A Spanish-style property perched above the beach in a posh residential neighborhood.
Folks who want to know what it feels like to actually live on the enchanted isle of Catalina need look no further than this Spanish-style inn. Perched on a residential hillside above Catalina Harbor, just one block from the beach and right across the street from the island's oldest church, the hotel's 22 classically appointed guest rooms afford views of funky hillside neighborhoods, unspoiled canyons and boats moored in the harbor below. Beneath the red adobe tiled roofs, each of the sun-filled guest rooms --- including the luxury penthouse with a full kitchen --- features its own balcony. Guests are also welcome to make use of the pleasant patio area. The unique shops, cafés and beaches of laid-back Avalon are within walking distance, and the island's casually elegant and easygoing attitude is no better evidenced than in the hotel's attentive staff.