 for $250 per night, don't. No air conditioning, No elevator in a 4 story building, No closet, NO hairdryer, NO light over the vanity, NO refrigerator, NO working plug in the bathroom, on and on.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2006

Our stay at the Glenmore in the Clark Gable suite was pure victorian heaven. The views from the room itself were amazing and promoted the state of relaxation we went to the island for. The bedroom was upstairs all by itself in an octogon shaped room with widows all around, leading to a private balcony where we could enjoy our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2006

I have to admit when I saw this site I was scared and told my husband to change our hotel for Catalina Island. I told him to review this site and I would not go if the hotel is not clean. We came to a conclusion that we will check out the Glemore Plaza and if not satisfied that we... More 

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California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2006

The Glenmore Plaza Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on the island... that was a part of our Catalina vacation experience. Catalina has an extensive history with many restored structures from a bygone era; staying at the Glenmore Plaza Hotel felt like we went back in time! The hotel lobby was restored beautifully! Our room was clean, bathroom was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2006

I have to admit that I was a little bit scared when we left on this trip because I read most of the reviews on this site and none were excellent. So I decided to take it with a grain of salt, and we went anyway. The Glenmore gave us a great package for 300.00 which included our boat trip,... More 

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Los Angeles
1 review
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

First and foremost, this is an old hotel WITHOUT an elevator. The floors are not leveled, nor do they smell fresh. I rented the "Amelia Earhart" room @ $250/night. I would not recommend this room for those that expect luxury. The carpet is old, the fixtures are dusty, and the bathroom is tiny. They do have a whirlpool, but the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2005

This is a filthy place. When walking in and out of the hotel, you are treated to the smell of rotten garbage coming from the alley between the hotel and a pizza place. Touching light switches, faucets, etc. is a disconcerting experience given the level of grime. The carpet? Bedspreads? Sheets? I don't want to know what I may have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2005

Don't stay there if you are trying to get any sleep, not to mention a good night sleep. Across from the hotel, there's this NOISY dancing bar place that has loud music until 3:00am. Right adjecent from the hotel is a bar, VERY NOISY until 2:00am. Not to mention the squeeky beds that you can hear what your neighbors are... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2005

I stayed at the hotel last weekend. At $250 a night it included a bathroom door that wouldn't shut, a dirty bathroom and dirty bathroom towels that were replaced only upon request. Loud, thin walls, small room decorated somewhere in the 70's....blinds that would not stay shut...and a view over looking the alley...the most disturbing element were the sounds coming... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2005

We had a room on the third floor. Room was clean, but very funky. Fresh paint helped but bathroom was dated. Just remember you are staying in an old hotel with sloped floors and room additions that have taken place over decades. Location is great. I would check around town for other accomodations first. Rack rate if you book through... More 

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