For this girlfriends' weekend, three of us shared a suite at The Metropole while two of us (including moi) shared a regular room (at less than half of what the Metropole charged the others) at Casa Mariquita.
What we got for $195 a night was a small but comfy room—overlooking the garden—with twin beds, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge (parked in the closet), and a standard bathroom with blow dryer and tub/shower. This was absolutely fine since we spent considerably more time out than in.
The most pleasant surprise of all was that we could walk right into town, even with the slight heat wave we experienced. But we drew the line at schlepping luggage between Casa Mariquita and the Catalina Express terminal—for which we got a cab both ways.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When visiting beautiful Catalina Island, you will find a gem of a hotel called The Casa Marquita. Located a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants on front street, Crescent Ave, the Casa Maraquita offers a quiet and comfortable place to stay. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Casa Mariquita boasts classic Spanish architecture keeping with the traditional charm of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island.Built in 1990, Casa Mariquita Hotel is among the newest built of all Catalina Island hotels. We offer a variety of Catalina Island hotel packages so that you can get the most out of your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Mariquita Avalon
- Casa Mariquita Hotel Avalon
- Casa Mariquita Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA