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“Comfortable and convenient” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Atwater
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Lahaina, Hawaii
Level Contributor
6 reviews
“Comfortable and convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We just stayed at the Atwater and had a wonderful experience. The staff is cordial and very responsive. The location is great, you can get anywhere you need to go on foot just steps away. I would have given the hotel 5 stars, but the bath towels were sparse and scratchy and also the showers were lukewarm. I fhtey can fix those two things, we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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Thank Pam L
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

We made a last minute reservation, unaware of a pending St. Patrick's Day holiday...and ended up at this hotel......I was pleasantly surprised with service, comfort, ease to downtown and tours, and that we were offered a better room for the price of the King Bed (no view and very small bath)...to ending up with a Queen Bed with view and bigger bath! I wasn't really going to choose this hotel to begin with, but was pleasantly surprised with what we got in the long run. Definitely a nice place!

Room Tip: I would recommend calling for reservation as the King Room we ordered online would have been much le...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GrandmaSue49
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Corona, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

I've stayed at four different hotels for marathon weekend and this is my favorite. It is centrally located, the staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and the pricing is very reasonable. The rooms are on the 2nd or 3rd floor so you will have to climb, but they offer help with the luggage. There were 3 of us and we got room 320 with 2 queens, and the beds were uncommonly comfy. The rooms are simple but clean and well maintained. Our particular room was quiet. The bathroom was spotless and there was even a tub for post-run soaking, bonus! There is no coffeemaker or fridge in the room but they have coffee out in the a.m. (starting at 4 a.m. on race day) and ice machines on every floor. During the day they have iced water out for their guests, a nice touch, esp since this past weekend was a record breaker (heat). They gave us a one hour late checkout and cheerfully checked our baggage post-checkout til it was time to catch the boat.
Our room had a fan and an individual A/C unit and with temps reaching 80 the room cooled down quickly and quietly.
We are definitely planning on staying here again our next trip to Catalina.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled 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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3 Thank rwdogs
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Dear Guest,

We were very happy to have you stay with us during Marathon Weekend! My team and I appreciate your feedback on your experience at the Hotel Atwater; thank you for posting on our Yelp page. We hope that you run again next year and come back and stay with us.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

The Hotel Atwater is a short walk away from the pier and central to al the good things in the city. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable with Starbuck's coffee in the lobby every morning for a great start to your day!

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have the best view, but generally quiet and pleasant.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tracy805
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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Had an excellent trip last September here at the Atwater. The location and price is really the reason that will keep bringing us back. While the lobby and the building looks much better than one would expect, the rooms are small but many have just fantastic views. It seems like they are slowly trying upgrade the rooms so it is hit or miss if you get a good bed(we didn't) and new tv(we did) but all in all it met all of our expectations. Staff is just great. Neat place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dennis H
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Atwater on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you writing about your stay with us on TripAdvisor. I will be sure to share with my team that you found them helpful; they will be very happy to hear this.

Again, thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you when you return to the island.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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San Clemente, California
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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had the best time at the Hotel Atwater. The front desk staff was wonderful! We checked in with Rodriquigo (spelling?) great guy who grew up on the island. He showed us 2 rooms to choose from and we took the queen view room. What a gift to wake up and go to sleep looking out at the harbor. The twinkling Christmas lights at night were beautiful. The room is small but the bed was very comfortable. We have stayed at many hotels, homes and courts in Avalon and this was a great place to celebrate my birthday. Thanks!

Room Tip: pick a room in the middle of the hotel, its a little quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pacificstar
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Guest,

I am glad that you were able to celebrate your birthday with us at the Hotel Atwater. Thank you for choosing to stay here on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also thank you for posting about your experience at Hotel Atwater on TripAdvisor.

My team will be very happy to hear that they helped to make your stay memorable. I will be sure to pass the word along. Coming to island during the holidays is a treat. and I am happy to hear that you were able to see the lights from your room. Please come back and see us next time you visit Catalina Island.

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Berkeley Lake, GA
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This hotel is a great value, period. The location is fantastic. Staff are friendly and attentive. I really enjoyed the collection of old photos and retro posters decorating the walls. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Given that the building was erected in the 1920's it's in great shape and part of the charm is knowing you are in a property with lots of history.

Room Tip: Economy rooms face the center courtyard or may be on the 3rd floor. No elevator service. Not a pro...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled 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 G8rJohn
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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Hotel Atwater, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent experience at Hotel Atwater. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us while in Avalon. My team will be very happy to hear that they helped to make your stay more enjoyable. I will be sure to pass that along to them.

I am glad that you enjoyed the history and artwork at Hotel Atwater. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Sincerely,

Roberto Perico
General Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Atwater

Property: Hotel Atwater
Address: 125 Sumner Street, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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