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Hotel Vista Del Mar
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Lakewood, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique and Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I agree with the next three reviews: lovely facility, amazingly clean, friendly service, convenient location and it's wonderful to enjoy the ocean view while eating the continental breakfast. I thought "ugh, third floor" but it's actually brilliant because the plant filled corridor is so airy you're semi-outdoors and being on the top floor affords fabulous views of the harbor and activity on the main street. There's a beautiful aquarium in the lobby and friendly touches throughout. I expect we'll return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Everything about our experience here was perfect - beyond lovely service (above & beyond!), a beautiful room (with a crib for the baby), amazing views of the ocean, nice breakfast, milk & cookies (chocolate chip, served warm!), DVDs to borrow... just perfect. I wish we'd had a second night!

The hotel is small - I think there are only two ocean view rooms (which are probably worth the expense - view from your private balcony), the rest I think are all courtyard rooms and they are beautiful! Beautifully decorated, modern furniture, cosy bed with plenty of pillows, a fireplace, a TV with cable, bathrobes, great hot shower.

Really highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Everything is perfect here. The beautiful garden in the hall way, nice bed, comfortable pillows, firewall, and the best location right on the main street. It's a small hotel but it's definitely worth staying.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Boca Raton, Florida
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99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a well thought out hotel, very comfortable beds and pillows. Friendly staff--all shifts equally happy to assist. The continental breakfast is simple, but sufficient and you can take a tray to your room or enjoy it in the lobby area overlooking the harbor. The small 14 room hotel is in a perfect location. The decor, finishes and amenities are high quality without the arrogance of some major brand hotels. A surprisingly very well lit room--you can control the lighting from dim to very well lit. A beautiful gas fireplace, comfortable beds-- even the pull out bed was one of the most comfortable of pull out beds. Small bathrooms. There is a narrow stairway to reach the hotel, but the staff advises you of this when you make the reservation and even offers assistance if required to bring up the luggage. Great hotel! Very clean.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms open up to a "hallway", naturally vented covered courtyard. Very pleasant...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

With a little help from other reviews on Tripadvisor and then pretty much a random pick (most of the reviews from the other hotels were good as well) I chose Hotel Vista Del Mar and it was the right choice. Lovely room overlooking the beach and harbor. as an anniversary trip we could not have asked for anything better. The staff was nice, the hotel was pristine, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bellflower, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

I travel for a living, and have to say this has been my favorite hotel I've stayed in. The rooms were absolutely beautiful, clean, and I especially enjoyed the fireplaces in each room. Most beautiful showers, looked brand new, and the bed and foldout bed were super comfy. The fold outs have memory foam, and way more comfortable than my own bed at home. As you walk out of the rooms, the atrium area was stunning. gorgeous plants and flowers everywhere. Also the hotel has a spectacular ocean view, that I enjoyed every evening with a glass of the hotels delicious signature wine, which is for purchase at a great price at the front desk. I will recommend this hotel to all my friends and co-workers.You won't be disappointed. Also it is located in the center of town, so that is another plus.

Room Tip: The Ocean View Suites are incredible!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Water Mill, New York
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Hotel Vista Del Mar is a lovely place to hang ones hat. It was clean, staff friendly, and helpful and the room was just the perfect size. The small touches and amenities in the room were well thought out. For instance, the fireplace facing the bed, the plushy robe and the large walk in shower were welcome treats, not to mention the coolies and milk, which if requested, can be sent to your room in the evening. Additionally, the continental breakfast, served in the lobby was a great way to start the day. The Vista Del Mar is a clear hit!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Property: 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 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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