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The Avalon Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great spot to stay at while enjoying a trip to Catalina Island. The bed is comfy and clean. The tile work in the bathroom is pretty. The koi pond is neat. And the view from the roof is amazing. I suggest a nice bottle of wine and watch the sunset from the roof with someone special. Its...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad you had such a wonderful stay with us! It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed everything from the bed to our koi pond. Thanks for all five stars, and We can't wait to see you again. Best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed November 2, 2016

My friends brought my sister and I to stay at the Avalon on our visit from Ireland. They had stayed here last year and wanted to share the experience. It was absolutely gorgeous. We stayed in Room 301 which had beautiful views over the water and up to the hills. The room was extremely clean and charming with a Craftsman...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and felt comfortable in your room! While I apologize you weren’t pleased with the choice of our new bedspreads, I'm glad the rest of our amenities and toiletries were wonderful. It is good to hear our Innkeepers were friendly and helpful. Thanks for your kind words and all five stars, and I...

DENVER
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Avalon Hotel on Catalina is a dream come true. A gorgeous room with a balcony and sea view. Easy walk to downtown. Gracious hosts and very help. A beach bag with a towel for carrying goodies to the beach. Saltwater taffy for convenient snacking. Great coffee with real mugs in the room. A super continental reakfast that is healthy served...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm happy you enjoyed your room and view, William! It's great to hear you were able to explore the island and took advantage of all the amenities we offer. Thanks for this kind review, and we can't wait to see you again soon. Best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

New York City, New York
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Avalon Hotel was great. The Hotel had a B&B feel to it in my opinion which I liked. Rooms were very nice, had a nice balcony to go out on. Rooftop deck was great to get sun and look at the island. Karlos at the front desk was very nice and helped us with all our questions and travel...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your entire visit, Andrew -- from our rooftop view to the continental breakfast by our koi pond! We are glad you felt well taken care while staying with us. We hope to host you again! 'Til then, Kathleen - Managing Partner

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Great stay with the B&B offering a few nice surprises to make the stay even better. Cozy (and, PBA, lots of stairs) but in exchange you can get some very nice rooftop views of the water. Clean, well kept and in good condition. A bit dated but you won't find better on the island (very important to keep in mind...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It's wonderful to hear you found our hotel to be clean, cozy, and well kept. Thanks for your kind compliments, and I do hope to be seeing you the next time you're in Avalon -- we'd miss you otherwise! Best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I were in room 205 (or 207?) opting for the cheaper garden view room with a king versus water view room with a queen for 3x the price. A good choice for us. Pro's: nice garden with modest but more than adequate breakfast included. Decent sized bathroom. Vouchers for cabs to and from ferry or helicopter included. Good...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Susan, while I'm very glad you and your husband had a lovely stay with us and loved the garden view, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the decor of your room. I'll be sure to take your feedback into consideration, and I appreciate your honesty! I hope that you'll join us again next time -- we’d all love the...

san Diego
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We just returned from our second stay at the Avalon Hotel. We highly recommend it. The staff is friendly and helpful. The garden is a lovely quiet retreat where you can enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast and Friday night wine reception.

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

It's great to hear you love staying with us! I'm glad our Innkeepers have been helpful, and you've taken advantage of our continental breakfast and wine reception in the garden. Thank you for all five stars, and we look forward to your next stay! Best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Reviewed October 17, 2016

I've stayed in many expensive hotels and bed n' breakfasts in my half century, and this is one of the best. Beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming. Small like a country inn, but with most all the grand hotel amenities, like plush robes and in-room mini-kitchen. Luggage was carried for us. Innkeeper had lots of insider advice on what to do in...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Kirsten, it's such an honor to hear that we're one of the best hotel experiences you have had. We are glad you appreciated our customer service and had a very comfortable stay. We hope to see you again very soon! All my best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are new staff members since my last visit, and the customer service did not miss a beat. I love the room especially having the Murphy bed to accommodate another guest. Rooms are clean, daily continental breakfast and wine down makes this extra special to stay here. Balcony is nice to get a view of the ocean. Will be back...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! This review made my day. I'm glad our new team of Innkeepers didn't miss a beat. Thank you for all of your kind words, and we can't wait to see you again next time. Until then, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Reviewed October 16, 2016

I don't know where to begin. Everything about this hotel was amazing. The staff really makes you feel welcome and at home. We really enjoyed the breakfasts in the morning in the courtyard that was full of hummingbirds and a koi pond. Very relaxing. Also, the rooftop views are amazing here. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We will...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Lynnette, what a kind review! We are glad you had such a lovely and relaxing stay with us. Thanks for all five stars, and we hope to see you again very soon. Best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Avalon Hotel

Address: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $127 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA
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“Room #204 is perfect for a quite little get away.”
 of 5 bubbles 255nuryr, 5 days ago | Read review
“Ask about the view and size.”
 of 5 bubbles Winterbourne, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles JBrooks2334, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“No elevator so if mobility is an issue you definitely need ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles lisamajella2016, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Flight of stairs up to lobby so when you arrive w/ luggage come in the back instead. MUCH easier.”
 of 5 bubbles realguest, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
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