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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

Great hotel. Friendly staff. Loved walking down the halls and seeing all the pictures of Catalina throughout the years. Our view was AMAZING - we stayed in room 306. There is a rooftop viewing area as well I didn't recall reading when I booked but it's SO amazing. Comfy beds, towels were so soft. Hotel provides great amenities from a keurig maker, breakfast, the shower / bathroom items smelt...See More

- Jessica Smith

We absolutely loved our stay at the Avalon hotel! The location is truly perfect. We could walk to all of the restaurants, bars, beaches, etc. It was quiet and yet so accessible to all the action. The best part of the experience was the service. Everyone we interacted with was so kind and accommodating. We felt very taken care of the whole time. The rooms are cozy, clean, and...See More

- Corinda LK

The Avalon was a great choice for our three-day weekend. It's a perfect location; off the main drag about a block but close enough to everything - about a minute walk. The room was very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast bar was well stocked with everything you need to get your day started. We'll definitely stay again. Cheers.

- S Z

Can’t say enough good things about this hotel! The staff is amazing ! So attentive to all our needs. Stacey, Evelyn and Wendy were helpful throughout our stay, they even made us feel a part of the family! Rooms were clean and well stocked. I appreciate the different types of bed pillows too! Continental breakfast in the morning was enjoyed on their patio, and we had our own evening...See More

- Vicki Martinez

The cutest hotel! It was so quaint. We had a garden view but gladly could still see the ocean.we were greeted with a bottle of champagne to celebrate our 13 year anniversary.. The room was so cute & the bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom had a very large tub we enjoyed with the comfy rob to match. We can’t wait to return.

- Kate Needham

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