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The Avalon Hotel

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely older hotel very nicely remodeled just on the edge of "downtown" Avalon, making walking access convenient. Very pleasant adjacent patio with a koi pond, flowering plants and palm trees. There is access to the rooftop with a great view of Avalon Bay and surrounding hillsides. There are also balconies outside each room with good Bay views. The staff is...

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Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a trip of many 'firsts'. Our first trip to Catalina Island. Before booking our trip, we read many reviews and also decided to call a few of our top choices. We called the Avalon and felt an immediate connection to the very nice lady on the the other end. She was very patient and answered all our questions...

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

Thank you, Tiffany, for taking the time to share your thoughts! Our Innkeeping team enjoys reading these posts and Laurie will be estatic she made your stay comfortable. We are happy for the chance to make your visit here in Avalon a memorable one. We have a great team and everyone enjoys sharing our Island home with everyone. Until next...

Huntington Beach
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from two nights at The Avalon Hotel. As the song says, home is just 26 miles across the sea from where we live, but the hotel and experience really made us feel like we were far, far, away! We had a great time. The Ocean view room was very well suited and the rooftop deck was...

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

Thank you, Pamela, for taking the time to share your thoughts! We are happy to hear we were able to make your visit a memorable one and that you felt like you were a million miles away. Our Oceanview rooms certainly helps make that possible! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Cheers, Kathleen, Managing Partner

New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is huge, but Avalon is small in a nice way, the hotel was great all around, very nice room, great staff and a great view on the roof!! We had small provided breakfast on the patio a big thumbs up. A big thanks and see you again!

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

We are happy to hear your stay here at The Avalon was memorable and you enjoyed our Island home. We love what we do here, and it's feedback like this that makes it all the more rewarding! We are all looking forward to next time we get to see you. Thank you, Kathleen - Managing Partner

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got two rooms. One my wife and I and one for my son and his wife. The rooms were very nice and the view from the more expensive room was incredible. The only negative was that they told us that the A/C wasn't working, which we didn't care about since we were there in January, but they didn't tell...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! We're happy to hear we had the chance to make you and your family's stay here in Avalon a memorable one. When we realized that the permantly installed A/C & Heater has parts we can no longer obtain we did place a portable A/C & Heater in the room. I...

Camarillo
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 3 January 2017 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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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 6 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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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 30 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...

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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: $299 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“There is NO elevator. If stairs or steep inclines are a problem, Catalina in general might present a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles tiffanyastokes, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look for online coupons and specials”
 of 5 bubbles markevanscma, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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