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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 19 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
vinniesanchez Corona, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corona, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here my whole life. This place makes you feel welcome from minute one! The hotel Managers name is Ivan and he is a rock star! He always remembers my children and their names. It is like a diamond in the rough. I've heard some edgy stories about stays in Avalon. I always feel like I'm at a home... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice stay at Inn El Terado Terrace in Avalon, but I have a complaint against Tripadvisor. The property is listed as 3 star, and therefore, I was willing to pay $300+ per night. As it turns out, the property does not offer most amenities I would expect in a 3 star hotel. There is no place to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to stay in Catalina. The ocean side view is awesome. Perfect view of the Ocean from inside our room 109. We also had a view of deer every night in the backyard next to our hotel which was very entertaining as well. I love that they provide Starbucks coffee and creamer for free so I did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Terado Terrace was a great vacation spot on Catalina. The manager Ivan was great and very helpful when we had a problem. He accommodated all our needs. Staff was nice. The rooms were affordable with a kitchen. Quiet at nighttime. Perfect for a family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a little bit of a walk to get to El Terado Terrace but it is so nice to be away from the hustle of the main area and it definitely makes you venture deeper into Avalon which feels like a different country. We stayed in one of the non-kitchen rooms but it worked out great for us because... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mine was the only accommodation that has no kitchen - which was perfect, as I did not plan to do any cooking there. The room was quite basic: dresser, king bed, and TV. There was also a coffeemaker, small refrigerator, and microwave (which were lovely for morning coffee and using left-overs from restaurant meals). The hotel is uphill from the... More

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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having never stayed here before & not know what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised! Very clean rooms, beds, kitchens with utensils, plates, etc.. Great outdoor grills to use, free ice, nice patios and nice ocean views over the rooftops. And on a relatively quiet street!

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time at El Terado. They made our travel to the island so easy. Along with the 2 rooms, they also booked our boat trip and taxi. Having a kitchen when traveling with children makes everyone's life a little easier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed for one night at the El Terado hotel. At the last minute we needed a roll away bed for my daughter. Ivan went out of his way for us. He moved us into a bigger room that would accommodate a roll away. He held our luggage while the room was being cleaned. They will even send a taxi... More

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Fontana, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I loved this hotel! I'm very picky about cleanliness and it passed the test. It had a kitchen with fridge, microwave, and stove, I should have brought more food, I could have saved a lot of money. I';ll return to this hotel :)))))

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
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Also Known As:
El Terado Terrace Hotel Avalon
El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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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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