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 ride. The young men who helped us were as sweet and friendly as could be, even offering to bring us (no charge) to the botanic gardens in their golf cart. I suggest going in off season as the weather is still perfect; Avalon was less crowded; the hotel was quiet, with attentive service. Especially nice was having the kitchenette so we could make a few meals in our room, store cold water, and keep expenses down. As well, with the hotel having the partnership with the Hermosa Hotel meant we had somewhere to store our luggage after check out plus have a base to come to before catching the Catalina Express back to the mainland.
- 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