Period of stay: Thursday - Saturday - August 12-14, 2010.
The hotel had a wonderful Victorian charm. We stayed on the 3rd floor overlooking Avalon (Ocean View). The room was fairly spacious and we paid extra for the view and jacuzzi. The room had a round table by the windows with a nice view of the ocean. The bed was comfortable and the interior of the room was pleasing and as stated fairly spacious. My wife and I had a wonderful time. The only draw back was only coffee in the morning (there was no juice or croissants)... The staff were courteous, linens were clean and so was the room cleanliness demonstrated from housekeeping. The unlocked luggage room could be a concerning factor. The 6th floor patio boasts a view of Avalon. It most certainly offered a breathe taking view. My wife and I brought a glass of wine with us and viewed the night lights of the city and the crystal clear view of the stars. very romantic and nice! The place we found for a nice dinners is Steve's Steak House (get the window view, dead center overlooking the ocean. Most of the stores are touristy, there are some nicer shops for clothes, sunglasses and other items. You definitely want to go during the week and when school is in session. We arrived on Thursday and it was very nice, not many people, very relaxing. Friday and Saturday it started getting very crowded (folks coming in for the day on the weekend and tons of children). Dining could be expensive...Look for the outside dining establishments. I cannot remember the name of this place, however it was a block over from the hotel and served very nice breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Overall a wonderful stay, and will come back to ST. Lauren again with no hesitation.
- 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