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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5
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125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although this hotel was clearly an old building, it was still a very nice stay. The rooms and restrooms were smaller than what we're typically used to, but we got lucky with a corner room which was more spacious. The staff was very welcoming throughout our stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small rooms. My friend and I were both Given crappy inside rooms when 2/3 of hotel is vacant. Tried calling front desk three separate times - no answer. Horrible squeaky fan. Bathroom floor has mold and water damage around sink area. bathrooms are extremely small. I travel 75-90 nights a year and by far the worst hotel I've stayed in.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Because this was rated at 2-stars, my hubby and I braced ourselves for hotel that was acceptable but not accommodating. We were pleasantly surprised. The vintage vibe of the hotel fit the local, old-timey feel of the island, and our room was small, quaint, and very comfortable. We were accommodated with a larger than average TV, a fantastic AC, and... More 

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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It starts with a great boat trip, beautiful views of the Island as you approach and the welcome to a wonderful place. Don't throw all that away by staying somewhere bad. This is certainly not the case with the Avalon Hotel which well deserves the number 1 position. We stayed here for our 2 nights on Catalina Island and loved... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Atwater for one night and found the room very comfortable and quiet. Just off the main thoroughfare but still a short walk to many restaurants and shopping. An older style hotel that has class. Fewer amenities than many other hotels but would certainly stay here again.

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San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Value with no frills! Better than camping, great location, time for renovation for this historic motel. Pavilion Lodge redone, now is the time for the Atwater! Affordable rooms in high demand for most families, even when it is a 95 years old. Comfortable room and bed

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

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

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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Clean hotel with good location about 1 block from ocean. We reserved 2 rooms for one night as we brought a business associate along. Rooms are very small, bathroom and shower even smaller yet. Not recommended for above average sized people. Our room had a shower valve that would not turn to hot or just cold showers and no time... More 

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

Dear Diannespain, Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the issue with the shower. Our staff is available to assist with guest luggage. We hope that you will consider the Hotel Atwater again. Sincerely, Robert Perico General Manager More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great little hotel - small rooms, but very clean and comfortable - high end bedding and a great mattress too!! Bathroom is tiny and the pedestal sink has no counter for your "stuff", but I would definitely stay there again.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Simply put, this place has a ton of potential, but I'm not the General Manager so it's up to them to fix/address the hotel's issues. In short, if you are looking for and are accustomed to 3-4 star hotels, boutique or large chains and the simple amenities that come with that experience, this is not the place for you. If... More 

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

Dear Angelback, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Hotel Atwater. We take into account all guest feedback. We hope that you will choose the Hotel Atwater again for future stays on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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166 reviews 166 reviews
21 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. You will likely be part of a procession of visitors towing ubiquitous wheeled bags. Our room had a good view of the harbor and adjacent streets across lower rooftops. It required a bit of climbing to reach the third floor since there is no elevator. Each double room seems... More 

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

Dear Taughboyne, Thanks for the feedback regarding your stay at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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