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513 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#4 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Travelers' Choice
Pavilion Hotel gives you more reasons to stay and more ways to play than any other hotel on the island, only 14 steps from the beach. Guests at Pavilion Hotel enjoy the following resort-style offerings for a requisite destination fee of $40 per room, per night, plus tax*. - $20 credit per day for Catalina Island Company restaurants - Courtyard wine and cheese reception (one glass, per adult) - 15% off Catalina Island Company activities & tours* - 15% off treatments and day passes at Island Spa Catalina - Use of beach towels - Luggage service to and from the ferry terminal in Avalon - WiFi
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Bicycles available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lisa M wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Staff was very personable and professional. The grounds are relaxing and beautiful, directly across from the beach. The Descano Suite was a dream! Great size room with three living spaces; living room, bedroom and large balcony. Enjoyed the view of Catalina harbor while unwinding on a chaise lounge. Watched guests enjoying the gardens from the balcony. Centrally located to get to any location on the island. Will definitely stay at The Pavilion Hotel again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Catalina Island Company, Owner at Pavilion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Lm3115, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!
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Dorothy S wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California99 contributions64 helpful votes
Truly this hotel lives up to the hype. The grounds are simply stunning, the check in process a breeze - and the service the best of all! From letting us check in early (so nice!), to an extra night scheduled impromptu, Pavillion staff is second to none in location, spa like setting and service. Rooms look as promised (small but wonderfully stocked) and towels/sheets/toiletries were top notch. What was most amazing was how nice the wine tasting was - great selection of about 20 wines, with a lovely cheese plate to match. Top notch Napa wines ON THE BEACH. We cannot wait to go back, and it is worth every penny. Go, don't miss this gem!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Courtyard facing rooms were lovely with palms swaying in the breeze
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Response from Catalina Island Company, Owner at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Dorothy S, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Pavilion Hotel.
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EvaW wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York17 contributions26 helpful votes
The location is ideal, staff is welcoming and facilities are pristine! Loved the complimentary wine and cheese happy hour and views from the property. This is the perfect place to stay on Catalina Island. Shout out to Marissa for a great check-in experience!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Catalina Island Company, Owner at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Apr 6, 2022
Thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Pavilion Hotel!
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Jon G wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
First time on Catalina and this property made it special! Charming rooms. Gorgeous gardens and superb location. Can walk to anything. Property is immaculately kept. The staff is fantastic, helpful and the best I've ever encountered. Like going back in time!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Catalina Island Company, Owner at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Nov 4, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing the Pavilion on your recent visit. We're so glad you enjoyed our charming paradise just 14 steps from the beach. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Michael F wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Although I felt spending over $400 for one night on a Sunday in late September was a bit much, the hotel was very nice, extremely clean even in the courtyard. Friendly, smiley and helpful staff! The wine and cheese that was included in the courtyard was fabulous. I think the wine pour must have been almost half a bottle, probably 500-600ml. The wine was good too, and the gal that served us was so nice with huge smiles. It is right on the beach, so from the seats in the courtyard, the boats and water/pier are in sight. Excellent stay for 3 of us, 1 double room with patio. The beds were extremely comfortable!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The deluxe double with patio was nice on the first floor.
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Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Sep 30, 2021
Thanks for staying with us at the Pavilion. We're so glad you appreciated our staff and enjoyed the wine and cheese. We're also glad you had a very restful stay, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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LML1985 wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California56 contributions22 helpful votes
This was my first time staying here and I’m so happy with my decision. There were so many choices but this hotel is definitely a favorite! The staff was so welcoming both Juans, Francisco, Brandon, Julio, & I know there are more staff members that were exceptional! The grounds are beautiful and the location to the beach is perfect! I will recommend this to my friends and stay here again. Also, the wine & cheese happy hour is a great benefit!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Aug 19, 2021
Hello, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Pavilion Hotel. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us, and look forward to your return to Catalina Island!
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Michael F wrote a review Aug 2021
San Antonio, Texas20 contributions4 helpful votes
Booked 1 Deluxe King and 2 Superior Double rooms for an office event with Catalina Island Company. The $800/night per room price that I ended up paying (which included Long Beach Ferry) was way too much for this very AVERAGE facility. The Pavillion Hotel is obviously an old hotel that has had a few spruce-ups over the years. It does have the convince of being right in town, but this hotel is definitely not what you would expect for an $800 per room experience. The Hyatt price tag is not worth it. No pool, no spa, fairly small rooms with little to no view. Even with A/C running (overhead somewhat annoying sound), the room felt damp and uncomfortable. They don't provide breakfast anymore, but give $20/room credit to Atwater Hotel or Descanso Gardens. I would not recommend this hotel. Some like the afternoon wine and cheese outdoor reception that hotel provides.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: I don't recommend this hotel.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Aug 14, 2021
Michael F, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. We would like to work towards a resolution. If you are willing, please reach out to us at social@scico.com to discuss this further. Thank you kindly.
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Thomas H wrote a review Jul 2021
Dana Point, California3 contributions
I love this Hotel. Location Location. Restful and beautiful summer breezes. We're returning guests and again had a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure meeting Timothy the Hotel manager, as he greeted many of the Happy Hours guests. This trip was a very special occasion our Wedding stay on my Birthday. Our room was greeted with Happy Birthday greeting card and yummy Chocolates. We were married up on the hill overlooking the cross and all of Avalon, upon our return to the room Chilled Champagne for our special night. Thank you Pavilion Hotel team! Awesome experience
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Aug 12, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did; we are pleased to hear Timothy and the rest of the team were able to make your birthday celebration so special. We hope to be of welcome you again in the future.
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James C wrote a review Jul 2021
Ventura, California45 contributions26 helpful votes
Have been thinking of returning to Catalina after two years away from the island and have been reading reviews. I was somewhat shocked to read reviews on the pavilion. we had been going annually to Catalina for 25 years prior to Covids and the pavilion was by far our favorite hotel on the island as well as one of my all time favorites hotels anywhere. The service was always fantastic the grounds beautiful and relaxing. And the complimentary morning breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese tasting were terrific. Location couldn’t be better. The court yard was like being in Hawaii. So when I read some of the negative reviews it makes me sad how much Covids has impacted the pavilion and Catalina. I hope they get things back to normal like the good old day. The pavilion has always been expensive but these post pandemic prices are out of sight. Not only at the pavilion but all the hotels and restaurants on Catalina. I think We will wait a while to see if things settle down after the pandemic before returning to Catalina. At least we have 25 years of great memories of Catalina pre-pandemic.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Jul 14, 2021
Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your concern with us. We have been working tirelessly to make improvements based on guest feedback to improve to provide the best possible experience. Rest assured that we provide the same hospitality that you know and appreciate, and we will continue to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at social@scico.com.
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Jill M wrote a review Jun 2021
Santa Clarita, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
I love this hotel! 3rd time staying here. Once before covid, during and whatever you want to call now. My only complaint is that they allow non-guests to sit in the courtyard that takes away seating from hotel guests. Looking forward to them resuming breakfast and full wine and cheese afternoon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Catalina Island Company, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel
Responded Jul 4, 2021
Hi Jill, thank you for visiting the Pavilion Hotel. We appreciate your business, and hope you will return to Catalina Island soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pavilion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pavilion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.08 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.2 miles), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pavilion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Pavilion Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pavilion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pavilion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, Steve's Steakhouse, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pavilion Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pavilion Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).
Does Pavilion Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Pavilion Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.