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124 Whittley Ave # 706 Catalina Island, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704-0706
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#3 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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The Avalon Hotel offers premier boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of beautiful Catalina Island. We invite you to discover an environment of understated elegance, where luxurious bedding, unique artwork and hand-crafted hardwoods and tile combine to create an enchanting experience. Located just off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island offers a resort experience that is very accessible. Most of our Catalina Island hotel rooms have breath-taking ocean views of Avalon harbor and its scenic surroundings. The breathtaking views from our Rooftop Getaway are sure to be a highlight of your stay at The Avalon Hotel. With a 360-degree vista of Avalon and its charming harbor, the Rooftop offers the ideal spot to sightsee and relax. From classic Craftsman styling and modern conveniences, deluxe bedding and upscale bath amenities, to an all-around relaxed atmosphere, The Avalon Hotel offers a unique hotel experience to every one of our welcomed guests.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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lyndon2 wrote a review Jan 14
Long Beach, California88 contributions17 helpful votes
From the time you walk into this boutique hotel you are greeted by the staff you feel welcomed! I had that experience with Evelyn, Titaua (who arranged my booking) and Sean! It is as good as being at home without all the responsibilities. The location is amazing! I have Room 306 which has ocean front view which was marvellous! Right now I have to door open I am listening to the waves crashing! Don't let Covid19 stop you you can still travel here feel safe and secure! Have fun and relax in Avalon in this lovely boutique hotel!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
lyndon2 - Thanks for your encouraging review. Indeed, we do try to make our guests feel welcomed, safe and relaxed. Thanks for pointing out that it is possible to travel and still be safe, observing appropriate distancing and other protocols. We look forward to hosting you and other like-minded travelers who need some much needed time away.
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Amelia Carepa wrote a review Jan 2
Santa Ana, California9 contributions
We had an amazing 3 day honeymoon getaway here, despite it being during a covid lockdown. The hotel totally MADE our experience. It was actually really nice getting take-out to eat on the hotel rooftop. Such a beautiful view, at sunset highly recommended 👌. The service was fantastic, they even let us keep the room the entire next day until our 6:30pm boat tickets, so nice of them amd hugely appreciated. Also they gifted us a bottle of wine 🍷 to congratulate us on getting married! We are so grateful to Shane and the team at Avalon Hotel - we are so blessed to have beem able to start our marriage here. :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are honored you chose The Avalon for your honeymoon and hope it will be a fond memory, even among the challenges of 2020 that have changed so many people's plans. For those who have had to scale down their wedding and honeymoon plans, make no mistake, Catalina Island and The Avalon Hotel are a worthy alternative to whatever exotic or international travel plans you may have adjusted. Though we can't guarantee as late a check out next time, we look forward to making your next stay just as special.
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Mandy wrote a review Dec 2020
Jupiter, Florida17 contributions2 helpful votes
We went for our anniversary and the hotel did not disappoint. Every little piece of the hotel from the deck to the outdoor patio was extremely well thought out and designed. Fire pit on the patio was nice while we dined, little candies in the room to the robes In the bathroom offered a special touch. Shane, Laurie and Roc were all extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We had an awesome trip walking around and hiking. Catalina Island is gorgeous and if you need a hotel, head to the Avalon!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We remember your visit and are thrilled you decided to spend part of your anniversary celebration with us. You highlight why our hotel is a favorite for celebrations and perfect choice for: weddings, elopements, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements or romantic getaways. Even during COVID restrictions and limited tour choices, there is still plenty to see and do on this island of remarkable natural beauty. Congratulations on your many years of marriage. We hope you will make us an annual tradition.
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kwolfe75 wrote a review Nov 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska65 contributions30 helpful votes
Our recent stay at the Avalon Hotel was just perfect. This is a great location - not too far away from the main shops and restaurants and the hill to walk up is not bad at all. The interior is amazing Craftsman style woodwork and beautiful! The front desk was able to keep our bag and had it in our room already once the room was available. We stayed in room 201 and what a room! It's the corner room with two sets of patio doors (and two separate decks!). The view is of course amazing. This room also has a double size murphy bed which was great for friends - we didn't even have to share a bed. I think my favorite part of the room was the bathroom! Very currently renovated (I assume) and SUPER clean. It has a blue ultraviolet light for sanitizing, which is great during these COVID times. I will say the rooftop deck is the crown jewel. 360 degree view of Avalon and it is amazing. The steps are steep if you happen to have bad knees/joints, but it's worth it once you're up there. There is a continental breakfast in the beautiful garden as well. It's also nearly soundproof - once the patio doors were closed, you don't even hear the golf carts. If you're still digging through reviews, do yourself a favor and just book the Avalon!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms have an ocean view, but 201 is a corner with two patios! Also has a murphy bed if you...
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the outstanding review. We could not have said it any better. You hit all the major aspects of our hotel that keep us ranking among the top three hotels on Catalina Island. We whole heartedly agree - do yourself a favor and book a room at The Avalon Hotel. You'll be glad you did.
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Fieldtravels wrote a review Oct 2020
Irvine, California306 contributions79 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that everyone that works here is so very friendly and accommodating. We “accidentally” lost our keys as we were leaving Catalina and called the hotel to have them check. They checked right away and called us back with the good news that they had found them. I think that is going above and beyond. Our room was very clean, they were extremely “covid” compliant and the location is perfect. My only complaint is that we were on the first floor in a corner room and it was pretty loud. Otherwise, everything was terrific. We would definitely come back to The Avalon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind comments and review. We pride ourselves on the customer service we provide for our guests and we're happy to have met your need. And we are doing our best to meet the exacting, sanitization demands for COVID compliance. In regards to corner room being pretty loud, we're sorry that was your experience. We've done what we can with those rooms that are close to the street or lobby with solid core doors and double paned glass in windows and sliders to mitigate occasional street noise. On your return visit, we might suggest a room on an upper level. Hope to see you on the island again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Avalon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Avalon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.3 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.08 miles), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Avalon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Avalon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Avalon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Avalon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, Steve's Steakhouse, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Avalon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Avalon Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.3 miles).
Does The Avalon Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.