A Catalina Island bed and breakfast may just be the ideal accommodation for a day or weekend trip, or even a full vacation to this island off the coast of Southern California. Most of the guest accommodations on Catalina Island (which is roughly 22 miles long by 8 miles wide) maintain a certain understated elegance and charm. There are no massive, high-rise hotels, as this would simply not blend in with the unspoiled, largely pedestrian island. If you know that you are interested in a Catalina Island B&B, you should be aware that there are several accommodations to choose from, each one offering its own appeal. Some are inns that house multiple units while others are converted houses or historic buildings. Finding the perfect Catalina bed and breakfast inn or boutique hotel may just make all the difference on your romantic getaway.
The Banning House Lodge is an eleven-room Catalina Island bed and breakfast overlooking the isthmus at Two Harbors. This is a very serene and peaceful atmosphere, as it is set miles away from the tourist center of Avalon on the southern portion of the island. Two Harbors is home to plenty of activities and things to do as well, from kayaking and diving, to fishing and sailing, so if you are planning to stay on this part of the island and wish to find a comfortable and homey accommodation, this could be the perfect option.
The Catalina Island Seacrest inn is another Catalina Island B&B where you will find a relaxing atmosphere and an attentive front desk that will be happy to help arrange dinner reservations, fishing or diving expeditions, or perhaps just help out with suggestions about where to get a certain kind of seafood or cocktail. There is a massage center, a deck with stunning views of the harbor, light continental breakfast in the morning, and spacious guest accommodations with fine Victorian furnishings. It is just one quick block to the beach and only steps away from all of the shopping and dining on Crescent Street. You will not have to go far to find a lot going on, as this Catalina bed and breakfast inn is located squarely in Avalon. Ask about wedding and romance special packages and incentives.
The Old Turner Inn is a Catalina Island bed and breakfast located on Catalina Avenue, within easy walking of the beaches, harbor, and the center of town. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rolling hills of the interior melting away into the distance. This is a particularly ideal place for honeymooners or couples looking to get away for a romantic trip. There are large tiled baths, cozy fireplaces, and spacious living areas. Enjoy breakfast in the morning and complimentary wine and appetizers in the evening. This is a perfect example of a Catalina bed and breakfast inn where you can sit back and truly enjoy the good life.
If you are still searching for a Catalina Island B&B, you may also want to consider the Inn on Mt. Ada (pictured), the Zane Grey Hotel, and the Avalon Hotel. It is hard unlikely you will walk away disappointed from any of these accommodations, but you may also want to consider the hotels or beach hotels on the island.
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