Sung Harbor...Let me start with the pro's:
I think what really made this a pleasant stay is the level of customer service. The staff will do anything to accommodate you. Our room was ready shortly after we checked in (before the 3pm check-in), they provided us with a complementary bottle of champagne, and they allowed us to check out a bit later than 11am. The breakfast is delicious! I know some people prefer to eat a bit heartier meal (eggs, sausage...) but the bread is delicious and there is more than plenty to eat in that adorable basket. If this is not enough food for breakfast...you may just have too much of an appetite! The evening wine and cheese is the perfect afternoon snack. However, for you wine/cheese aficionados, don't expect any Port Salut or imported chesses or fancy wine; it is simple cheddar, pepper jack, etc... But that is a good thing considering most people are not wine/cheese snobs! All these little things made this a fantastic stay!
The cons. Not many but there are some flaws. One is location, which is not the hotels fault! They are located right across the street from the Chi Chi Club and you can hear people partying well into 3am. Although the hotel does provide ear plugs, it is still difficult to drown out the noise. Another con is the upkeep of the place. Just to let you know, I am a bit OCD, so these things may not necessarily matter to everyone. I found the place to be a bit dusty. Not so much the common area, but our floor was a bit dusty upon arriving and the ceiling fan was covered in dust. Also, the bathroom floor was very dirty. Grout lines were black in the traffic areas, yet white under the sink. The sink area was also a bit rusty, but again, not everyone cares about this. Oh yea, and the room (Santa Barbara) is BEYOND small! It looks long in the picture, but I think it is to European standards.
Despite the list above, I would definitely stay hear again. It is a small, quant place with incredible customer service and believe me, by the look of some of the other hotels, this is one of the best! I loved my stay and can't wait to come back!
- Also Known As:
- Snug Harbor Hotel
- Snug Harbor Hotel Avalon
- Snug Harbor Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snug Harbor Inn is located in the heart of Avalon and just steps from the beach overlooking the ocean. Each room includes: ocean views, deep soak jetted tub, continental breakfast served to your room, wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening, king size bed with goose down comforter and pillows, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, HDTV, DirecTV, complimentary Blu-Ray / DVD library for use on your Blu-Ray / DVD Player, fireplace, Bose CD / Radio, telephone with voicemail, turn-down service, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, luxury bath robes and slippers, air conditioning, in-room safe, beach towels and beach chairs. ... more less