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San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 September 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Catalina Beach House last June. This hotel is not fancy, but has a very cozy patio with a barbeque grill and a glimpse of an ocean. We were lucky to be all by ourselves on a patio one night and enjoyed a very romantic sunset in quiet privacy. This hotel has amazingly comfortable beds...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 5 September 2012

if your looking for luxury accommodations this is not for you. If your an adventurer, like it simple, don't mind walking up a hill to get to the hotel, & like inexpensive rooms, then this is the place for you. I always stay here when i visit Avalon because I don't spend much time in my hotel room when i'm...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 August 2012

It was our second time staying at the hotel. We found it to be a complete disappointment. The cost was not worth it. On our arrival there was no one to greet you and there was breifly office hotel personnel for the three days of our stay. Our shower had mold in the grout and the maid refused to clean...

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Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The staff here is one of the friendliest I have ever encountered. Very helpful and accommodating! We chose the place because it had a kitchenette, but to be honest, the room was so small that we never used it! Our friends booked one of the suites and that room was perfect (although obviously more expensive!) Next time we go back...

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Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 4 June 2012

The staff was nice, no doubt about it. But the room was very expensive (175 p/ night). It was a very small room (no issue there), but really dirty. The carpet stunk, the bathroom smelled like a bathroom and the mattress was dirty. I would expect to pay far less for such a place and recommend to any interested visitors...

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1Thank Nate H
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 June 2012

We booked this hotel as part of a package offered through a "groupon" type deal. It included 2 nights at the hotel, 2 round trip tickets on the ferry to/from Catalina, 2 hour bike rental for 2 people, 2 Casino Museum tickets, and 2 tickets to the Botanical Garden/Wrigley Memorial. It was a great value, and we used everything in...

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3Thank DebbieN60
Tujunga, Calif
Reviewed 28 May 2012

I searched for months to find a place to go with my husband for our 36th anniversary.I picked the Catalina Beach House because it had a little kitchenette and jaccuzzi tub, nice views,has a very nice patio with a bbq to use. It is walking distance to main street. Also when I called to reserve a room I got a...

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3Thank jeannie539
San Diego
Reviewed 18 May 2012

As long as you don't expect luxury accommodations, this is THE place. Nice views, great patio with bbq. We had a decent-sized room with a little kitchenette and jaccuzzi tub. The decor is atrocious, but the beds were like pillowy clouds of goodness. Staff (Scotty) was super friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

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1Thank jagergrrl
San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 May 2012

My boyfriend took me to Catalina Island for our 2 year anniversary. He got a "package" deal online which included 2 nights at the Catalina Beach House for 2 people, 2 round trip tickets on the ferry, 2 hour bike rental for 2 people, 2 Casino Museum tickets, and 2 Botanical Garden tickets. We used everything in the package over...

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1Thank amsena
Toronto
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Got a good deal online for 3 nights in Catalina at the Beach house and included 2 return tickets on the ferry, 2 two hour bike rental, 2 Casino Museum Entrance Tickets , 2 Botanical Garden Tickets. I was expecting someone to pick us up at the boat from previous reviews, but no one was there so we had to...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This charming property is located one block uphill from the beach in a quiet residential area still walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Modern kitchenettes and our sunny patios set the scene for relaxing barbecues with family and friends. Store your bikes in our lush courtyards or enjoy lounging on one of our public or semi-private decks with sweeping harbor views. We have some pet friendly rooms. This is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and small events and celebrations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Boat House

Address: 200 Marilla Avenue, Mailing: PO Box 646, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Catalina Beach House)
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Catalina Beach House Hotel Avalon
Catalina Beach Hotel
Catalina Beach Avalon
Catalina Boat House Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“No good rooms here”
 of 5 bubbles 268edwardf, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Book a room somewhere else until staff, and amenities improve.”
 of 5 bubbles 735francesh, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from room 14 at the bottom of the hotel especially if you want to rest & have quiet at 5:30 am”
 of 5 bubbles Mhphotoman, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“This place looked so much nicer in the picture. Also, it is located up a very steep hill and the walk up to it was exhausting.”
 of 5 bubbles caryles2015, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 53jimt, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
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