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Catalina Island Inn

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 25 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Catalina Inn with 2 other couples we have known for 35 years but see only once a year. We were very impressed with the Inn! It was newly renovated with charming sea decor. The hotel and rooms were small but very clean and comfortable. An outside balcony overlooking the street provided a gathering...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina is a perfect rendezvous spot for couples and friends! Our hotel does have a great location and offers amenities for every kind of getaway. You can celebrate a special occasion or create one! Come visit us again soon! -Jenn

Redlands, California
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Lovely chic hotel, rooms are not large but cozy, quiet, updated, very clean facility, great service. Within walking distance to everything. Enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by from the 2nd floor balcony. Good value!

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We are a property that requires some stair climbing. Avalon is a "walkabout" kind of place and most visitors tackle the hotel stairs with resolve! We will always offer help with heavy luggage--- just ask! We are glad you enjoyed the hotel's second floor balcony. It's a perfect place for a coffee or a nightcap!...

Rancho Cordova, California
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We arrived early and were pleasantly surprised that rather than leaving our luggage in the lobby until our room was ready, we could fully check in to our room. The air in our room though was stiffing, and, had a musty odor. We called room service and they brought up Febreeze, but, that seemed to make it worse. Opened the...

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Chula Vista, California
Reviewed 19 October 2013

My husband and I visited for a few days in October- The inn was a bit cozy ( std queen room a bit small) but very clean and was updated. You don't spend much time in your room anyway as there is so much to do on the island. Staff was friendly and we took advantage of a couple massage...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to offer a variety of lodging options and amenities ranging from our standard Queen non-view rooms to luxurious private patio suites and harbor view rooms with balconies. Our location is close to every good thing you'd want to take advantage of in Avalon. Each...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had not been to Catalina Island for over 20 years. We had an excellent time and plan to return soon, and hope to have the same room at the Catalina Island Inn (harbor view on the 4th floor). There is no elevator, but we did not mind given the beautiful view. The room was comfortable and nicely decorated. The...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We encourage guests to book the exact accommodations that they would like. Many return time after time to their favorite "room with a view". And yes, the climb to the 4th floor is worth it to see Avalon's beautiful harbor from the Catalina Island Inn. Come again soon! -Jenn

Lodi, California
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The hotel is completely renovated in a very tasteful and beautiful way. The quality of the remodel was amazing- lots of attention to detali. For a small hotel.....the bathroom was beautiful. The hotel was immaculate. It did not smell like a hotel....it smelled like a spa. The staff was helpful and friendly. Nice continental breakfast every morning. Great little spa...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are proud of our staff, property and amenities. We're glad you appreciated our contemporary style, custom tiled showers in the newly remodeled rooms, our Spa and our efforts to keep room rates reasonable. Come stay again soon. -Judy

Reviewed 1 October 2013

The room was very clean. We stayed in a king balconey room with bay viewon the 3rd floor (332). The immediate view was the adjacent rooftop and peeling paint..but the harbour viewbeyond was nice. The staff was very friendly and let us store our bags all day Saturday. The shower was amazing with the rock bottom floor and lots of...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. Our house keeping staff is diligent and takes tremendous pride in keeping the hotel in pristine condition. The custom tiled showers are awesome, we agree. Our harbor view rooms on the 3rd floor do contend with the adjacent aging Von's building. We are trying to remedy the impact of occasional A/C noise and are confident...

Riverside County
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed for three night earlier this month for our honeymoon. We stayed in the first floor in the newly remodel room. The room was beautiful and loved the fireplace and patio. The bathroom was great and the best thing is the room smelled good and was very clean. The staff was very friendly and assisted us in letting us...

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Pasadena
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My wife and I were very pleased with, our room,the staff, the owner,and the rates. We generally stay at 4 star hotel's, l would rate this one at 5.This is a hidden treasure. We were very comfortable, and would strongly recomend staying at Catalina Island Inn.Our 2 night stay turned into 4. It's not often a hotel changes my mind,...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The Catalina Island Inn is tucked in close to the bustle of downtown yet a culture of calm for vacationers. Come again! We treat returning guests with extra special attention! -Jenn

Ventura, California
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The staff was exellent in their interaction with guests. They were quick to respond to requests. The property was clean with quality linens. However, there was no air conditioning on the third floor and it was hot the nights we stayed. The room we stayed in was teeny tiny and not at all equal to the neighboring room. We had...

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Thanks for acknowledging our excellent staff AND our recent "heat wave". We are in the process of adding additional air conditioning to the hotel but our standard Queen non view rooms do not yet have this upgrade. As to the size of the room, it is possible to pick your room online based on your budget and the amenities that...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Island Inn

Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $160 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#2 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“There is no elevator so be prepared for that.”
  • Sunset from Harbor View King room on the 4th floor.
 of 5 bubbles tanyas999, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Travelers with children, should reserve the rooms on 1st floor to not disturb people sleeping because you can hear every footstep and noise.”
 of 5 bubbles R809IKlisal, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose lower floors as there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilS1742, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“4th Floor Rooms Have the VIEWS!”
  • View from Room 442 from inside... The view is even more impressive when you're out on the balcon
 of 5 bubbles I2110QCmatthewg, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator or A/C”
 of 5 bubbles 811kathyd, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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