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Stockton, California, United States
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Hotel Catalina. Friendly staff, clean, cozy room. Enjoyed the spa and sitting on the porch. Close to everything. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We went on my birthday and appreciated the 20% discount on the room!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a nice little hotel right in the center of Avalon, walking distance to all restaurants, shops, beach and ferry service. Hotel room was nice but small, bathroom is very roomy and clean. Free WiFi. The hotel gets sold out on weekends and prices are bit too much. Also when we were staying, they messed up the reservation and...

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Richfield, MN
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Catalina. It's a charming, cozy, old fashion Victorian Style place with all modern conveniences. It's a little off the main drag, but still within easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and even the pier where the ferry lands. Actually Avalon is so small that everything is within easy walking if you're...

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2Thank MNTravel
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Catalina for one night. Staff were really friendly and very accommodating. Given the outrageous hotel prices Avalon has to offer, 130.00 for a Sunday night was not bad. The room was small but comfortable. Mine did not have air conditioning, but it did have a large and quite fan which was nice. My only gripe is...

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Ventura, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Victorian Style hotel built in 1915, but updated nicely.Had 11 of us in 5 different rooms with most rooms holding queen bed. All rooms on smallish side, but adequate with refrigerator. No air conditioning, but each room had ceiling fans which cooled things off nicely. Hotel itself 1/2 block up from busy ocean front street, but conveniently located to get...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Family Room at the Hotel Catalina. It was very spacious and located in a perfect location. Walking distance from many stores, restaurants and beach areas. 2 king beds, small kitchen and a good sized bathroom. We enjoyed our stay!

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

we recently went on a couples trip 7/29-7/31. it is at a great location and the Jacuzzi was wonderful after a long day of jet skiing. there was some issues at first but the manager and staff was very accommodating. the donuts and coffee were a plus in the morning. the donuts were fresh and so was the coffee. it...

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a charming, older property. No A/C, not that you really need it with Catalina's beautiful breezes. No early check-in, but they did let you leave your luggage in the lobby in the meantime. Room was basic and clean. Bed was comfortable. The outdoor porches were very pleasant. A jacuzzi was a nice touch! Breakfast was drinkable coffee, (fake)...

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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I decided to go to Catalina for our 15 year wedding anniversary and settled on the Hotel Catalina for accommodations. I called the hotel, booked the Premium King room. I also requested the hotel to send their shuttle to pick us up at the dock and they charged us an additional $10 each way. Upon our arrival,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Hotel Catalina 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA (Posted 20160501) Wonderful hotel built in 1893. Built on a residential street, off the ‘beaten path’ and the noise of the beachfront downtown area. A short walk up a slightly steep hill, far enough away from the main hub of town for quiet, yet close enough that you’ll be in your...

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HotCatMGR, Manager at Hotel Catalina, responded to this review

Hi DiRider, Thank you for a very well thought out and fantastic review!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Hotel Catalina is decorated in the Victorian style. Hotel Catalina combines old world elegance and charm, with all the advantages of a modern establishment. Strolling along the balustrade verandas at the front of the establishment, from sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy the refreshing sea air and splendid panorama views of the picturesque harbor. Recently remodeled in Thomasville furnishings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: RM478 - RM1,209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catalina 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“Do not get rooms near the front desk”
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“book early to get best rate, ask to speak to manager to ensure you get the best room for the best price.”
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“Ask for a room looking over the water,”
 of 5 bubbles PhylissB1, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had Room 104. Rooms 101-103 have a porch, but our room was more private and near enough to the porch where we could sit on it.”
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“Rooms on the courtyard- small but comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles AdMun003, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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