The Seaport Village is quite possibly the worst “hotel” I’ve ever visited. I’m not sure that I can even call it a hotel, as our room was more of a studio apartment that someone decided to rent out for the night instead of the month. It even appeared as if they kept the furniture from the last 25 years. This Inn is grossly misrepresented in its photos and its website. The nicest thing I can say about the room is that the remote control worked. The free champagne upon arrival is two small bottles of drugstore champagne with two cheap plastic glasses. The furniture was stained and worn down from years of use. The couch caved in in the middle, thankfully we noticed before plunging into it. One of the kitchen table chairs collapsed when my boyfriend sat on it. The tables/cabinets were badly in need of changing or at the very least refinishing. I was afraid to lay down any of my belongings for fear they might “pick up” whatever grunge inhabited this room. The carpets were dirty as were the walls. The shower was grungy after what must have been years of mildew buildup. The first thing we did was remove the stained comforter from the bed. We had to go down to the lobby to request more towels and blankets and soap as the room was devoid of these basic amenities. No blow dryer or clock in the room, this is the first hotel I’ve ever stayed in that didn’t have these things. My boyfriend requested a wine opener and they were going to make him come down to the lobby and get it. The maid did not show up when requested so we had piles of wet towels on the floor. Yes we had a kitchen but were too afraid to use the utensils. Besides, we didn’t come to Catalina to cook; we came to enjoy the restaurants. I can cook at home. My boyfriend and I were trying to get away for a relaxing 3-day weekend only to be awaken at 8 in the morning by continuous banging from the next room in which they were doing some sort of much needed work. The banging continued throughout the day. We did not have the free breakfast because we couldn’t imagine what the food would be like in a place this bad. Walking at night down a dark alley was not very fun because it was uphill and the terrain was not lit. This hotel was just as expensive as the 5 star hotels that were actually in town. Yes we had a view but it was too cold to spend all of our time on the balcony and I would have rather had beautiful accommodations and gone into town for the scenery. Don’t believe the “sunning lawn” as it was a little patch of overgrown grass with some old patio furniture. I was almost embarrassed by what I would have said if the hotel staff asked me what I thought of the stay but was not surprised one bit when none of them did. They must know better and they probably don’t want to hear it. I guess we should have known when the shuttle pulled up was from the 70s, was dirty, had broken, stained seats and was driven by a teenager.
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- Also Known As:
- Seaport Village Hotel Avalon
- Seaport Village Catalina Island
- Seaport Village Inn Catalina Island/Avalon, CA