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415 Crescent Avenue PO Box 1602, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#12 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Built in 1922, The Edgewater is a boutique hotel located on the historic Santa Catalina Island. This family owned and operated establishment, located in the heart of Avalon, is just steps away from the water's edge, front street shopping, tours, restaurants and nightlife. Our boutique hotel offers two spacious deluxe Ocean view Suites, which can be connected, and six well-appointed Fountain-view rooms. Each room and suite features complimentary wireless internet, Ortho-pedic (R) beds, flat screen TVs, cable television, air conditioning/heat and luxurious down comforters. Our suites provide guests with custom built mini bars and indoor sitting porches that overlook picturesque Avalon Bay. The Edgewater offers kitchen access to guests, which is equipped with a microwave, U-Line (R) ice maker, and coffee maker, paired with a selection of coffees and teas. Continental breakfast is set up each morning in the lobby kitchen. During the summer months, complimentary afternoon wine and cheese is available, as well as beach chairs and towels, upon request. The Edgewater Team welcomes you to enjoy your stay at The Edgewater!
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AnnmarieK wrote a review Oct 10
San Francisco, California243 contributions92 helpful votes
We just spent 4 nights in suite 2 at The Edgewater. We highly recommend this hotel and this specific room. The location is perfect since it is right on Crescent Avenue. The room was big, clean, and the bed was comfy. The best part is the sitting room that faces the beach/ocean. We brought our binoculars and were able to see so many cool and beautiful things! It was relaxing and refreshing. A sound machine was even provided in the bedroom. We were given coupons for the cafe downstairs in lieu of a continental breakfast. The staff was kind, but not overbearing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Suite-definitely worth the upgrade
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Rosalba S wrote a review Oct 9
San Juan Capistrano, California22 contributions1 helpful vote
Great stay at The Edgewater hotel staff was really friendly and helpful clean place will definitely recommend it ,they offer beach chairs and beach towels also gave great recommendations of were to eat
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Samiotisa wrote a review Aug 2020
Arlington Heights, Illinois31 contributions32 helpful votes
If you walk right past this little gem of a hotel (like we did), turn around and you will be delighted by the retro vibe, spacious accommodations, central location, and extraordinarily personable and helpful proprietors. Mother/daughter owners handled our multiple modifications to our reservations with efficiency and good humor. Moreover, vouchers for coffee, ice cream, and other goodies were provided! Superb views of the harbor from the large sitting rooms in suites 1 and 2 added to the charm of this property. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Edgewater! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Elaine L wrote a review Mar 2020
Abingdon, Maryland2 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great find for our first time overnite stay on Catalina Island!! Barbara and Brittani are the very best owners/innkeepers that we have ever encountered during our many years of traveling. They both go above and beyond in making sure their guests are well taken care of, comfortable and happy. John and I are so glad that we had the opportunity to meet both of you during our short stay at your lovely Edgewater hotel. We really enjoyed chatting with you both and sharing so many interesting stories, being former innkeeper ourselves. You truly have a real gem in your quaint, cozy and well maintained hotel. Your waterfront location is outstanding. It was delightful people watching and seeing all the boats coming and going, from the lovely sunroom in unit 2. We just loved staying at the Edgewater.John and Elaine Lang Being Valentine’s Day, a special touch was added to our suite, candies, confetti hearts and sparking champagne flutes - very nice! very nice having a communal kitchen for their guests, with coffee, teas, pastries, etc. We hope to return and explore your beautiful island that we haven’t been to before. Thank you so much for letting us share your “little piece of heaven” in Catalina. Elaine and John Lang
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Date of stay: February 2020
Patty V wrote a review Aug 2019
Santa Barbara, California82 contributions20 helpful votes
I stayed in Oceanview Suite 2 and really liked my room! It had a seating area looking to the water, boats, and beach as well as a desk area and bedroom. It was clean and comfortable and ownership graciously clicked on the a/c in my room just before I arrived. The building is very well maintained and the friendly ownership could not do enough for me, chatting about the Island and where to eat and what to see and do. The pearls in the downstairs gift shop are beautiful— and an unexpected delight among all the typical gift shop items. A continental style breakfast was available in the mornings and cookies appeared in the evening. I felt very special being in an 8 room hotel— every need was accommodated!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from TheEdgewater, Owner at The Edgewater
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words!! We loved having you and look forward to your return stay with your husband!! Fight On Forever!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Edgewater
Which popular attractions are close to The Edgewater?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Conservancy (0.1 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.1 miles), and Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.10 miles).
Which room amenities are available at The Edgewater?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Edgewater?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Edgewater?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, and Scoops Catalina Island.
Are there any historical sites close to The Edgewater?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).
Does The Edgewater have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.