Ratings based on 395 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Pennsylvania

Great place!

Posted 25-Jul-2014
Pros: Everything
Location: Zipline
Before you visit Catalina Island it would be worth you time to know what is available. It does NOT have bigger hotel chains. Everything is run on a much smaller scale.This hotel might be smaller but, it is historic with modern updates. My family stayed in two separate rooms and both surpassed my expectations. Bedroom and bathrooms were fantastic: roomy, spacious and clean, with a shower to die for. Staff was excellent. Picked us up promptly and dropped us off when we asked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Alexandria, VA

Great place to stay in Avalon close to beach

Posted 02-Jul-2014
Pros: Location, room cleanliness and comfort, price
Cons: Nothing
Location: Half block from beach/boardwalk, center of Avalon, one block from the pier and endless water activities
Beautiful, quaint, 1890's hotel with recently renovated rooms. Great location, nice staff, comfortable rooms, great prices. Will definitely seek them out on my next visit.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Encinitas, ca

Close to the beach but too loud!

Posted 21-Jun-2014
We were happy to be so close to the beach here, but between the construction in the hallway right outside our room starting at 6:30am and the deliveries to the Vons store right outside our window, the noise was awful. The staff was friendly. It had a small continental breakfast of bagels, fruit, coffee and juice. The hotel had a old European feel to it but needed some updates (just not outside my door at 6:30 in the morning!) there was no clock in the room--probably so I wouldn't know what time they started working!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Birthday

Posted 09-Jun-2014
We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and the rooms were nice and clean. I would recommend staying here.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 07-Jun-2014
Pros: The hotel had a lot of character.
Cons: The only thing that i could say anything bad about was they were doing some renovating and had to turn off the sea water, which the toilet runs off of
Room was clean. Very close to all shops, restaurants and beach. Staff was very nice.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 04-Jun-2014
Pros: Been there before it was great without construction
Cons: construction be done in the winter season
Location: GREATTTTTT!!!!!!
Other than a hotel on the street across from me I had not get any sleep or able to watch TV with out loud construction going on from 7;30 am till 5:00pm however moved me but it was just as bad.I was in construction for over 40 years. I kind of under stand however I wish only had known before oh well .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Best Hotel In Catalina

Posted 03-Jun-2014
Largest and cleanest hotel I've stayed in in Catalina. Very friendly staff and great location. Only downside was the walls are pretty thin.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Might be my favorite hotel I've ever stayed in!

Posted 22-May-2014
Pros: Friendly staff, spotless rooms, shuttle to and from the hotel, refrigerator/microwave, jacuzzi bathtub, big windows, and most of all- the location!!!
Location: You are literally smack dab in the center of everything. Couldn't ask for a better location!
We got to Avalon about 11:00am, way before the 3:00pm check in time, skipped the shuttle and enjoyed the nice 5 minute walk over to the hotel and were in awe at how adorable it is! We left our bags at the front desk, and went for a bike ride to kill some time. Within an hour they called me to tell me they made up the room early for us, and we can come whenever we like. We were pleasantly surprised. The room is even nicer than the outside, newly renovated with a clean and crisp (but comfortable) style. We loved the bathtub with the jacuzzi jets in it, and all the big windows overlooking the street full of quaint shops. We highly recommend it- esp for one of the best prices on the island!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great

Posted 20-May-2014
great hotel, great people, perfect location, super friendly staff, especially Jack. I totally recomend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Hugo from Lakewood, CA

What a Happy Anniversary

Posted 16-May-2014
Barb and I were greeted by Diane and Jack upon our arrival. They were both so nice and helpful. As well as hotel info, they made us aware of events and activities on Catalina. They directed us to restaurants according to our tastes. At quiet times, Jack was quick with a story or a history lesson related to the island. The hotel is old with great history of its own. Rooms are named after celebrities that have stayed there. Although the hotel is old, renovations have made the rooms extremely hospitable. Modern appliances, good plumbing, cable TV, AC, and a bed that justs hugs you when you lay down. We will return. Thanks