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“somewhat disappointed” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel St. Lauren
231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704   |  
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Ranked #15 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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“somewhat disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2004

We stayed at the hotel for the first time in May 2004. Prior visits to Catalina in 2002 and 2003, we stayed at Portafino and Snug Harbor Inn. In our opinion, this did not compare to either of these places. Our balcony room on the third floor overlooked the neighborhood, and an ugly empty weedy area beneath us, and a ugly vacant lot to our left. The balony open to everyone on the top floor was actually very nice, high enough to get away from the street noise,with a lovely view. There was really nothing special about this place.....if you can get it for a bargain price go for it but otherwise choose another. The continental breakfast left much to be desired.... an orange and coffee in styrofoam, a croussant without butter, and juice...... You need to keep in mind that this hotel is not on the main street but a walk of about three blocks..... Oh try the Country Club for a delicious lunch or dinner and Descanso Beach for a delicious lunch in beautiful surroundings. Next time we plan to stay at Hotel Vista Del Mar...we had a look at their rooms and the beautiful view from their balcony.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2004

Very pretty Victorian Hotel. One block from the beach, shops and restaurants. Rooms were clean the Balcony with an ocean view was breathtaking!! Very peaceful Hotel. Offered coffee, juice, fresh fruit (an orange) and a criossant brought to your room. It was not very filling but enough to get you to some real food. They only serve coffee at that time nothing else after breakfast. All in all it was a nice experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2004

This hotel was so lovely and near every thing! The people were great and gave us great advice about where to eat and what to see. I only had two problems. 1) the breakfast wasn't really worth receiving. 2) I stayed in the jacuzzi view mini suite. While the view was great, the jacuzzi was more like a bath tub and it didn't work too well. At one point, the water drained below the jets without me realizing it until there was water squirting all over the bathroom. Sure it was funny, but it also killed the mood. Overall, this hotel was outstanding and I would enjoy staying here again.

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Address: 231 Beacon St., P.O. Box 2166, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel St. Lauren L.L.C., in Avalon, California, is one of Catalina Islands' finest romantic hotels. The hotel features 42 luxurious guest rooms overlooking Avalon Bay, CA. Some accommodations include a private balcony or a Whirlpool tub and all rooms are decorated elegantly with rosewood furniture. The hotel serves complimentary coffee each morning.This Catalina Island hotel is close to swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Rent your own boat and explore Avalon bay or rent a rod and reel for ocean fishing right off the Green Pier. Our Avalon vacation packages feature lodging combined with boating, helicopter rides, or tours of Santa Catalina Island. Our specials page offers some great value discounts. ... more   less 
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