Ok, so Im walking through the indoor plaza in Avalon and I see a beautiful Harpe. So I mozey into the front desk and ask when the Harpist Plays? Marissa was adorable, she shared the best story on how the Ghosts come out at night and play. This Antique Harp was donated to the hotel and currently placed for show. Beautiful hotel lobby and greeted with such wonderful energy. Marissa shared how they have packages for the Jazz Festival in October this year. Such fun. Can't Wait!
After 15 years in LA and a stiff case of lockdown wanderlust, my daughter & I decided to stick our toes in the travel water by going to Catalina - we'd never been there. Hotel Avalon was delightful - freshly updated, great design, welcoming staff. The lobby is a perfect place for relaxing after visiting Avalon's many tchotke stores & offers excellent people-watching. And check out the wallpaper in the lobby bathrooms. Queen rooms a little on the small side, but the beds are absolutely fabulous. They retained the original 1920's floors in the remodel, so the hotel is a tad noisy, but it's a small price to pay for the comfort, charm and location.
This hotel is very nicely refurbished. It almost looks like a brand new hotel. The only issue we had was the room is quite small. There is no sitting area. At least that seemed to be the case with the King rooms. The addition of a chair or two would have made this much nicer.
Nice hotel with a"historic" flair, clean rooms and clean bathroom. Rooms and bathrooms are smaller than in newly built hotels, maybe also because of limited space on the island. It's directly located in the downtown of Avalon, so you can easily walk everywhere.
Quite simply, I loved this place. Last time I used Expedia points at a different hotel, I felt that I got a crappy room because it was a "free" stay for the hotel. But this time I had an ocean view room, although it was overlooking a roof. The room was the same size as everyone else on the floor. It's a beautifully renovated hotel and I can't imagine a more tastefully done property. Delightful front desk staff (Camryn or Cammie) who checked me in. And a really gorgeous looking room, albeit on the small side, but completely up-to-date. Room did not have a bath, but didn't promise one either, while it did have a great shower. Just an elegantly decorated room that was completely functional. A sore point of mine with other reviews has been the 'resort fee' which I resent. This property does charge a resort fee, but you also get a $20 food credit along with WiFi which takes the sting out of the charge. Location couldn't be more convenient, right on the main strip, right by the water and near every bar and restaurant. I'd tell you everything is in walking distance, but in Avalon everything IS in walking distance. It's about a 5-minute walk from the ferry and if you're schlepping serious luggage, they've got someone with a golf-cart to meet you and deliver it. There's no on-site bar or restaurant, but there is a coffee/pastry stand in the hotel. It's only open to noon, your credit is good there. Not sure if the noon closing is because of Covid, or if that's their regular hours. Definitely want to return to Catalina and while I should probably check out other properties, this first stay at the Atwater has me definitely wanting to come back.…