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The Old Turner Inn

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 10 June 2012

A long drive down from B.C., 5 frenzied days in L A, then 2 beautiful days and nights on the Island. We toured and walked a bit - but the best part of the stay was The Old Turner Inn. Somewhat pricey for Canucks, but worth it. We liken it to visiting Christie and Kathleen in their home. Snacks and...

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California Mts.
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Service that you only expect from your mother. The room was great. Our second stay here. The only place we will stay on the island. Thanks Christa. Joe & Cynthia 6/3/12

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Tehachapi, California
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to Catalina Island and staying at The Old Turner Inn made it even more special. Warm, cozy, and clean. Kathleen was a great hostess and makes a yummy breakfast. Love that granola. I only wished we could have stayed longer than one night. I have already recommended it to family and friends.

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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great experience. Very clean, staff is very friendly, atmosphere is relaxed. Christa is the pefect innkeeper, and her breakfasts are fantastic. Make sure you try the granola, as they are making it in house. Our room was sunny, cosy, spacious, and had a real fireplace. Location is great, as the inn is located few blocks from all the attractions we...

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OldTurnerInn, Owner at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - and thank you for the fantastic review. Christa is the perfect Innkeeper, and we love her, too! We look forward to your next visit.

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The Inn is an easy, quarter-mile walk from the dock for the Catalina Express, and every service that we needed was within a few flat blocks. I was constantly struck by how safe I felt at the Inn and on the island in general. The staff and the neighbors look out for Inn guests and for one another. Innkeeper Christa...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time - and that you made the trip into the interior of the Island. Catalina Island Granola is our specialty - and we are glad that you enjoyed it! We look forward to your next visit.

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 22 May 2012

We had the joy of going to Catalina for Mothers Day and happen upon the Old Turner Inn. A pleasure to stay at and a great comfortable home base to explore the Island. The clean and comfortable rooms, cosy living room and great breakfast were more than what we expected (even after having read many good reviews). We were entertained...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review - thank you! I think that socializing with other guests at appetizer time is one of the highlights of many guest's stay here. So glad you enjoyed it. See you next time!

CARLSBAD
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The Old Turner Inn is the place to stay while visiting Catalina Island. It's location is off the main street, but close enough that one can walk to nearly all of the restaurants and activities. As soon as you arrive, the staff makes you feel like an old " best friend". They make sure that all of your needs are...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Larry, thank you for the stellar review! It was wonderful to meet you, too. We look forward to your next visit. The family antiques and historic heirlooms are a pride of ours, so fun to share them!

Brea, California
Reviewed 3 May 2012

The Old Turner Inn is a beautiful B&B just a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants in Avalon. It's location allows for more peace and quiet, yet it's only a short walk away from all the activities in Avalon. We were only able to stay one night, and Kathleen was able to accommodate us nicely. We were able...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! It was fun having you here, and glad that we could work out the dates. And so glad that you liked our Catalina Island Granola. We sell it online, you know :)

So. Cal.
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This B & B is a great find and the good reviews are definitely warranted. Guests are made so welcome, it's easy to imagine you are staying with friends. The wine & hors d'oeuvres hour at 5pm is a nice time to get to know what's going on in Avalon and to mix with other guests. The location is perfect,...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - and sorry you missed the sherry, and oversight on our part as we try to keep it and a bowl of candy in each room. We look forward to your next visit to Catalina.

Fountain Valley, CA
Reviewed 21 April 2012

This old home is quite beautiful, nicely furnished with antiques, paintings and photographs of local scenes and a beautiful old piano.The owners, Gina and Kathleen make you feel welcome at once. Kathleen is a great cook making a superb full breakfast each morning. My wife and I love to read and take long walks so this was right up our...

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OldTurnerInn, Manager at The Old Turner Inn, responded to this review

So wonderful to have you here, and thank you for the awesome review! Did I tell you that the baby Steinway was my grandmothers, and one of the original built by Steinway & Sons on Long Island. She used to play it daily, and it's such a joy when guests sit down and play!

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There is nothing like the staying at The Old Turner Inn. You'll feel connected to the Island by being hosted by a family that has had roots here since 1878. Located in the heart of Avalon, just one short block from the waterfront, beaches, shops & restaurants, this immaculately kept Cape Cod structure reveals a balance of comfort and elegance to its guests. Sunny sitting porches, in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, antiques, gallery quality artwork of Catalina scenes, historic family photos, and a grand piano combined with our full, scrumptious hot breakfast and friendly staff... Together, they set the mood for a unique, romantic and relaxing Island getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Turner Inn

Address: 232 Catalina Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $210 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Old Turner Hotel Avalon
The Old Turner Inn Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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“Any room that is still available if worth booking”
dwalker63, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the room are upstairs, (no elevator).”
422reggieb, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in the king suite, which was roomy.”
Dinglebay, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs. Two rooms face the street (including ours) which meant some street noise with the windows open, but it was not bad.”
xgrinderx, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“The King Suite has a nice glassed-in sitting porch for an afternoon snooze.”
KarenMrry, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
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