The Hotel Atwater is well located, clean, nicely decorated, and has great service. I think the experience one has at the Atwater is directly proportional to the price paid. We paid $109 per night over spring break for an "upgraded double queen" room, so our expectations were pretty low. We were pleasantly suprised by how nice the lobby was. This historic 1920's hotel has been recently remodeled with fresh paint and furnishings. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Our room was spacious, clean, and the bed and bedding were confortable and clean. The Hotel Atwater is primely located right near Crescent Avenue (the main street running along the water) which makes it easy to pop in for a clothing change or a siesta whenenver needed.
There were one or two downsides. The room didn't have a dresser, bathtub, fridge, or a microwave. And while they served Starbucks coffee in the morning, they didn't have a continental breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 1/2 a block from the beach, the historic Hotel Atwater was built in the 1920's and offers a wide variety of room types from Economy Rooms, Standard Rooms to Suites. This hotel fits any budget and is perfect for active couples, families, scuba divers and large groups. Offerings include: Complimentary baggage service from the ferry, Suites and Standard Rooms feature air conditioning / heating, iron and ironing boards, Suites and Standard Rooms feature hair dryers, basic-cable TV - free HBO and Showtime, senior, military and group discounts, complimentary storage room for dive gear, mountain bikes and luggage. Outdoor rinse-off showers for divers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atwater Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA