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Hotel Metropole

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Monterey, California
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our first time at this hotel. Very nice accomodations. Room was clean and roomy with fireplace! Our "garden" view balcony included an unexpected peak of the ocean as well. Price includes continental breakfast complete with fresh fruit, scones and other baked goods. Evening happy hour included wine, cheese, fruit plates, etc. Centrally located. The only issues we observed were noise...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Good service from the staff and super location close to everything. The continental breakfast was nice, decent coffee and lowfat milk available (my pet peeve when hotels only offer creamer!). The beds were extremely comfy and the room spacious. There is a jaccuzzi and TINY sundeck on the 4th floor - there were 3-4 lounge chairs in a 10 x...

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Katonah, New York
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I can't say enough about this Mediterranean delight without a trip to greece, italy, spain..... We had this trip awhile ago, and I'm remiss for not rating/reviewing it earlier. We had the Beach House, a home away from home - and I can't forget the images of the intelligent room comfort and design(s), views out to the ocean and street,...

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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Check in was easy, (though didn't feel like a huge priority as the woman helping me was also looking over my shoulder and helping others late check out behind me) and our rooom was clean. It was located behind the Vons (grocery store) and they operate some kind of hydraulic lift so it was a little loud but didn't keep...

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2Thank hikingbee
Newport Beach, California, United States
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been staying at the Metropole Hotel for many yrs off and on, but this will probably be our last. The first room they gave us had filthy stained carpet as well as a blood stain on the bedskirt. The next day I mentioned to the person who gave me a massage, and she seemed horrified and promised to...

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2Thank Leslie K
catalinagregg, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Truly sorry about the carpets. We are reviewing all rooms currently and will be replacing as required. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our property and will continue to strive to offer modern, attractive and clean rooms and common area facilities. Please consider giving us another opportunity and we will work hard to meet your expectations.

Reviewed September 4, 2012

My daughter was getting married on the island and we brought our boat over. It was nice tying up to the dingy dock below the yacht club and staying here. Convenient to everything. I will say I was not happy about getting a pair of earrings stolen. That means they had to go through my bags to find them. I...

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3Thank Madrene
Toledo, OH
Reviewed August 16, 2012

This hotel stay was fabulous. The room is small, but we got a room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard-very nice! The hotel room looks like it came right out of a pottery barn catalog. We loved the turn down service at night, the hotel staff personable and very helpful. This hotel is smack dab in the center of the...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We arrived, the room was dark because the window literally face a wall. That in all is ok although I think that should have been advertised. Second the carpet was really dirty with pieces of floss on the floor, wine cap and tissues under the bedside stand, and that alone was a bit of a turn off. Third we tried...

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catalinagregg, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Even 22 years into the game, it still hurts every time a guest is unsatisfied with their stay. I truly appreciate your comments and we will continue to try to do a better job. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and I have discussed this situation with the housekeeping department. We have had a WiFi problem in...

Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed here for our first trip to Catalina and the hotel was amazing, from complimentary champagne and warm cookies and milk to even taking care of our bags when we checked out and still wanted to see more of the island!

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed July 27, 2012

We celebrated our 30th anniversary. We were in room 321 - facing the main street and a total view of the harbor. The room was spacious, the fireplace was romantic and the bathroom included a jacuzzi tub built for 2! Simply beautiful and comfortable. The only draw back, since it faced the street, if you have the doors open to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $206 - $342 (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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
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“Coffee table was peeling and didn't fit with the niceness of the room, Outside deck chairs uneven resulting in rocking unless wedged with something to even out. For the cost we expected a coffee maker in the room. With an injured foot it was difficult to get to lobby for coffee. On a positive note the staff was superb and very helpful and courteous.”
 of 5 bubbles U3299KKjamese, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Pillows were uncomfortable. Found other pillows in the closet when I was packing to leave. ”
 of 5 bubbles jennyrunyan, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Offered discount for the night of the birthday. Could have offered water and coffee in the lobby during the day. ”
 of 5 bubbles 101ggkids, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“If you want an oceanfront room, request one of the regular, larger oceanfront rooms with a balcony to sit on, and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Hotel-Designer, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“LOCATION was excellent. 4th floor Balcony rooms above Marketplace should have the best harbor view and quiet.”
  • From our balcony: Partial Ocean View
 of 5 bubbles gsgarcia2010, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
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