Our three night stay at the St. Lauren Hotel was heaven on
earth. WE are both 64 and we wanted a hotel where we would
get a good night''s sleep, views to die for and we had that and
more. St. Lauren is a block from the Avalon Bay and afforded
views of the harbor and the hills to the left and right of us. Our
street was quiet with no
noise at night. The hotel has a sun-
deck, patio on the roof for all guests and it does not open till
9:00 in the morning and closes at 8:00 at night. Our room
faced the front and had a private balcony so we could go out
there early in the morning or late at night and sit and see the
view with the every changing colors of the sky and the birds,
and new ships in the harbor each day. We had a cruise ship
a day, the three days we were there. We loved taking pictures
on our balcony and also of the bird that perched on our ledge.
We took pictures of him through the double french doors and
then opened the doors and went out on the balcony to again
take 5 or 6 more pictures and he did not move. We also went
up to the sundeck several times where they had tables with
umbrellas over them with no roof above you, the sky was the
They served coffee, bagels, and orange juice in the lobby,
starting at 9:00 in the morning, so the hotel was very quite
before then and also at night. IF you came in late you could
come through the locked front door with your room key.
We had a pre-paid package we booked through the hotel
direct and it included our round-trip tickets on the Catalina
Express from Avalon Landing in Long Beach and our taxi rides to the hotel from the pier in Catalina and also our cab ride voucher
to return to the pier to catch the Catalina Express the day we
were to depart from Avalon. Also in our package the glass
bottom boat trip and the city tour were included with Adventure
Tours. We upgraded our Catalina Express trip going and coming
to the Comodore Lounge for $10 each extra each way. It was
well worth the extra $20 each as we had a special cabin area
with couches and reclining seats and a better view than the
lovwer level with big windows and you got a complimentary
drink and snack and waiters. Just the pre-boarding is worth
the extra, short line and you are not in the heat waiting to get on.
After I booked our trip, I called the hotel several times to ask
questions and they were so helpful. Also, they told us great
places to eat when we asked. Cabs came seconds after calling
them, and we got cabs on the way to tours, etc. and saved our
walking for the main street and in front of the harbor.
We also had a sitting area in our room and a whirlpool tub in
our bathroom. Our room was always spotless when we returned
from our outings or tours.
We went for lunch at the Inn of Mt. Ada one day and loved our
view from a private patio. This is the Wrigley Mansion and was
lovely. We also enjoyed the Classic Inland Motor Tour-4 hrs.
that went to the Wrigley Ranch and views of the Island and the
Airport in the Sky. We enjoyed our City Tour and Glass Bottom
Boat Tours also. WE ate breakfast at the dock by the Casino
one morning and then went to the museum a the Casino and
really enjoyed it and also the pictures and news coverage of
the fire they had last summer on the Island. On our Classic
Inland Motor Tour we saw a lot of the burned areas and it was
very interesting. We hope to go on the Casino Tour the next time
we return to Catalina Island. We also plan to stay at the
St. Lauren Hotel again and again. It was such a peacful haven.
Our checkin took one minute, as we were all pre-paid, they
just handed us our electronic keys. Also when we checked out,
took one minute, we just turned in our keys and thaked them for
our wonderful and relaxing stay. LIke the bird who kept
returning to our patio at the St. Lauren Hotel, we know a good
thing and we will also return. Thanks to all the lovely staff there-
we had a lst class vacation that we will never forget. The
changing colors of the sky from our patio will stay with us always
and each day was a new view, a new ship in the harbor. The
moon at night was lovely also and the peace and quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel St. Lauren L.L.C., in Avalon, California, is one of Catalina Islands' finest romantic hotels. The hotel features 42 luxurious guest rooms overlooking Avalon Bay, CA. Some accommodations include a private balcony or a Whirlpool tub and all rooms are decorated elegantly with rosewood furniture. The hotel serves complimentary coffee each morning.This Catalina Island hotel is close to swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and kayaking. Rent your own boat and explore Avalon bay or rent a rod and reel for ocean fishing right off the Green Pier. Our Avalon vacation packages feature lodging combined with boating, helicopter rides, or tours of Santa Catalina Island. Our specials page offers some great value discounts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel St. Lauren Catalina Island/Avalon, CA