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“Snug in Catalina”
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Snug Harbor Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Pollock Pines, California
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14 reviews
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“Snug in Catalina”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had a wonderful 25th anniversary trip to Catalina and Snug Harbor Inn was our home in the heart of town. This is a great place to stay and I highly recommend the front row rooms if you like to people watch and don't mind a little night time noise. The Inn provides ear plugs and sleeping masks, both of which will help as the night time noise can be bothersome and the sunrise lights up the room very early. None of this bothered us and we absolutely loved our room (Santa Catalina). The morning breakfast is good, and the local restaurants were great. Highly recommend the Avalon Grille, Steve's Steakhouse, and Ristorante Villa Portofino. All three had excellent food and excellent service. Descanso Beach Club was kinda pricey, but we had a great day lounging and recovering from our hiking adventure. Lots of fun hikes, we chose one of the hardest. We caught a shuttle ride up to the airport early and hiked the Trans Catalina Trail back to town, nearly 13 miles. Saw lots of wildlife (buffalo, deer, fox, etc), but it is a long hike. Fun, but long. Recommend the shorter hikes around town. Great trip, we will be back!

Room Tip: Santa Catalina or San Nicolas are worth the money.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Snug Harbor Inn was the perfect venue to enjoy the week leading up to the West Coast's best Fourth of July celebration and parade. The Inn provided the location, service and all of the amenities that made the stay memorable. With a view of the USC Trojan Marching Band and Song Girls from the window upstairs, it was great. The Inn is situated conveniently next to Avalon's best restaurants, and a short walk to the iconic Casino. With great events such as the Fender Blues Festival in May, the Fourth of July Celebration, and the Cool Jazz Festival in the Fall, the Snug Harbor Inn is a great place to enjoy a great stay.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms so you can't go wrong. As to other reviews addressing noise: what bea...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I took my wife and parents to Catalina for their 50th. I wanted something really special so I chose the Snug Harbor Inn. I was not disappointed! What a beautiful inn. Our rooms were gorgeous and both had views of the water. The attention to detail was outstanding- Bedding, decor, big flat screen, robes & slippers, breakfast delivered to the room, awesome bathroom etc. The place is expensive but you won't feel ripped off. Snug Harbor is worth every penny. Avalon is one of the prettiest places in California. Believe it or not, it kind of feels like your on the coast of Italy. My only tip would be if you are a light sleeper is to request a room that is back from the main pedestrian drag. We were there over a weekend and the noise from drunk kids partying on the beach till 3am was annoying. That said, my parents, who were right next door to us, slept like a stone. Snug Harbor Inn is the place to stay in Avalon. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay! The room was quaint and romantic, and the staff were helpful and sweet. The location was perfect and the view from our Santa Catalina room was great! My only suggestion would be to put a full length mirror in the room somewhere, but otherwise the amenities were just what we needed: the ear plugs and eye shades were a cute touch!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We spent our 5th anniversary at this hotel and it was great. The rooms were clean with a huge tv and a DVD/Blue Ray player. There is a vast amount of Movies to watch at the front desk. There is wine and crackers every evening. Most importantly is the service. Each staff member is warm and accommodating. We only had two complaints. One is the noise from the street but its not a deal breaker because it only happened one night. Two is the noise from the jacuzzi jets of our neighbors. It wasn't too bad; however, unfortunately it was after 11pm. We will definitely visit this hotel again. We truly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the San Nicolas room at Snug Harbor for our 1st anniversary. While the room is small, the view in this room was excellent. We had a cute little sitting area looking out the bay windows where we spent hours people watching and enjoying the ocean view. The room also has a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub, which worked great and helped us relax during our stay.

A complimentary continental breakfast was delivered to our door each morning, and it was more than enough HEALTHY food to fill us up until lunch. The hotel also has a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres hour from 5-6 in the lounge, which was very nice after a day on the beach.

The staff was always helpful and friendly and the location is absolutely perfect for getting around Catalina. I will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: I would definitely stay in a room with ocean views to make it worth your while
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

walk anywhere on the island from here, we did! I love the security after hours having a key to get in the building. I love the customer service. I love love the morning breakfast served to your room.

This is our second time staying here in a couple years and the breakfast basket is even better than the first time. Always delicious fresh baked bread is amazing. Each room is clean and charming.

We will never stay anywhere else when visiting Avalon.

Thank you so much Snug Harbor Inn!

Room Tip: Each room is as good as the next and each have a great description on the website. You can't go...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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