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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 #9 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Nice hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great location! We stayed in one of the apartments that accommodated 6. It was a great set up for our family, with a good amount of space, a nice kitchen, and a quiet, convenient location.

A bit of a steep hike up, but I would definitely recommend as a great place to stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • 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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Atascadero, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We just stayed in Catalina for two nights for my friends birthday. This hotel was a great place to stay. There were 4 of us in the room and there was plenty of room. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is because we didn't get a room with a kitchen. We will definitely stay here again, but only if we get a kitchenette. The hotel manager Ivan was the best. He was a local resident and he gave us great tips for local bars and eateries. He is a great guy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed here August 8 and 9. A basic room with two double beds. Flat screen TV was fine for watching Olympics (we often don't even turn on the TV in a motel), room was clean, water was hot, and it was quiet both nights.

Enjoyed the Starbucks in-room coffee on the patio both mornings. The only drawback is the steep hill that we had to climb to get there, although the package price included a taxi ride to the location. Manager did provide a couple rides downhill in a golf cart, which certainly helped.

Of course it helped that the weather was clear and warm both days.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This was our 2nd stay here and we enjoyed it. Great rooms with great views and friendly staff. We will be back!! Thanks. The full kitchen is great so you dont have to eat out every meal!!Great location and just a walk from the beach and all activities!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We were in catalina island for 3 nights during July 4th and had an amazing time. We couldn't of picked a better place to saty than the el terado terrace hotel. Our room was huge and had a full kitchen which helped us out a lot because the restaurants were full every single day. The staff was amazing and the manager Ivan was very helpul. He gave us an early and late check out and also gave us free tickets to the Spencer Davis concert. If we can make it out next year again we will definitly give Ivan a call again. Thanx for a good time!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

We just spent a 3 day weekend in Catalina Island and stayed at the El Terado Terrace. This hotel is amazing!!! Their customer service is awesome and the rooms are very clean and spacious. When we checked out we booked reservations for next year. We stayed in room 107.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We experienced many cockroaches in our mini suite. One was a very large one found crawling down the stairs from where our kids slept, while the others were found in the kitchenette and bathroom. The manager said they are common up on the hill when it is warm out that they sprayed 3 months ago. I am thinking because it is warm and a huge problem they should spray weekly. The beds were comfortable but there was not drain cover in the shower upstairs, not lock on door upstairs inside, no toilet paper holder in toilet downstairs, lock to sliding glass door did not latch well downstairs. The manager did discount the room for use during this stay due to all the problems. When we come back to Catalina we won't be staying at the El Terador Terrace.

Room Tip: the hotel is up a big hill, so plan on being able to hike 3 minutes up a hill to reach the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#11 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 Avalon
El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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