Built in the 1920s, there is a lot of history here about the famous author, Zane Grey. There also are a lot of steps! Steep steps leading everywhere you need to go. First, from street level up to the office. Then down a flight of steep, narrow steps to your room. We found a shortcut, up a shorter flight to get to the pool and breakfast area and a very nice place to sit overlooking the harbor. If you walk from town, it's uphill all the way but a complimentary taxi awaits guests at the boat docks and also makes daily trips back and forth into town, just a quick phone call.
There are no phones or televisions in the rooms, with is a definite plus. The community room on the main level is gorgeous with ample space for all the guests, if they should all come in at the same time! Only downfall is that there is no handicap accessibility anywhere in the hotel. I'm glad we stayed there but doubt if we will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel offers ocean view and mountain view rooms as well as sunning decks and balconies where guests can take in the spectacular views. The Pueblo Hotel also features an arrowhead shaped fresh water swimming pool surrounded by graceful gardens. The Pueblo's character is still evocative of the author's perceptions. The decor, ambiance, balconies and gardens lend themselves to a peaceful and quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Avalon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zane Grey Pueblo Avalon
- Hotel Zane Grey Pueblo
- Zane Grey Hotel
- Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA