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La Quinta, California, United States
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Our three days on the island were truly enhanced due to the staff and their accommodating our early arrival and late departure. We had a Garden Suite overlooking the bay and could not have been happier. Great room, view and staff. What more could any traveler want?

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1Thank Jes S
San Jacinto, California
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I booked this online 2 days before the trip. The process was simple enough. Check in was simple. Hostess was polite. Room was small, but suitable (who spends their trip camped out in the hotel?) My only complaint is the shower head. It takes forever to get wet enough to work up a good lather. And even longer to rinse...

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1Thank m_chevy
Costa Mesa, Ca
Reviewed 24 November 2014

My husband and I went on an overnight trip to Catalina, and Hotel Catalina had one of the best prices we could find that didn't break our bank. If you can get over the fact that this is a very old hotel and not resort status, then you might not mind staying here. The hotel staff were very accommodating, allowing...

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2Thank Becky K
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We accidentally missed our ferry and had to stay overnight unexpected. Ignacio was the night manager and was very kind and gentle hearted. The stay was pleasant and sweet. The room was very comfortable and cozy. We were very fortunate to have met Ignacio and receive his help. Thank you!

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5Thank Mswright243
SoCal
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Flawless execution by the staff (check-in, late check-out, etc.); Impeccable views; Perfect location. That sums it up for our first stay, as we look forward to our next stay at Hotel Catalina. Incomparable!

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4Thank SoCalItalianStallion
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Stayed in the Courtyard Cottages. Beautifully redone and wonderful bath area. Hotels for the most part in Catalina are old. This one has lots of walking from the main check-in to the cottages. We did not know there was a manager for these cottages as well that we could have checked in with. They provide donuts and coffee in the...

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3Thank Surdiego
Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 October 2014

A taste of old California....not a bad stay but nothing to shout about....sorry the Jacuzzi was dead....would have been nice. Location is easy to find and we were there during the off season....so it might have been noisy with others around....could not close the window in the bathroom.

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Thank Gary W
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Visited this hotel for several days. What a mistake. The WiFI never worked in my room. I contacted one employee who told me that there was no complaints. I talked to another more honest employee who told me :Oh yea, the WiFi does not work in all the rooms and shuts down often". My room stank of mold and seat....

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7Thank stacey n
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We dropped our bags at the Hotel Catalina, checked in (room wasn't available yet), and went out to enjoy our day on Catalina Island. After an early lunch and two or three hours snorkeling we walked back to the hotel and jumped into the hot tub. Although it wasn't as hot as we hoped it sure felt good. Our third...

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3Thank curbysplace
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I have been coming to this hotel for 15 years with my Family and Friends. We love this place and the people who run and work the hotel. Great location and easy access to all. I have been coming to Catalina since I was 5 and still love this island. As I said, a great hotel and staff. Laid back...

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2Thank Mark K

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Hotel Catalina is decorated in the Victorian style. Hotel Catalina combines old world elegance and charm, with all the advantages of a modern establishment. Strolling along the balustrade verandas at the front of the establishment, from sunrise to sunset you'll enjoy the refreshing sea air and splendid panorama views of the picturesque harbor. Recently remodeled in Thomasville furnishings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Catalina

Address: 129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $145 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Catalina 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Hotel Catalina Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“book early to get best rate, ask to speak to manager to ensure you get the best room for the best price.”
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“Ask for a room looking over the water,”
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“We had Room 104. Rooms 101-103 have a porch, but our room was more private and near enough to the porch where we could sit on it.”
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