Just returned from a 5 day stay at The Avalon during the Catalina Jazz Festival. I can't say enough about the hotel, the staff and the Island. Although it has a subdued look from the street it is actually a very well appointed hotel with a wonderful courtyard and rooftop deck. The staff were amazing especially the manager Lori. A group of guests, some of which who didnt know each other before arriving, ended up becoming friends and no doubt because of the fun atmosphere of the hotel. The management not only allowed us to use the BBQ on the roof for a group dinner but helped out with plates, utensils, etc. making it truly a party for all.
The rooms come with a continental breakfast which I usually write off as being danishes, corn flakes and toast. In this case it was first class with scones, fruit, granola, hard boiled eggs, breads...served in the courtyard with the waterfall and koi pond....just awesome.
Our room, 301, had a spectacular view of the harbor with a wrap around deck, outdoor wet bar and nice wooden chaise lounge chairs. No question an expensive stay but given the event and the ambiance I don't regret spending the money for a second.
I cant recommend this place enough. Will certainly be back for next years festival and another stay at The Avalon.
- 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