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Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa

Los Angeles, CA, US (LAX)

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Based on 600 reviews
Style: Charming, Catalina Island Resort
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Double Queen Beds - Includes Free Wi-Fi - Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa - 1

Double Queen Beds - Includes Free Wi-Fi

The Double Queen Beds room features amenities such as:
  • Two Queen Beds
  • Cable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-Room Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
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King Bed - Includes Free Wi-Fi - Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa - 2

King Bed - Includes Free Wi-Fi

The King Bed room features amenities such as:
  • King Bed
  • Cable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-Room Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
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Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa
888 Country Club Drive, Avalon, CA US 90704


Located off the mainland on Catalina Island is the beautiful Catalina Canyon and Spa.

Why Stay Here

Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub
Complimentary Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
On-Site Day Spa
On-Site Restaurant
Ping-Pong Table
On-Site Catering/Banquet Facility
Sunning Areas
Safe Deposit Boxes
Ice and Beverage Machines
Multilingual Staff

Resort Details

This resort is nestled at the foothills of the peaceful Catalina Island overlooking the town of Avalon. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere the resort provides while enjoying your romantic getaway, wedding, reunions, business meetings and much more!

Accommodation Details

Enjoy the early morning mist coming over the hilltop and the beautiful sunsets painting the ocean pink right from your own private balcony or patio. Also, make sure you set some time to visit the experience therapists at the Day Spa where they will blend eastern and western styles to meet your every need.

Room Amenities:
AM/FM Stereo and Alarm Clock
Desk / Work Area
Iron / Ironing Board
All Non-Smoking Rooms

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

The Canyon Bar and Grill is located in the courtyard of the resort and overlooks lush gardens, water features, and swimming pool. This restaurant specializes in California Cuisine and is open for breakfast, appetizers, and drinks. (Hours may vary during off-season).

Pools & Spas

Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub


Pet Friendly - A $75 pet fee will be charged upon arrival. Directions:

By Air
Island Express Helicopter Service is available from San Pedro and takes approximately 15 minutes. Charter airplane flights leave from LAX, John Wayne Orange County and Long Beach Airport You can also arrange transportation from Newport Beach with Catalina Flyer (800-830-7744) or from Dana Point with Catalina Explorer (877-432-6276).

By Water
Catalina Express Boat Terminals are located in Long Beach, San Pedro or Dana Point Harbor. Express boats take approximately 60-90 minutes to reach the island. Catalina Ferry Boats are located in Marina Del Rey and take approximately 90 Minutes to reach the island

