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“Good location, great staff”
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Hotel Atwater
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Reading all the reviews I was expecting very small rooms and a worn out hotel. This was not the case. The hotel as recently been renovated, the staff was phenomenal and the rooms were not that small. I recommend booking a room with 2 queen beds and the room is much bigger. The one small thing is the bathroom, but it was just fine for my wife and I.

The hotel has water 24 hours a day in the lobby and coffee in the morning. Also, great location and they will store bags if you are leaving the island after checkout.

Room Tip: Ask for the double queen rooms for a larger room.
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We enjoyed two nights at this recently remodeled old style hotel. Very reasonable, clean, modern amenities great linens and nice sized rooms. The front door staff is great, very professional and eager to please. Complimentary coffee service in the lobby is a life saver in the AM. Highly recommend for families and people that like quality but are on a budget.

Room Tip: first floor is great since there is no elevator. rooms on east side are quieter and some have an oc...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Atwater and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

PROS
great deal
great location
comfy bed
friendly and helpful staff
fast check in
clean

CONS
small bathroom(but who cares)

when you go to an island i dont think that it really matters if you have a big room or bathroom. Most of the time spend is outdoors.

would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Hotel Atwater is a few steps from the beach. Perfect location to shops, restaurants, beach, etc. The rooms are big with plush down comforters, flat screen TV and large bathroom. Staff is amazing and I will re-visit every time I go back!!!!!

Room Tip: Room 212 is perfect for a family of 4 and has a decent view.
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1  Thank LaTanya P
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Atwater and for taking the time to share your memorable experience of your recent stay on TripAdvisor.

It is my pleasure to share your feedback with my team. Thank you for recognizing our staff with their exemplary service. We recognize our staff when they go out of their way to create exceptional experiences for our guests.

Thank you once again for recommending our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.


Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel harkens to a bygone era: small lobby with tall ceiling, clean and cozy hotel room, comfy beds, cruise ship sized bathroom (tiny), stairs only. No frills but who spends a lot of time in Avalon in their room?

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We came to Catalina with friends who we put up at the Hotel Atwater. We wanted something simple and budget friendly that was basically just for sleeping as we'd be spending our days on the water and exploring. The reception lobby is very cute and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Yes there are stairs and the rooms and bathroom are small, but its a very well preserved and maintained historic hotel. Everything was very clean, the bed was comfy and it's 1/2 block from the water. With all those things factored in, it's a very good option.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

No one goes to Avalon to hang out in a hotel room, I hope. Still, it's good to have a quiet, comfortable place to rest after a day of kayaking, parasailing, dining and carousing. The Atwater is just that. We stayed on a Thursday night when the town and the hotel weren't too full. I booked the reservation through my employer's travel service, which landed us in room 246, an "economy" room that is cramped and worn. However, Joy cheerfully moved us to room 216, which was cozy and fresh, at no extra charge ($145+). There was excellent coffee in the lobby in the morning, and the staff were consistently friendly and welcoming. If you land in the right room, the Atwater is a good value.

Room Tip: Avoid 'economy" rooms
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $116 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atwater 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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. ... more   less 
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Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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