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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #13 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Anaheim Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They were so helpful and nice! It made the hotel a great family setting. The hotel is next to the beach with shops all around. The hotel is in a safe environment. There wasn't anything I didn't like about the hotel. The thing that made the hotel so great was the service and location!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel for both price and location. The location is great. You are literally a 30 second walk to all the restaurants, bars, shops and coast. The price I didn't think was too bad considering the other options and locations. We were greeted warmly upon arrival. Rooms were not available however we were able to check our bags... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel remodel is just lipstick on a pig. New paint and carpet can't fix a bathroom that was almost unusable. There were no locks on the bathroom doors, toilet literally up against the wall, vanity falling apart and don't get me started on the shower. Catalina is overpriced so its no wonder this place is considered a value. The... More

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

Dear Bryan, Thank you for your comments about your recent experience at the Hotel Atwater, while I am disappointed to read your feedback, I do thank you. I will be sure to address the bathroom issues with my team right away. I hope that in the future we are able to restore your confidence in the Hotel Atwater. If there... More

San Clemente, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely bed, carpets smell like urine and the halls smell like POT! We have stayed here before and realized its Avalon and didn't expect the Ritz. This visit we paid $448.00 per night for a family room....1 room a King bed connected by a small bathroom to a double Queen bed room. I have referred this Hotel to many folks... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at the Hotel Atwater. I thank you for coming back to stay with us again; however, I am sorry to read about your recent stay. I will be sure to address these issues with my staff immediately. Again, thank you for bringing these to my attention and I hope... More

temecula, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old, which is the charm but clean and updated to make more comfortable. The staff was A+ for service. Many rooms with no views but the location is perfect to get out and stroll. Will return to this property:)

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved welcoming you to Avalon. Thank you for the feedback you provided on TripAdvisor, my team and I appreciate it. We hope to see you again next time you are back. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed our two night stay at the Atwater. Our air-conditioned "upgraded" room had two super comfortable queen size beds with down pillows, a flat-screen t.v., and a decent-sized three piece bathroom with nice toiletries and a hair dryer. Our room was very clean. Although the WiFi was a little sluggish, I've managed to do work email and knock... More

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San Jose, CA
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the negatives and then finish on the high notes. The free Wi-Fi is terribly sl-o-o-o-w. The rooms, as is typical for moderately-priced Catalina hotels, are not very large. The room décor is Spartan - not even bedspreads. The décor could be upgraded cheaply, so I'm not sure why the lack of ambience. The large screen TV lacks... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the WORST hotels I have ever stayed at. CONS: Our room smelled like dog urine, especially when it was hot. The bathroom floor was so dirty. There was a hair on one towel and a stain on another. And the service was even worse. The employees have no clue about anything on the island. They told... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback as we use this to improve upon the quality of your experience in the future. Please email us at social@scico.com . Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Atwater is a great place if you want to visit Catalina Island on a budget. They have the most reasonable prices and you will get a fair and comfortable room at a decent price. The issue comes down to the stairs. That is, coming and going. There are no elevators and if you end up on the third floor,... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent my birth last june 19, and i can't tell you how wonderful the employees of this hotel are, whoever hired them should be give a bonus, ALL the people who works at that hotel are with out a dough polite, carrying and helpful. I will come back to this hotel every time i go to Catalina. Thank you.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved being able to welcome you to the island. My team and I are happy to hear that we helped to make your stay memorable. We can’t wait to see you back in Avalon soon! Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

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Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Atwater 2*
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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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 
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