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El Terado Terrace
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly, highly recommend this hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the El Terado this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary and had a great stay. The staff was so friendly and helpful, the rooms clean, the bed comfy, overall our whole experience was great. I highly recommend this place. We will be staying here again on our next trip to Catalina!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 107 and got a fantastic ocean view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VinBlanc2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

El Terado Terrace is a good choice for those looking for a quiet location. They offer a full kitchen. Rooms were cleaned daily; outside hallways mopped. Nice view, walking distance (two blocks, uphill one block) to Avalon and Ballroom. Free taxi to hotel, you pay for your ride back. Enjoyed my stay there, helpful staff.

Room Tip: Our room had two comfortable queen beds, full refridgerator, separate bathroom with shower, kitchen...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kathleen H
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Palm Coast
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We come Avalon every year for the annual Jazz Festival. This trip we were staying for 10 days so decided to find a location with a kitchen. I was very pleased. The reviews were accurate. Room is clean, bright, somewhat upgraded (for Catalina standards). There is a full kitchen with a large refrigerator. The staff are very pleasant and accommodating. If you know the island, it is directly up the hill from Portofino. The only downside is that it is a bit of a short, but steep climb up from the waterfront. The advantage of that is you rarely hear a golf cart, which is the predominant sound on the island. Also, there are no suites above or below you so no noise from other guests.
I will return here with the next Jazz Festival.

Room Tip: Ask for the side of the building facing the water.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TheFlyingNurse
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Riverside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We love everything - location, room, view. It is about 10 minutes walking from boat terminal and about the same from Casino and Descanso Beach. They have very well equipped kitchen and nice barbeque. The hotel was full when we stayed but quiet. The only thing is Internet - we din`t get an access code but we didn`t ask for one since we have it on cell phones. And they claim to store you luggage for free after check out, but they didn`t because they were full and had no room for our bag. So if you need this service - get up earlier and don`t wait till 10 am ))) Ivan is very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peter F
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Irvine, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

El Terado Terrace is a great value for lodging in Catalina.. The newly decorated, spacious rooms are clean and comfortable. The kitchens are an added bonus. The staff is friendly and very responsive. An Excellent Value!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jvuona
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los angeles
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel was clean, cute and we loved having the kitchen. Better yet, we had an incredible view of the ocean. There is also a nice patio with a grill, so we had an impromptu cookout with new friends. The staff is friendly, so we felt right at home.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank katbonnicksen
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Foothill Ranch, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Because we have food limitations, we needed to have a kitchen. This hotel definitely had a wonderful kitchen in order for us to cook our food. We had an ocean view and loved everything about our room. It was a little loud, but that is to be expected when you are staying in a hotel over the weekend. We also loved that it was on a hill, because we were able to enjoy exercising while we were on vacation. Ivan was very accommodating and we enjoyed our conversations with him. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracy P
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Property: El Terado Terrace
Address: 230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Avalon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalina Islands Best Hotel Value, no other Catalina Island hotel offers full size suites & townhomes at hotel room prices. All new spacious suites. Deluxe Hotel Suites with granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators and stoves. Large 37 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. ... more   less 
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El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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