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Hotel Metropole

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Advertised special was $219 with room and ferry tickets. The upgrade was room with massages for $299. Only when you book do they tell you that the upgrade took away your ferry tickets which cost $70 per person. The massages cost $60 per person! Sadly the hotel does not even convey this to you in a nice way. Upon arrival,...

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catalinagregg, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts regarding your recent trip to Avalon. The specials you refer to were two different promotions. They were not connected. I truly appreciate your insight into the staffs attitude and will bring this up them in an effort to correct that behavior.

Moss Beach, California
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Hotel Metropole is a delightful, upscale hotel that went above and beyond our expectations. They actually mailed us items accidentally left in the room. Great service, location and amenities. I would love to go back!

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Palm Springs, CA
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

I booked this for my family through Travelzoo, the pictures on the website looked so beautiful so was really excited about the visit. Unfortunately the rooms were not as pictured. Catalina was so beautiful that I will definitely come back but will pay up and for a better hotel. It seems like all of them run promos packaging the Catalina...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Arrived to a fireplace and bottle of champagne on ice. Hardwood floors and extremely simple, comfortable decor. A look out the window reminds you just how close you are to the water. Relaxed for a bit then did some bar hopping. After all, it was Saint Patrick's day. All of the shops, bars, and restaurants are very close by. Got...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Arrived on the ferry from Long Beach on a sunny March afternoon. The weather was perfect and the walk to the hotel easy. Unfortunately when you arrive at the hotel sign it is very confusing exactly how to get to the lobby. Better signage would have helped this. In addition I wandered thru a walkway filled with arcade and laundry...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Travelzoo had a special combining round trip ferry and hotel lodgings. Room was quiet and clean, continental breakfast fine, and very convenient to ferry dock. However, the jacuzzi was broke and the entire sun deck was closed. Check in (3PM) and check out (11 AM) were ok, but no place to change or shower if you want to spend the...

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California
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Quiet, uncluttered, all new. Hotel has 4 levels, great view of Harbor , just across the street. This island certainly has the tropical feel, nice weather in the Winter, and no crowds, so hotel not filled to capacity, late check out time. No lines, no worry, no rush , ahhhhhh

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oregon
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Judging by the website I was expecting a LUX hotel, but our rooms looked nothing like the rooms on the website. Most likely because we purchased it on a special so our rooms were not the ones featured with the big windows and patios with ocean views. The service was very mediocre, we arrived at 11:00 and were supposed to...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We returned to Hotel Metropole over Academy Awards Sunday-Monday, on an AmazonLocal deal that provided boat transfers and one night's lodging for $219. Now, the location is still great, if you like to walk to explore Avalon shops and neighborhoods, even the ocean front. The rooms are still good: a good bed, decent water pressure, sweet little fireplace. They are...

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Valencia
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Booking on the telephone was pleasant. We arrived at the front desk four hours prior to check-in time. We were greeted, checked in and offered to store luggage. Our room was ready to occupy at stated check-in time. The hotel is situated close to all things Avalon and no more than a five minute walk to sights, beach, tours and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Metropole

Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $269 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“Coffee table was peeling and didn't fit with the niceness of the room, Outside deck chairs uneven resulting in rocking unless wedged with something to even out. For the cost we expected a coffee maker in the room. With an injured foot it was difficult to get to lobby for coffee. On a positive note the staff was superb and very helpful and courteous.”
 of 5 bubbles U3299KKjamese, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pillows were uncomfortable. Found other pillows in the closet when I was packing to leave. ”
 of 5 bubbles jennyrunyan, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Offered discount for the night of the birthday. Could have offered water and coffee in the lobby during the day. ”
 of 5 bubbles 101ggkids, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want an oceanfront room, request one of the regular, larger oceanfront rooms with a balcony to sit on, and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Hotel-Designer, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“LOCATION was excellent. 4th floor Balcony rooms above Marketplace should have the best harbor view and quiet.”
  • From our balcony: Partial Ocean View
 of 5 bubbles gsgarcia2010, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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