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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Wonderful hotel with Wonderful Staff. Large room and that hard to find in Catalina. Definately would go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We had the Ocean view room 5/12 through 5/14. It may seem a bit pricey but we felt that the view, service and quality made it worth every cent. The staff was very attentive, sincere, and friendly.
My girlfriend particularly enjoyed the tub while I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves.
We can't wait to come here again. One thing you should know is that since the room overlooks the boardwalk, expect some noise from the surrounding bars and their patrons. Also, we had an in room massage from Michelle. Her brochure is at the front desk. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We adored our OceanView room at Hotel Vista Del Mar! The convenient location, the perfect view of the harbor, the comfortable & large balcony that we spent many hours on were all perfect. Each encounter with staff was professional and very responsive. Convenient location to a market (directly behind the hotel) and a great fine dining restaurant Avalon Grill on the bottom floor rounded out the convenience. The cookies were yummy & the staff happily served more when they quickly disappeared! We will be back --

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed 5/4-5/6. Upon checking in to the room, we discovered a half empty bottle of wine under the bed and dirty undergarments in a drawer. We were awoken at 6:30 the first morning to the roar of several screaming kids from the room adjacent to ours which we believe were the children of one of the housekeepers.overall, for what we spent, it was a very disappointing expeience. We will look elsewhere in preparation for our next trip.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dave L
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IslanderAvalon, Owner at Hotel Vista Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2012

Dear Dave:

Thank you for your comments, all comments good or bad help us be a better hotel. We check and double check all rooms after they are cleaned by housekeeping and are surprised to hear your complaint. You are correct about the noisy kids that were guests of the hotel not “children of the housekeeper”. As soon as we heard them Saturday morning we did contact the parents and the situation was handled. As you can read from the many positive comments we try very hard to meet or exceed our guests expectations. I sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations.

Sincerely,

Jerry Dunn
Owner

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

It might seem high priced, but it is worth every penny. SUPER clean, beautiful rooms, staff is ridiculously nice. I would rate this hotel with 6 stars. The view, the rooms, the staff, the location, the internet, the cleaniness, all the best on the island!!!

Room Tip: They are all good rooms,,,,,,,,,,,,, there is not a bad one.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank worldofhickey
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This hotel was perfectly located off the main street and works out great for running up to change, drop off packages, etc. We loved Alex at the front desk! He was so helpful in giving us dinner or activity ideas. He definitely made our stay more enjoyable!
The lobby was beautiful and our room was great. To be fair, the room was a pretty tight space for 3, but we weren't in there very long so not a big deal. The continental breakfast was nice and so was the cookies/milk treat in the evening!
All in all, a great place to stay in Avalon! Thanks!

Room Tip: I don't think you can get a bad room here - nothing overlooking an alley/dumpster or anything li...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Hotel Vista Del Mar is a wonderful property in the heart of downtown Avalon. It is on the third story, just above Steve's Steakhouse, with a beautiful view of the harbor. The benefits are wonderful, with a continental breakfast every morning with your choice of coffees, teas, juice, cereals, oatmeals, fruit, bagels, cream cheese, jellies, pastries, yogurts, etc. Each night there are fresh baked chocolate chip cookies served with cold glasses of milk. There is a large DVD selection of approximately 100 different DVDs and Blu-rays. The staff are so accommodating and are there to help with ideas for activities, recommendations, and storing your luggage (both before your room is ready, and after you've checked out but before you are ready to depart from the island). Our room was beautiful, clean, comfortable, spacious, and the bed was amazing. We slept so soundly! I can't say enough wonderful things about this hotel and will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jason W
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Address: 417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $145 - $495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beach, overlooking Avalon Bay, with rooms featuring: ocean views, jetted tub, continental breakfast, milk and cookies each evening, HDTV, DirecTV, DVD / Blu-Ray Player, complimentary Blu-Ray and DVD library, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, air conditioning, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Avalon
Vista Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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