Hubby and I took 2 nights/3 days off from the kids to come to Catalina, and decided early on the Avalon. The staff was super friendly and warm, and we feel like we got exactly what we had planned - a clean, nicely done room with a beautiful view of the harbor. The only reason I didn't give more stars was simply because the room was so incredibly tiny we barely fit (we are both over 6'). But otherwise I would say to travelers that you wouldn't be disappointed at the Avalon. It is bright, cherry, and very well located.