We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Pavilion Hotel

#2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Pavilion Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"]},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

960 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 954: English reviews
Temecula, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here Aug 2016 to celebrate my birthday. Our weekend package included 2 nights a a SPA credit at the Island SPA. It was our first time so my expectations were to find something extremely nice for the price he paid! The town of Avalon is so small, that all hotels have great location (there is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Love_Chocolate_71
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Love_Chocolate, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We really do appreciate your feedback regarding breakfast and the condition of our property. Many visitor to Catalina enjoy touring the Catalina Casino, taking in a movie, boating, mini-golf, the beach, hiking, biking, taking a golf cart tour, shopping. There's a lot to do on Catalina! We look forward to welcoming... More 

Hemet, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Felt like we were staying at a BB rather than a hotel. Hospitality was above and beyond expectations. Recognition of celebrating 45th wedding anniversary was a warming welcome. Being called days before our arrival to check that we had our ferry tickets and to make reservations for us was very personable. It made our stay even more enjoyable and less... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kaye S
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kaye, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your celebratory weekend! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, staff was friendly and helpful. The staff had great recommendations for food, transportation and just fun ideas. Our room was clean and comfortable, loved having our private balcony. Breakfast was fantastic, a big variety. We had a picnic lunch, although it was late it was very tasty. Would definitely come back.

Helpful?
Thank Jettamarie G
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jettamarie, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

San Jose, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend at the Pavilion Hotel. It was a short (5-10 minute) walk from the boat. We were early in checking in so they held our bags as we found something to eat and lounged on their chairs. The grounds itself is nice as there are tons of plants, palm trees, and flowers everywhere. When... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravelBee028
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravelBee, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is both clean and friendly I would recommend too many people. The rooms are nice make sure you get one with a private patio. One thing is they just replaced the grass in the courtyard so stay off it. The continental breakfast was fabulous especially the Spanish egg. And I totally recommend sticking around for the four thirty... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tony T
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Snohomish, Washington
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during the peak summer month of August. The room we had was upstairs close to the front desk. Keep in mind none of the rooms have a view of the harbor, instead they are all courtyard view. Pros: The bed was comfortable and the accommodations clean and presentable. Free Voss water daily and they have a refrigerator... More 

Helpful?
Thank CirrusDriver
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CirrusDriver, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our two suites do offer a view of the Avalon Bay. Thank you for your feedback regarding the air conditioning. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is across the street from the beach on the main street so location is good. Breakfast and wine happy hour are excellent. The rooms are small and bland - very small and very bland. I paid $372 for a standard king and the same for a standard double. A fair price would have been $300 max at high season.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lola M
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lola, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our wine & cheese hour and our breakfast. I would be pleased to know which internet photos you found to be misleading, so that we may remedy the situation. Please reach out to me at social@scico.com if you'd like to share any additional feedback.... More 

Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say we didn't end up staying here. Was told there was a glitch in computer reservations and our room wasn't available...however we were up graded to a 3 BR 2 BA vacation cottage!! Manager Andrew was very apologetic about the whole thing but there was no way to stay upset or mad once we seen our cottage!! Also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vivian O
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vivian, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in Catalina Island. We again apologize for the mix up with your reservation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina Island again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen More 

La Puente, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was very nice & easy to get to right on crescent street which was right across from the green pier and the beach. The room walls didn't insulate the sounds well; in our room we were able to hear the guests upstairs moving around (sometimes very loud thumping) as well as the neighbors opening and closing their doors... More 

Helpful?
Thank kchen83
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kchen83, Thank you for being a loyal guest of the Pavilion Hotel. Please accept my apology for the error with your reservation, resulting in a cancellation. I would be happy to discuss what happened with you. Please reach out to me when you're ready to make your next reservation at the Pavilion Hotel. Please contact me directly at social@scico.com.... More 

Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Catalina to see the Flying Fish was on my Wife's bucket list. So, for her birthday this year, we were off to the island! I chose to stay here because of the package deal the offered included transportation by helicopter, continental breakfast each morning and one dinner at the Avalon Grill (another review for that). I can say... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stan B
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stan, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback regarding the noise and the insect. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pavilion Hotel again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen Hotels Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

432 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (400)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (70)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (169)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
2:45
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (93)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Avalon hotels
0.1 mi away
Hotel Atwater
Hotel Atwater
#7 of 20 in Avalon
4.0 of 5 stars 425 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Avalon Hotel
The Avalon Hotel
#1 of 20 in Avalon
5.0 of 5 stars 537 reviews
0.2 mi away
Aurora Hotel
Aurora Hotel
#9 of 20 in Avalon
4.5 of 5 stars 213 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hotel St. Lauren
Hotel St. Lauren
#15 of 20 in Avalon
3.5 of 5 stars 327 reviews
0.4 mi away
Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa
0.1 mi away
Catalina Island Inn
Catalina Island Inn
#5 of 20 in Avalon
4.0 of 5 stars 477 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Complimentary room amenities include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, concierge service, continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, outdoor lounge with fire ring, movies, Blue Ray players & iPads for checkout, 37" flat screen TVs, HBO & Showtime movie channels, wireless Internet, iHome music centers, priority cabana/chaise reservations at Descanso Beach Club, priority table reservations at Avalon Grille, priority reservations at Island Spa Catalina, Starbucks coffee and tea, and in-room safes, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards & hair dryers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pavilion Hotel

Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $176 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pavilion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo, Orbitz and Jetsetter so you can book your Pavilion Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pavilion Lodge Catalina
Pavilion Hotel Avalon
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Avalon
#1 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay