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Snug Harbor Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 14, 2012

They really pay attention to details. There were many "little things," that made the stay even better than we imagined. Staff were all friendly and helpful, continental breakfast was wonderful, the room was teriffic. It is an excellent hotel! We just can not wait to return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Allen C
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Mu husband and I celebrated our 5-year anniversary/'better-late-than-never' honeymoon for three days in Catalina. We stayed at Snug Harbor in the Santa Barbara room and were very pleased with the room, the view, the service, and the location. We were in the middle of town so had no need for a golf cart or any sort of transportation. The view from our window was lovely - although the two rooms east of us had much clearer views of the harbor!

The staff was very friendly - especially Alex! He gave us some excellent pointers. The cleaning staff were great - we never saw them but our room was always made up! The breakfast basket they bring in the morning is LOADED with goodies!! And the wine & cheese served in the evening was awesome; it felt like we were staying with a friend, not with 'strangers' in a hotel.

We only had a couple minor 'complaints': I had hoped to enjoy the jacuzzi tub, but it took so darn long for the tub to fill that I got impatient and decided against it. Also, it was a little noisy on the main drag (which is right out the window) one night, but that's not the hotel's fault. There is a noise machine in the room so I set it to "Ocean" and drifted off to sleep without issue. Lastly, we were charged $1.50 for water bottles which seemed unnecessary after spending over $435 on the room. I had hoped they'd just comp the $3 charge.

Over all, staying at Snug Harbor was a wonderful experience. We will absolutely recommend it to friends! As far as a romantic getaway, you can't beat what Snug Harbor offers.

Room Tip: The Santa Barbara is the best value for a room with a view. If you want the full view, book the San...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Snug Harbor. We had excellent service at an outstanding hotel. Our next visit to Catalina we won't even think about staying somewhere else. It was pure luxury! I highly recommend it!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tonya I
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

The rooms are small but they are so warm as cozy, makes you not want to leave! The service was very friendly and great! Overall I would recommend this hotel for a mini get away stay

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

My husband and I were really surprised by the service we received while we stayed at the Snug Harbor Inn. This was a very quiet, friendly and cozy place to stay at in Catalina. The employees were very nice and friendly. They provided and the continental breakfast delivered to the room. The breakfast was amazing, cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee, juices and homemade bread. We highly recommend the Snug Harbor Inn to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Room Tip: No noise from A/C or heater unit.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed for one night at the Snug Harbor Inn over Thanksgiving weekend. The Snug Harbor only has 6 rooms and we occupied 5 of the 6 during our stay so it felt like we were having a big slumber party at one of our homes. The staff was awesome, especially Juan and Jesse. The included breakfast was an added bonus and the wine and cheese hour was a perfect treat after a long day of walking around the island.
We had an ocean view room and the only small complaint I have is that it is a bit noisy. You can hear all the foot traffic right outside your window. Also, they have blinds on the windows, but on a sunny day it is very bright. They do supply sleep masks and ear plugs, but they might want to think about investing in thicker curtains and double pane windows.
Overall we had a great time at the Snug Harbor Inn and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Catalina Island.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

My husband and I went to the Island for the eco-marathon and stayed a night in the Snug Harbor Inn. We loved the cozy, clean and quaint feel of Sung Harbor. The front desk was super friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time and hope to come back with enough time to sleep in and enjoy 2 nights.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank marathon_1_11
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Additional Information about Snug Harbor Inn

Address: 108 Sumner Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $140 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snug Harbor Inn is located in the heart of Avalon and just steps from the beach overlooking the ocean. Each room includes: ocean views, deep soak jetted tub, continental breakfast served to your room, wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening, king size bed with goose down comforter and pillows, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, HDTV, DirecTV, complimentary Blu-Ray / DVD library for use on your Blu-Ray / DVD Player, fireplace, turn-down service, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, complimentary slippers, air conditioning, in-room safe, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Snug Harbor Hotel Avalon
Snug Harbor Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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