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“great place very serene.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Terado Terrace

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El Terado Terrace
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Granada Hills,CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place very serene.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2010

Great room with kitchen very convenient. Great ocean view.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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    4 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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2010

Just finished staying at the El Terado Terrace with four of my girlfriends to celebrate my college graduation and had a great time- the BEST! We stayed in the townhouse (Room 112) for one night and LOVED our stay. It wasn't just the comfortable, clean, spacious rooms, the ideal location (which is a bit off the strip, but only a five minute walk away from all the action), but it was the friendly, sincere care that owner Ivan and concierge Maggie showed us all. From our very first step off the taxi (which the hotel graciously pays for), we were greeted with welcoming smiles and Maggie's question "How did graduation go?" - the kind of hospitality that you just don't find at chain hotels. In short, STAY HERE and ENJOY!! = )

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2010

This little hotel is lovely ! our suite /room was spottlessly clean.
Ivan=Mngr is completely accomodating
Perfect evening sitting area on the balcony w/ a bbq and harbor view. great for appetizers and a glss of wine, prior to dinner... or coffee and dessert spot...
Full kitchen amenities w serivce for 4 & coffee pot..
( * NO hair drier in bathroom)& extra plugs a minimum in general... )
Good $ Value. Quiet . Deer walking up the street in the eve hours.
our brother/sisters stayed in another hotel with "ordinary " small rooms.
ours was huge, with the little corner table for two ! pluss 2 barstools at the kitchen bar.
nice big screen tv. we got the $ deal of the family this week end. !! :-)

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

We had a great stay at El Terado Terrace. the room was clean and the service was fine.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

Stayed with 4 kids. The suite was great, full kitchen and lots of space. Kids had own room and ammenities were great. Highly recomend to anyone with a family traveling to Catalina. We had the big suite, I beleive they have smaller suites for smaller groups as well.
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  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

After reading the reviews, I made the decision to stay at this property with my wife and daughter over Memorial Day weekend. We had never been to Catalina Island before and just wanted a place that would be convenient and not too cramped. El Terado Terrace fit the bill. We decided to walk from the ferry landing, which took less than fifteen minutes (and that is lugging bags and a four year old). It is up a hill but it wasn't too rough of a climb. We arrived early and didn't expect the room to be ready but were told it was being cleaned and we could check in within minutes, which we did. The room was rather basic, but very clean and functional. Having a full size fridge, microwave and stove was great - even if just for keeping beer, soda and breakfast items! The oft mentioned granite counter tops seemed a bit out of place in such a basic room, so they became our running joke of the weekend (what I really like about this place is the granite counter tops). Our room had a nice view of the ocean off in the distance and it was never too noisy (though the walls were a bit then, you cold often hear noises in other rooms). The staff were friendly and helpful, but we really didn't place any demands upon them. The property was convenient to all the attractions we wanted to see (and in a town that is one square mile, I would imagine most places are!). Being a busy holiday weekend, room rates were fairly high but that is to be expected. I would not hesitate to stay at the El Terado Terrace again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

A nice comfortable place to stay in Catalina. It's a block off the beach up a hill so it's quieter and more private than most places I've stayed, and I like that. The room was good sized for such a small town and had a kitchenette which proved to be super convient since we had our young daughter. The bathroom and kitchen looked to be freshly remodeled with a nice granite counter top. I noticed several security camera's around which gave me a greater sense of security. The free shuttle picked us up and dropped us off at the boat and ran us wherever we wanted when we felt a little lazy, like to the heli-port for lunch at the Buffalo Nickel or to Descanso Beach for fun in the sun. If you want to enjoy this quaint little town getaway and want privacy when in your hotel, I would recomend this place highly.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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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
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