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 Eve gala at The Casino ballroom. The bed was comfortable and the linens seemed clean. We could see a sliver of the sunrise over the neighbors backyard junk from our room. So, unless all you need is a place to plop your fishing gear for the weekend, there ends what good there is to say. The walk up the hill can be strenuous; the stairway down to your room, treacherous. We could not find the beautiful outdoor patio. What we did find was a material storage patio for unfinished projects. Inside the room, the bathroom was small and grungy and not at all conducive to dressing for a formal occasion. I had a problem jump-starting the shower and called for help that never came. As one other reviewer put it...the staff is disconnected. Literally. There is no "staff" on the premises for a lot of the time, and I can't imagine one's chances for survival if there was an emergency. Bottom line, unless you are on a strictly sporting holiday and do not require aesthetic comforts and intangibles, there are better places to stay.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
- Catalina Beach Hotel
- Catalina Beach Avalon
- Catalina Boat House Catalina Island/Avalon, CA