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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time at the island. It is a small lovely and quaint island. The hotel served our purpose. It was not high season and they still put us in one of the rooms next to the lobby. It was very loud in the mornings, especially with the employees and their friends running around. Our room number 111,... More 

Thank AtlantaLucky7
West Hollywood, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room we had booked had been repainted and unfortunately the smell was still quite strong in the room ..Without hesitation the charming stall Paul and Ignacio upgraded us into a suite as it was the only available space for our family . Helpful staff , great location would recommend this to all Reds

Thank smithnicholas
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Catalina to compete in a triathlon and had no expectations for the island. We were blown away by pretty much everything! Hotel Catalina has a main building which we traveled to for check-in and were informed that we were in their satellite "courtyard" location a few doors down. We were happy with this because the front-desk guys... More 

Thank Brent B
Laguna Hills
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 28th Anniversary with a bucket list adventure... Catalina Island. We planned to stay only the night of our anniversary and we left the next evening. I wanted a mid price range hotel, (under 300) and I found this one on Booking.com Hotel Catalina is a 10 minute walk from the ferry to the front... More 

Thank mtmcdonough
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Easy location to walk to. Kind face at arrival. Room old world in style - double bed so was a little small for a 6tf 5 guy and shower too. Shower needs tying up - re gout etc. the bathroom is tiny - closet size which is OK as long as you are informed and your not staying too long.... More 

Thank Getupqndgo
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217 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Totally enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Catalina! The staff are extremely friendly and professional! The rooms are decorated in Victorian style, our room had a view of the ocean, which was absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are small, but there is plenty of room to sit outdoors, with three large front patios and an outdoor hot tub area, the hotel... More 

Thank Phyliss B
Stockton, California, United States
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Hotel Catalina. Friendly staff, clean, cozy room. Enjoyed the spa and sitting on the porch. Close to everything. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We went on my birthday and appreciated the 20% discount on the room!

Thank Jan H
San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a nice little hotel right in the center of Avalon, walking distance to all restaurants, shops, beach and ferry service. Hotel room was nice but small, bathroom is very roomy and clean. Free WiFi. The hotel gets sold out on weekends and prices are bit too much. Also when we were staying, they messed up the reservation and... More 

Thank Lucyan
Richfield, MN
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Catalina. It's a charming, cozy, old fashion Victorian Style place with all modern conveniences. It's a little off the main drag, but still within easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and even the pier where the ferry lands. Actually Avalon is so small that everything is within easy walking if you're... More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Catalina for one night. Staff were really friendly and very accommodating. Given the outrageous hotel prices Avalon has to offer, 130.00 for a Sunday night was not bad. The room was small but comfortable. Mine did not have air conditioning, but it did have a large and quite fan which was nice. My only gripe is... More 

Thank AdMun003

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Hotel Catalina is decorated in the Victorian style. Hotel Catalina combines old world elegance and charm, with all the advantages of a modern establishment. Strolling along the balustrade verandas at the front of the establishment, from sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy the refreshing sea air and splendid panorama views of the picturesque harbor. Recently remodeled in Thomasville furnishings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: ₹ 4,172 - ₹ 15,936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catalina 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“book early to get best rate, ask to speak to manager to ensure you get the best room for the best price.”
 of 5 bubbles mtmcdonough, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room looking over the water,”
 of 5 bubbles PhylissB1, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had Room 104. Rooms 101-103 have a porch, but our room was more private and near enough to the porch where we could sit on it.”
 of 5 bubbles janh430, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the courtyard- small but comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles AdMun003, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the first floor if at all possible and bring your own pillows”
  • Broken lamp
  • Patched wall above towel rack
  • Empty Kleenex dispensor
  • Cracked sink in bathroom
  • Broken bathroom door lock
  • Urine stains around toilet
 of 5 bubbles SouthernCalMan, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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