The Old Turner Inn is a very nice place to stay for those looking for a homey, laid-back inn in Avalon. The Inn is also a great affordable option for those who don't need to be right on the beach, but can enjoy a short walk to get there. My husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon, and found it a comfortable place to unwind from the last few days of busyness.
Both Christa and Kathleen were excellent hosts, and gave us helpful suggestions regarding restaurants and activities on the island. We briefly met the Inn's owners who explained to us the history behind some of the photographs adorning the sitting room, and made sure we had postcards to send to our families. The breakfasts were very good. I had one of the best quiches I've ever had one morning when Christa was hosting.
We stayed in the Wicker Room, which was bright and pretty, with pink walls and honey-colored wicker furniture. This room is a bit small, but was comfortable. I couldn't help but peek into the larger suites (Queen, King, and Seashell), which looked clean and airy. If I return to visit Avalon again, I would stay at the Old Turner again, possibly in the Seashell room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the beach and Green Pier, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious warm breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
- The Old Turner Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA