Catalina Beach House

Address: 200 Marilla Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, California, 90704, United States | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on 200 Marilla Avenue, Avalon, is near Catalina Island Casino, Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden, Catalina Island Museum, and Catalina Ocean Rafting.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Catalina Beach House Avalon

    Satisfied customer

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    From the moment we arrived we had an excellent time. The shuttle driver informed us of all the good points of interest. Upon our check-in, the front desk clerk Chris, was very helpful in planning our tour attractions. The room was very clean, comfortable, and affordable. I will definitely be a repeat customer and recommend this hotel to my friends.

    Perfect stay

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    Had a great stay at a great little hotel. Rooms were very clean and nice. Ours had a kitchenette and jacuzzi tub. We hardly left the room.

    Not a real large room but nicely put together with a affordable price.

    I give it two thumbs up.

    Hell of a hill, but enjoyed the stay

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    Went for a mid week getaway by myself, and found the Cat Beach house with the most affordable rates, and many ammentities. Loved it will go back again.

    I Liked It

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    Other than the walk up that damn hill I think the place is great. Each room has a private bath. Our room had a kitchenette with everything you might need provided, right down to the coffee to put in the coffeemaker. There is a patio area with a BBQ (utensils once again provided), the room was exceptionally clean, the bed was comfortable enough and there was an air conditioner, a T.V. and a VCR in the room.

    They'll loan you 2 movies per day from their video library (which has a decent selection of movies) or if you'ld like something a bit more adult oriented you can go to the video shop downtown and rent something else(around $5 plus a $20 per movie deposit ). I mean really, what more can you expect for around $40 per night? tax included.

    Changed my mind about staying

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    I found this hotel in the Internet. I was looking for a hotel for an upcoming trip to Catalina, so I made a few phone calls around the island. When I called this hotel, the person quoted me $65 for the particular night I wanted to stay (Sunday), then I decided to stay 2 nights (Saturday & Sunday), but the rate went up to $145/per night.

    Then I read the bad reviews this hotel has on the internet, and I decided to pay a little more for something worth my money.

    This hotel makes me not go to Catalina anymore

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    1.TOO EXPENSIVE for a Crappy room

    First of all, I have to say that the cost effectiveness of this hotel is horrible. I saw the ads of this hotel on the internet and paid $125 and thought that could get us a clean and comfortable room. However, the room we got was OLD, SHABBY, NARROW with dirty dark carpet.

    NO shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste and brush that a hotle even a motel regullarly offers.

    You might think that $125 cannot get a decent room in Catalina island during the travel season. But that is not the truth!!

    Due to the rage at that crappy room, we did research on the hotel price while staying in catalina island, we found that $125 can get a more than decent room in Catalina island !! I almost could not believe my eyes when I saw the rooms of other hotels. They are much bigger and CHEAPER even with better location!

    Hotel Vicent which is just located 5 minites walking to the beach has much bigger room, bathroom and TV costs only $100 with AAA card.

    Catherine hotel is located on the street by the beach can offer the same size room but cleaner, more comfortable with shampoo, tooth paste and brush only $90.

    2. Don't make decision before seeing the room

    if you want to make a deal with Catalina Beach hotel. You have to pay for the whole price when you make reservation and it is not refundable.

    I booked a room and paid the whole price by phone before seeing it.

    Then we got a crappy room. A family which stayed next to us in the hotel had twice bigger room and paid around 100 dollars. That gave us a lesson:"do not pay for something unknown if it is not refundable"

    You may choose it due to its seemingly lower price. we highly recommend you to see it before you make any decision.

    BTW, the description about that hotel on some websites is" one street to the beach" When we got there walked hard uphill,we would realize what one street to the beach means.

    Seeing is beliving is what we learned from staying in this hotel.

    Okay, friendly, but a little disappointed

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    The staff was friendly and efficient. However, the room we had was okay, but the bathroom/shower was very small.

    Cute little place

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    Cute little place, clean and fairly quiet room. Has a kitchenette in the room and an outdoor seating/barbecue area. We stayed there mid-week and got a great deal. Staff was very friendly. The rooms were very small though...we plan to visit again soon and we'll probably try a different hotel hopefully with a larger room.

    Repeat guest

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    My Family and I have been visiting the Catalina Beach House Hotel for well over 12 Summer Seasons now,(12 years). We have never encountered anything except for a great vacation. The Staff has always been over extensive on Hospitality, and have always made us feel right at home.

    My recommendatins are if you are planning a trip to Beautiful Catalina Island, we highly recommend this Hotel....

    Cool little place!

    from

    Upon arrival, my wife and I were greeted at the boat and brought to the hotel. The hotel was nice and the people there were excellent. The manager I think her name was Diane went above and beyond helping us plan our whole time on the island. The room nice with a kitchen and everthing. One night we decided to spend in and were able to check out a couple of movies from their large collection. I had a great time and I would do it all over again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Catalina Beach House Avalon

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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