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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Metropole

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Hotel Metropole
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Fullerton, California, United States
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had an ocean view room and it was beautiful and very comfortable. The balcony was our favorite part and we spent a lot of time out there. The staff is very courteous and helpful. It is a very easy hotel to get to from the Ferry on your own. Overall we loved it. The only downsides were 1)no mini fridge in the room and 2) the light for the bathroom was outside of the bathroom by the vanity so you had to light up a good portion of the room to use the toilet, which is distracting if someone else is sleeping. We ended up staying another night and had to move hotels, but we would definitely come back to the Metropole next time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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Oceanside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Living in Southern California all my life, i have only been to Catalina few times over the years.
Recently we had friends from the East Coast come out to visit and they mentioned that they would like to see Catalina, Avalon and especially go see the buffalo on the island. After some quick web searches and a call to an old friend the Hotel Metropole name came up.We liked what we saw on their website and Facebook page so we called and booked 2 mid-priced rooms
The boat ride over was fun and only took about an hour.
When we arrived we called over to the hotel and they sent one of those golf cart type electric vehicles that all the inhabitants use over to pick us up. A five minute ride and we were standing in downtown Avalon where the hotel is at the center of everything.
Nice person at the front desk gave us rooms on the third floor overlooking the market place courtyard.
Clean and nicely furnished rooms with big screen TV.
We had a good lunch downstairs at the Cafe Metropole.
It was very close to walk to the pier and the beaches and to all the other attractions nearby.
The tour we took of the Nature Conservancy was spectacular, those buffaloes are huge !
The rooms were very quiet at night and the ocean air helps one get a good nights sleep.
In the morning they have a great continental breakfast buffet.
We took ours back to the room.
All in all the friendly staff and great location made for a very enjoyable small vacation for us and our friends from New York.
We will be coming back to Catalina much sooner next time and staingy at the Metropole again.

Room Tip: third floor was very nice
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We spent one night in a superior room. We got there about 1:45 on a Friday afternoon, and were able to check in right away, so that was very nice. Overall, the room was nice and clean, but the carpet was filthy, needs a good steam clean for sure. The private deck was great. Our room was on the top floor, right next to the spa. There was a very loud bachelor party hanging out at the spa all day, so that was a little bothersome, but definitely didn't ruin our stay. The service was great, and when we came back to hotel there was a bottle of Champagne waiting for us, which was a very nice romantic touch. Beds were very comfortable. We would stay here again, but ask for a room NOT by the spa.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Avalon, has a mix match of hotel quality. The Metropole is one of the nicest properties I've stayed in so far. The front desk staff are what make a difference,their manager Yoli was there when I checked in and was very welcoming, she even took the time to show me their newer VIP rooms for my next visit. Plus they gave me a wonderful room that I really enjoyed- right next to the hot tub on the 4th floor! The room was clean unlike so many chain hotels that I always find hair or some left over thing laying around or under the bed! Well decorated and spacious with a deep soaking tub that didn't go to waste. Operable windows were a plus and the courtyard of the property is non-smoking which was amazing. I will stay here again and encourage you to try it out for yourself. Great central location to the beach, shops and restaurants- you just can't get much better than this especially for the price. I plan to come try out a VIP suite next time!

Room Tip: The VIP rooms I saw were amazing, coming back for them next time. 4th floor has good views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corona del Mar, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a conference at the start of week and completely forgot about memorial vacation- Booked last minute Hotel Metropole in Catalina. No clue about where it was- next day when I showed up stress lifted and I was in Heaven on vacation. The beds were comfortable, the hotel was quiet for a mid day nap, roof top deck Jacuzzi really helped-
Very excited to come back next year-

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Loved their suites! We were in room 321 and it was directly across the Avalon bay. Loved the view every morning. We were surprised by a bottle of complimentary champagne and breakfast every morning. The staff were helpful and accommodating. The only drawback was the bathroom had a sliding window for the jacuzzi to open up to the room.

  • Stayed May 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great location, clean comfortable rooms, great personable staff, very informative about places to go & things to do. Very eager to please & made our stay a most pleasureable one. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip which will be in the near future. Would highly recommend to all as their accommodations, courtesy, hospitality, customer service and professionalism are second to none.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Metropole

Property: Hotel Metropole
Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 
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