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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Friendly People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for his birthday.The whole town is so friendly. The hotel's location is great, walking distance to all the small shops and restaurants. Our innkeeper was so helpful with restaurants and activities.I love the gold fish/ koi pond.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here this past weekend, we were celebrating our anniversary. We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It is located just above the Metropole, and is an Arts & Crafts designed hotel. The rooms were very nice, comfortable beds, nice bathrooms.. They have wine and cheese each evening in the courtyard, with a fire pit and koi pond and lots of plants, very cozy, and we met some very nice people. The manager Laurie is so nice, along with her husband, made our stay so enjoyable! Would highly recommend to anyone! Would stay here again, and will hopefully in the not to distant future!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We recently stayed at the Avalon for a mini vacation and it was magical. From the cheese and wine on Friday night to the departing breakfast. Lori (the caretaker) was amazing. Super helpful with ideas (if you need any) of what to do to where to eat. It is definitely on our list when we stay on Catalina Island.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very nice hotel with friendly staff. I was expecting a larger hotel from the website. Hotel is small and quaint. Nice for couples or small groups. Would not recommend for larger groups looking for a party atmosphere as the vibe of the hotel seems pretty relaxed. Very short walk to beach and everything else in Avalon.

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Big Bear City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My husband and I and our friends stayed just one night at the Avalon Hotel for a quick visit to the island. Our rooms were so comfortable and well-appointed. My husband and I were in room 301 which has an amazing ocean view and a beautiful wrap-around deck with comfortable chairs. Our friends had the room next to us, which was very nice as well. Our room had a fridge, stocked with water and Snapple, microwave, coffee maker; wine glasses, corkscrew, ice bucket, high quality bath amenities, robes.... we did not lack anything! We enjoyed the roof-top deck - what a great place to sit and visit and enjoy the sunshine and view of the harbor. Laurie, the most gracious innkeeper, was very helpful and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. After dinner, we sat around the fire pit in the patio area - the hotel is not large, but the space is well designed offering several comfortable areas to sit and enjoy visiting with friends. In the morning, we had breakfast in the patio area. It was so relaxing sitting by the koi pond, fountain and garden. Even though our stay was so short, we felt like we had been away for days! Can't wait to go back again.

Room Tip: I think room 301 is the best! It is on the 3rd floor with a great view of the ocean.
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Avalon Hotel was the choice I made for our tri weekend lodging based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was lovely - really perfect for the weekend. The hotel is close to, but off the main track, so there wasn't noise of revelry in the middle of the night. The rooms are well sound insulated too, so it was quiet and peaceful. We were happy with the rooms - comfy bed, sparkly clean bathroom, nice towels & deluxe bathing supplies, coffee maker, fridge... can't remember if there was a microwave as we had no reason to use one. The garden was the center of hotel "community"... Because we arrived on Friday night, we went to the wine and cheese gathering. What a treat - the wine was good and the company was fun, too. We made connections with others who were there to participate in the tri and others celebrating weddings - it gave us grounds to continue to check in with each other over breakfast in the garden. While we were eating by the garden fire and visiting with Laurie and other guests -- hummingbirds buzzed around the flowers and feeders. Even a woodpecker stopped by to check out the nectar. The sun, fountain sounds, vegetation, comfy seating, company and the koi made it a lovely place to hang out before the day got going. After the tri we took our crackers, peanut butter and fruit up to the roof to enjoy the sun and the view. Husband suggests writing a bad review so that we're sure there is space for us next time we want to stay....:~)
We'd like to particularly thank Laurie (Lori, Lory?!) - she was a wonderful and tireless host. She and her staff added to our stay.

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Although our room was rather small it was well adorned and adequate. Couldn't bump to another room so we had to go with this. Staff was helpful, courteous, and professional. We would return. This was our first time to Catalina and was to celebrate our second wedding anniversary and our fourth "first date" anniversary.

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Property: The Avalon Hotel
Address: 124 Whittley Ave, 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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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