The Pavilion Hotel
What We Love
- A seaside hotel on Catalina Island, steps from the beach - includes breakfastThe daily European breakfast and wine-and-cheese-tasting reception
- The complimentary fitness classes and luggage service from the dock
- The cabanas and chaise lounges at the beach, which you can book before everyone else
- Sunny Catalina Island, a longtime resort community to the stars
What To Know
- Pretty reliable free WiFi
- Complimentary wine and cheese cocktail hours come with 2 varieties of red and white (and quite generous pours)
- Great location – just a short walk to the pier and boardwalk and steps away from the beach
- Free WiFi
When you stay at The Pavilion Hotel in Avalon, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and Avalon Pier. This hotel is within close proximity of Catalina Island Museum and Avalon Port.
Make yourself at home in one of the 73 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage and an elevator (lift).
How to Get There
The Pavillion is a lovely hotel right on the beach board walk, and is only a few minutes walk from the Catalina Island Express Ferry.
When you arrive, there is a hotel employee at the ferry dock who will take your bags to the hotel. The hotel will take care of your luggage until check in time if you arrive early.
This hotel is within walking distance of all of the shops and activities. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there was hot breakfast every morning and wine and cheese every afternoon.
All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel manager Dan, even helped us get information after we received a message about a change to our ferry reservations. Thank you Dan.
Exceptional accommodations. Exceptional location. Exceptional service.
We had a wonderful stay at the Pavilion Hotel this weekend!
I will say, I found the booking process through Visit Catalina to be a bit frustrating--we somehow had a double reservation (two rooms instead of the one we needed)--and getting everything sorted out took several phone calls and follow ups, and the refund took a week to hit our credit card. We also had to follow up a couple times on our boat tickets (we booked the boat and hotel package). However, once we arrived, the booking troubles were quickly forgotten.
The property is awesome. Everything feels high end and is so clean and well-maintained, and you're just steps from anything you might want to do around Catalina. There are tons of outdoor lounge chairs as well as tables and chairs and a great fire pit area, which we took advantage of both chilly nights. There is also a great indoor seating area with board games and great views, which became a welcome refuge between check out and our boat back to LA when it was raining. The room itself was spacious and well-appointed, you can tell they really have pride in ownership of the property and take great care in caring for the rooms. The only negative was the bathroom--it was clean, but could definitely stand to be updated. Otherwise, we were very comfortable,
The hotel also offers complimentary wine and cheese every evening and breakfast every day, all of which was beyond expectation. Not only were the made-to-order omelettes, pastries, espresso drinks and other items (of which there were plenty) free of charge, they were top quality and delicious.
The service was also impeccable--from the baggage handler to the front desk staff to wait staff and cleaners, everyone was super knowledgeable and really went above and beyond to accommodate us.
The package we booked is a great deal, too--it includes the room, the breakfast, the wine and cheese, the boat and two tours (one land, one sea) both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel also offers access to the beach club, which we didn't get to enjoy due to the weather, but it will definitely be a great perk during warmer weather.
I will absolutely stay at the Pavilion again on future visits to Catalina, and hope the owners/management realize what a truly wonderful staff they have!
This hotel was so amazing. Centrally located and clean beautiful rooms. Violet at the front desk helped us at ever turn. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the happy hour! Great tips on tours and things to do. We had the best time and cannot thank the entire team of the Pavilion Hotel enough for making our stay the best.
My husband, my two teenagers and myself stayed at the Pavilion last week for 3 nights and it was fabulous. The room was very clean and nice. The breakfast every morning was delicious. The service was very friendly and professional. They cleaned our room every day and every evening left chocolates and fresh water in our room. It was in walking distance to all the shops and dining. We would definitely stay there again.
The hotel room was nice, clean (not overly luxurious) however the experience was great. Loved the breakfast (including Omelette station) and the evening wine and cheese is lovely. The staff was helpful, pleasant and attentive.