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Hotel Atwater

2.0 of 5
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125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for somewhere to lay your head while experiencing Catalina during the day, the Hotel Atwater is a good choice. Very friendly staff and they will stow your luggage before and after checkout. It's an older hotel, so very few plugs in rooms. Bring an electrical strip if you have electronics to charge. Clean room and clean sheets.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the location of this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable with quality sheets and bedding. A great find on this fun island. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Always busy in this small hotel. There is no elevator, so those who have difficulty climbing stairs, look elsewhere.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, quiet, excellent service, with a very friendly staff. The rooms were small, but very comfortable. Everything worked well, including the ice machine and the vending machines. Really liked the ability to check in luggage before hotel check in, and storing same luggage after check out. Biggest plus here was they transported the luggage to a locker area near... More 

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

This is the second summer visiting this hotel. They have made improvements from last year. The location is great - no ocean view - just close to the boardwalk and beach. They only had 2 of my 4 reservations on a busy weekend but were able to come up with similar rooms. They hold your luggage before check-in and after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, two blocks from the center of town. We liked being off the main drag since it was a little quieter. The hotel was clean, employees were friendly and helpful, and the beds were oh so comfortable. We all slept great! We arrived early and the hotel staff were happy to check our bags until we were able to... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Atwater is a short block from the center of town and the beach areas, and depending on how far ahead one books, can be reasonably priced. The staff are unfailingly polite and helpful, and the rooms are clean if rather basic. This is an older hotel, with a steeply pitched double "grand staircase" and no lift. Going up and... More 

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

Dear Happi B, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We're disappointed to hear that the rooms did not meet with your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Avalon, close to all the restaurants, shops and the bay. The staff was extremely accommodating as we arrived several hours before check-in time. We were able to leave our luggage without problems before our check-in and after our check-out. We also borrowed beach towels without any additional fees. The staff was... More 

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

Dear jovi24, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

Peoria, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is like a step back in time but with the best in customer service. The building is furnished with antiques. We were in Room 201 (upstairs next to the street) and were pleasantly surprised by the size and remote location of our room. There is some noise since it is on a busy street but the noise is... More 

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

Dear CarlsonAZ, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to seeing again on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this hotel because of the price and were happily surprised at the quality. The lobby is cheerful and attractive and the reception desk staff friendly and professional. When we got to the room we were very impressed because we did not know the room we booked was a suite with a modern bathroom, sitting room with comfortable sofa, chair... More 

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

Dear TravCat68, Thanks for your feedback regarding your stay at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Roberto Perico General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm only giving 4 stars, but please don't let that dissuade you. The staff are five star and very courteous and helpful. Quite excellent. The hotel itself is nice for a small town tourist stop, but it's old and has very few amenities. The rooms are plain and small, but frankly if you're spending all your time in the hotel... More 

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

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