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“Not bad at all!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Atwater
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Inland Empire, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not bad at all!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

First, if you are the Four Seasons type, this won't be your cup of tea. If, however, you are more interested in location, value, and cleanliness, you will be pleased.

The Atwater is just a short walk to the beach, and an even shorter walk to the timeless pizza joint across the street (delicious pizza by the slice!). Similarly, you will be close to all attractions, the pleasure pier, bars, and restaurants.

Of course, this is an older property (1920's vintage). You will have stairs to climb, but you can consider this the hotel's "workout facility". Be sure to pay a little extra for a room with air conditioning -- it is worth it!

Expect to pay LESS than half of what the "fancy-schmancy" places in town get. Use the savings for a nice dinner and an extra tour! The staff is quite friendly and helpful too.

All-in-all, Hotel Atwater is an exceptional value.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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Paradise CA.
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

This is exactly like all the reviews have said, great price, comfortable rooms, central location and wonderful staff. Yes it has stairs, be aware of that and you will be fine. I was very pleased that my room had air conditioning and the room I got for my daughter's family had an ocean/harbor view!

Room Tip: Great view room, if you need two queen beds is "301" Quiet room 222, loved it.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Visalia, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Hotel Atwater was perfectly located in the middle of everything, had an awesome staff and the rooms were clean and comfy.. The Family Getaway package was unbeatable in value, plus they even upgraded us to the Underwater excursion tour for free (which is a MUST!!) Whenever we get to come back again, we will def stay here again!

Room Tip: Def try and see if they have anything available on their third floor.. We stayed on the second and i...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, AB. Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

This is an older style hotel that needs upgrades. However for a night or two you may consider it. The staff are very friendly at the desk and are great at multi-tasking as they deal with the camping crowd too. I have stayed in five star resorts that do not have great staff so they more than make up for it. Coffee is available in the lobby in the mornings and it is close to everything.

Room Tip: No elevator so make sure you can do stairs
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Chula Vista, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Everything about this experience was excellent! The family getaway was a great deal and allowed us to do activities that we may have not done otherwise. The hotel was older (as expected in Catalina), but so well maintained and clean. The location was close to the boat landing and beach. The staff was warm and helpful, particularly Juan at the front desk. The only thing I would have changed about the trip is I would have upgraded to a room with air conditioning. Highly recommend the hotel and package!

Room Tip: Rooms in front have some street noise, but nothing major. Just recommend AC so you can close the wi...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Property: Hotel Atwater
Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,326 - ₹ 15,287
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Atwater 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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 
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Also Known As:
Atwater Hotel Avalon
Hotel Atwater Catalina
Hotel Atwater Avalon, Catalina Island, CA

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