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The Avalon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews
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“We want to go back.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We chose The Avalon Hotel based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. I think someone said that you don't have to have a room with a view because of the rooftop deck view. Believe them. We took a view room, and while lovely, the deck was where we were when we weren't sightseeing or in our room. The room was beautifully appointed (elegant, stylish bathroom), although too narrow to have a seating area, and again, you could sit on the rooftop deck or in the garden. We weren't concerned though, because we were out and about so much. This is an expensive hotel, but worth it. We were treated well, and looked at the experience as a treat, which it was. Many reviews mentioned the lack of an elevator. From what we could tell, there may only be one or two elevators in all of Avalon. We thought going up the main stairway made the stay feel more grand, like you were in a gracious home. Our room was made up immediately and immaculately each day, the hosts were friendly and talkative, Friday night there was a wine tasting, and it's location was so convenient. Everything we did was in walking distance. We will return to The Avalon Hotel if we go back to Catalina. (We stayed in Room 201.)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

My husband and I went to Catalina for his pre-birthday celebration. I was able to organize a very nice weekend for him via a few phones calls with Laurie and Kate. The hotel is lovely-breakfast and wine/cheese are served in their garden by the koi pond (feeding the koi is cool experience). My husband didn't want to leave! Unfortunately, his sunglasses decided to stay in the hotel room without us but were discovered by the staff and kindly sent back to Texas.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Looking at the negative reviews of the hotel I can say yes, the rooms are small. But isn't the point of going to Catalina to go outside! The hotel is perfect, its in a great location a five minute walk from anything and maybe yes the room is on the small side but the bed is the most comfortable thing I have ever slept on. Also the rooftop deck makes this hotel the hidden gem it is. It has one of the best views of the city you can find.

What makes this hotel really worth the #1 ranking is the staff that runs it. They are kind and always willing to help, extremely nice and friendly. We have stayed at the Avalon twice now and both times the staff has been wonderful to us, so we will keep coming back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

My girlfriend and I took advantage of a mid-week special for 2 nights and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. We had such a great time, the hotel was beautiful and cozy. The staff was incredibly helpful (shoutout to Lori, she was the besets!) and overwhelmingly polite. Everything about our stay was perfect. Thanks so much, we hope to be back soon!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

I stayed here last weekend with my daughter. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and the view from my room, number 201 was great. Breakfast was splendid. I enjoyed myself so much, that I am returning in a few weeks.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Avalon Hotel

Property: The Avalon Hotel
Address: 124 Whittley Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,787 - ₹ 22,530
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avalon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA

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