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El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes

230 Marilla Ave PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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#9 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Catalina Islands Best Hotel Value, no other Catalina Island hotel offers full size suites & townhouses at hotel room prices. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 story townhouses and Deluxe Hotel Suites with granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators and stoves. Large 55 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. Standard rooms (no kitchen) also available.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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hstevens001 wrote a review Jun 2021
82 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is in serious need of care. So surprised to see 4 stars on TripAdvisor, because it is not deserved. We had an ocean view room, and it had multiple issues. First, there is a gap at the bottom of the door. Second, the bathroom has peeling paint, and it looks like possibly mold on the ceiling. The bathroom lights would not go on, so we called and they sent someone. The shower stall needs cleaning and the ceiling in the hall outside the shower needs painting… looks marked up. Stains on some bedding. Looks like maybe green paint. In all, it really needs some proper care. That said, it was a fabulous price. I imagine this is partly from the location and lack of services. Still, even at a great price, you expect a place to be clean and cared for. On the plus side, the views are decent, but you have to stand on the walkway to best enjoy them. The room was large and includes a kitchen, so you can cook some meals. In all, next time I might spend more and stay elsewhere. With all the closures of 2020, you would have thought they would have taken advantage of the slowness to make sure rooms looked good.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Sinead L wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Haven't stayed here. Was about to coming next month. But decided to cancel my reservation...or at least attempt to before being charged any fees. The email I received from the hotel regarding my reservation confirmation lists an 800 number for cancellations. No one answers this number and your left to leave a message. So far no response has been given to let me know that these messages and my request were received. I tried responding the email listed on the confirmation as a point of contact (which happens to also be where my confirmation had been sent from) and it is not a registered email address. Tried going to their website and clicked on the contact link to leave my message through there and the captcha verification defaults to not recognizing your entry. At this point I am frustrated and worried that I'll be forced to pay fees for this cancellation or charged as a no show since there really isn't a reliable point of contact for this hotel. Making me feel like I dodged a bullet with changing my mind about staying here. Still no response from my voicemail messages I have left for the hotel. As someone who has worked for hotels, I usually don't mind spending the extra money to book directly through the hotel rather than third party, but this is one of the instances that is making me regret that decision. Beware of making any bookings here directly through the property.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Larryl271 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Unless you are a Walker, this property is up a steep hill. We would have had a better experence with a crescent Avenue property. Room was large with a nice kitchen. Scarcely furnished, but adequate for two nights. Noticed that the smoke alarm was missing and the heating unit did not operate properly most of the time even though they sent maintenance twice. During the day front office was not manned. Had a sign to use red phone. No breakfast during off season and nearest food place was down hill on crescent ave. View of harbor was excellent and was highlight of staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Jacobi wrote a review Dec 2019
Del Mar, California31 contributions6 helpful votes
The front desk person on arrival wasnt very “welcoming” - the room was clean - a mini kitchen - good if u have kids to feed . A nice walk from the Catalina express - a bit of a steep hill getting there - If u have problems hill walking - basic hotel a little under $200 dollars a night.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kevin G wrote a review Dec 2019
Pomona, California42 contributions47 helpful votes
We were only there for a heartbeat checking in late and leaving early. But here’s what I thought. The location is not a far walk from anything just uphill to get there walking. The area is very quiet like most of Avalon, it’s in a residential area and a cozy tucked away area. Our room was very spacious with a kitchen and countertop. But there was a strange scent in our room. I think from a lot of smoking in the bathroom. Hopefully just our room was like that. I haven’t really stayed anywhere else in Avalon, I would return here since the value compared to others was cheaper.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes
Which popular attractions are close to El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Museum (0.1 miles), Golf Gardens Miniature Golf (0.2 miles), and Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden (0.3 miles).
Which room amenities are available at El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What are some restaurants close to El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, Scoops Catalina Island, and Steve's Steakhouse.
Are there any historical sites close to El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.4 miles).
Does El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.