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The Avalon Hotel

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Camarillo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Location, Nice view, Very nice people, good continental breakfast. Stairs only. Stayed in room 306 (with a balcony.) Free voucher for taxi from dock although the distance is very walkable. Cool rooftop patio for warmer nights. Wifi was free but SLOW

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Eric and Lori, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are all about creating a comfortable and relaxing place. We are happy you were pleased with our location, service, and our extended continental breakfast. We hope to host you next time you are on the Island. All our best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina, to us, is a wondrous place but since we discovered the Avalon Hotel it is almost perfect. We have visited it over the years and it has constantly proven itself as the best. I visited twice last year and will be here again in February. By the way they now offer beer and wine by the bottle which makes...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for your kind words about our place! It's amazing to hear how much you enjoy our staff and amenities here -- especially the rooftop deck. It sounds like you truly know how to relax there, and I'm glad you've enjoyed the addition of beer and wine as well. That said, I sure am looking forward...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within a short walking distance from the ferry. Centrally located with an awesome rooftop veiw of the harbor. Very Friendly staff. We were guided to one of the restaurants that the locals frequent not the touristy one's. The seafood was the freshest I have ever had (caught there that day). The Avalon also has a humming bird garden, that is...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Scott, It is wonderful to hear your stay with us was enjoyable. All of us like to know we have provided a comfortable place to relax while enjoying Catalina. I'm glad you experienced our garden that the humming birds love -- It is one of my favorite places to be. That said, we are all looking forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went for a weekend for my birthday, absolutely loved the accommodations! The room we had #204 was nice and clean, very cozy and extremely peaceful. Laurie was a pleasure to work with, she made our reservations and suggested a wonderful place for dinner, Steve's Steakhouse, great recommendation also. Everyone at the Avalon Hotel is so very nice to deal with,...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I love knowing we were able to assist you in planning your birthday weekend, Nury! You can't go wrong with a dinner at Steve's Steakhouse. We do our best to keep the grounds and hotel in top-notch shape. The whole team will be looking forward to your next visit. We're more than happy to always be your home away from...

Hesperia, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I just got back yesterday from Catalina island, where we stayed at the Avalon Hotel. Upon our arrival we were greeted by friendly staff who went out of their way to make us have a great experience. Our room was charming, with a refrigerator, coffee, large TV, wi fi , a balcony overlooking the water and beach and we also...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

It's nice to hear raving reviews from such a well traveled guests. This review has made my day! I am glad you appreciated our adjustments in regards to the special circumstances over the boat company not being able to operate their boat. I'm glad you enjoyed the museum, also! Thank you for your kind words -- Our team of Innkeepers...

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

So so so great!! Right in downtown Avalon! Easy to get anywhere and very beautiful views from every room! We booked online from Trip Advisor because they had really great reviews and it's definitely true. Great place, friendly staff, great views and close to everything. The place is old and has a really cool vibe. I like the old classics...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

This review brightens my day! It's wonderful to know everything about your visit met the mark. Everything from our views, continental breakfast, to feeding the koi. I am also glad you appreciated our Craftman's style with our updated twists. Raylene and Laurie love reading your post -- they are happy to know you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a small, personal hotel with great service. It's beautifully decorated in the Craftsman style (my only complaint is that our room was quite small). We had a gorgeous view from our balcony and the roof deck. Front desk staff was friendly and very informative, and we loved the continental breakfast on the patio, complete with koi pond and...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay! You can't beat those views from the roof deck, and I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Our Innkeepers will enjoy reading your post and I hope you'll come back soon. All the best, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

As I type this there are 65 people who reviewed this hotel who rated it excellent. I'm here to tell you 65 people are lying or out of their mind. My wife and I checked in with another couple and we had two rooms. We arrived with the intention of swimming. After all they claimed to have a pool on...

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jhmielak, Manager at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

The gentleman that posted this review called our hotel to apologize, and told us he indeed posted this review to the wrong hotel. It was meant to get applied to the Avalon Hotel in Erie, Pennsylvania. He will be working with TripAdvisor to get this review removed the The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island. Thank you.

New York, NY
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had a very nice stay here, was greeted by Jaime who was so friendly and helpful. The room was very quaint but roomy enough for my needs. On the third floor very close to the stairs which made it better to enjoy the rooftop which had an incredibly romantic view of the sea. Close by everything you could want...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind and thorough review, Julian! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. You've gotta love that romantic view! I hope you'll return sometime in the near future. Until next time, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We must have stayed at a completely different place than the reviews. Cannot believe all of the five stars. First, there are two sets of stairs entering the hotel and you have to carry all of your luggage up these stairs before even getting to the hotel. Then after checking in, we were on the third floor and then again...

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TheAvalonHotels, Owner at The Avalon Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear your visit didn't quite live up to your expectations, Pam. As you mentioned, most people tend to thoroughly enjoy their stay with us. Since you mentioned you didn't think you stayed at the same hotel that others rated as a 5 star. I would like to point out that the Trip Advisor rating is not the...

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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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Address: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: €120 - €312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“301 and 306 have balconies facing the bay. all others face other buildings including 201 and 206”
 of 5 bubbles ericlorig, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second and third floors with patios facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles earlya, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room #204 is perfect for a quite little get away.”
 of 5 bubbles 255nuryr, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask about the view and size.”
 of 5 bubbles Winterbourne, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles JBrooks2334, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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