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10 Best Hotels in Catalina Island

Hotel St. Lauren
2.5 out of 5
231 Beacon Street, Avalon, CA
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11.16 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (2,119 reviews)

"The view from our partial-ocean view room was lovely, as was the 6th floor patio. The room was rather outdated and could use some updating but was comfortable enough."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Hotel St. Lauren
Hotel Atwater
3 out of 5
120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, CA
AU$302
per night
3 May - 4 May
11.28 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,112 reviews)

"Loved everything about this classy hotel! The staff was very accommodating and kind Very pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Hotel Atwater
Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island
3 out of 5
888 Country Club Dr, Avalon, CA
AU$173
per night
7 May - 8 May
10.94 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (476 reviews)

"The view was beautiful and the room was very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island
Catalina Island Inn
2.5 out of 5
125 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA
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11.21 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (136 reviews)

"Excellent spot. Clean, cozy and pretty much everything a person needs for a short stay. One of my favorite features was that they were willing to hold your luggage at the front desk after you checked out. Top notch service."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Catalina Island Inn
The Pavilion Hotel
3.5 out of 5
513 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA
AU$405
per night
3 May - 4 May
11.42 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,175 reviews)

"The most friendly and helpful staff. It was an older property, but the rooms were updated and the furnishings were nice."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

The Pavilion Hotel
Glenmore Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
118 Sumner - Box 155, Avalon, CA
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AU$230
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
11.3 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,093 reviews)

"I like everything, i just didn't like the fact that most people were scared to go out there made it a little slow."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Glenmore Plaza Hotel
Hotel Metropole
3 out of 5
205 Crescent Ave., Avalon, CA
AU$514
per night
23 Apr. - 24 Apr.
11.23 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (271 reviews)

"Loved how the property led right to the metrople marketplace next to fun games, shops and food!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Hotel Metropole
Seacrest Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Clarissa Ave, PO Box 128, Avalon, CA
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AU$245
per night
7 May - 8 May
11.44 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (386 reviews)

"Michael was very friendly, room very clean. Jet bathtub was wonderful!! Conveniently located to everything!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Seacrest Inn
Seaport Village Inn Avalon
2.5 out of 5
119 Maiden Lane, Avalon, CA
AU$180
per night
27 Apr. - 28 Apr.
11.04 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (412 reviews)

"Excellent staff, very friendly, shuttle from ferry to and from with no wait, they kept our baggage after check out until time to go to ferry, allowed us to check in early, beautiful view from our room, hotel is up a hill so walking could be a little challenging possibly for some guests and there ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Seaport Village Inn Avalon
El Terado Terrace
3 out of 5
230 Marilla Ave, Avalon, CA
AU$216
per night
12 Apr. - 13 Apr.
10.96 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (739 reviews)

"I loved that it was quiet, we had a set of 3 couples staying so it was nice not to walk through a maze to get to one another like some hotels, we got the room with a ocean view by the patio that we loved. The only issue was that im handicapped so walking half a mile up a steep hill everyday and night ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Catalina Island

Travelers to Catalina Island give high marks for the beaches and shopping. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its local tours and casinos.

  • There are 56 hotels and other accommodations in Catalina Island
  • The closest major airport is in Avalon, CA (AVX-Catalina) 3.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) 55.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Catalina Island

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Descanso Beach and Starlight Beach. Top activities include boating and taking local tours, while Catalina Island Golf Course, Avalon Pier, and Avalon Port are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Avalon Theater and Catalina Casino.

In Catalina Island, you'll be able to select from 56 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a rooftop terrace, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • The Pavilion Hotel - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and beach locale at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free manager's reception.
  • Aurora Hotel - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a rooftop terrace, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Dressing for Catalina Island

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 61°F and the nighttime average to be 48°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 73°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • About 12.17 inches of rain falls on Catalina Island each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 76°F, while the coldest months are April and March with an average of 48°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Catalina Island?
The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend The Pavilion Hotel and Catalina Courtyard Suites as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Catalina Island, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Catalina Island.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Catalina Island?
Based on reviews, Seacrest Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers in search of a less expensive place to stay, and it offers free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Catalina and Glenmore Plaza Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to Catalina Island?
Hotel Catalina is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free WiFi and free cots. Other good choices for your family trip include Hotel St. Lauren and La Paloma Las Flores.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Catalina Island?
The Pavilion Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and free breakfast. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Hotel St. Lauren.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Catalina Island?
Hermosa Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a bar/lounge along with flat-screen TVs for its human guests. Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Catalina Island?
The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island is a top 3.5-star beach hotel with free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Hotel Atwater and Casa Mariquita Hotel. Head to Moonstone Beach or Cottonwood Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Catalina Island?
Aurora Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and a rooftop terrace. Seacrest Inn and Hotel Atwater are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation option for some casino gaming in Catalina Island?
Aurora Hotel is a 3.5-star hotel featuring free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice near the casinos. Other good options to be near the gaming action include Hotel Catalina and Hotel Metropole.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Catalina Island?
El Terado Terrace is a 3-star hotel featuring free WiFi and concierge services, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good option is Hotel Catalina if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Catalina Island Golf Course during your trip.
What's staying in Catalina Island like?
Travellers to Catalina Island give high marks for the beaches, shopping and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its local tours and casinos. In Catalina Island, there are 58 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Catalina Island?
The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Moonstone Beach, Cottonwood Beach and Paradise Cove. Top activities include taking tours and boating, while Catalina Island Golf Course, Avalon Pier and Avalon Port are favourite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your itinerary are Catalina Casino and Catalina Island Museum.

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