The rooms appear to be decorated with some of the original fixtures, which added loads of charm. Now each room gets its own cheese/charcuterie plate to be enjoyed on the terrace or in one's room. It was worn, stained, and unappealing. Covid-19 We felt safe during our stay. They have discontinued one of the best perks of the Inn... A gourmet, included lunch, usually served out on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But, unfortunately, future guests won't have that great experience. We could relax and enjoy the ambiance and views while waiting for our room to be ready. There are a total of six bedrooms in the B&B. We had tea/coffee brought to our rooms, but ate on the terrace for the meals. All my stays here were under this company's management. Daily hot made-to-order breakfast. There was a fireplace in the bedroom as well as a second TV. We'll be sure to pass the comments onto our team. Perfect with windows of the remarkable Avalon Harbor. You are taken to and from the ferry dock/heliport in the Inn's Mercedes minivan. A staffer offered to rush into town to purchase something, even though we were given free use of golf carts (how all tourists get around on the island). We hope we can resolve this issue and that you'll return to Mt Ada in the future. We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us, and are thrilled our staff was so supportive. It was he who had the famous Casino built and started the Catalina Tile Co. Ada - Wrigley Mansion Built by chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr., for his wife Ada between 1919 and 1921, the mansion on top of Mt. As guests who have been enjoying this fabulous location for over two decades, we sincerely hope the new management will take note and improve the way in which they are currently conducting business. He named the hill upon which the Inn is built after his wife Ada, who had her own connecting bedroom, now called the Queen's Aviary. I personally did not miss these outside lunch guests this last visit, nor did I miss the cruise ship passengers that previously disgorged into Avalon several times a week pre-COVID. The sofa has a pull-out bed, so the Suite can sleep 4. Time and time again, I have had the good pleasure of being served by Sean McAlpin. The terrace had plenty of space for 2 chaise lounges plus a table with 2 chairs and 2 umbrellas. Personal golf cart (one per room). This fourth trip was a bucket list check-off for me--a return to Mt Ada, but my first stay in the Grand Suite, which was William Wrigley Jr's former bedroom and sitting room in what was once the Wrigley family's Avalon home. So there may be times when the "front desk" is unstaffed. The evening wine and cheese reception used to be a social affair in the Inn's den. Parker, Pierre, Chris, Sean and Violet are the perfect hosts and couldn't be more helpful. We had an exceptionally wonderful stay with them and enjoyed our visit to Catalina that much more because of their all inclusive accommodations and warm & welcoming staff. Anyone who is familiar with the history of Santa Catalina Island knows Mr. Wrigley (of chewing gum and Chicago Cubs fame) was instrumental in putting Catalina "on the map" in the early 1900's. Mt. Anyone who is familiar with the history of Santa Catalina Island knows Mr. Wrigley (of chewing gum and Chicago Cubs fame) was instrumental in putting Catalina "on the map" in the early 1900's. I personally did not miss these outside lunch guests this last visit, nor did I miss the cruise ship passengers that previously disgorged into Avalon several times a week pre-COVID. The golf cart assigned to the Grand Suite also seats 4; the other golf carts seat 2. Own or manage this property? Yes, Mt Ada offers an airport shuttle for guests. The food was excellent. Formerly the home of William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada, this … My friends were underwhelmed by their swordfish, but were hungry and ate their dish. Towels and robes are kept in sealed plastic bags due to COVID. Aviary. I think I speak for all the other guests that were there with us last time... We sincerely hope that they find a way to save this apparently sinking ship. We were taken care of whether it was our food desires or activities on the island. I even saw Lisa, formerly a concierge at Ada but now oversees all 3 hotels, serving as a waitperson. You will absolutely not regret making the decision to book your stay here. All my stays here were under this company's management. My wife and I have been visiting the Inn for several years to celebrate our anniversary. We were notified of this less than 24 hours before our last arrival, and some guests weren't informed at all. Instead, we had to leave all that behind to seek out lunch in the touristy city. He discounted our price 25%, in effect removing the charge for my meal. Everyone wears masks. Catalina’s only Forbes Travel Guide 4-star hotel, Mt Ada commands the best views in Avalon from its majestic perch high above the bay.