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“Awesome hotel and staff!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Vista Del Mar

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417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
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“Awesome hotel and staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

This is an awesome hotel with super friendly staff. The rooms are modern, comfortable, and very clean with large flat screen TV and Jacuzzi tub. The courtyard and views are breathtakingly beautiful.

Hotel Vista Del Mar in the heart of Avalon and walking distance to the pier, restaurants, and exciting excursions. The staff was very helpful, researched availability, and booked our reservations (Parasailing & Submarine tour).

My daughter loved the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and milk that the hotel staff serves every evening.

We already booked our trip for next year! Next time its zip lining and an off-road adventure tour for us.

Thank you Hotel Vista Del Mar and staff for making our getaway the best!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

The Hotel Vista Del Mar is the best hotel on the island. The rooms are beautiful and come complete with hi-end beds, flat panel tv's and satellite programming. You probably won't spend too much time in the room due to the spactacular view of the entire harbor from the hotel balcony. The staff was really great laying out yummy breakfast in the morning and hot chocolate chip cookies at night. I have recommended the Vista Del Mar Hotel to all my friends and they loved it.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larksville,PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Hotel was only a short walk from the port and everyone was so friendly. Only drawback was the 2 flights of stairs to get there but turned out not to be as bad as I thought. Room was very clean and bed was sooooo comfortable. Breakfast in the AM was very convenient and the cookies at night were a great touch.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I have been coming to this Hotel for over Fifteen years and absolutely LOVE it!! They pay attention to detail. Love the beautiful setting, the wonderful staff, the breakfast in the morning and the cookies and milk in the evening. Where else can you sit overlooking the beautiful bay of Avalon? If your looking for comfort come to the Hotel Vista Del Mar, you won't be dissapointed! Also the new manager Jessie is Awesome. If your looking to impress reserve an Oceanfront room, they come with private balconies and Steve's Steakhouse (right downstairs) will deliver your dinner to your room. Dosen't get much better than this!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Great atmosphere, delicious cookies, room looks like what you see in the pictures. The staff was all friendly and eager to help. They could have been having a bad day but I would have never noticed because they gave me their positive undivided attention. I expect to have good service when paying as much as I did for this hotel room but they very much exceeded my expectations. It's as if they were reading my mind anytime I wanted to ask something. Place was secure and in the dead center of catalina strip.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yorba Linda, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

This hotel is beautiful. The staff is super friendly. My mom and sisters stayed here for my 50th birthday. We drove golf carts, we shopped, sat on the beach, loved the kareoke bar - and ate at the Lobster Trap every night...3 days of paradise! Felt like we were on an island far away.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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playa del rey, Ca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed here for our wedding and it was the most beautiful place! We even took my bridal pictures at the hotel. When we arrived at the island to drop off our bags they let us into the room early!! It was a very peaceful stay! We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Address: 417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beach, overlooking Avalon Bay, with rooms featuring: ocean views, jetted tub, continental breakfast, milk and cookies each evening, HDTV, DirecTV, DVD / Blu-Ray Player, complimentary Blu-Ray and DVD library, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, air conditioning, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Avalon
Vista Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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