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Catalina Boat House

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

ROOM AND CHECK-IN: We traveled as a couple and it was our first time to Catalina. We got their special with the room and the boat tickets for $485. We stayed in their STANDARD ROOM and the room was enough for 2. Mark was really friendly and helped us smoothly with our checkin and a ride up hill from the...

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Bellflower, California, USA
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I decided to take two of my employees to Catalina Island for a weekend vacation as a reward for their great performance at work. I was lucky enough to be able to find two rooms at the Catalina Boat House Hotel. The hotel sits up on a hill that overlooks Avalon Bay and is not near the water. However the...

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hello! It pleases us to hear about your stay with us! We're so glad that you like the remodeling we've done and that you were able to enjoy our accommodations. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My girls and I took this much needed vacation to regain our closeness. Being that they're teens and are always on the go, this was a much needed get away from the hustle and bustle of LA living. Being a single parent with a sub par job I didn't think I'd be able to afford the trip but once I...

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hi Monique, Your trip sounds like it was so amazing! We're so glad to be the ones who were able to make it happen for you guys! Thank you for taking the time to leave us kind words and tell future guests about your vacation- it is truly appreciated! We hope to see you guys again next summer. Until then,...

Reviewed 25 June 2015

Great place, love the people. The view is breathtaking from the patio. Nice pricing for the room, wonderful weekend stay. The hill it rests on was tough for my grandmother though. The staff suggested a couple tours, and a place to get great coffee. The staff was very helpful and my husband and i cannot wait to visit again!

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind works, April! We look forward to seeing you again!

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The room we stayed in was very nice and the people who worked there were very friendly. The only problem we encountered were the people who stayed next to us, and we know full well that that problem was out of your control. If given the chance we would love to stay there again. We really enjoyed the ability to...

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hello, We're glad you enjoyed your stay! The views from our property are beautiful and we're glad we were able to share that with you! We always have a staff member available to give noisy neighbors a courtesy reminder to be mindful of those around them. We hope to see you again soon!

Glendale, California
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The room we had was odd. It was set up for someone who is planning a long stay. The kitchenette had everything except a coffee maker (or remote control). The entire east side of the unit was on a very noticeable slant and it could be easily felt. The only view was that of the neighboring residents and their rooftops....

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hi Caryle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve and you've given us some stuff to work on! We hope that you come visit us again soon.

Alpine
Reviewed 11 May 2015

The hotel has been renovated and our corner room was lovely, with 2 windows that had an ocean view. Kitchenette was very nice but there was only one burner for cooking. Unfortunately the bathroom has not been renovated. There is nothing they can do about its smallness, probably, but the tiny sink was ancient and the shower stall was so...

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We know exactly of which bathroom you're talking about in your review and we're still trying to find solutions as to how we can fix the problem of smallness. As we plan on making bigger changes to the room, we plan on replacing the sink, shower, and...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 29 April 2015

The room was pleasant, the location is good (there aren't really bad locations in Avalon), but there were problems with a bike tour we purchased as part of the package. The van that was supposed to take us didn't bring a bike rack, so we were delayed a few hours. Then, when we did go, we had some mechanical troubles...

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hi Ian, We sincerely apologize once again for the issues you encountered during your bike tour package. Although it was a series of unfortunate events, we're glad that everything managed to fall back into place during your adventure. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you two again soon! Thank you for taking...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful time in Avalon and at the Catalina Boathouse!!! As with any of the accommodations I saw, you either have a walk, taxi or trolley ride to get to them. The Boathouse is toward the end of the main street and up a hill one block. Since we weren't entirely sure where it was, we took a...

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HermosaHotel, Front Office Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Hello Paula! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! It was such a pleasure to work with you and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay! See you next month! -Kayla Marie

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Depending on your room, some are really and truly awful, some are not terrible. But all are dirty. So much hair and dust. If that doesn't bother you, the kitchenette is good to have and the location is nice.

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HermosaHotel, Manager at Catalina Boat House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We rarely get complaints about the dirtiness of rooms at the boat house and most of our guests leave happy. We are saddened to hear that you had an uncomfortable stay and we hope that you give us another chance in the future!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Boat House

Address: 200 Marilla Avenue, Mailing: PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Catalina Beach House)
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
Catalina Beach Hotel
Catalina Beach Avalon
Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“No good rooms here”
 of 5 bubbles 268edwardf, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Book a room somewhere else until staff, and amenities improve.”
 of 5 bubbles 735francesh, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from room 14 at the bottom of the hotel especially if you want to rest & have quiet at 5:30 am”
 of 5 bubbles Mhphotoman, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“This place looked so much nicer in the picture. Also, it is located up a very steep hill and the walk up to it was exhausting.”
 of 5 bubbles caryles2015, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 53jimt, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
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