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Catalina Island Inn
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2011

My wife and I actually came to the Catalina Islands for our honeymoon and didn't want to go back to our home! It's a great place to get away from everything and it's such a great little town. The hotel was great and very clean, the only downside is we didn't have a beach view(probably because we chose the cheapest rooms, had a view of a brick wall) and the rooms were very small and economic. However overall the stay was great and we plan on going back soon! Hospitality was great too. Oh and tip, if you want to go parasailing, go with the guys on the green pier that's about 90 dollars, not the one you first walk by when getting off the boat or helicopter. They are half priced for a reason...

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

The hotel was great, they let us check in early at 0800 and made us a cup of coffee while we waited. I will be staying there again

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

The decor of the hotel is absolutely adorable....elegant sea cottage feel. The rooms are VERY small, but comfortable. The staff was kind and helpful. The location is ideal....within walking distance of everything.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

We splurged for a top floor room. It was small but very nicely done. Tiny bath though, and the sink was in the room rather than the bathroom. But the decor and details were well done. A particularly excellent paint job! Beautiful lobby. Loved the grand hallways and high ceilings throughout. Overall a lovely distinctive hotel with a lot of grand character.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2011

My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay at the Catalina Island Inn. The Inn is in a great Avalon location, just a block or so off the main drag...far enough away where it is a little more quiet. We had a great room with a balcony on the 4th floor. Terrific views of the harbor and the Ocean! The rooms and Inn were clean and very nicely appointed. The Staff was friendly and helpful. Beds were comfy and rooms spacious, with nice big shower. Only knock might have been the continental breakfast, which was fine but pretty bare bones. Overall, a great experience though! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

We have travelled to Catalina Island several times over the last few years. It's a wonderful pre-Christmas get away for us. We usually stay at Banning House Lodge in Two Harbours but they were closed, so we chose Avalon instead (really, the only other choice!). We checked out Trip Advisor and decided on the Catalina Island Inn. They had a fabulous winter special that we took advantage of and were very pleased with our choice. Our flight was delayed and we were unable to make it over to Catalina for our first night's stay however, the staff immediately gave us a voucher for one night's stay - no expiry date. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, the hotel has recently been redecorated and it is fabulous! Yes, the rooms are smaller than a modern hotel and yes, they lack some of the sound dampening that newer construction has however, that's the style of the architecture of that period and any minor negatives are more than made up for by the charm of the hotel, its cleanliness and its great location. Yes, you do have to climb up the stairs but this should not be a problem unless you have a severe disability or are quite elderly. It's a max of what? 4 floors? Stop whining and get some flippin' exercise!! The hotel is next door to Von's supermarket which is great for buying a few groceries and water/wine (the room had a small fridge) and also next door to the Metropole Square complete with coffee shop/bakery and other shops for browsing. It is only a couple of blocks off the beach (this makes it quieter too, which we appreciated). Yes, some of the rooms overlook Von's supermarket but this is not a big deal in my books. Have you people every traveled in Europe? Besides, above the rooftop of Von's are palm trees and a view of the ocean. Is it really that bad? I guess if you live in your hotel room it may be. For us, we are looking forward to returning next year and using our voucher.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2010

We were a group of 8 with four rooms, two king balony views and two queen non view rooms. The hotel is redecorated and clean, with good location, but extremely loud ! I had a conversation with the guy next door. He sneezed, I said "bless you" he said "thank you. When the toilet or water runs next door or above it sounds like it's in your room with the bathroom door open. The "view rooms" were a view of Von's little grocery store (the fans and refrigeration units run all night ) a run down apartment building and another hotel in between you and the beach. This was not the view advertised.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $133 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away from the southern California mainland, but a world away from the city life. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is close by. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn hosts family reunions & weddings and is still intimate enough for a romantic getaway. Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms range from moderate priced twins or queen bed non view rooms to luxury, harbor view, king rooms and suites. Accommodations are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island style. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel. The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to feature its 5 spectacular ground floor King bedded rooms with private patios, fireplaces, nurturing textures and spacious tiled showers. All rooms have free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. Its unique luxury also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences including easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways and a bench in the large tiled shower. Come "home" to Catalina Island Inn. ... more   less 
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