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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

my decision to stay at the Hotel Atwater was based on all the excellent reviews from the past guest. Everyone is absolutely right!! the staff is warm and welcoming and at your service. the hotel properties were very clean and kept up. Rooms were perfect and even the rollaway was great and also the location. I definitely plan to return... More

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews here, I knew what to expect. We were happy with the beds, including the roll away. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The lobby is nice and the complimentary coffee in the morning and water in the afternoon were wonderful.

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our OC family had never been to Catalina and thought we'd have one last hurrah before the end summer. Overall our trip was fantastic and we loved it. The hotel itself was actually described well by others on Trip Advisor so we were pleasantly surprised. The location is what sells this hotel. It's right in the heart of Catalina within... More

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San Diego, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights during peak season and I must say it exceeded our expectations. The bed was the most comfortable bed we have EVER slept in. I am considering calling and asking about their mattress. We stayed in a standard room and the first of all paying less than $200 during peak season (August) was already impressive.... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old, dated, historical hotel. We booked the Family Room, which is a separate king bedroom, small shared bathroom (toilet and shower only), and adjacent two queen bedroom for $413 per night. It was basically two separate rooms with a shared bathroom. A small sink is in each room outside of the shared bath. Each room had... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there two nights during the middle of the week. Hotel is nice and clean and in the center of town. If you plan to stay there bring your own hair dryer. It is a little outdated and rooms are small but it is a good deal for a short getaway.

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Santee, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent stay at Hotel Atwater last weekend was perfect for what we needed. Hotel was less than a minute walk from the beach, had air conditioning, and was right in town near everything. We got there in the morning so they held our luggage for us until check in. The room was available early so I got a phone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel based on price, pictures, and other reviews. My husband and I would be spending our honeymoon here and I was very nervous about the hotel not meeting my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised that the pictures online actually matched the real thing! The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. We felt welcomed and special. Every staff... More

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose the Atwater because of the price, location, and reviews. The Atwater is right in the heart of everything in Avalon. After the reservation was booked I also heard from others that stayed here. Mostly positive. It took us a moment to find the entrance but once inside I was glad I choose the Atwater. Alex greeted us and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Catalina for one night to "getaway". We had no intentions on being in the room for very long as we were there to see Catalina. We checked in early, around 2pm and went to our room on the 3rd floor. We did not have many bags so we didn't mind the steps up. The "old" feeling of... 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*
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Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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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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