Room is clean, beautiful and has nice amenities. Fireplace was visible to the living room and the bedroom. The bed is super comfy. We got there early and because our room was available and clean already they called us and let us check in at 9AM!! My husband went to the front desk to buy a bottle of champagne and they said it "complementary" and handed him two flutes and a 25 dollar bottle of champagne. Believe me we made excellent use of the time in the room. I was not aware they provided a turn down service and we had booze, money, medication, porn and lingerie laying everywhere. I keep a spotless home, but it was my 14th anniversary and I wasn't cleaning up until we were going to leave... the maid came in while we were out getting refueled and the only thing we didn't leave lying around was a dead hooker and a bunch of coke... lol.... I was mortified that a stranger saw my dirty stuff... but she overlooked the "toys" several changes of slutty lingerie, and mess, remade our bed, picked up the towels and gave us clean new folded ones, left us a couple bottles of water and some chocolates...
The next morning there was a continental breakfast in the lobby... Starbucks coffee, juices, a few different kinds of cereals, several kinds and flavors of oatmeal, yogurt, pastries, muffins, toaster and cream cheese... and fruits. I took a huge tray back to the room and we laid around eating breakfast in comfort and blissful quiet. The shower is huge, the Jacuzzi tub is huge and has plenty of hot water. They provided a delicious smelling shampoo, conditioner and lotion, as well as bar soap, lots of towels. They must have a water softener because my skin and my husbands skin never felt softer or more supple. The furniture is clean and comfortable and very stylish. reasonable prices in the mini bar, and selection. They have cucumber and lime slices in a huge ice water tankard in the same area where the breakfast was served, and at night they have fresh chocolate chip cookies and milk.
I LOVED THIS PLACE! I had a wonderful anniversary, and we were well taken care of.
I'd like to make a new tradition of going there on my anniversary to celebrate.. The only negative thing was we were all the way in the back, right next to the stairs, so we heard people who were loud (= rude) running up and down the stairs and Friday is trash day so right at 8 am they were banging around the dumpsters and taking care of business. I also was under the impression when I booked the room that I had an ocean view suite. I didn't, it was as far from the ocean view as I could get. But the positives far out weighed the few negatives.
- 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, luxury bath robes, air conditioning, beach towels and beach chairs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vista Del Mar Avalon
- Vista Del Mar Hotel
- Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA