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Catalina Boat House

Traveller (71)
Room & Suite (42)
Pool & Beach (2)
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
  • 24 Oct 2016
    “Quaint and lovely”
  • 26 May 2016
    “I love this place beautiful view of Catalina”
200 Marilla Avenue Mailing: PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
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This charming property is located one block uphill from the beach in a quiet residential area still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Modern kitchenettes and our sunny patios set the scene for More relaxing barbecues with family and friends. Store your bikes in our lush courtyards or enjoy lounging on one of our public or semi-private decks with sweeping harbor views. We have some pet friendly rooms. This is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and small events and celebrations. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Formerly known as
Catalina Beach House
Also Known As
Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
Catalina Beach Hotel
Catalina Beach Avalon
Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
20Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Traveller (71)
Room & Suite (42)
Pool & Beach (2)
Dining (1)
Reviews (151)
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The history of this place is worth staying. Small place. Choose the upgrade (the room pictured the most on here). It is lovely. Clean place. Good service. It is up a hill-so maybe not ideal for someone physically challenged. I would stay here again.

Thank careks
Response from HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat HouseResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback :)

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The staff was the best and room was perfect. Reasonable rates and pet friendly. The staff went out of there to do things for us. Found out they don't rent out to visitors anymore it's only for there people. Have to go Hermos which we...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Room was extremely tiny. Stayed in room 5. When we arrived the room was not clean and there was blood on the toilet. All that could have been tolerated just to preserve valentines day but the bed was broken. My husband and my backs are...More

3  Thank Maria7458
Response from HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat HouseResponded 20 February 2016

Hello Maria, It saddens us to hear that you had such an unpleasant stay with us. When your party contacted the front desk, many of these issues were not brought up. We hope that readers do not take the inaccuracy of your review to heart...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

Worth going two blocks uphill to have the place almost to ourselves, plus a lovely view of the harbor. Not only did we get upgraded to the nicest room, but also we were welcomed with complimentary tickets to the botanic gardens and glass bottom boat...More

1  Thank Kymberly W
Response from HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat HouseResponded 8 January 2016

Hi Kymberly, It pleases us to hear about your satisfactory stay with us! We're glad we were able to go above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your experience with others!

Reviewed 19 December 2015

I selected this hotel for our party of four for the New Year's Eve holiday 2014/2015, and was amazed to find how unkempt it was, considering that it (and the Hermosa) were offered as a package by the Chamber of Commerce for the New Year's...More

Thank Linda P
Response from HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat HouseResponded 1 January 2016

Hello Edward, It saddens us to hear about your unsatisfying stay with us. The Catalina Boat House Hotel went through a large remodel in 2014 and took advantage of the slower time during the winter to get some more remodeling out of the way before...More

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"No good rooms here"
19 Dec 2015
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"Book a room somewhere else until staff, and amenities improve."
13 Oct 2015
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"Stay away from room 14 at the bottom of the hotel especially if you want to rest & have quiet at 5:30 am"
31 Aug 2015
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"This place looked so much nicer in the picture. Also, it is located up a very steep hill and the walk up..."
9 Jun 2015
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