Built in 1925, the Avalon hotel in Catalina Island is a boutique hotel that is less than a 3 minute walk from all the Avalon Harbor, Green Pleasure Pier and Crescent Ave (the main thoroughfare of shops and dining along Avalon Bay). The hotel is situated on on Whittley Avenue just off of Crescent Ave on a gentle sloping hill that gives guests in most rooms spectacular views of Avalon Harbor, the Pacific Ocean and mountain views of the Catalina Interior.
The hotel is a yellow three story wood frame structure that accommodates 15 guest rooms and has a reputation amongst visitors for being one of the cleanest and well run properties on the island. The hotel boasts a rooftop patio where guests can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of all of Avalon, the harbor and the Pacific Ocean.
One of the more notable qualities to the Avalon Hotel is its hand crafted craftmanship. From its exterior to doorframes to hallways the attention to detail in the wood is phenomenal. In addition the bathrooms are tiled from floor to ceiling with fresh white tile and marble. The hotel goes out of its way to offer guests a bed and breakfast type experience with friendly staff who are knowledgeable about the island, its sights and what to do and see. In addition the hotel goes out of its way to accommodate little details that add to the overall experience to the hotel such as a DVD library, toffee candy at the front desk and meal service on its patio.
Getting to the Avalon hotel from the main the main boat terminal is less than a 10 minute walk. From the hotel to most sights in Avalon such as the Green Pleasure Pier, dining and bars along Crescent Avenue, the ticket plaza, Catalina Casino and the Catalina Island Interior are all less than 5 minute walk. The hotel has around 30 rooms and offers amenities such as a TV, DVD players and small refrigerator.