Catalina Island Inn
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Ca 75 km fra Los Angeles kyst ligger Catalina Island, der er et uspoleret ø og feriested, hvor der bor 1.500 indbyggere og der er 1.500 golfvogne på øen, da normal biltransport ikke er sagen. Det kunne udefra ligne en lille græsk perle mellem klippe-hvælvingerne på den store ø. I 1919 købte tyggegummi-milliad …
We drive from Marina Del Ray south to the Port of Long Beach where we will catch the Catalina Flyer. This is a high speed people-only ferry shuttles us from Long Beach to the main city on Catalina Island – Avalon. Although there is another city – Two Harbors, we are left with the impression from locals that this destination is for those …
... 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 ...
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It has been awhile since I have taken the time to write. We have had many changes around the house this pass few weeks. Our Daughter and family have moved from Virginia to California. The Orlando family will be living with us for a while and we could not be happier. Yes, this has slowed my running schedule up just a bit, however I am back on track.
... glistening white evening jackets on others and the occasional Scots in tartan kilts mixed in with the rest of us in black tuxedos. I love it. Those who don’t love it happily dine in The Lido and get to avoid the hassle of formal dress. But, no matter how you measure it, the company made the voyage. There will be those who rave (us) and those who grouse (Mr. K**ly’s table mates perhaps?) Gloria and Paul are happy cruisers. ...
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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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