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#27 Platypus 3 Liter Bladder - $25 Ebay new: This item is not pictured but fits great in the back of my Gregory without taking up unwanted space. Three liters may be overkill but I don't have to fill it all the way up.
#28 Nike Day Drawstring pack - $15 Ebay new: The name brand is not important on these bags because they are basically all the same. For the price and measly 4 ounces it takes up is worth having. I am not one to use the fanny pack ...
... never use them again but not quite being able to throw them away. Back to check-ins, customs forms and early morning no frills flights. Back on the road. Back to what I love.
My last few days working in the yachting industry were not exactly enjoyable. It's always hard getting through the last few days of any job, and likewise its just as tough getting through the last few days of work before going on holiday. For me, it was both, and it wasn't just ...
... was being killed! Found out in the morning that our "neighbor" had a bit too much to drink ringing in the new year. Whew!
We spent the last 2 days/nights in Laughlin, NV and we met a nice couple next door and shared Matt's (our son) delicious cookies with them. They were from Minnesota and were fascinated to hear about our cruise. She wrote down info as I talked and he kept asking questions. They ...
... can do so by registering with authorities for no fee. They have picnic areas along the way and one with a wonderful playground, but I can't see a family of 4 pushing a baby carriage and pulling a toddler along the steep roads for a swing on swing!
Our tour took us up to the airport at 1300'. They had to scrape off 3 hilltops to have enough for a 3,000' runway. As luck would have it, there was an air show coming the next day for ...
... online and arrived about an hour early. I recommend doing this and getting in line right away to secure the best seat on the boat. Lean in and I will tell you the secret sweet spot....Top of the boat, outside, in the row that is the last covered row. This is the best spot according to a crew member because you are covered for shade or rain, but get the air needed as to not feel sick. It was so perfect. My hair barely even blew in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pavilion Hotel Avalon
Hip, clean, comfortable
For spring break my wife and I wanted to get away, but not too far away. Catalina was just the place, and the Pavillion Lodge was the right hotel. We booked online through the island's website and opted for their tour package (which came with a semi-submersible boat ride, a tour of Avalon, and boat to and from the island--priced separately, these would have been way more expensive).
The hotel is just plain cool, with a mid-century modern sort of decor. We were both very comfortable, inside and out of our room. (We even took several pictures of the room, thinking we'd like to incorporate some of the design elements into our upcoming bathroom remodel. Can you imagine--people wanting their house to look more like a hotel...how often does that happen?) I can only hope that we are fortunate enough to stay at the Pavillion again.
Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, Location
We had a 10 year old and a 11 year old with us on this trip, so we made many trips back and forth to the room. The location was awesome. Right in the center of everything, just steps from the beach. I was concerned about the noise, but that was unfounded. It was actually pretty quiet.
The air conditioning was the quietest I have ever heard. The towels were the best I have ever seen in any hotel. Oh so thick and soft!!!!!!!!!
The courtyard was beautiful. We bought lunch and went back to the hotel and had a picnic on the grass.
We are already talking about our next trip to the Pavillion
The Perfect Place to Stay
My husband and I stayed at the Pavilion Lodge for a weekend getaway and were very happy with the hotel. The customer service was great and our room was clean and newly remodeled. It was in a perfect place, right on the beach. The atmosphere was homey and felt like you were staying in apts.. The landscaping was beautiful and kept up. We would definitely stay at this hotel again. We felt at home there and actually spent more time in the room than expected because we were so comfortable.
Honeymoon in Avalon
We spent our Honeymoon in Catalina. It was a surprise gift from my parents. The Pavillion lodge was beautiful. I would describe it as Beach Chic. The room was decorated in cool blues and greens with down comforters and a multitude of down pillows. The best part of the room were the towels. They were not the shrinky dink little towels you find everywhere else. They were HUGE, soft, and luxurious. We are planning a return trip for our Anniversary. We ate every morning at "Joe's" it was next door to our Hotel. We suggest the Ham and Ortega omlet. The Salsa was out of this world!!! Never had better! All in all the place was beautiful and romantic!
Beautiful Island and great place to stay but, food isn't perfect
Catalina Is a great place to stay on a vacation, a very beautiful island and romantic place. Pavillion Lodge is a great nice clean place to stay and has good prices and good deals. Antonio's by the sea is a great resturaunt, but however Sally's breakfast resturaunt is not so great of a place to eat. My husband and I ate there and got sick that same day the food it self is greasy and hard to digest. I hope when someone goes to Catalina they avoid that resturaunt so they can have a good time and not get so sick. Otherwise everything is perfect about Catalina and beautiful as always. ThankyouSarah.
Most comfortable beds!
We stayed at the Pavilion Lodge over Thanksgiving and I was really pleased overall. The location is perfect, the decor is nice, the service is friendly, and the beds are actually very comfortable. The whole family agreed we would stay there again!
First overnight stay, 5 stars!
GREAT place to stay ! Comfortable, Clean, Attractive, Perfect in EVERY way ! Service was wonderful ! Close to everything in town, very convenient ! AAA discount made stay even more affordable !
Best on the island
We visit every year and always stay at the Pavilion. The staff is extremely helpful, especially with tour information and site seeing tips. And so much more luxurious since their remodel. On your next trip to Catalina, give the Pavilion a try, you won't be sorry!
Pavilion is wonderful
The Pavilion hotel is right on the boardwalk, yet the depth of the
courtyard makes it also quiet and private, removed from the crowds and
bustle, yet steps away from the beach, shops, and harbor.
I took my mother on a vacation here, and have to say that the ground-level floor of the Pavilion is the very best option for someone with restricted mobility, as there is very little walking needed to be in the midst of everything, yet the courtyard and rooms are quiet and peaceful.
The quality of everything in the rooms was luxurious and amazing. Beautiful color scheme, lovely pictures on wall, high-quality, comfortable mattresses, sheets, comforter, and towels. Staff was courteous and helpful. A really great experience, and where I will go every time I visit Avalon.
Thouroughly enjoyed the Pavilion Lodge!
First time traveler to Catalina. Rooms, grounds, and lobby all bring a cleanliness and sense of renewal that Catalina is needing in many other areas of Avalon. Very quiet location with a beautiful garden setting looking out into the harbor.
Staff was friendly, punctual, and accomodating to our large group.