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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Sonoma, California
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Catalina Island, in the heart of town, Hotel Atwater is a great little hotel - very clean and the beds super comfortable. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. It's in a historical building, so be prepared to walk up the stairs to your room. The bathrooms are small but very clean with good amenities. I would stay there again!

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Long Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I see complaints about small rooms, but our room with two queen beds was huge! Employees are extremely friendly and helpful. When we asked about lockers at the dock as we were not taking the boat back across until much later in the day, they said "no problem, we can keep them here for you!" They tagged and stored our... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We chose the Atwater because we'd heard that they are very accommodating of SCUBA divers, and we were spending a couple of days on the island with diving in mind, so we registered there. Upon arrival after stepping off the ferry from Newport Beach, we learned that our room was not yet ready, but that we'd receive a phone call... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

I was so very disappointed in this hotel. The website pictures make it look amazing but it is far from that. The rooms are very small and old. The sheets were stained with old blood and other stains. The paint is peeling in many places all over the room, the bathroom was disgusting with mold and dirt, cracks and peeled... More 

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

Love2LiveRN - Thank you for sending us your feedback. We are very concerned with your comments in regards to the sheets and the quality of your room. This is unacceptable to us, and we'd like to fix these items immediately. Will you please email us at social@scico.com with your name and contact info and we will look into the room... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked 3 nights at Hotel Atwater while attending the Catalina Jazz Festival. Luckily, we spent minimal time in the room, which was extremely small, with almost no room to store our luggage, and few amenities. The bathroom had very little storage space, and seemed intended for just one person (my husband and I are not large people). The hotel... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Hotel is in a perfect location with a great staff. Nothing fancy, but nice little and clean little room. Complimentary wifi, tea, and coffee was a plus. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it in the future.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There may only be a couple of "high" end hotels on this island so Average is still a good rating as most of the hotels I believe are of the older variety. The room was large, spacious and clean but that was about it. Other than the usual AC/heater, ceiling fan and big screen TV there was nothing else to... 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: 96
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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