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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2012

If you're looking for an economical and CLEAN place to stay, the Catalina Lodge is a great choice. I stayed during memorial day weekend while all the hotels were overpriced, the Catalina Lodge gave us a great rate! It was super convenient staying in the center of everything. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank Stephanie O
Las Vegas, NV
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119 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Not being from SoCal we don't find an occasion to visit Catalina often. In fact the last trip was the day before the Northridge earthquake in January 15 and 16, 1994. And we stayed at the Catalina Lodge on that visit. The lodge is currently owned by the children of the previous owners. It has been upgraded since we last... More 

1 Thank FromVegas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed at Catalina Lodge for a long weekend. The location couldn't be more convenient. A block and a half from the beach, across the street from mini golf and the tour plaza. Roberta is very knowledgable and provides excellent service. Our room was spotless. The furniture, bathroom, and fixtures are newish and in good repair. This hotel looks retro... More 

1 Thank Lauren W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

This was our second stay at the Catalina Lodge. We found this lodge last summer and couldn't ask for more :) It's affordable and close to the main tourist attractions. This year we brought our whole family ... and booked 5 rooms. As usual Robert was amazing !!! We arrived early Amd departed late and she accomadated us. She is... More 

1 Thank TheDissh
Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We just visited Catalina for the memorial day weeknd and based on trip advisor reviews, decided to book our rooms at Catalina lodge. And we're glad we did. The rooms are very clean and really neat. I only wish the bathrooms were a lil bigger and the rooms were not facing the street. But then,they have great service and all... More 

Thank Soumya K
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2011

I staid with my husband for one night. This place is right in the middle of town but towards the inside. It's almost right across the inland tours take off location. It's on the same street and a few steps from the Chinese restaurant and Antonio's pizza. The room was on the outside facing a "busy" street where all the... More 

3 Thank chaparrin9
San Diego, California
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138 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

They accommodated our early arrival for allowing us to leave our luggage in the unfinished room. Having housed divers before, they provided plenty of extra towels for us to use. The accommodations were simple, but suited us well. Filtered water was available at the front office, as well as morning coffee. Located about halfway between the ferry landing and the... More 

3 Thank Nancyuen
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

We loved this hotel! It's perfectly located, cute, and very clean. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly. They gave us great tips on all the best places to go/eat/drink (my favorite was their suggestion to check out the Sandtrap happy hour - yay!), and they kept our bags for us after we checked out. There was a refrigerator and... More 

4 Thank LaLucia
Sebring, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Catalina Lodge for three nights in June. Our visit actually began weeks before that when I called Roberta (the owner) to get information regarding the Catalina Express and the Super Shuttle from LAX. She was very friendly and helpful and gave me advice that helped to make the connections on our trip run... More 

3 Thank sgrosier
Oceanside, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2011

This is a recently renovated, clean and very reasonably priced facility. It is very close to the beach and the main part of the charming village of Avalon. The owners are very hands-on, fully engaged managers and they're very courteous and helpful. All in all this is a great value and a nice place to stay. We'll certainly be back!

2 Thank TColling

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently renovated, family owned and operated motel located one block from the beach. Flatscreens, heaters, wifi, hairdryers, microwave, and small fridge in all rooms. Steps from dining, shopping and activities. Beach chairs, towels and mats available for guests to use. All rooms are non-smoking. Coffee perked each morning in the office. With the water rationing imposed because of the severe drought, we are unable to accommodate single night stays. Thank you for your understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catalina Lodge

Address: 235 Sumner Avenue, at Beacon St., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $129 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Catalina Hotel Avalon
Catalina Lodge Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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“Ask the owner for tips on restaurants...we took their advice for dinner and breakfast, both we're awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles mydogcisco, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
“They all seemed fine.”
 of 5 bubbles svedros, 24 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, besides the fact you would and should be in them very little time while visiting the Island.:>)”
 of 5 bubbles HonestAbe_11, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“From what we read we asked for a quieter room and Roberta obliged us. We're seniors so we don't party at night.”
 of 5 bubbles YoungSeniorCruiser, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“See my review regarding the stumble room...”
 of 5 bubbles TylerS974, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
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