Catalina Island Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCatalina Island Inn Avalon
The recent renovations give the hotel a great spruced up look and feel. New furnishings, fresh paint and a good decorative touch everywhere. To get the best view, you must earn it. Climbing staircase after staircase from front to back of the hotel is not for the weak of limb or heavy of luggage. But once to the top floor, well the view has to be the best in town. The top, 4th floor, has three rooms overlooking the harbor. We were in the middle room. A fantastic view. Better yet would be the corner room which also would view the mountain side. I'm guessing the 3rd floor is a great view too. Top floor costs a bit more - probably for a reason.
Not much in the way of services or information to be found in the lobby The desk staff were very friendly and helpful. But there was a notable lack of information regarding the area and the desk staff seemed to keep to the basics of check-in, check-out and room maintenance/support requests. The phone in the room was broken, so I had to run down the stairs a few times to report problems with the new heating system, request a blanket, and report that despite the wonderful renovations, the older sliding porch door had a gap in it at the top of 2 inches and the wind was blowing into the room. I saw some new porch doors on the ground - so hopefully these will be installed soon.
Bottom line - my wife loved it and rewarded me for the great pick.
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... comfortable sandals.
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We set off slightly later than hoped but John calculated we should be there around dusk. It was a lovely journey. The sea was calm, the winds were light and we motored all the way. About an hour into the journey we were joined by dozens of dolphins and I briefly saw the fin of a whale. Always magical. Gradually Catalina Island morphed from being a smudge on the horizon to a definite land mass and as the sun sank down behind it we ...
... Catalina's Bird Park is built and becomes the largest aviary in the world.
Still standing in all it's glory (though sadly not used at this time) is the former Casino and Dance Hall. Apparently they do open it for special occasions, but generally the only way to see it is by tour or they still operate a Museum on the basement level and movies on the first.
So, now you can decide if this is the get-a-way for you!!
... stop was at Isthmus Cove on the northwest end of the island. It, as well as many other coves and bays on the island, are filled with buoys. The island is 30 miles off the coast of California and is located right in front of the Los Angeles area. With all those folks close by this is a very popular place to vacation. The buoys are unique in our experience. The bow of the boat is tied to a buoy and the stern is tied to an anchor. This ...