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Casa Mariquita Hotel
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Hotel of last resort”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

5/16/2012
This place is fine, unfortunately the staff is horrible. Staying here is like staying at someone's home that doesn't want you there and is passively aggressively tolerating you there. Only stay here if you have no other option and don't expect to feel welcome. The owner is a grumpy old man that probably doesn't realize that things like online reviews exist so he feels free to treat his guest like cattle and Christine and Kathy are the staff to avoid if you're unlucky enough to have to stay here.
Catalina is great and expensive, don't go through all the work and expense to get there and only to end up having your vacation ruined by staying at Casa Mariquita.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This was our second stay at this property and lived up to our experience on the first. Consistent with even more bubbling personality from Melinda and Christine! You cannot go wrong with the hotel's personable qualities, its' location and ambiance. Nice muffins, coffee and orange juice wake up call. You're on island time and they make it a truly "island time" stay. Be forewarned, however (and they will forewarn you) room #1 across from the lobby is noisy per the residents at the time of our stay (Christine and I had a laugh about that complaint for the duration of the morning). Don't say you weren't told so! A delightful experience and extremely accommodating staff! We'll be back for the Spencer Davis Group exhibition in June!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for the review! We love that you enjoyed your stay here, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

I have stayed here at least (5) times and absolutely LOVE it! The rooms are very nice size and are very clean! The staff is extremely helpful and friendly and "Lauren" is so wonderful and helped us have the best experience on Catalina!

Room Tip: Rooms with (2) beds are really lovely and get great sunlight!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We always enjoy hearing from our returning guests, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

My husband and I have been visiting Catalina for over 20 years for family visits. This time, a resident recommended the Casa Mariquita.Well, THIS is the place we'll be coming back to! We can't say enough about Christine, Lauren, Evelyn and Melinda -- delightful and helpful! The room was lovely as was the hotel property. It's not for anyone with mobility issues -- lots of steps -- but otherwise it has our whole-hearted recommendation!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lauren L, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Mariquita Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
Thank you so much for your review, Maggie! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you soon!
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Room was okay, there was some left over trash; the desk attendees were nice. But I was not visiting Catalina expecting 5 star lodging. If you're simply looking for a place to stay while you enjoy doing outdoor activities then this place will suffice.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Additional Information about Casa Mariquita Hotel

Property: Casa Mariquita Hotel
Address: 229 Metropole Ave, PO Box 1021, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Avalon
#9 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,339 - ₹ 30,814
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Mariquita Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When visiting beautiful Catalina Island, you will find a gem of a hotel called The Casa Marquita. Located a short walk from the bustling shops and restaurants on front street, Crescent Ave, the Casa Maraquita offers a quiet and comfortable place to stay. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Casa Mariquita boasts classic Spanish architecture keeping with the traditional charm of Avalon, Santa Catalina Island.Built in 1990, Casa Mariquita Hotel is among the newest built of all Catalina Island hotels. We offer a variety of Catalina Island hotel packages so that you can get the most out of your stay. ... more   less 
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