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“No Flavor to this Hotel, But service & cleanliness are great!”
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The Edgewater
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Reviewed July 23, 2012

This hotel is right downtown off the boardwalk.
And it is extremely clean.
and the price is probably the lowest on any given weekend or holiday…
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Often the only property with a vacancy….
The reason… There is no flavor to this hotel.

The rooms are lined up down a single hall and designed to be easy to clean and they do keep it clean….

The rooms are largely of no view other than each rooms window to the next door room. The breeze from the ocean certainly does not come into the room, but there is an A/C to keep it cool and you will need it even when its cool outside…

This is a perfect place to crash, rest up between your daytime activities, dinners, bars etc… But don't plan on relaxing in the room, other then sleeping it off… etc..

The staff is Super Nice and accommodating and the rates are great…

If that is the whole of your list… You are set to stay here!!…

If your list is longer…. keep looking...

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Room Tip: They are all pretty much the same, except the 2 up front.. (which we didn't stay in.) So if you...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

This Hotel has an amazing location, you walk out of your room and the beach is right there. Next to all the good dining and walking paths. The staff was polite and accommodating. We had a fantastic time, I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We didnt stay on the water, but the room was still great
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Edgewater in February 2010 for valentine's day weekend. I thought it would be crowded, but it wasn't at all. Upon arriving, the owner was very nice and greeted us kindly. She showed us to our room and explained to the different types of amenities and how to enter the building after hours. It's not your typical hotel I guess, this place is privately owned and the building entrance and hallway seem like apartments, until you enter your room and it seems like a standard hotel room. It's very updated with current furniture, flat screen tv. There is a fountain outside the window that shuts off upon request to owner. In the morning, there are danishes, juice and coffee in the communal kitchen for everyone to share. I booked this hotel because it was one of the inexpensive yet nice hotels in the area. I would stay here again and maybe splurge a lil more and stay in an oceanfront suite. The rooms are beautiful and the location is right on the main street facing the ocean.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Elizabeth J
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Beautiful beachfront rooms within walking distance from everything. Pier, beach, restaurants and stores right down a flight of stairs. Stayed overnight in the spacious Ocean View Suite #1 and the view from the inside sitting porch can't be beat! My toddler had so much fun running around the well-maintained room and reaching for the thoughtful Easter candy strategically placed all over the room. Suite also had its own mini-fridge to keep his milk and food but even if it didn't, there was a large fridge and microwave in the kitchen just outside the room. 

The owner Barbara was such a laid back, accommodating and caring host. Her caretaker Esperanza was likewise a delight, she is not the best English speaker but she can understand our needs, was very helpful and nice. 

My husband felt staying at this hotel was like staying at someone's home. Definitely coming back to Edgewater!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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2  Thank bedimpled_belle
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

It all started with the Catalina flyer out of Newport Beach, ca. (great group of professionals), The Edgewater Hotel had reserved our charter reservations. Welcomed by owner of family owned establishment with arrival to Island, what a perfect hotel location. We felt so cozy-welcomed and situated in the heart of beautiful Catalina Island.

We were amazed with the comforts of home in the community kitchen at hotel, with continental breakfast amenities. Local store very close, marvelous restaurants, great shops all in a close walking range. Bike, hike, use of golf carts - when in Avalon I feel at peace, surreal with an exceptional small town glamour and big ocean surroundings.

Rooms are so comfortable, beautifully decorated and the young traveler we had loved the custom tiles which the island is noted for. When in Catalina a must is to stay at a mom and pop place to truly embrace the quality of small business pride in ownership.

Everyone needs to step into the Pacific Ocean, just outside the hotel - wow what a breathtaking view.

Enjoy the locals, stop and smell the local community love of the Island. We will be back soon, as we came for Spring Break. All employees of establishment were welcoming, cordial and went above and beyond the call of professional expectations.

Barbara and Brittani thanks for the adventure of a life time.

Room Tip: front suites. Although all rooms have access to community kitchen, star gazing rooftop with the bes...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank mazlin3
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The owner of Edgewater is very personable and "allowed' us to stay one night instead of two over the weekend. The heating system had no clear instructions on how to use it so we were a bit cold for the first two hours. We did call the emergencey number and when Esperanze came by, she didnt know how to use the controls either. I finally Googled the unit and was able to figure out the system and turn on the heat. There are no views unless you like looking into the next room. The fountain, i guess it is suppose to relax you, is in between the rooms on a roof and no way to turn it off. I thought it was quite annoying. The shower went cold in the morning right in the middle of the hair shampooing, ugh! Barbara, the owner, told us later that it was the plumbers fault! Huh? My friend found the hot water heater and the circuit was tripped, Barbara says it happens quite a bit.........maybe you should get it fixed?
Coffee and bagels for breakfast...wifi...ok, you have that but for the price we paid for a cold room, cold shower and no view doesnt warrant a return stay. We were on Catalina Island scouting hotels for a large group we are bringing back in September, we would be staying at The Edgewater. Not sure how it ranked sixth out of the other hotels...........

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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TheEdgewater, Owner at The Edgewater, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2012

We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than enjoyable at The Edgewater. As you can see from our many positive reviews, we have guests who thoroughly enjoy their stay with us. The in-room AC/Heating unit is a more modern amenity and all units have always operated in a timely and efficient manner. We apologize that the Hot Water Heater malfunctioned and do acknowledge that we responded immediately to fix the problem. We thank you for your feed back and regret that your stay wasn't to your liking.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

It's like a boutique hotel or upgraded B&B. It's a small hotel, but the place is Clean, beds are VERY comfortable, can not beat the location, and best sleep I've had in ages. Maybe it was the slow pace of Avalon this weekend, but I did enjoy everything about this trip. They are one of the very few that don't do that goofy 2 night minimum stay. We didn't stay in either of the 2 suites, but I would recommend them as they have a view that can't be beat. The rooms we had didn't have views, but they worked very well for us. Service? Impeccable!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Edgewater

Address: 415 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 1602, 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 ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $100 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922, The Edgewater is a boutique hotel located on the historic Santa Catalina Island. This family owned and operated establishment, located in the heart of Avalon, is just steps away from the water's edge, front street shopping, tours, restaurants and nightlife. Our boutique hotel offers two spacious deluxe Ocean view Suites, which can be connected, and six well-appointed Fountain-view rooms. Each room and suite features complimentary wireless internet, Ortho-pedic (R) beds, flat screen TVs, cable television, air conditioning/heat and luxurious down comforters. Our suites provide guests with custom built mini bars and indoor sitting porches that overlook picturesque Avalon Bay. The Edgewater offers kitchen access to guests, which is equipped with a microwave, U-Line (R) ice maker, and coffee maker, paired with a selection of coffees and teas. Continental breakfast is set up each morning in the lobby kitchen. During the summer months, complimentary afternoon wine and cheese is available, as well as beach chairs and towels, upon request. The Edgewater Team welcomes you to enjoy your stay at The Edgewater! ... more   less 
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Edgewater Hotel Avalon
The Edgewater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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