I've never had such a nice experience in a hotel. I don't consider myself a fussy traveler; all I want is a clean room and a comfortable bed. Of course, The Avalon met my expectations and then some. I arrived late on a Saturday evening from New York and Ken knew my name and got me checked in and into my room within minutes. He even helped me with my bag! The lobby was already modestly decorated for Halloween, which I loved, and I managed to restrain myself from the bowl of candy. My room was beautiful, great bed with a flat screen TV and a mini fridge with water and juice. The bathroom was clean, white with towels galore. The robes were luxurious as well as the tangerine sage body butter and other toiletries (Are those for sale guys?).
Since I arrived later in the day I had a quick bite at Sam's Steakhouse and drifted off to sleep. When I woke up at 7:30am I stepped out onto my balcony in absolute awe; the view of Avalon and the Pacific Ocean literally took my breath away. I was on the third floor, and the patio on the roof found away to surpass it, with 360 degree views that made me look like I took photos for a living. I enjoyed complimentary continental breakfast in the courtyard, which was also beautiful.
I had a wonderful time sightseeing in Avalon. The hotel is off the main street so it's not as noisy and I had no problems getting around on foot to the restaurants and stores. Whenever I left the hotel I always got a wave goodbye and a welcome back. The entire staff was professional and friendly.
I would definitely come back to The Avalon Hotel. Laurie and Ken were both amazing and absolutely pleasant to deal with. I was so sad I had to leave that Laurie gave me a hug! I'm already planning a spring getaway with my sister and I've told all my friends THANKS AGAIN
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Avalon Hotel offers premier boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of beautiful Catalina Island. We invite you to discover an environment of understated elegance, where luxurious bedding, unique artwork and hand-crafted hardwoods and tile combine to create an enchanting experience. Located just off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island offers a resort experience that is very accessible. Most of our Catalina Island hotel rooms have breath-taking ocean views of Avalon harbor and its scenic surroundings. The breathtaking views from our Rooftop Getaway are sure to be a highlight of your stay at The Avalon Hotel. With a 360-degree vista of Avalon and its charming harbor, the Rooftop offers the ideal spot to sightsee and relax. From classic Craftsman styling and modern conveniences, deluxe bedding and upscale bath amenities, to an all-around relaxed atmosphere, The Avalon Hotel offers a unique hotel experience to every one of our welcomed guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Avalon
- The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA