Last week my sister and I stayed 3 nights at the Atwater and found it very satisfactory indeed. We got one of the "economy" rooms--no A/C, but on cool, breezy Catalina an electric fan (supplied) is all you need.
The hotel's location is perfect--1/2 block from the beach and right in the middle of town.
We'd asked for a nonsmoking room and got one. The room was clean and sweet-smelling. The private bath had obviously been added on later, as the washbasin was in the room, but everything worked fine. The king bed was comfortable and there were extra blankets in pillows in the closet. Yes, the closet--there was a real closet in the room. The room was compact but not claustrophobic; it had a table and two chairs and a desk/vanity table.
We didn't have a view, but that wasn't a big consideration for us. We just wanted a clean, comfortable place to rest and sleep, and the Atwater filled the bill perfectly.
The hotel personnel were friendly and helpful and got our luggage back to the boat dock without a problem.
We definitely plan to stay at the Atwater again--although next time we'll opt for a third-floor room, as there was a bit of street noise on our last night. (A US Navy ship was in harbor for shore leave!)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Atwater Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA