My hubby and I have never been to Catalina, so we thought we’d make a trip over to the island for his birthday. We couldn’t tell where to stay based on photos on websites, so we decided to risk it and come over without reservations and just walk around. The town is cute, and we wandered into Hotel Atwater. The Lobby was spacious and inviting and seemed recently updated. We thought this was a good sign and probably indicative of what the rooms looked like. Before taking the plunge we walked around and checked out other hotels….and then promptly came back. The front desk staff were so warm and helpful - especially Casey and Lilly. (They included a birthday drink at Avalon Grill around the corner - thanks!). I think the regular hotel price includes a daily $20 credit to their Bistro and a few local restaurants (another added perk!). The staff and the amenities made our birthday trip very comfortable and memorable - and we are already talking about when we can come back.…
5-Stars for Hotel Atwater. August 2022 was the second year in a row here at the hotel, and just can't say enough about how warm, guest friendly and accommodating is the staff. We can hardly wait to return next year.
This was my first trip to Catalina Island and I was extremely impressed. My only negative was that the island didn’t have the beaches I had expected, I suppose I am spoiled by the Caribbean beaches. LOL Hotel Atwater was a perfect place to stay! It was beautifully renovated, VERY CLEAN, in the midst of everything to do, delicious offerings for breakfast and an AMAZING and FRIENDLY staff. Kudos to you all! I have a feeling we will see you again next year!!❤️
Very nice and clean boutique hotel. Great location and very friendly stuff. The only thing I should recommend that the closet which wasn't exsist, just a rod over the refrigerator and the coffee maker will be located somewhere else, I couldn't not use it, I could hang anything there. Another thing, when I asked for a water view room, I was told that none of the rooms are facing to the water which I received an incorrect answer, few of them facing to the water with a view. I will definitely recommend your hotel to others. Thank you. Anat Inbar
Hotel Atwater is the place to stay on Catalina Island. First, the Staff were amazing: Alyssa, Cassi, Sarah and David really went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. The hotel is lovely, with a beautiful lobby and classic feel. The location is perfect, in the center of this small town steps to the water. Ultimately, it was the staff and their service that made me feel I was staying in a nice hotel!!!
I sent last Saturday night at Atwater Hotel for a family wedding. Casey Bragg helped make it a great experience. I’d asked for an early check-in (since the wedding started at 3 pm), and although Casey could not make any promises, she said she would try. When I arrived at noon on Saturday, Casey was there with a big smile to welcome me. She had already set aside a room for me and was awaiting my arrival. Perfect! Thank you. E
I’ve been coming to Catalina Island every year since 1969, with the exception during the time of covid. I’ve seen it transform into the most beautiful place in California. I’ve stayed at many other hotels and condos but the Atwater Hotel is one of my favorites. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, ready to please. The hotel is centrally located to everywhere you want to go. The best thing is they have baggage service waiting for you as you dock to collect your baggage to take to the hotel, this way you don’t have to be lugging it all over the island. Only thing missing is a coffee pot and exercise gym.
Loved Catalina Island a nice weekend trip! Lots to do for families, we ate at some delicious restaurants recommended by our hotel the Atwater which I was very happy with! Old refurbished hotel beautifully restored, high ceilings, clean and bright with a great feel, staff were all amazing!!
walking distance to all shops/restaurants on the island. clean, beautifully decorated. daily resort fee but you do get water and sparkling wine on arrival. daily cocktail hour is complimentary as well. beds are comfortable and bathroom was large. a few blocks from the island grocery store VONS and walking distance to the Beach Club. a bit pricey, but so is everything else on the island.
The Island Co did a wonderful job renovating this hundred + year old iconic hotel. The interior design is beautiful and keeps to the Catalina Island vibe that I love so much. Our room was small, which is to be expected on the island, but the smart use of furniture for storage and the layout of the bathroom actually made it feel not so small. This was the first leg of our trip so we had way more luggage than the average visitor, yet we were able to put our bags out of the way! There’s even bathroom storage, which for some reason many hotels don’t provide. They make up for the small rooms with plenty of lounging area in the lobby. There are conversation groupings of comfy furniture and even larger tables for playing games or dining. The room was comfortable, clean and had a coastal decor. One of the amenities I appreciated most was the AC…something that most hotels and rental homes don’t have in Catalina. With the beach just steps away, the complimentary beach towels are a very nice touch. It also makes it easy to reserve your space at the beach in the morning before grabbing breakfast. We had our own beach chairs & floating tubes for the ocean (and there was even room to store this in our room!), but you can also rent them at the pier, as well as umbrellas. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but they do have a coffee/ breakfast spot that offers delicious breakfast burritos and sandwiches. Across from the hotel is the best pizza in Avalon, the original Antonio’s. And it’s a short walk to most of the other restaurants as well.…