I just stayed here this past weekend with my boyfriend in one of the cheap rooms ($95, 3/4 shower with no jacuzzi/tub). The room was EXTREMELY small with little barely enough room for two people to walk through and we are not big people. The bathroom was very tiny and the closet doors wouldn't open without some lifting (they didn't glide on their tracks). Only amenities in the room were soap, towels, and extra roll of toilet paper. Ants were seen crawling up and down the bathroom walls. The room we had was surrounded by two patios and it got to be noisy from people talking and walking around outside at all hours of the night. Also, we oculd hear was what going on in the room downstairs through the air vents in our room and I'm sure they could hear us. The staff at least were friendly and they did offer complimentary shuttle service. The "hike" up the hill to the hotel turned out to be not as bad from the reviews I read here. If you are looking for a low-end budget hotel, then this might be the place for you. However, I don't recommend staying for the cheapest price. Splurge a bit and you may get something more decent than what we got.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming property is located one block uphill from the beach in a quiet residential area still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Modern kitchenettes and our sunny patios set the scene for relaxing barbecues with family and friends. Store your bikes in our lush courtyards or enjoy lounging on one of our public or semi-private decks with sweeping harbor views. We have some pet friendly rooms. This is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and small events and celebrations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
- Catalina Beach Hotel
- Catalina Beach Avalon
- Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA