Across the street from South Beach, this straightforward hotel is 9 minutes’ walk from Catalina Casino, and a minutes’ walk from Green Pleasure Pier. Airy rooms have flat-screen HD TVs, iPod docks and coffeemakers, plus shared patios. Continental breakfast, cheese and wine tasting, access to a nearby fitness club, and luggage transfers from the Avalon boat dock are all free. There’s also a garden.
Address: 111 Crescent AveCity: avalonState: caZip Code: 90704Phone: 310-510-0555
Overlooking Avalon Bay, this refined Mediterranean-style hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from the Green Pleasure Pier, 9 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal and 2 miles from Wrigley Botanical Gardens. The polished rooms and suites have free WiFi, cable TV, minifridges and coffeemakers; most have plantation shutters opening onto the courtyard. Suites add marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, wet bars, gas fireplaces and balconies with ocean or mountain views. Public areas include the lobby, which has continental breakfast service (surcharge), a bay-view sundeck and an Italian restaurant.
Address: 900-924 9th StCity: avalonState: caZip Code: 90704Phone: 310-510-0027
This quaint, elevator-free hotel with 3 floors is a 6-minute walk from both the landmark Catalina Casino theater and museum, and the shops and eateries surrounding the Avalon Pier. Charming, Victorian-style rooms, cottages and garden suites feature Wi-Fi, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and scenic views. Some have kitchens/kitchenettes, balconies, and living rooms with pull-out sofas. Perks include complimentary morning coffee, tea and baked goods served daily in the lobby, plus discounts at nearby restaurants. There’s also a courtyard patio with a hot tub and a fountain, along with lounge chairs, umbrella tables and a barbecue area.