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Hotel Atwater

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125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#11 of 20 hotels in Avalon
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Originally opened in 1920, Hotel Atwater was the first hotel built by the Catalina Island Company under the ownership of William Wrigley Jr., who named the hotel after Helen Atwater Wrigley, wife of his son Philip Knight Wrigley. Today, the newly-renovated Hotel Atwater features a clean, elegant design that blends ocean-inspired finishes with hints of exotic Art Deco to create a relaxed ambiance that stays true to the hotel’s historic beginnings.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Paid wifi
Coffee shop
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel, Family
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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We spent our night on Catalina at the Atwater, along with a friend, and it was wonderful. The location in town is very convenient to tours and restaurants; the hotel itself is most handsome, from lobby to guest room. Every staff member was welcoming; seldom have we experienced such a pleasant group of people. Late afternoon wine in the lobby was most appreciated, as was the luggage service to-and-from the wharf to the hotel. Breakfast in the nearby Avalon Grill was quite good, especially for a buffet - even the scrambled eggs were very tasty!
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Response from VisitCatalina, Owner at Hotel Atwater
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our location and received excellent customer service. We hope you stay with us again soon!
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Top drawer hotel in a crowded field of somewhat dumpy old hotels in Avalon. Great front desk, well appointed rooms. Check out the great happy hour. We will defiantly be back to Hotel Atwater. RECOMMENDED!!
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Response from VisitCatalina, Owner at Hotel Atwater
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoy our recent renovations and received excellent customer services. We hope you stay with us again soon!
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This hotel is a wonderful place to relax and unwind! From the excellent service, amenities and renovation it is simply wonderful! The wine reception in the afternoon is a nice touch too! Great location, cozy and super clean.
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Response from VisitCatalina, Owner at Hotel Atwater
Responded 3 weeks ago
We're so glad you had a wonderful time, enjoyed our amenities, and provided excellent customer service! We hope you stay with us again soon.
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Perhaps because it was recently renovated (or because we went during low season), but we stayed at a really nice hotel for a very reasonable price. Also, the bellman took our bags from the boat to our door and refused a tip, asking only for us to leave a positive review on TripAdvisor. So here it is!
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Response from VisitCatalina, Owner at Hotel Atwater
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We're so happy to read you enjoy our recent renovation and were provided excellent customer service. We hope you stay with us again soon.
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Upon exiting the boat from Long Beach I saw a young lady, Kimmy, with a sign for Hotel Atwater. We were able to drop our bags with her, and she would get them off to the hotel so we could walk around. We headed straight to the golf cart rentals and explored the island. Not expecting the photos to match the property, upon arrival for check-in, I was very pleasantly surprised. Checkin was smooth, and Kameron was fantastic. She told me about a resort fee, which I was unaware as I booked through Hotels.com. It included 2 breakfasts at a company owned property around the corner, bike rentals and wine social hour among other things like beach towels. Didnt expect to use those, but gladly I did. Included in that the fee was a free tour, worth $20 each to the Avalon Casino. Not only did we enjoy a great glass of wine, thanks again Kimmy, we also enjoyed the use of the bikes. We walked to the Avalon grill for the breakfast buffet and it was terrific. Small portions of eggs and fruit, freshly made and refreshed. Very nice. The room was small but was very nicely updated, the bathroom was way bigger than expected. I was scared to stay in a 100 year old place, but wow they made it feel classy and beautiful! Top notch. The service was also top notch. I cannot express how wonderful, in fact, its as good or better than I have received in 5 star rated resorts. Andrew was also very helpful to ensure we got our bags for our boat ride back to Long Beach. He text me and Kim called as we had not gotten the bags before our 3:50 departure. I had literally just picked them up. It was nice for them to check and for the concern. Talk about service! They really take good care of the guests! Thanks all!
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Response from VisitCatalina, Owner at Hotel Atwater
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and all of the resort amenities, including breakfast. We're also thrilled to hear you were provided excellent customer service and will be sure to pass the comments onto our team. We hope you vacation with us again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$172 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
atwater hotel avalon, hotel atwater catalina
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCatalina IslandAvalon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Atwater
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Atwater?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.2 miles), Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.08 miles), and Catalina Island Museum (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Atwater?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and bicycles available for guest use.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Atwater?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Atwater?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Atwater?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Atwater?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).
Does Hotel Atwater have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.