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El Terado Terrace

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Orinda, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The TV remote controllers were not functioning. First floor heater not working, it was load and blowing cold. Carpet was dirty pillow were too hard. Over all we didn't care for it. I told the front desk twice to do something about it and they never checked back with me to see how things were afterwords. The problem still existed,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall experience was good. As our room is near the main entrance there were people walking around all day and night which is a little annoying. The beach view was not that good. Service is appreciated.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The El Terado was a hidden secret!! Not anymore!! The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful!! Patio with gas BBQs. Fantastic ocean views, including the local deer that come by at night. Thank you to Ivan, Erica and all of the staff in making our anniversary a memorable time!! We will be back!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited Catalina Island and stayed at the El Terado. The service was great, beautiful rooms with kitchens and great location. The hotel paid our taxi ride from the bat terminal to the hotel. We will stay there again.

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Oxnard, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was great. Clean as you open the door. Kitchen was perfect. Fully equipped with what you need to eat: pots, pans, plates, silverware, etc. However the kitchen sink in 108 leaks. Bathroom was awesome. There is a heating button which is great for cold days. However the toilet needs fixing because it too leaks. Please fix these issues...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Clean and a good view from the room. The walk up the hill was another thing. Advise if you are unable to walk uphill don't go there. The beds were clean but not as comfortable as could be. Slept ok but you could see indents in the mattresses of previous bodies.

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San Diego, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Place was clean & neat. We stayed in 105 with a king size bed. It was perfect, and the end so we share only one wall. It looked like the bathroom & kitchen were updated. I was concerned about the no view, but once I got there I realized we would be in the room to sleep & didn't need...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place is great! My experience began even before we arrived. I had computer issues trying to book online so I called the hotel directly. Erica booked our room for me and was so helpful and patient through my technological downfalls. When we arrived in Avalon, we took our free shuttle ride to the hotel without any issues. The room...

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San Pablo, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been to Catalina Island several times before and knew we wanted accommodations right in town that included a kitchen. This hotel provided both. Our room was an ocean view mini-suite. It was spacious, clean and had a very nice view. The only negatives are 1) the window with the view is actually the walk way for all guest...

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Cypress, California
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Zero amenities, bad location, luggage storage not as advertised. Mountain view room is actually hill side view of neighbors not well kept yards. An OK clean room and size. Unless you can walk up and down a steep hill do not book it. No shuttles.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about El Terado Terrace

Address: 230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: £95 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
El Terado Terrace Hotel Avalon
El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#7 Family Hotel in Avalon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
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“I will not recommend it.”
 of 5 bubbles 912rona, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms do offer a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles judithmY6159HY, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Has A/C , don't pay extra for a view.”
 of 5 bubbles susanj471, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get an ocean view. You can see the harbor. The mountain view rooms see the side of adjacent homes.”
 of 5 bubbles V1742YJdeniser, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It is quite a steep uphill hike to get to it (about two blocks)”
 of 5 bubbles 903stephanieb, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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