Ok where do I begin....
My husband and I have not gone on a vacation for 6 years and we decided to stay in Catalina since it is far away but not that far. The travel agent messed up our transportation information and I had to get sea sick (take a boat vs. helicopter ride) to get to the island. Once we reached the island (courtesy of the hotel since our previous arrangements didn't pan out) and reached the beautiful Metropole Hotel, they took amazing care of us.
To begin, they were courteous, friendly and very sympathetic with our struggle to even just reach the island. (Not to mention we got a ticket driving to Long Beach :( for the helicopter ride that didn't happen)
Next they upgraded our accommodations and treated us like royalty. Let me tell you, this could have gone south so fast had it not been for the hotel Metropole. They didn't let our special vacation sour as it was starting.
Our room.... what can I say..... ok picture it......laying down in bed with the curtains open to the balcony and there is the beautiful bay, palm trees, boats, waves and a sweet breeze. Lovely, just lovely. The room is remodeled, modern, relaxing and very tasteful.
Jacuzzi tub anyone. I was in college the last time I stepped into one of these. It was clean and therapeutic. The whole place was clean and therapeutic.
We ran into the manager in the street during our stay and she was so friendly and caring about our vacation in general and even gave us great tips about where to eat.
Loved it, loved it.... You will too.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Metropole Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA