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Hotel Atwater

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights here in February of 2017. The hotel staff was attentive and very friendly. They made small talk with us whenever we entered or exited the hotel and always asked if we needed anything. The room itself was very clean and the king size bed was quite comfortable. The hotel is almost 100 years old and it...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 February 2017

First off - the staff was super friendly from when we checked in, to the late night staff, and ending with the morning staff. I can only remember Shea's name, but I wish I could remember the other gentleman (late night staff) and lady (morning staff) who helped us out! The place is cute and semi-updated without losing the historic...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Candice, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We chose the Atwater as part of a hotel and ferry package, based on its price and location. It was certainly close to the harbour, easy to find and in the very centre of Avalon. It provides simple accommodation but the white painted woodchip dominated room decor was rather too downmarket compared to other hotels in the town. Good points:...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Corb, Thank you for choosing Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your comments and will certainly take them into consideration. We will be doing a full remodel in the fall and invite you ti experience our property again. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel has been here forever and is now much nicer since the remodel. The lobby is modern and the front desk is friendly. We asked for a 3rd (top) floor facing out. The inner rooms just look across into opposite rooms but are quiet. They gave us the 3rd floor but an inner facing room. After asking to change...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Kristin, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We took a family vacation to Catalina Island the week of Christmas. A storm had kicked up causing all transportation to be canceled to and from the island which resulted in our needing one more night's stay. This night was Christmas Eve of all nights. Both Noyan Goker and Shea were awesome in helping us with the addtional nights stay...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Mkbmb, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your family under unfortunate circumstances. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Birthday Present from my Father before he died. Nice hotel but could use more amenitys. Shower was small and sink was too hard to use in that space, loved the pillows and bed. Nice Hotel staff was willing to help you with all your needs.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Jill, Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Atwater. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed here with friends last year for 3 days out of season and it was like going back in time, although i am not complaining. The hotel was spotless and the whole feel was that of a bygone era really quaint. The staff despite being laid back were polite and helpful yet got everything done without breaking sweat, I...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Thanks for choosing the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I planned a last minute get away and decided to give Hotel Atwater a try. We weren't disappointed. It was reasonably priced, very clean, and super convenient. It's centrally located which makes it super convenient to get any where in town. We also received a complimentary drink and pastry from a cute coffee shop next door, Ben's...

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review

Dear Lissamarri,, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater and for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Davis, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed 2 nights and found the room to be comfortable. As others have said, the bathrooms are tiny, but we had everything we needed: hot water, a clean toilet that flushed. Our room was on 3rd floor, and staff were more than willing to carry bags upstairs (and down). Bed was comfy. A few blocks from the boat dock...

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Dear USAwalkers, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My recent stay at the Hotel Atwater was very nice! I arrived from the ferry around 10:30am, to my delight they were able to get a room ready for me. The staff was incredibly helpful, professional, and courteous. The lobby is very nice and comfortable and the location of the hotel is fantastic. I was able to walk from the...

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Dear Sara, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Atwater. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
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. Outdoor rinse-off showers for divers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: €115 - €311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atwater 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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