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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This was my first time visiting Catalina Island and it turned out to be a great experience. At first I was a little skeptic with the hotel because I found mixed reviews about it. Arrived in Avalon around 11am and naturally they did not have any rooms available. It was great that they were able to hold our bags so...

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

Dear Reyna, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

California Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Convenient and affordable Hotel is old but so are most in Avalon Room was clean and had nice linens and a large TV Bathroom was very small but worked for us They stored our bags both coming and going and were nice about it Loved the water with sliced oranges always available in the lobby

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

Dear Tauby, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Tempe, AZ
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is all clean and friendly place to stay. Very convenient to downtown. The Front desk area in lobby especially nice with the furnishings and finishings. The room (262) was very nice the bedding was fantastic. The pillows excellent. The bathroom was clean and functional. Would have liked a side stand or table to put things though. Will come back!

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

Dear Wheeler, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

this hotel is in a great location just off main street close to the beach and all the restaurants there is not much night life here a karoke bar and a live music bar bothvery good could not fault the hotel lovely and clean and beds changed every day with clean towels nothing to much trouble for the staff they...

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

Dear Gerda9966, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

California, United States
Reviewed 1 August 2015

If you're looking for somewhere to lay your head while experiencing Catalina during the day, the Hotel Atwater is a good choice. Very friendly staff and they will stow your luggage before and after checkout. It's an older hotel, so very few plugs in rooms. Bring an electrical strip if you have electronics to charge. Clean room and clean sheets....

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

Dear DeAnn, Thanks for staying with us. I'm sorry that you had issues with the hot water at the hotel. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable with quality sheets and bedding. A great find on this fun island. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Always busy in this small hotel. There is no elevator, so those who have difficulty climbing stairs, look elsewhere.

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

Dear Laurie, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back for future stays. Sincerely, Robert Perico General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great location, quiet, excellent service, with a very friendly staff. The rooms were small, but very comfortable. Everything worked well, including the ice machine and the vending machines. Really liked the ability to check in luggage before hotel check in, and storing same luggage after check out. Biggest plus here was they transported the luggage to a locker area near...

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

Dear Rick S, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is the second summer visiting this hotel. They have made improvements from last year. The location is great - no ocean view - just close to the boardwalk and beach. They only had 2 of my 4 reservations on a busy weekend but were able to come up with similar rooms. They hold your luggage before check-in and after...

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

Dear Karigeo5, My apologizes for the mix up in your reservations. I'm glad that we were able accommodate your group. Thanks for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

Reviewed 25 July 2015

Great location, two blocks from the center of town. We liked being off the main drag since it was a little quieter. The hotel was clean, employees were friendly and helpful, and the beds were oh so comfortable. We all slept great! We arrived early and the hotel staff were happy to check our bags until we were able to...

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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Hi Paula, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater! We hope to welcome you back in the future! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The Atwater is a short block from the center of town and the beach areas, and depending on how far ahead one books, can be reasonably priced. The staff are unfailingly polite and helpful, and the rooms are clean if rather basic. This is an older hotel, with a steeply pitched double "grand staircase" and no lift. Going up and...

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

Dear Happi B, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We're disappointed to hear that the rooms did not meet with your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: $167 - $370 (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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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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