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Mt. Ada
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2014

What a beautiful facility to go for lunch. The staff,especially Carol, our server was wonderful. Nice choices and the food, drinks and dessert were all included in the price. Sad news is that the lease ends in Nov. and it will close to the public after 30-years. USC owns the property.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
8  Thank Scott C
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Inn on Mt. Ada is the former Wrigley mansion so it has the best setting on the whole island, and overlooks the harbor. We stayed in the former master suite, now called the Grand Suite, which had the best view and a large private patio overlooking the water. Very special.
The Inn provides excellent B&B-style service and great breakfasts. We dined elsewhere but had late night snacks and nightcaps at the Inn, which were also lovely.
They gave us an Inn golf cart to get around town, which was delightful.
We had to book for the high season a year in advance to get our choice of rooms, and the room price was high, but we enjoyed our stay and recommend the Inn highly if you're going to be on Catalina for a short stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank EllesTravelbelles
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed here and each time it gets better! Being picked up and pampered all the way to your luggage in the room not to mention the run of the house which is so inviting is hard to beat! Having never stayed there during the holidays we were treated! The decorations are something to see along with the natural beauty of the views and the home itself. Having your own golf cart is also very nice. Come and go as you please during your stay. A must is to be in front if the fireplace that was the original when the house was built. What a romantic setting and you will not even notice other guests going by, it is that much of a getaway you will relax immediately! Unlimited food, snacks, wine, beer, port, sherry, ice cream fire places you name it. This time though was a great group of people and we all stayed in and ordered up food and laughed enjoying stories, food, and wine. Staying out of the cold, what an evening! This place is beyond your imagination and you can make this getaway whatever you want it to be. We did and it was an unforgettable weekend for us! Thank you to all the staff there that makes this the best getaway destination!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Kary C
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at Mt. Ada last week for 4 nights... we have stayed at many B&B's in the U.S. and Europe... but this is the only one we go back to again and again. This home/mansion was owned by the Wrigley's (as in gum) and reflects an era long past... the architecture is beautiful and the home is spacious. The food is also worth the trip... you will not be able to stick to your diet here with all the delicious temptations! The rooms include breakfast, lunch and a terrific happy hour. Every room has a view and all are well appointed (we've stayed in all 6 of them) and there is a wrap around patio with stunning views to sit and relax. Our favorite rooms are #1 & #5 but all are lovely.

But what makes this place so special to us are the people that take such good care of us... they make you feel like you are visiting your favorite relative and they are determined to make you feel at home... and they do. So many thanks to the "Honorable" Michael, Marlene, Suzy and Martha and the rest of the staff for always making our visits memorable, relaxing and just plain wonderful!

We are already looking forward to our trip next year!!!

Room Tip: The rooms are all good... some rooms have fireplaces, some have private porches and one has its own...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank BeckyBAG
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our annual (anniversary) visit at the Inn On Mt. Ada is the splendid experience of the year ... being treated as Wrigleys ... attended by "friends" ... surrounded by gracious old-world luxury ... time filled with one benefit after another ... left alone to "live" in "our" home. Though the people, the accommodations, the food services, the grounds and the surrounding island are "to die for", my lady finds no need to leave the suite ... preferring to soak it all in with the magnificent, ever-changing views. We can and do live and vacation anywhere and everywhere we please, but the Inn is the gem of pleasureful get-away experiences. (Sharon & Steve)

Room Tip: Windsor Suite offers views in two directions ... the bay and the ocean.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Steven F
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have always dreamed of seeing the Wrigley Mansion. When I arrived on Catalina a few weeks ago, I found out that if you weren't a guest there, you could still go for lunch. It was just two of us and cost us $75+ before tip! I would have had no problem with that if it were a five-star lunch, BUT...what came to our table was a lame, small iceberg lettuce salad--the type you would get at a banquet. The menu didn't set the world on fire, so I was having a difficult time choosing what to order. I settled on the grilled vegetable panini. It was far from the description. It was one piece of (not two pieces as a "sandwich/panini" sould be) white bread with a FEW greasy, chunky vegetables plunked on top with one paper-thin slice of cheese. I felt totally ripped-off and very disappointed by my experience there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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9  Thank Olivia H
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We made our annual visit to the Inn on Mt. Ada. Michael was there to pick us up, he's like the Brother I never had, what fun! Marlene was there to greet us, welcoming us with open arms and big hugs, it's like homecoming. This Inn is more than a place to stay, it is family, comfort food galore, a safe harbor and the best staff. Erin always has the best ideas and recommendations, the new kids Jason and Joy have found a piece of heaven and fit right in. The only problem, if you consider the color of the room walls a problem, is that they changed the wall paper in our favorite room from sage green to pink! But you spend so little time in the room, who cares. Had some great photo opportunities, sunrises and sunsets. Breakfast and Lunch are super, great choices of beverages, and the ice cream self serve bar is a perfect ending to the day, We're back there next year, can't wait.

Room Tip: Don't want to share the best room as we always book it in advance (hint - #3)
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SoCal-CDS
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Address: 398 Wrigley Rd., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Inn on Mt. Ada)
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Price Range: $490 - $871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mt. Ada 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Wine & Hors d'oeuvre Reception. - Complimentary Butler's Pantry available throughout the day, includes fresh fruit, mixed nuts, soft drinks, beer and wine, ice cream sundaes, popcorn, coffee, teas, and cocoa. - Complimentary golf cart for use during your stay - VIP access to Descanso Beach Club Cabanas, Access to Tennis Courts at the Catalina Country Club and Complimentary Green Fees at the Catalina Island Golf Course. - Complimentary access to Island Spa Catalina facilities including pool, hot tub, relaxation deck. (Spa treatments are additional.) - Complimentary Behind the Scenes tour of the Catalina Casino - Private van pick up from the airport, heliport, boat terminal or other properties - Daily housekeeping, robes, nightly turndown, High speed WiFi. ... more   less 
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