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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot to call home base while on Catalina Island. It's easy to get in and out of your hotel, breezy check in/out, and an ideal spot to hit the town. Good service and clean place, at a good price in comparison to what's around. I Recommend.

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Thank Djmcgee
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Djmcgee, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

As previously said, the central location makes getting anywhere in Avalon very easy. I didn't find the room to be unreasonably small, particularly for the age of the building. My focus was more on the beautiful view of the ocean outside our two windows. The bed was very comfortable and the room very clean. The continental breakfast was provided by... More 

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Thank Lora B
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Lora, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your breakfast at Ben's Bakery. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

San Diego, California, United States
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Hotel Atwater is one of the original properties from 1900's. Nicely furnished. Easy to find. Rooms are very comfortable. This isn't a resort property, but a great place to stay when spending a few days in Avalon on Catalina Island. All restaurants, beaches, the Casino, museum, and travel plaza are steps away from the hotel. A ticket for a breakfast... More 

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Thank Joan R
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. Unfortunately we do not have any rooms on the first floor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very nice and accommodating staff. Rooms were clean and modestly sized. Hotel is centrally located, although Avalon is a pretty small place. No elevators, stairwell access to the two upper floors. Take note that Avalon is built into a ravine, there are steep hills and stairs wherever you go!

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Thank jedswift
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Jedswift, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I visited Catalina with a friend for a quick overnight stay. Although the hotel wasn't able to get us in to our room early, they certainly made every effort to accommodate us. Many of the reviews state that the hotel rooms are small but I found them to be no smaller than your average hotel room other than the bathroom... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Lindsflo, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great Location, nice room. This hotel is well located. They have a huge storage room for all your luggage, scuba gear-etc.... before or after check in. Staff is fantastic~ FYI They will be closing Jan 1st for 2 years for a total renovation, including installing an elevator.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear CK, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I took my sister to Catalina Island for a special birthday celebration. The front desk service at this hotel (and the value) made it an excellent choice. The staff was efficient and helped us with tours/tickets and offered other suggestions to make the most of our stay. Even though they were constantly busy, they always made us feel like we... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We planned a last minute trip to Catalina Islands and booked the Atwater. Staff is definitely friendly and accommodating. The hotel may be old but it is not excuse for the filthy carpet in the hallways. The rooms are small. Bathroom tiny. Border line for one night. I would pick a different hotel for multiple nights.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Hi YellowCrocs, Thank you for your feedback regarding the hallway carpet. We look forward to seeing you again on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manage More 

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Only a block from the pier and an original 1920 building original to the island. Rooms were small but cozy and very clean. Midrange pricing and not overpriced. 3 story building, but no elevator. Breakfast by free voucher at a great bakery two doors down.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Denverbeach, Thanks for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel Atwater is a gem in Avalon! The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms and hotel is peaceful and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. 1 block to beach & pier. Close to all restaurants & shops.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Gina, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 1/2 a block from the beach, the historic Hotel Atwater was built in the 1920's and offers a wide variety of room types from Economy Rooms, Standard Rooms to Suites. This hotel fits any budget and is perfect for active couples, families, scuba divers and large groups. Offerings include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, Suites and Standard Rooms feature air conditioning / heating, iron and ironing boards, Suites and Standard Rooms feature hair dryers, basic-cable TV - free HBO and Showtime, senior, military and group discounts, complimentary storage room for dive gear, mountain bikes and luggage. Outdoor rinse-off showers for divers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $127 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atwater 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“Rooms near the entrance on Sumner have street and bar noise, choose a room in the center of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles 459jamesp459, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lots of stairs to climb no elevators, staff will help. Upgrade for better view”
 of 5 bubbles 77TG16, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 241 has 2 queen beds, a larger bathroom and a closet. If you get a 3rd floor room, there is no one above to make noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Vacationers62, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Economy means SMALL even if it is a King Bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles SoCalAdventureSeeker, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevators. Hotel is 3 stories. If you can't do stairs request first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles joanr212, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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