The Catalina Canyon Resort rebranded as Holiday Inn Avalon late summer 2016, retaining its full service amenities and luxurious accommodations. The hotel has a beautiful setting a little way up the steep hills of Catalina Island, on the edge of the small city of Avalon - half a mile from the waterfront and a similar distance from the local golf course. A free shuttle links with various locations in the center. Guest rooms are in several blocks arranged around the central courtyard gardens, and have views either of the garden, the ocean or the wooded slopes that enclose the town on three sides. Facilities include a restaurant (Seaport Bistro), spa, outdoor pool and fitness center.