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Hotel Metropole

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Compared to the very limited hotel options in Avalon, Metropole is a very good choice. The location is perfect; right on the main boardwalk but not too close to the busiest (and loudest) part of the street. Our group booked two rooms: a deluxe and a suite in the 'newer' VIP wing. I highly recommend paying the extra money for... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a lovely get away to Catalina for a few days. After a lot of research to find the best hotel to stay at, I was very happy with the decision to stay at Hotel Metropole! Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly Lucy who was kind enough to give us an early check in!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Metropole is definitely our favorite hotel on the island. Once again, we loved our room, the complimentary breakfast, the location, the friendliness of staff, and especially Lucy!! Felt like we were visiting family when we arrived...Lucy greeted us with hugs and a genuine welcome which adds to our decision to stay at the Metropole. Lucy...you were right...the room was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is off the main street in a little pavilion, which means you are very close to all the shops and restaurants but are in a more quiet location (which is hard to find downtown!). We didn't get to stay in one of the newer rooms but it was still clean and a nice room. The bed was fairly... More 

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Tagaytay, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most hotels in Avalon it's expensive, but there are deals out their so take you time. Not very happy with Metropole, although it's pretty and clean but we had some issues. The double bed that we reserved was not available that day, all they said was it was all taken and not available. The were kind enough to give... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Metropole is located just 1 block from the center of town and the ocean/beach. Our room was on the 3rd floor and had a balcony that overlooked the shopping courtyard. Live music played each of the 2 nights we stayed but they were done by 9pm each night. If you like to sleep in late, this might not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous hotel, stayed in the VIP suite which is right on the main walkway of Avalon. Has a tremendous view of the ocean and sunsets with multiple balconies. Up to date rooms and romantic setting. Staff was very friendly, helped with our bags and made our stay even more enjoyable. You can walk everywhere from here. It is a perfect... More 

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We work hard to make everyone's stay the very best and your review makes it all worthwhile. Please mention your review on your next stay and we will have something special in your room! More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just celebrated our 25th anniversary in Catalina...staying at the Hotel Metrople. There are few choices for a great room in Avalon. I was in a position to splurge...at nearly $600 / night for a summer weekend. They really have done up at least their ocean front suites (215, 216, and presumably 315, 316 if above) so well. They defy Avalon... More 

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We are honored you stayed with us on such a special occasion! We have renovated our entire hotel and we are happy to hear you enjoyed one of our suites. Please mention your review on your next stay as we will have something special waiting in your room! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Hotel Metropole for my birthday weekend. Our friends own a boat and stay in the bay, so we needed to find a comfy place to sleep. My birthday always falls on Memorial Day weekend, so rates can be kind of high. When we came across Hotel Metropole on TripAdvisor, we were instantly drawn to the clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Yea... the beach front room. This place is amazing, especially if you know some locals. This is our get away from LA and the hospitality, is bar none! Just remember, during the winter, everything closes when the sun goes down. Nuff said...

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We appreciate guests like you so much. We hope to see you time and time again! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Metropole

Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $219 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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