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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were there in Aug 2013, and the hotel and its staff were friendly and accommodating. The hotel has a very nice B&B feel to it as well. The room was clean, spacious, and I would recommend the rooms with a balcony and view of the ocean (it's well worth the price). I echo the others who write about the no elevators - not an issue for us at all, but for those who can't climb stairs - it may be an issue. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Aside from the hotel being at such a beautiful location (with views, views, views), it's about the experience. The staff are most gracious (seemingly effortlessly, Diana got our group checked in -- including special requests, room swaps, and who knows what other "craziness" . . . and Ellen is practically their onsite tour guide). The breakfasts in the well-groomed garden (with a wonderful koi pond) were so blissful, and with flare, they "turned up the dial" to a festive garden dinner -- including a rooftop reception with wrap-around vistas. The front desk extraordinaires took care of everything -- no inquiry was too small (or impossible). Thank you, thank you for a fabulous . . . just fabulous experience!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

More like 4 1/2 stars
- Loved the location, its a short walk to the main areas in town. However the climb is uphill from the main street and they do have a flight of stairs to the main level. No elevator access.
- If you have roller bags you can totally walk to the hotel from the boat landing. (1/2 mile or so)
- Clean rooms, comfy & vintage feel with the decor. Our room wasnt modern which was fine by us.
- 302 had a nice balcony with 2 chairs and a view of the pier.
- Bathroom had good toiletries. Loved the body scrub, body butter,& body lotion . The sunscreen had 30 spf, but on reading closer they said it was to be used to protect skin during tanning. Complete oversight on our part!
- We liked that they had ceiling fans and bedside controls.
- Comfortable beds and pillows. Comforter was heavy.
- Loved that the bottled water and Snapple was complimentary.
- Loved that they had organic raisins, fresh fruits and small snack bags in the reception.
- The continental breakfast was the usual with a variety of carbs (dry cereal, instant oatmeal, danish, muffins, english muffin breads, croissonts).
We loved the addition of hardboiled eggs, honey, and the assortment of teas, peach nilgiri tea was my favorite.
- Roof deck was great. Would love to see some umbrellas there.

The only 1/2 ive taken away for minor loose ends
-Beds were made fine and so were the bathrooms cleaned, but used kleenex, 1/2 filled water cups werent taken care of.
- The water pressure in the showers were weak
- toilet roll holder that was broken and hanging loose. We tried to get the attention by removing the toilet roll but it was simply placed back on the loose holder.

All in all we had a comfortable 2 night stay.

Room Tip: 302 good view from the balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Carmel, Indiana
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Service and hospitality was outstanding. All staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Quaint hotel - everything we needed was provided for a very pleasant stay. Don't recommend to those with problems climbing stairs. No elevators. We were on 3rd floor and in good health, so no problem for us. Also, hotel is on steep sidewalk, set back from the main street with several steps to the entrance as well. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Temecula
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a great time here. The staff is friendly and attentive. I've never stayed at a hotel where I've been greeted every single time I left and returned until here, and we were in and out all day. The room was great, the pillows and mattress were amazing. Very beach like feel. The stairs will give you some exercise going to the 3rd floor, but we welcomed it. The roof top deck is awesome, especially at night time. Tons of stars out.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed for three nights. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was great - garden view. Continental Breakfast in garden courtyard was lovely, Koi pond was nice, along with all of the vegetation and flowers in the courtyard. Friday night wine and cheese was fun, along with all of the snacks available in the lobby. The only thing we would change was the coffee packets in the room - the coffee tasted much different in room than at the continental breakfast. We will definitely stay again when we return!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orange County, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've had the experience of re-visiting (other) hotels that we used to love, and discovered that corners were cut, or service had been downgraded. It had been a few years since we stayed at the Avalon Hotel, but happily, nothing had changed. The extraordinarily attentive staff, relaxing breakfast in the courtyard, beautifully maintained surroundings and amazing bed, were all exactly as we remembered it a few years ago, It's comforting that the Avalon Hotel, which has such consistently high standards, is so dependable.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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