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All reviews cookies and milk courtyard deluxe room continental breakfast catalina island steve's steakhouse mini bar two flights of stairs the open air lobby perfect location third floor ocean view rooms are beautiful no elevator green pier beach chairs other hotels gas fireplace
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

I've stayed at a lot of hotels on Catalina Island over the years, and this is my favorite. The rooms are stylish and comfortable. I like how this hotel hides a bit from the main drag.
It's like finding a secret door, but it's a simple stairway. You're thinking it's leading to Steve's Steakhouse, but then there are more stairs up to the lobby of the hotel. In fact the small lobby area is the best part, because of a terrific view looking over the harbor, green pier, and fun people watching from the 2nd floor. It would have been an ideal location for Julius Caesar to give his "Friends Romans, Countrymen" Speech for the people down below on Crescent Ave. There is also a private back entrance from the lobby if you need to avoid the paparazzi. I like the electric fireplace in the rooms.

Room Tip: An expensive place if you are going a a peak time of year.
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the room with the balcony and it was great!! Very clean and peaceful. The fireplace made it very cozy. The staff was great very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely stay there again.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This hotel is beautifully maintained and in the best location, right in the middle of everything. The rooms were nicely decorated and updated. Staff was unbelievably helpful and pleasant! Continental breakfast was good. The only negative I would say is the size of the room.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank deborah c
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Vista Del Mar is a small boutique hotel with great views and the convenience of everything at your doorstep. Food, shopping, and beach all are out the front door! You can walk everywhere in town from here. The staff is helpful and accommodating. You can check out beach chairs and matts from the hotel. The continental breakfast is standard. Our room was small, but had all that we needed and we spend most of our time enjoying Catalina anyway. The lobby view is amazing and great for enjoying a glass of wine, or a morning mimosa. You can do as little or as much from this great hotel location. I will be back for sure! This was a perfect getaway vacation!

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Shane G
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

My family & I have stayed here since it was built & we are always 100% satisfied. The quality is top-notch & consistent every year that we visit. Staff is friendly and always make you feel like you are appreciated. This is a small hotel-so you are fully paid attention-to throughout. The location is fantastic since we like to be close to Main Beach and in the center of town.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Crystal M
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