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“Catalina Island Seacrest Inn”
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Seacrest Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
Irvine, Ca.
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“Catalina Island Seacrest Inn”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

I found this hotel on hotels.com and then went to their website to check it out. If you plan on booking a room, I would recommend calling in instead of booking online; this saved us about $10. Roger was friendly and he recommended a room that would suit our needs when we called. Upon arrival, he was kind enough to upgrade us to a larger room with a king bed instead of a queen for the same price (The Garden Room) and give us a quick tour of the room.

The hotel is in a good location, and it is quieter than some of the other hotels that are next to the restaurants and bars. There was a nice view from the deck, and it had lounge chairs, a table, and BBQ.

Definitely get a room with a jacuzzi tub if you are staying here. It is relaxing and romantic. Our bed was comfortable and we liked having the mini refrigerator. Our only complaint was the heating unit which cycled on and off. It eventually stayed on after my husband fiddled with the cord and turned it up pretty high.

The continental breakfast was available for a long time (I think from 7-10:30). There were bagels, cold cereals, milk, yogurt, orange juice, coffee, and individually wrapped pastries. It is served on a covered rooftop deck. We noticed that the door to "The Loft" room opened into this area and I can imagine that it could be noisy in the room if a lot of people are eating out on the deck. In our case, we were the only ones there. However, if you like to sleep in, maybe consider booking another room. If you're up early, then no problem.

I don't think that they have room to store your luggage after checkout (11am), but there are lockers near the ferry dock where you can store things for 24 hours for a dollar. We did this and didn't have any problems.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Wow ! We had SUCH a good time- the Hotel's right in the heart of town, everything's very close by and convenient, and Roger , the proprietor could not have been nicer or more helpful...the room we stayed in had a lovely relaxing whirlpool tub, very nice if you've been out strolling all day, and the room itself was so cozy and comfortable we could have been at home...Wonderful !!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I would definitely recommend the Seacrest Inn to anyone traveling to Catalina Island. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Roger is the owner and is a very cool guy. He is eager to ensure that his guests have everything they need; he is very helpful. The Island is small and the Inn location is near everything you might need while you're out there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We had a wonderful visit here, very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Roger was very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We stayed here for the second birthday trip to Catalina Island and were very happy! The Mermaid room was bright and clean; the bed was really comfortable. Location was off the noisy main street, but only a block away. Wonderful views from the top deck, too! Lots of fresh food for the continental breakfast. Definitely worth the price! Although we didn't spend a lot of time in the room, because there was so much to see outdoors, we will definitely stay here again. Lynette & Mark

Room Tip: Let them know if you don't handle stairs well. There are a couple of rooms downstairs.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Stayed two nights In the Sea Shell room weekend of Catalina Tri (in town to participate in event). Have never stayed in a B&B so didn't quite know what to expect.

The positives:
-Great location - 1 block from beach & easy walk to bars & restaurants.
-Great oversized bathtub for two
-Easy check in & check out - owner made that easy

The negatives:
-Thin walls - could hear road noise & awoke at 3:00 am to neighbor's creaking bed & moaning. Unfortunately they had stamina, so we listened to the production for a good 45 minutes.
-Bed covers were dusty, which caused sneezing fits at night.
-Top sheet had hole in it.

Ultimately it was a nice convent place to stay, but probably the wrong choice for Triathlon participants, as not as restful as we needed. Probably good spot for people hitting the town who want to be close to nightlife & beach action.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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long beach, ca
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

I am really shocked at how fantastic these reviews are. It was my first time staying on Catalina Island so maybe the bar is really, really low (hence, the 3 stars. compared to other small, intimate vacation spots and owner-operated inns around the world, I would give it 1). Here is the easy stuff:

-towels were threadbare
-warnings/threats posted all over the room with a cheap label-maker
-dirty (the refrigerator in the common area on the roof has a soot on the top that could only be missed by months for nothing but laziness....host should know that there are guests taller than 5'10" who do not have to strain to see it).
-housekeeping started running the dryer next to our room at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Nice.
-Tube televisions and VHS players? Cheap
-Costco bagels, cellophane wrapped pastry (not kidding....the wrapper said "Apple, Cheese or Raspberry") and bulk cereal.....couldn't find a banana to save my life.....forget oatmeal.

Now the more complicated:

-booked on Orbitz where "rules" were highlighted and specifically said "0% deposit"...they charged my card (NOT authorization but charge) $50 at time of booking...contacted Orbitz and, after 20-30 minutes of nonsense got little more than an "oh, well, tough...."

-$250/night after taxes? I could have staying in a deluxe tent at a nearby campground for less than 1/2 that and been just as comfortable

-property seems to be family-owned...there are a couple "family" names on various pieces of literature and around the property, but don't be fooled. The two "hosts" were nice enough (when they were there) but the property is owned by a corporate commercial real estate management company that I am certain have a board of director or two that thought it would be nice to own a property on Catalina for their private use...hence the purchase and operation of this property (they operate no other hotel properties).

If this is typical, save the money, do a day trip, camp or (for longer visits) rent a property.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Seacrest Inn
Address: 201 Claressa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Seacrest Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seacrest Inn is a conveniently located hotel on Catalina Island with accommodations for every budget. Each room at our Catalina Island hotel is decorated in a different theme and most have soaking or spa tubs with showers. Our guests are welcome to enjoy the covered rooftop patio which offers a secluded place to read or enjoy a cool drink. A sundeck with ocean views is available for guests. The Seacrest Inn on Catalina Island is a perfect destination for romantic getaways, adventure travelers and those looking for a convenient Avalon hotel just steps from the beach and the attractions of Avalon. ... more   less 
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