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Catalina Island Inn

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Riverside County
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed for three night earlier this month for our honeymoon. We stayed in the first floor in the newly remodel room. The room was beautiful and loved the fireplace and patio. The bathroom was great and the best thing is the room smelled good and was very clean. The staff was very friendly and assisted us in letting us...

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Pasadena
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My wife and I were very pleased with, our room,the staff, the owner,and the rates. We generally stay at 4 star hotel's, l would rate this one at 5.This is a hidden treasure. We were very comfortable, and would strongly recomend staying at Catalina Island Inn.Our 2 night stay turned into 4. It's not often a hotel changes my mind,...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The Catalina Island Inn is tucked in close to the bustle of downtown yet a culture of calm for vacationers. Come again! We treat returning guests with extra special attention! -Jenn

Ventura, California
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The staff was exellent in their interaction with guests. They were quick to respond to requests. The property was clean with quality linens. However, there was no air conditioning on the third floor and it was hot the nights we stayed. The room we stayed in was teeny tiny and not at all equal to the neighboring room. We had...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for acknowledging our excellent staff AND our recent "heat wave". We are in the process of adding additional air conditioning to the hotel but our standard Queen non view rooms do not yet have this upgrade. As to the size of the room, it is possible to pick your room online based on your budget and the amenities that...

La Habra, California, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Room was lovely; staff was friendly. Booked for first time visit to the island. Nice upgrades in room. Had a good view of the harbor. Easily accessible walk to everything. Older hotel as are most on the island, but was recently redone with great walk in shower,

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. Some of our guests return year after year to a specific room in the hotel. Thanks for pointing out the "pick your own room online" process! We're glad you did and that you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 17 September 2013

The staff were all super friendly,accommodating, and helpful. The hotel was very clean and centrally located to all the shops and restaurants. We had a wonderful time and will be back again next year!!

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments about the Catalina Island Inn. Our location is one of the hotel's advantages over other Avalon properties. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel itself was adorable, having to carry our luggage up three flights of stairs to a room literally the size of a walk in closet with a view of the building next door which had a resident that terrified me made this hotel a nightmare. I wasnt able to sleep and didnt feel safe. There was a man in...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

The Catalina Island Inn does not have an elevator and all of the hotel's literature (including confirmation emails) and our reservations operators remind guests of this fact at the time of booking. We have people to assist guests with luggage going upstairs, if asked. Did you notify our staff of your concerns? Certainly a frightening experience should have been reported...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is the 2nd time I have stayed here. I recommend the Harbor View rooms with a balcony. They are larger, with comfy beds and a nice size bathroom. It is convenient to great restaurants,Vons and Descanso Beach. I would definitely stay again.

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love our location close to the center of Avalon's downtown but also strive to provide an "oasis of calm" with our decor, amenities and attentive staff! We'll look forward to your next visit to the Catalina Island Inn.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at Catalina Island Inn for two nights. The room was small but had everything we needed and was beautifully done. It felt very much like a room in a European hotel, which we liked very much. The folks at the front desk were unfailingly helpful and pleasant, and the hotel is perfectly placed on a...

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do have that European "pensione" feel in our standard Queen bed non-view rooms. As to the Von's fans on the neighboring building--- we apologize for the noise and inconvenience. It's something we hope to remedy! If Avalon calls you back we hope you'll "come home" to the Catalina Island Inn!

Long Beach, Calif.
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We booked the Catalina Island Inn for our first visit to the Island. The building itself is a bit older (as most on the island are), but the rooms were upgraded, nicely designed and clean. Friendly staff, nice little breakfast bar in the morning and centrally located. We would definitely stay there again.

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. The Curtin Family have owned and operated the hotel for over 36 years. We are always upgrading our facility and services. Come back soon! We'd love to be a part of your SECOND Catalina visit!

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2013

The inn was well priced, located in the middle of everything, and the staff couldn't have been better. We had to sign a contract on a house and the owners couldn't have been more helpful expediting the process to use the fax machine and provide nice feedback on what to do on the island...wouldn't definitely stay there again.

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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and kind comments. Our owners work side by side with our staff. Each are willing to spring into action to assist guests. Accessing the hotel's high-speed wi-fi, printing confirmations and sending faxes--- we do what we can to be your island business center and concierge service. We hope to see you again soon at the...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Island Inn

Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: RM537 - RM1,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA
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#2 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“4th floor offers best views and balcony--but be prepared to walk up”
kathyj256, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a suite”
U4525TGpatrickh, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is no elevator so be prepared for that.”
  • Sunset from Harbor View King room on the 4th floor.
tanyas999, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Travelers with children, should reserve the rooms on 1st floor to not disturb people sleeping because you can hear every footstep and noise.”
R809IKlisal, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose lower floors as there is no elevator.”
PhilS1742, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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