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Reviewed 5 March 2012

We arrived at the dock early in the morning and Scotty was there to greet us. He took us back to the hotel, carried our bag to the room and took the time to make recommendations and suggestions about activities and restaurants that were specific to us, not general tours that they partner with. He drove us around town in...

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2Thank hautepepper
Milpitas, CA
Reviewed 13 January 2012

You can definitely find better hotels: paper thin walls, suites with a king size bed... and a twin size bed, fridges that don't work, no phones in the rooms (or at least in my room) and whirlpool controls caked with mildew. BUT Stellar service and their suites have whirlpool jet tubs in the bathroom that accommodate two with ease. Big...

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2Thank beverand
Orange, CA
Reviewed 28 October 2011

We stayed here 3rd weekend in Oct for the Jazz Festival. Just a short walk from the Casino where all the performances are. Its is uphill, but we were glad for that. We were eating like we were on vacation. We stayed in room C. Second floor in the back with a nice private balcony area with chaise lounges and...

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3Thank WishIwasthere17
San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 October 2011

It is a little hike up a steep incline but doable. The room was small and the bed a little on the hard side but it was very cute. We did not test out the spa tub. We were a little disappointed with the construction going on in the patio outside our room # 1 and therefore not being able...

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3Thank Marty M
San Diego
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Of course the rooms are on the small side, they are some of the least expensive on the island. The rooms are clean, the deck is a nice place to check the partial bay view. Some don't like the little hike up the hill to the hotel. It keeps the riff-raff from marching by all night. I've stayed at some...

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2Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The beach house was a clean and cozy place to stay for our first trip to Catalina. perfect place for couples on a budget, our room had a sink, stove and mini fridge so if needed you could save a few bucks preparing dinner in the room. had a nice flatscreen in the room with free cable but the majority...

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1Thank Dveitch08
los angeles
Reviewed 20 July 2011

stay away from it-all promisses were lie-patio turned to be "shared" with the rest of the rooms,cleaning service din't wash dishes(!) and didn't bring fresh towels,patio schedule was never enforsed and no wonders-no stuff is on site ever. Room is small beyond believe,no table present so what is the point of kitchenet,where is no napkins or paper towels,matresses are horific,linen...

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6Thank levreys
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 July 2011

It was a one night stay in from LA, as soon as we got to the hotel we were pleasantly greeted by Maya who checked us in right away. we asked her opinion of ziplining and before we knew it she had booked the excursion for us! We ran off to the excursion, which was GREAT!! Upon returning we asked...

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2Thank MichaelEugene
Greenville, Mississippi
Reviewed 8 July 2011

It was easy to make a reservation online, and when we got to Catalina, we put our bags into the baggage room at Hermosa Hotel (their sister hotel, closer to the beach and not up a hill) until check-in. They don't always have staff on-site at CBH but they have a phone that connects you directly to the front desk...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 June 2011

We got a great deal from Groupons for 2 nights so did not expect a lot. I was really surprised at how nice the hotel was. It is off the beaten path but it is also quiet and has a nice view of the harbor from the patio area. We had a good night sleep but it also was in...

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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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