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Glenmore Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
118 Sumner - Box 155, Avalon, CA
CA $159
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.9/5Very Good! (1,047 reviews)

"Nice rooms, simple continental breakfast. Helpful staff. Clean and cozy."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2019

Glenmore Plaza Hotel
Family-friendly Avalon Oceanview Penthouse
360 Clemente Avenue, Unit C64, Avalon, CA
CA $525
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.9/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Great stay

"I love the condo. The property was very comforting, quiet and clean. Very appropriate for our group for relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2019

Family-friendly Avalon Oceanview Penthouse
Hamcove Bestbldg Best Viewwifi/ Oceanfront/ 2018 Golfcart , Smart TVs
4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)

"We love the experience start to finish. Beautiful layout gorgeous view and great customer service even before we got there. Clean and well managed place. The stairs were a bit rough but probbaly good for us at the same time. The front door was tricky to figure out."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019

Hamcove Bestbldg Best Viewwifi/ Oceanfront/ 2018 Golfcart , Smart TVs
Hotel Atwater
3 out of 5
125 Sumner Ave, Avalon, CA
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CA $163
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.9/5Very Good! (1,041 reviews)

"The staff especially manager Andrew were kind. The amenities free wine and bycicles and breakfast were perfect for us. We had a lovely time and definitely will recommend. Nicely remodeled"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Hotel Atwater
Hotel Catalina
3 out of 5
129 Whittley Avenue, Avalon, CA
CA $98
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.9/5Very Good! (736 reviews)

"We’ve been there before and we enjoyed it but this time it seemed that things had changed a bit. For instance the heating didn’t seem to be working in the building this time and the room was quite chilly. The last time we were there the rooms were quite cozy and warm. Also the breakfast seemed to ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2019

Hotel Catalina
La Paloma Las Flores
2.5 out of 5
328 Sunny Lane, Avalon, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (382 reviews)

"If you are looking for a cozy place, this is it! I like that they keep the place clean. Close to everything!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 16, 2019

La Paloma Las Flores
Seacrest Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Clarissa Ave, PO Box 128, Avalon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $83
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18
4.4/5Wonderful! (344 reviews)

"Great location, great service, clean room, and old charm room."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Seacrest Inn
Hotel St. Lauren
2.5 out of 5
231 Beacon Street, Avalon, CA
CA $110
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
3.7/5Good! (2,054 reviews)

"Vintage hotel within walking distance of shops and restaurants, activities. Wonderful view of harbor from 2nd or 6th floor balconies with seating. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Hotel St. Lauren
Casa Mariquita Hotel
2.5 out of 5
229 Metropole Ave, Avalon, CA
CA $136
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4/5Very Good! (642 reviews)

"Good value and friendly front desk personal. Quaint facility w lots of charm"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 2, 2020

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About Catalina Island Historic Hotels

Travelling to new places can be more than just getting a break from your daily grind, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a region. One of the best ways to get a feel for the culture of a region is to absorb yourself in its past. Exploring the region's landmarks or museums is a good kick-off, but a stay in a Catalina Island historic hotel can send you back to the past. Get ready to pack your suitcases (you won't need a time machine) as your Catalina Island landmark hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

As soon as you walk through your Catalina Island hotel's lobby, you'll be transported to a previous era. With their Victorian-style $[location.name} hotels and locations infused with a colourful history, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these accommodations may be vintage, they have many of the modern amenities that allow you to take it easy on your trip. You'll discover rooms furnished with a comfy bed, and just about anything else you might need for a marvellous getaway.

After you have checked out your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the well-known landmarks and art museums. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history will work up an appetite. Be sure to speak with your hotel's front desk staff to suggest a couple of their favourite places to enjoy a drink or high tea in Catalina Island are. Read Expedia's guest reviews for recommendations from other travellers to help make your Catalina Island visit great.

Book Your Catalina Island Historic Hotel Today!

If you want to get the most out of your Catalina Island visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historic region. Having 61 of these one-of-a-kind lodgings to select from, you're sure to discover at a great rate. However, like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these unique properties.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Catalina Island have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Catalina Island historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.