Our first disappointment was finding out that the price of our expensive room did not include taxi pickup at the boat. We had to haul our luggage through the streets and up the hill on our own. When we arrived, we realized our "ocean view balcony room" was on the side overlooking the busy street and neighborhood, not at the front of the building as we had thought we would be getting for a price of well over $200 a night! This small room was definitely not a $200 room. The bathrroom door must remain closed or the the fire alarms will go off from the steam, and it is not pleasant to suffer in a steamy bathroom while you are getting ready. The decore is from a Luke and Laura 1970's time period (mauve and mint green). The shower needed to be regrouted and had a hard time draining. The water temperature would turn from hot to cold at different times, and the bath counter was falling down. There was no coffee maker, and the hotel coffee was not delicious. We will not stay there again and will not recommend it to anyone. The St. Lauren was a big disappointment.
- 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