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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.