  • Banquet Facility (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Area Shuttle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Massage Services (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 600 reviews
from Watsonville, California
Submitted on 19-04-2016
The Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa is undergoing major transformation. Arriving to our hotel there are no major signs letting you know you arrived at Catalina Canyon. In fact I missed it while driving my golf cart and had to circle back after being told it was there. I missed the front desk area and walked way over to the pool before finding the front desk. The front desk had a sign that stated it was becoming a Holiday Inn. The people who were at front desk do not wear any uniforms or clothing t... Read more
from Greenbush, Michigan
Submitted on 25-04-2016
Excellent place for a variety of activities which include a desert garden, unique boutiques, water activities such as parasailing, snorkeling, swimming, Islanders are very friendly and food is excellent. NO cars allowed so town trolley is perfect and golf carts are available to rent.
from Pasadena, California
Submitted on 29-04-2016
We stood in the King Spa rooms and it was way worth the price. I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was friendly and the hotel was only a 15 minute walk from all of the shops in the area. If you choose not to walk, there is a shuttle. The room and the bathroom was very clean and spacious. Our ceilings are insanely high. We have a cute balcony that overlooks the pool. The pool was too cold to go in, but they have a decent jacuzzi. The bed was soooo soft. I'd definitely come back here the next... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 02-05-2016
This is a clean well maintained place. we did not realize it was so far from the small town, so had to take a taxi to and from activities, which was really our only complaint. this is a nice place overall. staff is friendly and helpful and they did offer us a free shuttle to the property.
from Arcadia, California
Submitted on 03-05-2016
This is a long overdue review from my experience last year at this place. The keys never work, and the front desk would not grant you access to your room even though your name is written on the confirmation letter. Or even if your credit card is on file, they do not grant you access either. Oh! And they do not follow you upstairs to open your room either when you want to show that the room actually belongs to you. So to be honest I don't know how they can grant you access to the room you clear... Read more
Submitted on 15-06-2016
The WiFi is flakey. Doors don't fit in to jambs right. There are lights that need to be replaced in the bathroom. Worst of all at the moment, the coffee machine machine in the room is broken and I have no coffee. Guy at the front desk won't make it happen in a way that will make it happen.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Pros- Away from the noise of Avalon but still close enough to enjoy the town. Nicely appointed rooms especially for the price in relation to other hotels. Clean, good service for the most part. Cons- Weekday shuttle service was great on Sunday but sparse on Monday and Tuesday. We had to take a very expensive taxi at 9 PM on Monday night. Not a bad walk down but a hike up if you are going to and from the hotel. Really need a place with real coffee every day of the week (restaurant only open on we... Read more
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Do NOT stay here if you need internet connectivity. Do NOT believe their claims that they have WiFi. They do, but it is totally unusable. Also data cell service was, for me, unusable at this location. I have T -Mobile. Not sure if other carriers are any better at that location. Otherwise, the hotel is ok, but not great. Shuttle service was quite good though.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 23-06-2016
While this hotel is family friendly and don't seem to mind how many people stay in a room it lacks glamour or good restaurant open for all meals on all days. The pool area is small with only about 10 lounge chairs at the pool. It seems the hotel is renovating so maybe better in store. If you just want somewhere to sleep this is the place. The hotel offers free shuttle service to town all day and up to 945p.
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Its an ok resort, people are nice however its pet friendly and my neighbors dogs barked for 3 hours straight, I complained but they keeped barking :(... It is clean, far from town shuttle service was good never waited more than 15 min. Drivers super nice. The only reason I would not stay again was because the dogs keeped me and my kids up.
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This hotel is more spacious than most on Catalina. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed how each room has a balcony. Also, free direct shuttle from pier to hotel as well as daily shuttle to get downtown and back. Would stay there again.
Submitted on 22-07-2016
The room was clean and updated. Only a few issues, housekeeping didn't have the room stocked w clean towels upon arrival and there's no laundry facility on site, so I had to lug my dirty clothes into town to wash them. The third issue I had was waking up to a bathroom full of ants the next morning. I let the front desk know before I left to go into town. They said it was ant season and another room also had the same problem but that they would spray while I was gone. I came back a few hours late... Read more
from Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We stayed here for the price as well as on site spa and restaurant. First the good: 1. Most of the drivers for the free shuttle were great ( one always seemed to be to busy or going on a break every time we came across him. This was at the hotel as well as returning to the hotel from town) 2. The staff that was nice at the restaurant were nice when we saw them in other rolls (our waitress was the front desk the following day) 3. The restaurant on site is awesome! Have a chat with the bartender A... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Accommodating a family of five can sometimes be a hassle, but not this resort. The hotel is not located by the water, however it is minutes away by the resort shuttles or you could brave the walk. The registration personnel was very accommodating and friendly, especially when we requested a crib and extra towels. My children enjoyed the pool area. The restaurant staff was awesome!! Not to mentioned this is a pet friendly place. We don't have any pets, only kids!! Great experience!!
Submitted on 07-08-2016
This was the first time my family and I stayed at the resort. Staff is nice, the grounds is nice, our room nice and clean and spacious for a family of four. Free shuttle service. There's a pool clean area. Would definitely return to this resort.
from California
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Not a good hotel and definitely not a 3-star hotel. My room was dirty, full of ants everywhere. The bed sheets were not clean. The whole building is old. The staff are not very good either. Don't recommend it at all, especially with these high rates.
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 09-08-2016
I work in hospitality for a major hotel in Las Vegas (I know it's a different experience) but it shouldn't be THIS much different, the service was below expectations (and I was just expecting the basic requirements). We visited for 3 days, 2 nights for my sister and I's birthday. From the beginning it was bad and just got worse. Waited 30 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up, we were told they picked up every 15 minutes; after 30 minutes, called the hotel, they informed us they were sending som... Read more
Submitted on 13-08-2016
This 110 minute treatment is sublime! Michael Canellis is a very skilled massage therapist who has a very thorough and intuitive technique. The entire experience is so relaxing, from laying on warm sand, to the feel of the 'waves' as the table is inverted, to the various luxurious body treatments. I highly recommend this massage and Michael!!
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Very clean, staff very friendly, pool and spa were great! Rooms are nice and roomy. They let us add a roll away bed to our room. My kids really enjoyed the restaurant at this hotel. Made for a very relaxing vacation. Looking forward to next visit!
from Rehoboth, Massachusetts, United States
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Catalina Island was our destination for a girl getaway, my visit to my daughter included visiting the island with a total of 4 individuals. We arrived off the ferry and found the Resort shuttle right there to bring us to our hotel, the shuttle comes down when guests are anticipated. The shuttle runs often and will take you down to town and back up to the hotel for many hours of the day. The room was good, not especially large but the 4 us managed, we had a fridge, coffee maker and microwave. ... Read more
from West Des Moines, Iowa
Submitted on 25-08-2016
This hotel was a very dirty disgusting place to stay. The rooms were not clean and were ant infested. There are 2 reasons ants come in, food and water. The room appeared to be clean at first glance. But Wondering why the ants were on the beds we looked underneath the mattresses and found food particles and other disgusting unidentifiable stuff. We tried to switch to a new room but that room had ants also. This hotel is also located .6 miles from the Main Street, where all the shops, restra... Read more
from West Des Moines, Iowa
Submitted on 25-08-2016
I am writing this complaint due to our disappointing experience at Catalina Canyon Resort from the 19th to the 22nd of July. When we arrived on the 19th and checked into our room around 6 pm we were shocked to see a couple ants crawling in the bathroom. Our family went down to town for dinner and when we got back we saw there were even more ants than we originally imagined. They were crawling on the bed, the walls, and still remained in the bathroom. My husband went to the main desk to see what ... Read more
from Laguna Niguel
Submitted on 29-08-2016
We made a last minute decision to visit Avalon on Catalina Island and needed to book a room. The only affordable availability was at the Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa located about 1/2 mile inland from the ocean. We arrived in Avalon on the Catalina Express boat from Dana Point, taking about an hour and a half. We arrived around 11:30 am and stashed our bags at the dockside storage facility and walked around Avalon a bit. The hotel has its own shuttle van albeit a bit small. We got to the hotel... Read more
from Anchorage, Alaska
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Hotel is clean and staff is Great!!! Room is modern new remodel ! Hotel ground look as though they need major modern update though. I would come back if the price is right. Room 401 I had is best for my needs. End unit, top floor, Raised ceiling. View from private balcony. Was a good deal for that room.
from Visalia, California
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Awesome place, quiet romantic moderately priced. Has their own shuttle from the boat runs every 40 mins al day till 11pm. Loved our time there. Their restaurant is excellent and widely known in town. Lots of people come just for the food.
from Boynton Beach, Florida
Submitted on 14-09-2016
A very small room out dated. Broken safe and it took forever for them to get the room ready. Stains on the comforters. Dirty shower. The Restaurant is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The every 15 minutes shuttle took 45 to pick us up. The decor looks like it's from the 50s!
from Mumbai
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Great Island Hotel is ok..Staff was rude and not helpful will NOT recommend this place and will never stay here again... Asked for a room change as there was no connectivity in the room once again no help...
from tallon69
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Generally I associate hotels w/ exterior doors w/ distain, however this resort was a beautiful exception. There's a very steep incline down to the hotels reception area, the lobby is very tropical, airy and has a snack area w/ drinks and healthy snacks. The rooms were spacious and adequate. The ground were gorgeous, the pool was a very nice size and held temp well. The onsite restaurant was a true gem the food w/ good and the bread & butter were to die for... yes the rolls and the Rockview Famil... Read more