We stayed 4 nights/5 days at Hamilton Cove in late June. The property itself is very nice and very well maintained. Every day the maintenance people were out painting, cutting the lawn, raking, etc….very clean place. Onsite there is a pool, beach access, tennis courts, workout room and put-put golf course. Security guards were very perceptive, which made us feel safe while we were there. The beach area is very small and quite rocky. Water was clear, but if you're looking for typical beach with sand, it's best to migrate outside the resort.
Our unit was 1256. It’s a four bedroom (3 queens/1 king) with 3 balconies…all with ocean views. (views were perfect) It’s above the pool and beach area, so you walk or cart down to get there…..close, not very long. The unit itself was very clean and had access to everything you need – full kitchen/washer and dryers, etc. These places were built in the late 70’s/early 80’s, so the insides are a bit dated, but that didn’t bother us. (Our unit had new carpet) Only issue we had was one of the showers clogging. We also had two other groups stay in the one and two bedroom condos, and both enjoyed their stay.
The location is about half a mile from town. It’s a bit too far to walk, so you have to take the golf carts down when you need food/entertainment. There aren’t any onsite food and beverage joints, so you need to stock up at the grocery store, or plan to eat all of your meals in-town. (soda machines by pool but that’s it)
Overall, a very pleasant stay and look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Catalina Island Vacation Rentals offers a wide selection of vacation lodging on Catalina Island with nearly 200 privately owned properties, ranging from our beautiful villas at Hamilton Cove to quaint cottages, houses and condos in the charming resort village of Avalon, California. CIVR now offer two beautiful casas in Two Harbors, located on Catalina’s remote West End. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hamilton Cove Avalon
- Hamilton Cove Hotel Avalon
- Hamilton Cove Villas Catalina Island/Avalon, CA