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El Terado Terrace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Ranked #8 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was awesome, and the staff was super friendly. But if you're not fit to walk uphill a little, you might want to find somewhere else. Otherwise it's a great place for a great price. I'll be staying there again on my next trip back.

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Manhattan Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay in Catalina. A great surprise. This is a small hotel with all we could ask for. It was quiet with huge rooms and full kitchens. It has the biggest TV's we have ever seen in a hotel 55" it's like being home, no it's better than home mine is only 46", I will be... More

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

My trip to Catalina was amazing,staying here at El Terado made me feel right at home. The staff is welcoming,the rooms are supplied with luxuries-comfy beds-and not to mention the ocean side view! I highly recommend staying here,it's a comfortable,affordable,spacious, the town is right down the street! I loved it!

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Wow these rooms were beyond my expectations!! starting with my a complementary taxi ride from the boat terminal to the hotel. we got revised with a big welcoming smile by the receptionist at the front desk! Once she handed us our keys we step into a beautiful suite, full kitchen , with a nice bathroom, and the bed was huge!... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This hotel has received the Trip Advisor nod several times in the last few years, but I'm not sure why. It's adequate, I suppose. Out of curiosity, we compared a similar suite at Hotel Catalina down the street and found it to be much, much nicer, for a similar price. If there is a next time in Avalon, we'll definitely... More

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Fullerton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The staff was wonderful, the room was fantastic and the bed was really comfortable! Thank you so much for making our stay for our mini-vacation so great. Wish we'd known earlier about your discounts for local eateries but that's ok!

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Burbank, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Catalina Island a couples times and by far this has been the best hotel I've stayed at. Very clean and room service was great. Had a great view and close to all restaurants and shops. Employees are very friendly and polite. Will definitely stay there again.

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Solana Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I took my girlfriend to Catalina as a Christmas present and staying at the El Terado Terrace added such a great experience to our trip. The excellent customer service upgraded our room to a mini suite with an ocean view which was very romantic for our stay. The room was very clean and had every amenity possible that we could've... More

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Fullerton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was our third visit to the El Terado Terrace. We came to Avalon on vacation a couple years ago when we couldn't get the time off for an out of state vacation. This turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. Now every year we make sure to visit Avalon and the El Torado. The... More

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Los Angeles
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

El Terado is about as plain as it gets. Our room had no view, but even the rooms that do have views do not look out at much. Our room was dark, old and just not that attractive. There was a kitchen, with a very loud 'fridge to go along with all the other loud noises and thin walls. If... More

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Address: 230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Avalon
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#15 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalina Islands Best Hotel Value, no other Catalina Island hotel offers full size suites & townhomes at hotel room prices. All new spacious suites. Deluxe Hotel Suites with granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators and stoves. Large 37 inch flat screen TVs and classic Catalina art by a local artist. Choose a king or two double beds. Simply the best value on the island. No other Catalina Island hotel even comes close. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Terado Terrace Hotel
El Terado Terrace Hotel Avalon
El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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