Catalina Island Inn

Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, California, 90704, United States | Inn
 
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCatalina Island Inn Avalon

    Reviewed by tendashseven

    Best View of the Harbor

    Reviewed Mar 19, 2012
    by (18 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Catalina Island Inn Avalon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Avalon

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    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Nov 20, 2014

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    Dolphin Splash!

    A travel blog entry by ryantravel on Aug 06, 2014

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    A travel blog entry by 10sandy on Oct 25, 2013

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    Coming to You Live From the Avalon Ballroom

    A travel blog entry by winterhawk on Oct 17, 2013

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