The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island is one of those rare finds. From the moment we checked in, the standard for the experience was set. The staff are warm, friendly, and helpful. There are snacks and beverages available as soon as you walk in. At check in, the front desk person actually escorted us to our room and explained everything we needed to know. The rooms have a DVD player, CD player, refrigerator stocked with complimentary bottled water and Snapple, full-size hair dryer, hand steamer, safe, microwave, and complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn. Their bath products are unique and smell wonderful. The hotel has a quaint garden area where a nice complimentary breakfast is served every morning. There is also a rooftop deck with amazing views that is available for guests to use all day long. The hotel is the cleanest we've ever stayed in (and we're very picky about this). The cleaning staff is very meticulous. The room was extremely clean when we checked in, and the cleaning staff continued to thoroughly clean our room each day of our stay. It was great. We highly recommend The Avalon Hotel. We will definitely be back!