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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2014

First we had rsvp to atwater (sister hotel) then we had a complimentary upgrade to PH. What an awesome experience. The front desk staff, bag handlers and housekeepers were exceptionally pleasant. They made us feel so welcome. By the sweet gestures of hello's here and there made us feel like they like us being there. Tyler helped out when we... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were very happy to welcome you to Catalina Island! Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel. We also appreciate the time that you took to post about your stay on TripAdvisor. My team and I are happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Please come back to Catalina Island soon!... More 

Dana Point, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I must say... after being in the hospitality business for over 17+ years working for both The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel & St. Regis Monarch Beach, The Pavilion Hotel in Avalon, Catalina was an exceptional experience. The staff added their special touches from the moment I checked-in with a warm and genuine welcome to the Island! I was on a... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The Pavilion Hotel was happy to welcome you to Catalina Island. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Avalon. My team and I are happy to hear that you and your daughters enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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103 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I've been to Catalina several times, but have never stayed in Avalon in a hotel. Although we only stayed one night, the rooms were spacious, beautiful and just steps from the beach. An added bonus of staying here is that our rate included free wine and cheese in the afternoon and free breakfast in the morning. I would definitely stay... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest. My team was happy that you were able to make your first stay in Avalon with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I had never been to Catalina Island so we picked this hotel from other reviews. We were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed at the pier for the Catalina Express and had our bags carried to the hotel which is about a block from the pier. We arrived on a very early boat and hoped for an... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. My team and I are happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Thank you for letting us know what you enjoyed on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Had a great stay in Catalina and the Pavilion was a huge part of the reason why. The gorgeous interior courtyard and garden was our favourite part. Complimentary morning coffee by the flowers and evening wine and cheese by the fireplace was the kind of small detail that can really make a vacation stand out when you're reminiscing about it... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your trip to Catalina Island on TripAdvisor. We loved having you as our guest and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our gardens and fire ring. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have been coming to the Pavilion Hotel for years and it just keeps getting better. This hotel is a first class hotel for the Island. It's not just the location which can't be beat, it's the overall ambience for your stay. The breakfast is plentiful for most people, the wine/chesse time is relaxing watching the people go by and... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island! We loved having you as our guests! Thank you for posting about your stay on TripAdvisor, my team and I appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you back here before you celebrate your 59th wedding anniversary! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Palo Alto, California
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79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have been coming to this location for almost 50 years. It has changed over the years. A lot. It's very nice now -- the rooms are lovely & very well appointed. The staff could not be nicer & more helpful. The breakfast provided in the morning is enough to not need to eat elsewhere. Having a staff person make... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We loved welcoming you back to the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. Thank you for staying with us again and for posting about your experience on TripAdvisor. I will also be sure to pass along to my team that they helped to make your stay memorable. We cannot wait to see you again soon.... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have never been to Catalina before and staying at the Pavilion Hotel enriched our experience. From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out the staff was warm and accommodating. The hotel is centrally located with beautiful ground and rooms that are clean and nicely maintained. Overall a great experience.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pavilion Hotel on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved welcoming you to Avalon and our hotel. My team is happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Please come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Los Angeles
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I am very disappointed in this hotel. It feels like a cheap motel. The grounds are nice, staff very accommodating, wine/cheese social a plus, location good, but the rooms are very old, towels are old as well as the carpets. When I asked for pillows last night, I was told they ran out. I've never stayed in a hotel and... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Pavilion Hotel. We appreciate your feedback as we use this to improve upon the quality of your experience in the future. Please email us at social@scico.com . Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

According to Webster's the definition of a pavilion is 1. a building or similar structure used for a specific purpose..... The pavilion hotel on Santa Catalina Island is certainly here for a specific purpose - to restore the island to its original glory and provide memorable experiences for their guests. When you land on the island everything looks like it's... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My team and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Pavilion Hotel. Thank you for posting about your recent experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in Avalon and hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Complimentary room amenities include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, concierge service, continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, outdoor lounge with fire ring, movies, Blue Ray players & iPads for checkout, 37" flat screen TVs, HBO & Showtime movie channels, wireless Internet, iHome music centers, priority cabana/chaise reservations at Descanso Beach Club, priority table reservations at Avalon Grille, priority reservations at Island Spa Catalina, Starbucks coffee and tea, and in-room safes, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards & hair dryers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pavilion Hotel

Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $197 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pavilion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Pavilion Lodge Catalina
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Avalon
#1 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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