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124 Whittley Ave # 706 Catalina Island, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704-0706
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#3 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Teska M wrote a review 1 Oct
Houston, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
A charming property and unique experience. Staff were very friendly. Room was very clean and comfy. Rooftop was incredible. Craftsman design well done, tiles added character. My friends and I would stay again for sure. Room was small but well designed.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from The Avalon Hotel, Innkeeper at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Teska, thank you for your lovely review and pledging to return with friends. Please make us an annual tradition like so many of our guests do.
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Rosey B wrote a review Jan 2020
Catalina Island, California5 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Hotel was delightful. They have an AMAZBALLS rooftop deck. Location was absolutely perfect. Staff was A++. Rooms were comfortable. They have a nice continental breakfast on the patio. All around lovely, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Resort47994731504, Owner at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us! We're so glad you loved the rooftop deck and breakfast in the patio. Thank you for acknowledging everyone efforts to make you feel right at home. We look forward to seeing you again sometime! All our Best, Kathleen, Managing Partner
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Ruby84 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lafayette, CA49 contributions40 helpful votes
The Avalon has an excellent location, small but comfortable rooms and a very good continental breakfast. Staff are friendly and helpful, but, beware, we never saw a staff person wearing a mask, which is in violation of the L.A. County mask mandate for indoor spaces. We wore masks whenever in the common spaces of the hotel. Mask compliance in other businesses and restaurants in Avalon, in our experience, was near 100%.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Kathryn T wrote a review Aug 2021
Pinehurst, North Carolina90 contributions15 helpful votes
After spending hours researching hotels on Catalina, I reserved a room with a balcony and partial ocean view at the Avalon. We were traveling for our 35th Anniversary, and I wanted a unique inn, with an intimate old-world appeal and to be able to sit outside our room and enjoy the beauty of the harbor. The Avalon delivered. The innkeepers called in advance to check on our arrival time and explained the taxi service voucher system. Upon arrival they welcomed us, wished Happy Anniversary and asked us to select a bottle of wine from their list. They showed us to our room, showed us the features and even had a beach bag packed with towels and beach chairs with carry straps, drink holders and headrests clean and ready to go on our balcony. The hotel has beautiful woodwork, nice details and a very spacious bathrooms, nice products ( including a lovely body scrub). The innkeepers shared a wealth of knowledge on restaurants, places to go, best times to go and where to set up camp on the beach away from the hordes of people ( turns out right at the bottom of the street!). Breakfast was a good continental with a good selection. Be certain to take a bottle of wine up to the rooftop to enjoy the best view of the harbor and the town. We were drawn back every evening and found it magical. We met some lovely fellow travelers who shared their recommendations on best things to do on the island as well. Just a few steps off the Main Street, this yellow beautydoesn’t disappoint.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Several rooms offer full views of the harbor.
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 11 Sep 2021
Wow Kathryn! Your review reads like something strait out of Fodor's Travel Guide and we are very flattered with your glowing (and accurate) evaluation. You highlight why we consistently rate among the top three hotels on Catalina, year after year. We hope you will make us an annual tradition.
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amiller808 wrote a review Aug 2021
Anaheim, California42 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I spent three nights at the Avalon Hotel in July for our anniversary. We've stayed in quite a few hotels on the island, and this is by far the best. We had a garden room on the third floor and, although it didn't have a view of the harbor from the bed, you could see it when you were standing at the sliding window/juliette balcony. Rooms are very comfortable. They provide robes for use and the bathroom has a very cool lighting! There is a rooftop deck that provides a beautiful view of the whole bay if you can get one of the tables by the front wall. A continental breakfast is served on their cute garden patio with koi pond (and sitting right next to it, I was asked if I wanted to feed the fish!) Front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel provides coffee and fruit in the lobby 24/7. The only thing to be aware of is that there is no elevator in this hotel. So if stairs are a problem for you, you'll need to get a room on the first floor, but even then, there are about 10 stairs to get up to the hotel from the street. We will definitely stay at the Avalon Hotel the next time we're visiting Catalina Island! Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Shane Sabicer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Avalon Hotel
Responded 11 Sep 2021
Ms. Miller, thank you for taking the time to leave such an outstanding review and crediting us as "by far the best" on the island. Thanks for highlighting amenities like our microbe-fighting Ellumi, "cool," sanitizing lighting in the bathrooms. And it is a helpful tip to point out our renovated, four story, legacy property does not have an elevator. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Avalon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Avalon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.4 km), Catalina Island Museum (0.1 km), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Avalon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at The Avalon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Avalon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Avalon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, Scoops Catalina Island, and Steve's Steakhouse.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Avalon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Avalon Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.5 km).
Does The Avalon Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.