We wanted a last minute get away. Most of the Catalina hotels were booked and just very high priced. We found this hotel on the Catalina Express website and got the package that included the boat ride over for two midweek nights for two for $408.00. This was cheap compared to other places. This hotel is like a bed and breakfast place. The room was tiny with a queen bed and tiny bathroom and shower but it was really nicely decorated and comfortable. There is a refrigerator in the room and flat screen TV. They had coffee, tea and doughnuts in the lobby in the morning. They have a microwave that you can use as well as BBQ outside that you can use. They have a bunch of chairs outside to relax and look out at the ocean. They have an outdoor whirlpool and lounge chairs outside. After you checkout they let you use a locker for your luggage so that you can enjoy the rest of your day before taking the boat home.
The hotel does not pick you up at the boat dock so you will need to walk with your luggage or take a taxi. It is a bit of a walk so I would recommend luggage with wheels. The hotel is on a bit of a hill so just be prepared for that. There is no elevator, so you will need to carry your luggage up stairs. We would stay there again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Catalina Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Catalina Catalina Island, CA - Avalon