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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #12 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laguna Hills, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed only 2 nights. There was a King bed with a flat screen TV. We will come back again. Close to everything including the beach. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean. Ice machine just down the hall.

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Pasadena, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Juan at the front desk was absolutely the best! We arrived around 10am and he both stored our bags and offered to call us as soon as the room was ready. We got our room early and while it is small it was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The showers are very tiny and I feel someone... More

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Whittier, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at this hotel for a romantic birthday getaway. The room was small, but clean. The bed was very comfortable. Everything worked fine except that the first hair dryer my wife got only worked for two seconds, then shut off. A new and satisfactory dryer was quickly provided. Staff was very friendly and efficient, held our bags... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We very much appreciate the feedback that you provided about your stay on TripAdvisor. My staff will be happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. Please come back and see us next time you visit the island. Sincerely, Roberto... More

Santee, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to Catalina around 10:30am. Our checkin time wasn't until 3pm, but they were very accomodating on letting us keep our baggage there. Then they offered to call us when the room was ready, which is was at about 2pm! Conveniently located. After we dropped off our luggage, we went right next door to a little chinese restaurant for... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you posting about your experience on TripAdvisor; thank you for the feedback. I am happy to hear that my team was able to help you with your luggage. I will be sure to pass this along to them.... More

Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed at the Atwater and had a wonderful experience. The staff is cordial and very responsive. The location is great, you can get anywhere you need to go on foot just steps away. I would have given the hotel 5 stars, but the bath towels were sparse and scratchy and also the showers were lukewarm. I fhtey can... More

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Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation, unaware of a pending St. Patrick's Day holiday...and ended up at this hotel......I was pleasantly surprised with service, comfort, ease to downtown and tours, and that we were offered a better room for the price of the King Bed (no view and very small bath)...to ending up with a Queen Bed with view and... More

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Corona, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at four different hotels for marathon weekend and this is my favorite. It is centrally located, the staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and the pricing is very reasonable. The rooms are on the 2nd or 3rd floor so you will have to climb, but they offer help with the luggage. There were 3 of us and we... More

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

Dear Guest, We were very happy to have you stay with us during Marathon Weekend! My team and I appreciate your feedback on your experience at the Hotel Atwater; thank you for posting on our Yelp page. We hope that you run again next year and come back and stay with us. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More

Ventura, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Hotel Atwater is a short walk away from the pier and central to al the good things in the city. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable with Starbuck's coffee in the lobby every morning for a great start to your day!

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Had an excellent trip last September here at the Atwater. The location and price is really the reason that will keep bringing us back. While the lobby and the building looks much better than one would expect, the rooms are small but many have just fantastic views. It seems like they are slowly trying upgrade the rooms so it is... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you writing about your stay with us on TripAdvisor. I will be sure to share with my team that you found them helpful; they will be very happy to hear this. Again, thank you for staying with us and... More

San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had the best time at the Hotel Atwater. The front desk staff was wonderful! We checked in with Rodriquigo (spelling?) great guy who grew up on the island. He showed us 2 rooms to choose from and we took the queen view room. What a gift to wake up and go to sleep looking out at the harbor. The... More

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

Dear Guest, I am glad that you were able to celebrate your birthday with us at the Hotel Atwater. Thank you for choosing to stay here on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also thank you for posting about your experience at Hotel Atwater on TripAdvisor. My team will be very happy to hear that they helped to make... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Atwater 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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