The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island

Island life in Southern California with Mediterranean weather and feel


Island life in Southern California with Mediterranean weather and feel

The Best Lodging on Catalina Island in California
avalon sign
avalon exterior
guest room with a view
view of cruise ship
Avalon outdoor patio
the avalon hotel gallery room porch view
boats on water





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The Basics


The hotel rests quietly on Catalina Island approximately 22 nautical miles off of the Southern California coast of Long Beach. Guests enjoy beautiful ocean views, private balconies, and delicious complimentary breakfast each morning. When you're not relaxing in your guest room or exploring Santa Catalina Island, unwind on the rooftop patio which yields panoramic views of Avalon and the harbor. It's the perfect place to sip a cup of coffee or to share a romantic nightcap underneath the stars.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Full House Rental
  • Waterfront
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Activities

In the Know

  • View the colorful fish on a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Rent a cabana for the day and enjoy some R&R at Descanso Beach Club
  • Search for the American bison in the Catalina Outback
  • Rent a bike and cruise around the island

Stay for the Story

Perched on the captivating shores of Catalina Island, the Avalon Hotel is a hidden gem that beckons to weary souls seeking an island escape. With its charming facade and coastal allure, this boutique hotel captures the essence of seaside living.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try the Lobster Trap for fresh fish-- a favorite of visitors and locals
Enjoy dock dining and fresh seafood at Bluewater Grill

Grab a morning cup of coffee or tea, as well as cool and refreshing smoothies, juices and other specialty drinks at Bistro at Atwater

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Climb, swing and crawl through a series of challenging obstacles suspended in a grove of towering eucalyptus with Catalina Aerial Adventure
Play a round of golf at Catalina Island Golf Course
Enjoy some R&R at Island Spa Catalina

Guest Reviews

I read a review about how majestic this place was, it simply just didn’t do it justice. The room was prepared beautifully, I highly recommend an ocean view, you go to sleep and wake up to beautiful views like nothing else. The staff was incredibly helpful even before we arrived, they had a bottle chilling in our room when we arrived along with a nice card for my wife’s...See More

- E Mann

We stayed in room 301 with an ocean view. It was a magnificent view with a private walk around balcony. You could see the ocean and the bay through the porch doors - where the bed is facing. The room was spotless and the beds very comfortable. Nice furnishings and the bathroom gorgeous and very clean. I loved the old feel of the entire building. No elevator so plan...See More

- Rowena Thomas

This is a fantastic hotel, within walking distance of everything - port, shops, restaurants, grocery, beaches. It was our first time in Catalina Island. We had an ocean view room with a balcony that one can spend the whole day just relaxing there. This was one of the best rooms, bathrooms we have seen in a hotel from our travels here in the US and in Europe. The staff...See More


This is our second stay at The Avalon Hotel. We love the location, close to restaurants, coffee shops and beach activities. The staff is friendly and helpful with suggestions on activities and where to eat. The rooms are clean and well appointed with nice amenities. This stay we had a garden view room and it was quiet from street noise. Our first stay we had a ocean view room...See More

- Deborah Morrison

Excellent place to stay! The staff was incredible, very caring, and kind. It was the best service I’ve had my whole vacation. Thank you so much for being so welcoming and offered to accomodate us in case the ferry was cancelled due to weather.

- Crystal Thielen

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 15

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: No

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wired, Wireless, Limited

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Concierge Services, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available

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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village, Waterfront, Waterview