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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible staff. Shea, GarBear and Shannon were absolutely amazing! A lovely and homey hotel, the Atwater was the perfect place to settle down in after a day of enjoying the beautiful Catalina Island. Everyone should stay here.

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed during the Catalina Eco Marathon. The location can't be beat, right in town and a few steps away from the finish line. The beds were so comfy, nice duvet comforters and pillows. The room was clean and was good size. Another plus was the free breakfast, made it very convenient for our early race. My... More 

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West Hills
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Atwater is everything you need for a short stay in Avalon. Clean and well maintained Atwater is a typical early Century building.Most of these structures were built in the early 1900's so many modern amenities are lacking such as central A.C. , elevators , spacious rooms and updated washrooms. That being said the Atwater has many upgraded rooms with... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Catalina Island and found it to be quaint, friendly and relaxing. We booked direct with the Historic Hotel Atwater and did a combination ferry and hotel. The hotel is a walk from the ferry dock and perfect location. Rooms\bathrooms are small, hotel was one of Mr. Wrigley's properies built in the early 1900's. They... More 

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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Catalina for a race. Booked Atwater because of price, location, and good reviews. I was very happy with the choice. It just happened that the finish line was in front of the hotel which was nice. The hotel is bright and clean. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and professional. I would defiantly stay again.

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La Mesa, CA
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Hotel Atwater was built in the 1920's so the rooms/bathrooms are quite small. There is no elevator, but the staff is more than willing to carry your bags upstairs. My main complaint with our room (242) is that there was no closet, and only 3 hooks on the wall to hang clothes. Also, we both couldn't be in the... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Vacationers, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback. Many of the items that you noted will be addressed during our upcoming renovation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Atwater is well located in Avalon, close to everything, but again most places are close to everything in Avalon. The service was great, free transfer of luggage to and from the pier. However, the property is pretty tired. 3 floors no elevator, small rooms with no storage or closet. The good news, the Atwater will close after the New... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Hotel is OK; good location, close to swimming/beach. Staff are always nice and accommodating, but would not stay here again. Street noise is terrible; request a room on the inside if you are a light sleeper.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear AKMD, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback regarding the street noise. We hope you will consider our property again in the future. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

The hotel is in a great location. The rooms are small but very clean. If you are spending a lot of time in your room, it would not be ideal, but just for sleeping it was great. No elevator or hairdryer in the room, but that was manageable.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Laurie. Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Booked the most affordable option available when I made my reservation. I went to Catalina to hike, snorkel, kayak, and just be active, so I was not concerned about getting a waterfront room. Loved this hotel and would stay here again. The staff was very accommodating. They provided beach towels, breakfast vouchers for Ben's Bakery, and even stored my luggage... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear SoCalAdventureSeeker, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We currently do not have an elevator and all rooms are on the second and third floors. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $94 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atwater 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Avalon
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“Rooms near the entrance on Sumner have street and bar noise, choose a room in the center of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles 459jamesp459, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Lots of stairs to climb no elevators, staff will help. Upgrade for better view”
 of 5 bubbles 77TG16, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 241 has 2 queen beds, a larger bathroom and a closet. If you get a 3rd floor room, there is no one above to make noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Vacationers62, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Economy means SMALL even if it is a King Bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles SoCalAdventureSeeker, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“No elevators. Hotel is 3 stories. If you can't do stairs request first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles joanr212, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
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