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Pavilion Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent a lot of time researching hotels when I planned to visit Catalina Island. Pavilion Hotel was not my original first choice. I was caught up in searching for the lowest price and almost missed this beautiful hotel. I am so glad I decided to pay a little more for the comfort, cleanliness, modern décor, amenities, and great service!...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nailah, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Fremont
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Pavillion Hotel many years ago and liked it because of the location. This time, however, we were SO impressed with the upgrades, perks, great service and attention to detail. The grassy area in the center has been transformed into a wonderful, landscaped area for R and Ring, complete with chaise lounges plus tables and chairs. The...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you that you took the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I have stayed in many hotels in Avalon, and this is one of the good ones. 2 stories, with handicapped access elevator. Great access to all the main attractions and to the boat. A guy is waiting when you get off the boat to take your luggage. Morning breakfast is fairly substantial, and there is wine and...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the firepit, it is always a popular spot. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to book Catalina Island for our 30th anniversary as we had never been and I only had 5 days available in August. We settled on the Pavilion Hotel as we wanted to be close to the water and pampered and to heck with the cost. The hotel is a short walk from the ferry and...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JetboyJetgirl, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel for your 30th wedding anniversary celebration. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all of the Pavilion's amenities. I hope that you had a wonderful first visit to the island. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, the stay didn't start out great. But it was what the management did about it that has me saying: We'll be back and not only that, we'll tell everyone to go there, too. We arrived and were told that one of our two rooms had a maintenance issue. Hotel full, oh no. The next step was key...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad we were able to make your stay memorable. I sincerely appreciate your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the hands of a different owner this might have been just a large older 2 story motel. Under the present ownership it is a wonderful place for a get away with top notch amenities. The morning breakfast is the best we have ever encountered. The afternoon wine and cheese is totally classy with quality products. The location is the...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a 10K race in Catalina and I found this hotel through a booking website and got a great deal. I was a little nervous because the deal was no refunds if you reserve. From the minute we walked into this hotel I was in love. We got off the boat, we took the Catalina Flyer from...

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CatalinaSCICo, Owner at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff was friendly and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is wonderful - right on the harbor front and only a short walk from the ferry landing. The central garden area is very nice and peaceful. The rooms were decent - clean but not fancy. They are clearly quite old and not at all luxurious but it is the location that you are paying the expensive price for....

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cinda, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. I appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. I'm sorry to hear that you did not care for our breakfast offerings. We try to offer a variety of items to suit everyone's preferences. I apologize that felt reprimanded for getting coffee. It's likely that the coffee wasn't quite ready yet. Our staff...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on a package with Catalina Express for a one night stay. I could not be more impressed of the staff and accommodations at the Pavilion Hotel. Communications before were very timely and helpful, being met at dock by hotel staff who collected luggage, walking two blocks to hotel and being greeted by Andrew at check in was amazing....

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for being our 1000th review on TripAdvisor! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the least expensive, but absolutely the best location on the Island. The upgrading of this long time hotel is phenomenal. Includes a delightful hot breakfast and wine and cheese hour. Great, professional staff, comfortable rooms. I will always look here first when going to Catalina. Frequently completely booked, so plan ahead.

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Dear Carol, Thank you for choosing the Pavilion Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Complimentary room amenities include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, concierge service, continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, outdoor lounge with fire ring, movies, Blue Ray players & iPads for checkout, 37" flat screen TVs, HBO & Showtime movie channels, wireless Internet, iHome music centers, priority cabana/chaise reservations at Descanso Beach Club, priority table reservations at Avalon Grille, priority reservations at Island Spa Catalina, Starbucks coffee and tea, and in-room safes, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards & hair dryers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pavilion Hotel

Address: 513 Crescent Ave., PO Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $209 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pavilion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Pavilion Lodge Catalina
Catalina Island Lodge Pavilion
Pavilion Lodge Avalon
Pavilion Hotel Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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#1 Family Hotel in Avalon
#1 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We like the bottom floor rooms with a lanai.”
 of 5 bubbles traveler90, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first floor with a lanai, so relaxing”
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“A superior king gives you a patio.”
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“Bottom floor rooms have little lounge areas.”
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“first floor towards the back”
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