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“Thoroughly Enjoyed our Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Avalon Hotel
124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704   |  
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Thoroughly Enjoyed our Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Service and hospitality was outstanding. All staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Quaint hotel - everything we needed was provided for a very pleasant stay. Don't recommend to those with problems climbing stairs. No elevators. We were on 3rd floor and in good health, so no problem for us. Also, hotel is on steep sidewalk, set back from the main street with several steps to the entrance as well. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Temecula
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a great time here. The staff is friendly and attentive. I've never stayed at a hotel where I've been greeted every single time I left and returned until here, and we were in and out all day. The room was great, the pillows and mattress were amazing. Very beach like feel. The stairs will give you some exercise going to the 3rd floor, but we welcomed it. The roof top deck is awesome, especially at night time. Tons of stars out.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed for three nights. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was great - garden view. Continental Breakfast in garden courtyard was lovely, Koi pond was nice, along with all of the vegetation and flowers in the courtyard. Friday night wine and cheese was fun, along with all of the snacks available in the lobby. The only thing we would change was the coffee packets in the room - the coffee tasted much different in room than at the continental breakfast. We will definitely stay again when we return!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Orange County, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We've had the experience of re-visiting (other) hotels that we used to love, and discovered that corners were cut, or service had been downgraded. It had been a few years since we stayed at the Avalon Hotel, but happily, nothing had changed. The extraordinarily attentive staff, relaxing breakfast in the courtyard, beautifully maintained surroundings and amazing bed, were all exactly as we remembered it a few years ago, It's comforting that the Avalon Hotel, which has such consistently high standards, is so dependable.

Room Tip: 3rd Floor rooms have the best harbor views
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Arizona City, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights and had a great time. Great accommodations and staff. Hotel is in a very good location in Avalon and is within walking distance to most events/attractions. They made our stay a memorable event. I definitely will be coming back!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My wife and I visited for our wedding anniversary. This hotel was a perfect choice for us. The rooms are quiet, and have all the amenities you could ask for. TV, DVD player, A/C, etc. There is a great balcony that affords a view of the harbor and ocean. We spent quite a few hours sitting on the bench swing and gazing out to sea. The breakfast is great, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, pastries, bagels. Very good coffee too! The front desk staff are friendly and will happily answer any questions you have. The bed is super comfortable too. This was a great place for us to unwind, get away from the kids and re-connect as a couple. I highly recommend The Avalon Hotel!

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We chose this hotel for the view room and it did not disappoint! We had a wonderful view of the harbor and Laurie, Diane and the rest of the staff were helpful and very friendly. The amenities were top quality and the Friday wine and cheese and daily breakfasts were very welcome. We will absolutely stay here again!

Room Tip: The top floor rooms with view and balcony cannot be beat!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avalon Hotel offers premier boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of beautiful Catalina Island. We invite you to discover an environment of understated elegance, where luxurious bedding, unique artwork and hand-crafted hardwoods and tile combine to create an enchanting experience. Located just off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island offers a resort experience that is very accessible. Most of our Catalina Island hotel rooms have breath-taking ocean views of Avalon harbor and its scenic surroundings. The breathtaking views from our Rooftop Getaway are sure to be a highlight of your stay at The Avalon Hotel. With a 360-degree vista of Avalon and its charming harbor, the Rooftop offers the ideal spot to sightsee and relax. From classic Craftsman styling and modern conveniences, deluxe bedding and upscale bath amenities, to an all-around relaxed atmosphere, The Avalon Hotel offers a unique hotel experience to every one of our welcomed guests. ... more   less 
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The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA

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