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Welcome to the Avalon Hotel

Experience Luxury and Tradition During Your Erie, PA Stay

The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center is, without exception, the premier choice of convention hotels in Erie, PA. Luxury, fine dining and remarkable value come together in a prime, bustling downtown location walking distance from Lake Erie and attractions like Erie Insurance Arena, the Bayfront Convention Center and more.  

Having hosted such luminaries as President John F. Kennedy, our hotel boasts a history and tradition as rich as that of Erie itself. Guests arriving at the hotel are greeted by a grand lobby steeped in timeless allure. Our rooms offer the perfect blend of vintage elegance and modern comfort. Plus, our Presque Isle and Niagara Ballrooms offer exquisite settings for unforgettable meetings, weddings and special events. In addition, our restaurants, Bolero and 814 Chophouse, are members of the Erie Fine Dining Group collection – known for their outstanding cuisine, service and distinctive atmosphere.  

Whether you’re traveling to Erie for business or pleasure, The Avalon Hotel promises outstanding service and personalized hospitality. Let us be your home away from home on your next visit. 

Beautifully Appointed Rooms & Suites

Guest rooms and suites have been decorated in a classic, Early American style and appointed with modern conveniences like free Wi-Fi, TVs with satellite channels, plush, premium bedding and room service from our award-winning restaurants.  

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Superior King Room

Measuring a spacious 350 square feet, this room features one King bed and accommodates up to two guests. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, room service, plush, premium bedding and TV’s with satellite channels and in-room movies.

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Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds

Measuring a spacious 350 square feet, this room features two double beds and accommodates up to four guests. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, room service, plush, premium bedding and TV’s with satellite channels and in-room movies.

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Superior King Suite

Ideal for families, groups or executives seeking more space, our 500-square-foot suite features one King bed and a sleeper sofa. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, room service, plush, premium bedding, and TV’s with satellite channels and in-room movies.

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Our Venues

Whether you are planning a function for 20 or 1,000 guests, our event planning and catering teams will customize every detail. From venue selection and décor to delicious cuisine to special rates on room blocks for your guests, let us design the perfect experience.

Presque Isle Ballroom

This 8,500-square-foot venue features a separate pre-function area and access to a courtyard terrace for indoor/outdoor events. 

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Niagara Ballroom

This 4,600-square-foot venue features a separate pre-function area and courtyard views.  

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Our History

Avalon Hotel and Conference Center has a unique history among hotels in Erie, PA. 

Once known as the Lawrence Hotel, this location became famous to the area when presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy stayed in September of 1960.