I would definitely stay here again. Catalina Island is great (we were there in the off-season; I wouldn't plan to go in the busy season as the tiny town of Avalon would be overrun with tourists and therefore less charming)... The Zane Grey Pueblo hotel has no TVs, phones or clocks in the rooms, which I quite like, though there is a TV in the common living room. My Mom & I had rooms next door to each other with an adjoining mountain-view balcony. Each room had a queen bed, bathroom (shower only), plus a sitting area with table & chairs and/or daybeds. There's a fantastic common patio area with great views of the harbour.
This is not a modern, luxury hotel -- it is old and quaint, with friendly, helpful staff. There's an unheated pool, a pay phone, and breakfast (of a sort) is provided -- coffee, tea, fruit, jam, and baggies of bread you can toast yourself. It's at the top of a hill, but it's only about a 10-minute walk to town, and there are scheduled free taxis to and from the hotel if you don't feel like walking. Lots of stairs here, so not suitable for folks with mobility challenges (wheelchair, walker, etc.). My Mom & I spent two nights here just relaxing and exploring the town, and it was perfect!
- 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