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Tempe, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The Inn is an easy, quarter-mile walk from the dock for the Catalina Express, and every service that we needed was within a few flat blocks. I was constantly struck by how safe I felt at the Inn and on the island in general. The staff and the neighbors look out for Inn guests and for one another. Innkeeper Christa... More 

Thank ell008
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time - and that you made the trip into the interior of the Island. Catalina Island Granola is our specialty - and we are glad that you enjoyed it! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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109 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We had the joy of going to Catalina for Mothers Day and happen upon the Old Turner Inn. A pleasure to stay at and a great comfortable home base to explore the Island. The clean and comfortable rooms, cosy living room and great breakfast were more than what we expected (even after having read many good reviews). We were entertained... More 

Thank krewerka
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review - thank you! I think that socializing with other guests at appetizer time is one of the highlights of many guest's stay here. So glad you enjoyed it. See you next time! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2012

The Old Turner Inn is the place to stay while visiting Catalina Island. It's location is off the main street, but close enough that one can walk to nearly all of the restaurants and activities. As soon as you arrive, the staff makes you feel like an old " best friend". They make sure that all of your needs are... More 

Thank PAM H
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Larry, thank you for the stellar review! It was wonderful to meet you, too. We look forward to your next visit. The family antiques and historic heirlooms are a pride of ours, so fun to share them! More 

Brea, California
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

The Old Turner Inn is a beautiful B&B just a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants in Avalon. It's location allows for more peace and quiet, yet it's only a short walk away from all the activities in Avalon. We were only able to stay one night, and Kathleen was able to accommodate us nicely. We were able... More 

Thank NickBild
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! It was fun having you here, and glad that we could work out the dates. And so glad that you liked our Catalina Island Granola. We sell it online, you know :) More 

So. Cal.
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This B & B is a great find and the good reviews are definitely warranted. Guests are made so welcome, it's easy to imagine you are staying with friends. The wine & hors d'oeuvres hour at 5pm is a nice time to get to know what's going on in Avalon and to mix with other guests. The location is perfect,... More 

Thank WanderersHappy
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - and sorry you missed the sherry, and oversight on our part as we try to keep it and a bowl of candy in each room. We look forward to your next visit to Catalina. More 

Fountain Valley, CA
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

This old home is quite beautiful, nicely furnished with antiques, paintings and photographs of local scenes and a beautiful old piano.The owners, Gina and Kathleen make you feel welcome at once. Kathleen is a great cook making a superb full breakfast each morning. My wife and I love to read and take long walks so this was right up our... More 

Thank Steve L
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

So wonderful to have you here, and thank you for the awesome review! Did I tell you that the baby Steinway was my grandmothers, and one of the original built by Steinway & Sons on Long Island. She used to play it daily, and it's such a joy when guests sit down and play! More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

I just returned from Avalon on Catalina Island and we stayed in a beautiful Bed and Breakfast called the Old Turner Inn. We spent 3 nights in the Queen Room and it was heavenly. The room was decorated sooo prettily with lovely lace curtains. It had a beautiful attached sun porch which overlooked the city of Avalon. The room was... More 

Thank urbanbutterfly
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you for such a stellar review. We love making a different main egg dish each morning - for the variety. And we are so glad that you liked our Catalina Island Granola - you know , we sell it online :) We get a lot of compliments about our new mattresses - glad that you had a good... More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2012 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky to find this place searching the net. Never stayed at a B&B before and a little apprehensive. No need. This place was a dream come true. Gina, the Turner's daughter was an incredible host as well as making incredible breakfasts fo our stay. My wife thought the bed was to firm but when she... More 

Thank John R
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

John, Gina had such fun meeting you and your wife. Thanks for the great review - and next time maybe you can stay longer! More 

Lake Arrowhead, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed at the Old Turner Inn with our grandkids during Spring Break. The King Suite was perfect for a family of 4. The Inn was clean, beautifully decorated & very comfortable. Kathleen & Christa was so helpful, each breakfast was delicious! We couldn't ask for anything more! We will definitely stay here again!

Thank Karen E
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Karen, it was so fun to have you and your grand kids here! Thank you for the great review. Look forward to your next visit! More 

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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We have stayed in many inns around the world but found the Old Turner Inn to be so much more than a place to stay! Our hosts, Kathleen and then Crista, welcomed us like family and introduced us to their family and friends during our week there. We met wonderful guests over delicious full breakfasts every morning (after early early... More 

Thank jgrambois
OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review - it was so wonderful to have you here! I think that the highlight of many guests' trip is meeting and socializing with the other guests. And I'm so glad to hear that the Garden Room had no noise issues. We look forward to having you back! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Turner Inn

Address: 232 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $200 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
The Old Turner Inn Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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“We were in the king suite, which was roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles Dinglebay, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs. Two rooms face the street (including ours) which meant some street noise with the windows open, but it was not bad.”
 of 5 bubbles xgrinderx, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“The King Suite has a nice glassed-in sitting porch for an afternoon snooze.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenMrry, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Queen Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles JungleBoyJohnny, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms allow 2 persons max (garden room); if you want 3-4 people, choose the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles ashleycP9649IY, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
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