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Merced, United States
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once of the nicest trips my husband and I have been on. Great weather, food and drinks, as well as tours. Would go back in a heartbeat. Catalina is clean, no begging on the streets, nice friendly people

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Thank Stephanie H
Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star review of the Catalina Island Inn and belated birthday wishes. This is a great season to visit. The Holidays on the island are magical. We are so glad you found us and look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is my second time staying at the Catalina Island Inn. Each time I have been impressed with the hotel and staff. The hotel is conveniently located, immaculately clean, and offers a lovely continental breakfast. Willy exemplifies customer service and should be commended. He always has a smile on his face, is extremely helpful and wonderful all around. I have... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your lovely review of the Catalina Island Inn. Thank you for mentioning Willy and our excellent staff. We are always delighted to welcome back our returning guests -- who become like family to us. There are great discounts and packages available and this time of year is beautiful and less busy than our summer months.... More 

Painesville, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We rented a Queen room for our trip to Catalina for Jazztrax. We knew we would be out a lot so a basic room was all we wanted. However, this basic room made it difficult to sleep and shower. Our issues were: 1.) There is no elevator and we stayed on the 3rd floor so carrying luggage upstairs was difficult.... More 

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Thank Sherry J
Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take all guest comments very seriously. We have never heard remarks such as your's. I am personally inspecting our four basic Queen rooms once they are vacated. We maintain furnishings and bedding to the highest standards. Thanks for acknowledging the cleanliness of our hotel and our hardworking staff. We would like the opportunity to... More 

txyz
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96 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Booking a room in Avalon was a bit daunting as there are really only small independent Hotels there and it is hard to determine the general quality level of each one. We ended up booking at Catalina Island Inn due to it's good reviews and moderate rates. We were more than satisfied with this property. The location is great-just off... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Catalina Island Inn. We're so glad you found us and enjoyed our hotel and hospitality. Our boutique hotel has rooms for all budgets and expectations. Our excellent staff and wonderful amenities help visitors feel "at home." Our rooms and suites are also discounted 50% off Sunday - Thursday this fall and winter.... More 

Springfield, Oregon
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This hotel is very conveniently located in downtown Avalon. It is an older hotel that has been nicely remodeled and updated. Our king bed room was small but very nice. There is no elevator so be prepared for stairs. We stayed two nights and would definitely return on our next visit to Avalon.

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Thank PhilS1742
Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Phil for your kind comments about Catalina Island Inn. Our first floor rooms and suites were opened in 2013 and our owners and staff work hard to constantly update and maintain the highest standards of comfort and style. Our location is close to dining, shopping, tours and attractions. Let our staff assist you with a discount package to include... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

My wife and I just returned from a fantastic Honeymoon Trip to Catalina Island. We are very happy we did our research and chose room 442 (the 4th Floor is the only floor with FULL Water Views). It's a GREAT Room with all the amenities (Modern Bathroom, Comfortable King Bed, Balcony, Refrigerator, Large Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock with Docking... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Belated Congratulations and thanks for sharing your great review of the Catalina Island Inn. We attract the savvy traveler looking for unique style, cleanliness and contemporary comfort. Yes, it is a hike (our custom stair master -- for those who choose to enjoy the workout) up to the 4th floor but guests think it's worth it. We are also happy... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in Sept. Very easy 5 minute walk from the ferry. We had the Queen basic room. Although very small, everything is updated and very nice. Staff at the desk is very helpful. Second floor balcony is a nice place to sit and watch this great little town. Left our suitcases in the lobby with them since... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to review the Catalina Island Inn. It's a lovely walk from the boat to the hotel and we are centrally located for the convenience of our guests. Our owners have been innkeepers for almost 40 years and they set a high standard of service and customer satisfaction. It's always encouraging to hear from those who... More 

Alpine
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130 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Good location, great staff. OK breakfast, but doesn't start until 8, which is kind of late. I like my coffee before that! Nice balcony on the 2nd floor where I would have liked to enjoy morning coffee, but it doesn't open until 9. We had a view of a wall. But I guess that's just the case with some of... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy for your review. We open the hotel balcony from 9-9 in consideration of the occupants in rooms that are adjacent to it. We are located next to Von's and just steps away from specialty coffee shops that open as early as 5 am. Our first floor rooms and suites each have their own Keurig coffee systems. Those and... More 

Avila Beach, California
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We had a great time at this charming hotel. We were greeted by the friendly staff. We loved our room! It was spacious and clean. The front desk helped with some wifi issues and they called the internet company right away. The bed was so comfortable and had the softess sheets. We loved the location. Even though you are right... More 

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the 5-star review of your recent stay at Catalina Island Inn. We're proud of our staff who work relentlessly to keep the hotel in pristine condition and serve our guests with a smile and a solution to any concerns. Our location is close to everywhere visitors may need. If travelers call the hotel, our reservation specialists will discuss... More 

Irvine, California
1 review
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Its a great location to stay although I felt the queen room is a bit congested. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a breakfast available as complimentary too. Even if the catalina cruise arrival times/departure times doesn't match with the Hotel checkin/checkout times, we could keep the luggage in the hotel which is convenient for us.

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Jennnifer W, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Vijay, for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We offer rooms in all price ranges and 50% off everything Sunday - Thursday (excluding Jazz Trax dates). Thanks for mentioning our hard working staff -- they care about every guest. Luggage storage, dinner reservations, directions to attractions and other recommendations help guests fully enjoy our island paradise. Come... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Island Inn

Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $122 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA
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“Choose lower floors as there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilS1742, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“4th Floor Rooms Have the VIEWS!”
  • View from Room 442 from inside... The view is even more impressive when you're out on the balcon
 of 5 bubbles I2110QCmatthewg, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator or A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 811kathyd, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are more expensive...but if you can afford it.....go for it.”
 of 5 bubbles markandloridarling, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator”
 of 5 bubbles Kwansical, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
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