by Lissa Poirot
With views of the marina, the Avalon Hotel’s has a beautiful location. The boutique hotel provides 15 intimate room spaces with a king or queen bed, some balconies, in-room DVD and CD players, refrigerators, microwaves and 30-inch, flat-screen TV’s. Guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast daily, a rooftop lounge and free Internet service. Guests can borrow binoculars, laptops and GPS units from the front desk. The hotel also provides a taxi service from the boat terminal to the property.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Garden patio with koi pond and firepit
- Catalina Island zipline
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Outstanding service. When Aveda found out it was my birthday, she made me feel special and appreciated. I am a big Starbucks fan, but this is the best service I have ever received. Thank you Starbucks for great coffee and Aveda for great service.
While I’m a native of Southern California, I had never spent any time on Catalina prior to this trip. We rectified that by doing a weekend in Avalon.
On the advice of a friend who visits Catalina quite often, I booked a room for my wife and I here.
We booked Room 306, which provides a private balcony, with a wet bar and a lovely view of the Avalon harbor. The hotel itself is just behind the Metropole, so it’s conveniently located for any walking you wish to do in Avalon; you are a ridiculously short walk from the Casino. The hotel itself is a Craftsman building and looks fabulous on the inside. The desk staff is quite helpful and incredibly friendly. There is a complimentary breakfast that we slept thru each day, but we did sit in the breakfast area later in the day and enjoyed viewing the koi pond.
We sat up on the 4th floor roof deck and enjoyed the views briefly; however, since we had such a great view of our own, we took advantage of that instead and hung out on our balcony.
Our room was nicely appointed; everything you need is there. The bathroom supplies are quite nice.
All in all, we loved our visit to Avalon and our stay at the Avalon. And we will do both again at some point.