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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
New London, NH
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our first trip to Catalina Island! What a beautiful location. Before our trip, we literally spent 3 months looking at all the hotels on-line, reading reviews and looking at websites. I actually spoke to a few Innkeepers. Once we arrived on the Island, we spent just a few hours looking at the places we did not pick......The Avalon Hotel was absolutely the right choice!! The location, the Innkeeper, the room, the view of the ocean from the balcony - all winners. Although breakfast is continental, it is served in a quaint courtyard with a Koi pond and lush surroundings. The rooftop deck was the best - incredible views and comfy lounge chairs and open to all the guests. We will definitely head back to The Avalon next year. I use to be in the hospitality business and this is the hotel you should choose!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

First time visit to this incredible island! The Avalon exudes s charming ambiance. Room 301 is the best in the hotel. Private deck with comfy lounge chairs, robes, complimentary water bottles, beach tote and towels. Lovely courtyard where a self served breakfast is offered with koi pond and fire pit. A must stay on the island

  • Stayed August 2013
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The location of this hotel is outstanding. Just a few feet off the main road and quiet, yet in the heart of things. The service was outstanding, the courtyard breakfast was a great way to get the day started, and the condition of the rooms was 1st class. When you book your room they confirm exactly which room you are reserving....upon arrival we were placed in a different room further away from the peakaboo window ocean view, so a lesser room, same price without an explanation. Unfortunately that makes you feel like another guest was more important. Other then not guaranteeing the room number they confirm everything else was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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La Quinta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My wife and I have been coming to Catalina Island for the last 30+ years and have stayed at many of the hotels on the island. The Avalon is by far the best. The room, view, staff, continental breakfast, décor and everything was perfect. This is truly a "hidden gem" on the Island. We will definitely be coming back for another stay.

Ron & Helga Sherlock
La Quinta, CA

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Ron S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Avalon and would recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the island. The staff went out of their way to help us and the experience is one will repeat on our next trip to California.
Jo and Pete, UK.

Room Tip: We will book either room 301 or 396 next time.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and i stayed at The Avalon for 3 nights and we had a great stay. The room was big and clean, we had our balcony that we could relax and enjoy the view. Breakfast every morning in the garden with all those birds flying, it was perfect. Would definitly go back.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I surprised my wife with a 3 day getaway to Catalina. All we wanted was a nice, quaint, central little place that we could relax in and explore the city. This hotel hit every mark and exceeded expectations. We loved the room, staff, breakfast, and decor. The complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks were a nice little touch as well. We had such a wonderful time. Don't be surprised by the amount of 5 star ratings, they deserve it!

  • Stayed July 2013
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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 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach 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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