I stayed over here over last weekend. Here is a tip for all those travelers looking for hotels to stay at Catalina./Avalon, don't just look at expedia! Many hotels are Catalina/avalon are small, boutique ones that don't participate in global distribution system. Expedia showed all hotels booked up and full on the dates I needed, so I researched every single hotel in Catalina/Avalon and went to each individual website (some of them I needed to call) and asked for rates. This hotel struck me as the best option, as it allowed for a one-night weekend stay (no minimum stay like many hotels) and can fit four in one room in selected rooms! The room I got was 1 double plus 1 twin, plus an optional futon spread on the floor that can fit four. I paid around $200 for the room, a little expensive, but it was one of the few hotels that do not have minimum stay requirement.
- Great location - right outside the beach (separated by walkway though)
- One of the closest hotel to the casino
- Great cheerful staff and very friendly service
- Fantastic continental breakfast daily in the lobby with delicious muffins, croissants and scones
- Ice water service in lobby
- Wonderful room decor - very clean, sleek and modern
- large Fridge, iron board and air dryer in room
- Beach chairs and towel service
- Sundeck on the rooftop was nice
- No swimming pool
- Rooms were definitely on the small size
- Flatscreen TV in some rooms (not mine)
- Very few rooms actually face the ocean - I believe only the suites do, I believe all the rooms face an inner courtyard - so not much privacy unless you close the binds/french door
- Water pressure in shower a little on the weak side
I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portofino Hotel Avalon
- Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA