4 Amazing California Beach Resorts and One Bonus! : Catalina Express

4 Amazing California Beach Resorts and One Bonus!

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California beach resorts exist for one reason: to provide refuge from the daily routines and troubles of life. Whether your trip is a few days or a few weeks, the right California beach resort and hotel has the power to give you and your fellow vacationers memories you’ll never forget. Because Catalina Island provides a secluded island getaway while still being local to California, it truly is the best place for a beach vacation. Here are 4 amazing California beach resorts and one bonus idea for your vacation to Catalina Island.

1. Hotel Mac Rae

Located right on the oceanfront, Hotel Mac Rae is an amazing, family run place. Every morning you will wake up to gorgeous sunrises that flaunt the magnificent colors of the sky and included breakfasts that begin your day on the right foot. The hotel features a breathtaking courtyard and a historic design that is both clean and comfortable. The minute you step outside, many of the islands most popular eating and shopping destinations are immediately available to your right and left. It offers one of the best values on the beach!

2. Hotel Metropole

The oceanfront at Hotel Metropole offers luxurious guest rooms, stunning VIP suites and is definitely worth a visit. The view is immaculate with stunning scenery. The contemporary designed rooms are large, comfortable and very clean. Additionally, the staff has been noted for its incredibly friendly atmosphere. This hotel strongly believes that every detail makes a difference and they make it their goal to make your stay “love” worthy. The Metropole is conveniently located in the center of everything in Avalon so that you can quickly access the islands notable destinations. Breakfast is provided each morning.

3. Portofino Hotel

Located in Avalon, this hotel places you within a short walk of Catalina Island Museum, Avalon Pier, and Catalina Casino. Guests esteem this hotel for its convenient location, spotless accommodations, and attentive staff. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and provide gorgeous views of the harbor. The hotel also has great conveniences such as free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, wine and cheese tastings, a rooftop terrace, and a lovely lobby with a cozy fireplace. There’s even a stunning Villa D’Este suite on site that provides unparalleled, unobstructed views of Avalon. It brings guests back every year.

4. Snug Harbor Inn

This oceanfront view hotel offers romantic, Cape Cod themed rooms. It is located right in town on the second floor and provides easy accessibility to the prominent retail shops and activities of Avalon. This historic hotel is praised for being wonderful, warm and welcoming. The staff go above and beyond to meet the needs of you and your guests and breakfast is served right in your room!

5. Bonus – Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island

If you’re looking for something really secluded, the Catalina Island Holiday Inn is located in the privacy of inland Avalon. It is accessible by a freely provided shuttle that runs from the Catalina Express docking station all the way to the hotel. Though it’s not a beach front resort, Holiday Inn is adored for its quietness and ability to see every star in the sky. There is also a pool and a jacuzzi, which most places do not have. Because of these amenities and the beautiful, newly remodeled rooms, Holiday Inn is a great destination that attracts families, couples and large parties alike. They also have huge rooms that are like bridal rooms and an amazing restaurant.  

The most notable California beach resorts on Catalina are the Paradise Partner Hotels that offer boat and hotel packages. There over 20 hotels suited to meet the needs of many different types of vacationers. Some of them are beach resorts or garden view. Some offer breakfast and some do not. Depending on the amenities, size and locations, some beach resorts are better for families and other are more romantic for couples. You can compare these resorts here.

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Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

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Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.