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Hotel Metropole

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Temecula, California
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We spent Labor Day weekend again in Avalon on Catalina Island. It is fun when there are many people because of the festive atmosphere but you have to book in advance to get a hotel room. We did this online but are learning yet again that many hotels give better rooms if you call direct. We had requested a suite...

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Gregg M, Manager at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We agree, Catalina is fun when there are festivities! We also recommend coming when it's more quiet, as it feels like it's a private island made just for you! Our online bookings and rates are the same if you call our hotel. I'm not sure about the discrepancy, but sometimes rooms are sold out and then a few open up...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a very positive experience, beautiful hotel, good location, nice staff. Just amazing! There are a lot of nice Cafe's and restourants around and of coarse you can walk to anywhere. Very central. I simply loved it.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Compared to the very limited hotel options in Avalon, Metropole is a very good choice. The location is perfect; right on the main boardwalk but not too close to the busiest (and loudest) part of the street. Our group booked two rooms: a deluxe and a suite in the 'newer' VIP wing. I highly recommend paying the extra money for...

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San Diego
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I had a lovely get away to Catalina for a few days. After a lot of research to find the best hotel to stay at, I was very happy with the decision to stay at Hotel Metropole! Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly Lucy who was kind enough to give us an early check in!...

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Gregg M, Manager at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

Lucy is an amazing Concierge, more like family to us! So glad you enjoyed all the perks at our property. We work hard to make our environment the best on the island for guests like you!

CALIFORNIA
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Metropole is definitely our favorite hotel on the island. Once again, we loved our room, the complimentary breakfast, the location, the friendliness of staff, and especially Lucy!! Felt like we were visiting family when we arrived...Lucy greeted us with hugs and a genuine welcome which adds to our decision to stay at the Metropole. Lucy...you were right...the room was...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The hotel is off the main street in a little pavilion, which means you are very close to all the shops and restaurants but are in a more quiet location (which is hard to find downtown!). We didn't get to stay in one of the newer rooms but it was still clean and a nice room. The bed was fairly...

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Gregg M, Manager at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We are fortunate to be in the perfect location on the island! Please come stay with us again soon, all our rooms have now been renovated, including new wood floors. We usually get compliments on all our beds, but perhaps you would enjoy our suites as they are extra comfortable. We are always adding new items to our breakfast, so...

Tagaytay, Philippines
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Like most hotels in Avalon it's expensive, but there are deals out their so take you time. Not very happy with Metropole, although it's pretty and clean but we had some issues. The double bed that we reserved was not available that day, all they said was it was all taken and not available. The were kind enough to give...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hotel Metropole is located just 1 block from the center of town and the ocean/beach. Our room was on the 3rd floor and had a balcony that overlooked the shopping courtyard. Live music played each of the 2 nights we stayed but they were done by 9pm each night. If you like to sleep in late, this might not be...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel, stayed in the VIP suite which is right on the main walkway of Avalon. Has a tremendous view of the ocean and sunsets with multiple balconies. Up to date rooms and romantic setting. Staff was very friendly, helped with our bags and made our stay even more enjoyable. You can walk everywhere from here. It is a perfect...

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We work hard to make everyone's stay the very best and your review makes it all worthwhile. Please mention your review on your next stay and we will have something special in your room!

Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just celebrated our 25th anniversary in Catalina...staying at the Hotel Metrople. There are few choices for a great room in Avalon. I was in a position to splurge...at nearly $600 / night for a summer weekend. They really have done up at least their ocean front suites (215, 216, and presumably 315, 316 if above) so well. They defy Avalon...

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Gregg M, Owner at Hotel Metropole, responded to this review

We are honored you stayed with us on such a special occasion! We have renovated our entire hotel and we are happy to hear you enjoyed one of our suites. Please mention your review on your next stay as we will have something special waiting in your room!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Metropole is the finest beachfront hotel on the island. VIP Oceanfront suites, jacuzzi baths, balconies, fireplaces available, complimentary continental breakfast, 40" flat screen TV's, free wifi, L'Occitane products, Frette linens, slippers & robes, rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck, private 2-bedroom Beach House, A Touch of Heaven day spa. The Metropole Market Place is just downstairs: miniature bowling, XT theater and arcade, Metropole Cafe, Coney's famous eatery, M Restaurant by ZEST, full service beauty salon, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, gallery, special coffees and freshly baked treats, natural products and holistic remedies. Our property has everything you need for an amazing vacating on Catalina island! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Metropole

Address: 205 Crescent Ave., P.O. Box 1900, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: RM780 - RM1,352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Metropole Hotel Avalon
Hotel Metropole Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#8 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“If you want an oceanfront room, request one of the regular, larger oceanfront rooms with a balcony to sit on, and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Hotel-Designer, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“LOCATION was excellent. 4th floor Balcony rooms above Marketplace should have the best harbor view and quiet.”
  • From our balcony: Partial Ocean View
 of 5 bubbles gsgarcia2010, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with windows facing away from the hotel's village.”
  • Double Queen room
  • Seating area with fireplace to the left.
 of 5 bubbles RabbiWendy, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean Front Rooms Are A Must!”
 of 5 bubbles r0savargas, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“VIP suites have the most spectacular view, and are so spacious!!!”
  • Not your average hotel bathroom!
  • Comfort meet luxury
  • Best room we have ever stayed in!
  • Just wow!!!!
  • Open whirlpool tub for two! Luxury design
  • Fireplace and flat screen((;
  • Roof top spa with bday boy! Romantic view to celebrate
  • No complaints! A view I could wake up to every day((:
 of 5 bubbles daymaker01, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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