I love the Hotel Atwater. Now, I may be biased because I have been spending 2 weeks in Avalon during the summer for over 50 years and probably 1/2 of those years were spent in this hotel. It's 70-80 years old, so you have to take that into consideration when staying here. As listed on the website, they have economy rooms and the ones I have always stayed in probably fit into this category. They are small, but clean. They have been renovated since I first started going there, but are still one of my favorite places to stay. My husband and I stayed there on our vacations for years before we were married, and even now we spend a weekend there while on the Island for our 2 week vacation with our family. We like to be reminded of those days so long ago! I, personally, like the sound of the people talking, the bottles hitting the trash bins and the trash trucks rambling up and down...but that's just me!!! When I am home, and I hear similar sounds, I feel like I'm back at the Atwater enjoying those carefree, warm summer days. I always recommend the hotel to people who want a good, cheap place to stay with no frills. Just enjoy the island itself !!! It doesn't compare to the Monte Carlo or other hotels probably within the same price range for ammenities, but to be in the center of town, with the view of the harbor, casino and pier...not to mention the spectacular sunrises....well, I'd give up the frills for that anyday!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Atwater Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA