We enjoyed our stay for our 25th wedding anniversary at Catalina Island's Avalon Hotel!
When we arrived at the island we took a taxi to the hotel, which was complimentary of the hotel. We were greeted with a welcoming smile from Laurie at the front desk and a nice bottle of champagne was awaiting us in our room!
The craftsman style hotel has an intimate feel to it, very quaint, with it's beautiful woodwork throughout the hotel, a peaceful courtyard with a beautiful garden and koi pond, where you can enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast. The coffee and scones were delicious!
You can enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the rooftop deck on which you see the town of Avalon and the Pacific Ocean.
The rooms were nice, very clean, with interesting tile work in the bathroom, flat screen TV, refrigerator, and coffee maker. The only thing that could use improvement was the bed. They offered complimentary bottled water and Snapple in the refrigerator in the room, along coffee, tea, hot chocolate & popcorn. In the lobby area they also provided coffee, tea, hot chocolate and plenty of snacks, including peanuts, pretzels, cookies, etc.
The entire staff was absolutely wonderful! They were all very kind, attentive, offering ideas on places to go and restaurants to eat at. We enjoyed a nice conversation with Laurie and one of the co-owners of the hotel while relaxing in the courtyard, they made us feel like we were 'part of the family.'
We also enjoyed delicious food at an unassuming local restaurant, Lobster Trap, that was recommended to us by several of the locals. They serve the freshest shashimi and lobster that they catch daily themselves!,
Our stay at Avalon Hotel and Catalina Island was very lovely and I look forward to a return visit!
- 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