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El Terado Terrace

#8 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pros: Kitchen Free ride from the ferry AC on high when we got into the room Clean Quiet Friendly staff Close to the city Cons: Older and it shows Terrible WiFi, didn't work at all the last night Hill to walk up, or down, to get to the city area All in all the place wasn't too bad. Our last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed here a couple of times. We booked one of their townhouses for our family and it worked out really well. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. It would be nice if there were a few more cooking utensils in the kitchen so you can really prepare meals. The hike up the hill is challenging but it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me hours to finally book a hotel room on Avalon. I try to find the best value for the best price and found it with this hotel. It's clean and very small, 15 rooms only. You get a free taxi ride, valued $12, which is great. If you arrive early and your room is not ready, they will... More 

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Thank Susanne P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok place to stay for our family. Clean reasonable sized rooms, but didn't like that the windows open to the passage where everyone walked. A one block walk up the hill from the harbor. Not the closest but close enough.

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Redondo Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is the second time I've brought a group of pilots (24 people) to Catalina and we stayed at the El Terado Terrace both times. The staff, and especially Ivan, are attentive to every detail and they jump over backwards to be helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable and they all have kitchens. We stayed in one of the... More 

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Thank tallyholiz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

El Terado Terrace was awesome! Perfect place to stay has all you need to have a great vacation. The rooms are very clean and quite. Beds are very comfortable. LARGE TVs in room has everything you need! On top of hill with nice views. Staff was great and we will stay there again! If your older the walk up hill... More 

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The room was okay, nothing extraordinary, a huge TV (if you need it), fully equipped kitchen is a great option if you travel with your family. The staff are friendly and nice. The hotel is located on a hill, it takes about 5-8 minutes to walk to the downtown, which is not a big deal. However, please be aware it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

service at desk is mediocre at best. room not ready, only decaf coffee in the room. location up the hill is a pain. for the same price we also stayed at hotel metropole it was far superior in condition, location etc..

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

First time on the island we were pleased to see how nice the hotel was. Read a previous review saying how bad the hotel was I think they were wrong or were at a different hotel. Hotel was well appointed and clean. Nice kitchens and TVs. Staff was very kind and helpful. Hotel was just far enough away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We enjoyed out stay and would book it again in the future..The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is awesome!!! I would recommends this hotel to anyone. Shops and beach are a short walk down hill, so remember you have to climb back up, The taxi's are free with your stay very convenient.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about El Terado Terrace

Address: 230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $139 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
El Terado Terrace Hotel Avalon
El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Avalon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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