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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brunswick, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted an older, quaint hotel with character. Great value and great service. 3 floors with stairs only. Staff went out of their way to make the stay memorable. Asked about obtaining copies of prints they had in their lobby and Jacqueline emailed me the answer the following day. Brett was charming. Book here if you want a quaint, clean room... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An old hotel but clean and with a great location, close to everything. No elevator! So take that into account... We had a good time here although the room is basic and small, it was clean and functional. Something for the management to consider: Not enough electrical outlets for modern time gadgets that need to be recharged! You would be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got a great deal on this hotel since we went during the off season, and booked an economy Queen room since we were only staying one night and didn't anticipate spending a lot of time in the room. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. They had water in the lobby, and coffee and tea in the morning. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the friendly service and perfect location of the Hotel Atwater. Jacqueline and Luis were wonderful. The bed was comfy, the room was clean, and the lobby was charming & quaint. I will definitely be a returning guest.

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Lindsay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything is so expensive in Avalon that I was afraid to get a hotel reservation. But we were able to get good rates at the Atwater, and although the hotel is not special, it, like nearly everything in Avalon, has a good location. The rooms are small and the hotel is older. We had no issues with cleanliness or service,... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here twice - May 2014 and September 2014. This is not a fancy hotel, but we are not necessarily fancy travelers. The Atwater is an older hotel in the heart of Avalon and is within walking distance to all destinations in Avalon. The front desk staff is very helpful and they will hold your bags... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an older hotel, quaint but not really an antique. If you understand this prior to arriving you will find this place charming and the staff also very courteous. Don't expect Hilton upgrades. You get basics and cable, small wash rooms. A view over the rooftops to the ocean if you're on the 3rd floor ocean side. Wall heater/A/C.... More 

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

Dear John, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review about your stay at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Robert Perico General Manager More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The room was clean. Bed was comfortable. Staff was friendly and even let me check in early. Coffee and tea in the morning was nice. Older hotel like all in Catalina so smaller and older fixtures. Modern TV and phone. Good deal.

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

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stay was great. Location of the hotel was good, close to the beach & restaurants. Employees were excellent, very helpful and extremely friendly; even when our stay at the hotel had concluded, they still offered to keep our bikes & other gear until we were ready to depart. The hotel is nice, the room (248) was clean but a little... More 

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

Paul, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We're happy that the hotel met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming your back in the future. Roberto Perico General Manager More 

La Quinta, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This hotel has fantastic stairs. The views are terrific (I'm assuming the rest of the rooms have great views - I don't know for sure). Catalina Island is for everyone. There is a hub for the local tours a couple of blocks away. Very handy. Close to, but not on, the beach. Everything in Avalon is within walking distance. Enjoy!

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

Tammy Sue, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again at the Hotel Atwater. Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Atwater 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon

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