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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We spent two nights here doing a 30th anniversary celebration. We booked a package deal that included the Catalina Express tickets, a garden room (203? 205?) and the couples massage for $650 total. Laurie was the main innkeeper and very helpful with questions we had. Breakfast in the courtyard was fun by the fire pit. Boiled eggs was a nice... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The reviews that we read showed the Avalon Hotel as a wonderful romantic getaway, and we are thrilled to report that the reviews are true! We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and were greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room. They have a very hospitable staff who always greeted as we came and went during the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We chose The Avalon Hotel based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. I think someone said that you don't have to have a room with a view because of the rooftop deck view. Believe them. We took a view room, and while lovely, the deck was where we were when we weren't sightseeing or in our room. The... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My husband and I went to Catalina for his pre-birthday celebration. I was able to organize a very nice weekend for him via a few phones calls with Laurie and Kate. The hotel is lovely-breakfast and wine/cheese are served in their garden by the koi pond (feeding the koi is cool experience). My husband didn't want to leave! Unfortunately, his... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Looking at the negative reviews of the hotel I can say yes, the rooms are small. But isn't the point of going to Catalina to go outside! The hotel is perfect, its in a great location a five minute walk from anything and maybe yes the room is on the small side but the bed is the most comfortable thing... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

My girlfriend and I took advantage of a mid-week special for 2 nights and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. We had such a great time, the hotel was beautiful and cozy. The staff was incredibly helpful (shoutout to Lori, she was the besets!) and overwhelmingly polite. Everything about our stay was perfect. Thanks so much, we hope to be back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I stayed here last weekend with my daughter. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and the view from my room, number 201 was great. Breakfast was splendid. I enjoyed myself so much, that I am returning in a few weeks.

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Murrieta, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

This place is a rip off! Everything on the website is hype! At best, the views, beds, breakfast and service are all modest. This hotel promises a lot, charges a breathtaking rate, even by Catalina Island standards, and then fails to deliver! I sensed trouble when I checked in and was solicited for a tip on a un-totaled, restaurant style... More 

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

We are so very sorry that you feel The Avalon did not met your expectations. We are an independent boutique property and while our amenities and environment please most of our guests it obviously was not a fit for you. Our beds are Supplepedic, which we choose after much consideration. We get many compliments on our custom comforters; I apologize... More 

Coggeshall, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago as a last minute getaway. We were here for three nights and it could not have been a better experience! Ken took our reservation and was beyond helpful and accomodating. They had no rooms available with a balcony for our first night, but Ken made sure we had a balcony room for... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

First Class in ever way. I wish we could have spent more time . Others could learn from this operation. I would highly recommend this beautifully maintained and staffed propery.

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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: $367 - $478 (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 Hotel Avalon
The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
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