We have stayed at the Avalon Hotel in Early March and simply loved it. We had a room with a balcony and a view of the sea. The room is beautifully done, fully equipped with microwave (and popcorn!), fridge and you get a complimentary Snapple. There is a great coffe-maker on the groundfloor and they serve a great breakfast every morning out on the patio.
The staff were very helpful, especially Martha. If we should come back to Catalina, we would love to stay at the Avalon Hotel again!!