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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
CLF93111 Santa Barbara, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just spent the weekend in Catalina and stayed at the El Terado Terrace. They offered to pay for our taxi ride to the hotel but we decided to walk. Let me just say that the hill alot of people complain about is not bad at all, it only took us 5 minutes from the bottom of the street to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This weekend I was upset because I ended up not being able to get to Catalina Island. This meant I had to cancel my entire trip to the island. Hotel, activities, spa, etc. The 3rd party vendor that I used to book the hotel over the phone, did not disclose the room cancellation policy (which was 14 days in advance... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We received a bit of a frustrated receptionist our last day there & noticed it wasn't just with us it was with everyone. Got upset with us for asking where luggage claims/drop off was and rolled eyes etc. another thing we didn't really like was that you cannot do a late check out even if you're willing to pay for... More

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

This place was nice but could definitely use an upgrade. Everything was old and a bit run down. They have accomidations that could make the experience a must, if they just stepped it up a notch. Example, The kitchen was a great addition to our 3 day stay, but we were never given clean cups or utensils so we used... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed with my family at the El Terado Terrace April 6 to April 10. The hotel was very reasonably priced. They covered our taxi to and from the boat dock. It's super cool--when you walk up to the place it's like an old-school 2 story motel. There is a window where you check in and there is a phone... 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
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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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#4 Family Hotel in Avalon #7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon #10 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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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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