We stayed at Seaport Village Inn with a few of my friends in 2008. I said hotel but it really looked like a motel. I couldn't believe I paid so much money for a motel room! We didn't have a lot of choices because it was summer time and the hotels on the island are either way too expensive or totally booked. We checked the pictures on the website and they looked decent. However, when we got there we discovered that they were just really good pictures taken at very good angles. We had a room with a king size bed (which was just two twin beds put together), another one with two queens and another one with two twins. The beds are not very comfortable. The rooms are very basic and dated. In my opinion, they are worse than dorm rooms.
I'm mostly bothered by the cleaniness of this place. Our friend's room had a backed-up toilet. The water rushed out of the toilet after they flushed. We called the staff in. They fixed the toilet and just wiped the water on the floor dry with rags. We demanded to get another room but they were completely booked. The staff also responded, "it's just water!" At the end we asked them to at least mop the floor with bleach and they did. It was still pretty disgusting. We're glad we're only staying for one night because we were pretty grossed out.
Another friend of ours went the next summer. They were disgusted also because there was vomit in the bathroom!
I gave them two stars because the continental breakfast was decent. They have a nice package deal that includes the ferry tickets and shuttles to the hotel. The front desk manager was nice. He tried to accomodate us as much as he could but there wasn't much he could do in our situation. The hotel is relatively close to Front Street but you'll have to walk up and down the hill.
If you are on a budget or the ideal of a package deal, stay there but just don't expect too much. For me, I will never stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Seaport Village Hotel Avalon
- Seaport Village Catalina Island
- Seaport Village Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA