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Hotel Vista Del Mar

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

My wife and I were looking forward to a special weekend together at Catalina Island. We did our research on TripAdvisor and thought Vista del Mar sounded perfect for us. We did have a fun time there, but it wasn’t quite as good as we had hoped. The location is great – very central. The staff are pleasant, but they... More 

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Compton, California
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I have only one negative about this hotel...ok maybe two.. One: Should have windows to outside but no fault to hotel...and Two: Prices are a bit high. But for what you get at this hotel...wow! A fireplace, flat screen TV, nice room size, wet bar, beautiful shower and skylight...It would be an excellent present for a honeymoon gift to a... More 

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Thank jfamilycarson
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

The pics you see on the website is your actual room, very clean, nice size (my husband and I stayed in the Courtyard Deluxe room no view to the outside though), close to the shops and restaurants, very short walk from the Catalina Express dock. We would definitely stay here again.

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San Jose, CA
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

My entire family and I visited Catalina Island for Christmas. This hotel exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful, and centrally located, AND the customer service was superb. WE will definitely stay here again when we visit Avalon!

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1 Thank Erica B
Buena Park, California
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

We took the Catalina Express over to Avalon for the day to celebrate my wife's birthday. The weather was questionable, and after arriving on the island all return trips for the day were cancelled. We went in search of lodging and came upon the Hotel Del Mar. The staff immediately took care of us, providing a beautiful room, and helping... More 

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1 Thank Jeff L
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2012

My wife and I visited Catalina for the first time this past week. We arrived to the hotel several hours before the scheduled check in time of 3:00 (we arrived at 11:15)....the front desk clerk provided us with discount coupons and an umbrella (since it was raining) and took down our contact number....after a hour the clerk called us and... More 

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Thank Deborah P
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2012

WOW! What a great place. Just a short walk from the ferry dock on Catalina Island to a beach front location in the middle of paradise. The rooms are elegantly appointed and the whole place looks brand new. The staff was amazing and very friendly. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back. We loved our visit... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

My wife and I recently returned (late Oct, 2012), from a short stay at the Vista Del Mar Hotel on Catalina where we celebrated the big 20. (along with a few college friends of course) By the way there is nothing like flying coast to coast to spend 4 days for an anniversary. Anyway we chose the Hotel Vista Del... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

We visited in November, as the weather cooled. We found the hotel rooms to be quite updated with luxurious touches such as the high sunroof in the bathroom, glass shower and rotating flatscreen TV. There is a library of DVDs to borrow for in-room viewing. Everything is very clean. There are less than 10 rooms and two suites (with ocean... More 

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Rubidoux, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We went here for our honeymoon,and even though it was a short stay we had an amazing time at this hotel. Staff was friendly, hotel was quite, great location and amazing views outside of the hotel room. Recommend this hotel for a perfect getaway.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beach, overlooking Avalon Bay, with rooms featuring: ocean views, jetted tub, continental breakfast, milk and cookies each evening, HDTV, DirecTV, DVD / Blu-Ray Player, complimentary Blu-Ray and DVD library, fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, air conditioning, beach mats and beach chairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vista Del Mar

Address: 417 Crescent Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $195 - $664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Avalon
Vista Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Vista Del Mar Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Family Hotel in Avalon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“Rooms in the rear will hear the trash truck around 7 a.m., on certain days. Rooms in front will have a bit of street noise at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Twiggy1954, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best view is the Ocean View Suite but it's also the priciest.”
 of 5 bubbles Jesse-the-Gooner, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get one of two Ocean View rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 353facebook, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can't beat the view but all rooms were beautiful and quiet along the gorgeous Atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles KATHY1002, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Both balcony ocean suites are lovely. Stayed in an inside room the first night and it was also very, very nice!”
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 of 5 bubbles 1ElizC, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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