We just spent three wonderful evening at the Old Turner Inn. Great location with fireplace and free rental of movies. Kathleen Hill and her wonderful family have a great sense of history of living on beautiful Catalina Island since 1890 when it was a tent colony. This was our first visit to the island and we felt as if we were staying with friends whom we had just meet them. We came back from dinner at Steve's that Kathleen recommended and she invited us to look at the stars with her telescope outside...not normally what you may expect but awesome. There is a piano in the living room and one of the guests who stayed -Dan played beautiful music during the Happy Hour they have each evening. Her Mom and Dad came to visit at the Happy hour one night when we learned many more interesting family stories.
We stayed in the seashell room which had many windows and nice big bathroom with good shower. Very comfortable bed and so peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast was a wonderful experience and Kathleen had hot coffee and even made breakfast a little earlier for us two mornings in a row to keep us on track with our many excursions on the island. Anything we needed our host provided. I had a few groceries that she let us use some space in the fridge so like I said... felt like I was staying at a friend's house. What a wonderful place to come and be carefree!! Would urge you to only stay here. We had a magical time!!! I can not wait to visit another time!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, 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 hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
- The Old Turner Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA