My husband and I haven't been to Catalina in about 10 years so we were due for a visit. I checked trip advisor and discovered that The Avalon Hotel was number one. After reading all the reviews and calling for a reservation we decided on room 205. Although 205 didn't have a balcony it was less expensive, a slightly larger room and quieter. One of the best things about this hotel is that just about everything is included which is unusually nice. Included in the price was bottled water, a in room coffee machine, wifi, complimentary wine and cheese on Friday night, continental breakfast every morning and great products in the bathroom. They also offered free taxi to the hotel from the boat (although it was so nice out we walked instead!). Room 205 was very comfortable, nice king bed, refrigerator, microwave, flat screen tv, nice towels, ceramic mugs for coffee, glass wine and drinking glasses....nice. Our room had a sliding door over looking the patio and the sound of the fountain in the courtyard. We did hear a little noise from the room above us (#305) but nothing too extreme. The rooftop patio was gorgeous and it helped that the weather was so nice. The courtyard, where the breakfast is served and the Friday night wine is served was also very lovely. There is a little bit of a climb up the street from the boardwalk, and then a row of stairs to the main level so keep that in mind if you have trouble climbing. All in all a great visit. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others and would stay here next time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Avalon
- The Avalon Hotel Catalina Island, CA