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“Back for 2nd visit in 13 months” 4 of 5 stars
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Catalina Island Inn
125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
Capistrano Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Back for 2nd visit in 13 months”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This little charmer is clean and sports very nice finishes; upgraded recently. My sister and I booked room #208 which is about the size of a stateroom on a cruise ship. We each had a comfortable twin size bed, a very clean bathroom and a dressing area with a compact refrigerator to keep our beverages cold. Every morning from 8 - 10, the office provides danish pastries, coffee and juice. It is enough to get your "motor" started before a day roaming Avalon or taking in other adventures. We knew what we were getting as we stayed in a King-size balcony room on our first trip here, which was a larger room but noisy with the street traffic and trash trucks early in the morning. Also, with the Von's market next door, delivery trucks broke-up the peaceful quiet of the morning. Crescent Avenue is a mere half-block walk from this lovely hotel. There is NO elevator...so if that will be a problem, don't check-in and then complain. I think of the folks who join gyms for exercise, then whine about stairs. These stairs are wide and carpeted. It's all part of the historic building.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Room was the size of a small closet. asked to be moved for the second and third night of our stay because they had put us in a room overlooking the alley where trash was being dumped and employees were hanging out in the early morning, very noisy!! They would not move us to a new room without charging us the difference of a room upgrade, no customer service here!
Needless to say we will not be satying with them again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first time on Catalina Island. We booked at the Catalina Island Inn based on reviews here. The location is handy (about 1/2 block from waterfront area) and reasonably priced. Many of the waterfront hotels are quite expensive and this was the perfect fit for us. This place is VERY well kept and the staff friendly. We booked a room in the hotel with a view of the ocean. Lots of stairs to climb, but worth it. Super clean smaller room with an outside deck. The only drawback was the noise being generated by the grocery store rooftop refrigeration units next door when we sat outside. Toured the famous Casino and had a great meal and drinks at our new favorite place "Luau Larry's" on the waterfront. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and it was a good value. It felt like we were a world away from it all and plan to go back later this year. We will definitely stay at the Catalina Island Inn again (but for two nights this time). There are many more things to see and do here and you can't do it in one day!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel! Amazing view from room 441. Huge bed and decent size room. Very clean and modern. My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! I liked how close it was to everything. We got a good deal on the room since it is the slow season and had a great time! Highly recommend it. My only complaint is the squeaky AC from Von's next door which made keeping the door open a bit of a pain but it didn't bother us too much. Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Avalon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had a great stay at the Catalina Island Inn. The room was very clean and the front desk was very friendly, polite, helpfull and accomodating. The other reviews are true about the amenities. What set this hotel apart for me was how nice the front desk was. There is a small Vons right next door - VERY convenient. We bought a bottle of wine there and the front desk lent us a cookscrew and a pair of wine glasses. That little extra step made a difference for us.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I cannot compliment the Catalina Island Inn Hotel enough for making my birthday an enjoyable one. Romantic atmosphere reminisent of the Hotel Del in Coronado but much much more affordable. November great time of year to be in Catalina. Felt like the whole Island was mine. Hotel staff very friendly, thank you Juan (who booked my stay). Thank you for the complimentary bottle of champagne and the delicious coffee/juice, array of pastries, fruit and oatmeal the next morning. What a complete package. Within walking distance from the dock. Room was pretty - all remodled - king size bed was more comfortable than my own - perfect for a couples getaway. Don't hesitate to choose this hotel....ask for Juan. Enjoyed their recommendation for dinner at Steve's Steak House too..get in on the early bird special. Whole experience was just enchanting.

Room Tip: Choose room 331 - you won't be dissapointed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Del Mar, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Just a short stroll from the water's edge is an unassuming doorway to this immaculate comfortable charming hotel. The wide corridors lead to unique warmly decorated rooms, comfortable beds, scenic balconies, and cleverly designed bathrooms. We stayed with our children, who shared the family guest room and we had a room overlooking the harbor. Morning coffee, pastry, juices were served and everything was delicious.

Room Tip: The harbor view rooms wake up with the sunrise and the activity of the small boats was fun to watch.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 
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Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA

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