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“Not kid friendly”
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The Edgewater
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not kid friendly”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Called to inquire about staying for two nights. I was quickly informed that they don't have portable cribs or pack and play type cribs for babies. Hmmmm. Guess they don't want families.
We were hoping to stay there but will have to look elsewhere.

Stayed June 2014
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TheEdgewater, Public Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Greetings from The Edgewater Team-

Thank you for inquiring with us in regards to accommodations for your upcoming island vacation. We welcome families, including children. Many families come back to our establishment year after year and we have never received a complaint of this nature. Our amenities are listed on tripadvisor as well as our website and families have always preferred their own portable cribs. Due to the quick nature of the our call, we were not able to inform you of an island business which provides portable cribs for families. These child accommodations have been delivered to our establishment in the past and set up in the room prior to guests arrival. We hope you were able to find a hotel of your liking and enjoy your trip to Catalina Island.

Regards,
The Edgewater Team
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Edgewater is truly the complete package! Family owned and operated, the staff were warm and welcoming upon arrival. Their hospitality was undeniable ensuring we enjoyed our entire stay and providing recommendations of places to see throughout the island. Our suite was inviting and offered a fantastic view of the Pacific. Situated right on Front Street, the location is ideal and just steps from the beach and numerous restaurants and shops. We had a wonderful weekend and cannot wait to travel back to The Edgewater for another getaway soon!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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TheEdgewater, Public Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Greetings from The Edgewater Team!
We are thrilled you enjoyed your weekend getaway to Catalina Island! There are many lodging options on the island and we thank you for choosing us. The team looks forward to your next visit where we can provide even more recommendations of island fun!

All the best,
The Edgewater
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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We needed to go somewhere and unwind. We headed over to Catalina and stayed at our favorite place "The Edgewater Hotel" and we were not disappointed!
The staff there were very welcoming and attentive to our every need. They let us know about a new restaurant in town called Maggie's Blue Rose. We tried it and came away wanting to go back. We will on our return to the island.
It was just a relaxing experience at The Edgewater especially when we had wine on the patio with friends.
Too bad we had to come back to the mainland as I was really getting to enjoy the island life!

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 are the best. We stayed in room 8 and had the most peaceful sleep.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheEdgewater, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thank you for your positive Edgewater review.
The Edgewater Team looks forward to your return.
We are happy that you had a "great get away" experience!

Thank you,
The Edgewater Team
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

I can't think of any place that I would want to stay at, other than The Edgewater in Catalina Island! I got to experience staying in one of their suites looking out to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the boats, the Casino and people walking on Front Street! The owner and the other amazing ladies went out of their way to make sure I had a fabulous stay! I'm going back in July!
Gail
Los Angeles

  • Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank srgyoung
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TheEdgewater, Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Greetings from The Edgewater Team,
We thank you for your positive review of The Edgewater.
The Edgewater Team looks forward to celebrating your return on the 4th of July!

Thank you,
The Edgewater Team
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Avalon, California
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

My family came over to visit so I got them rooms here and they loved it . My brother and sister in-law are in the hotel business so they are picky but loved this place. The owners ( family owned) were so pleasent and accommodating . Rooms were large , clean and charming. Step right out your door and your on the Main Street steeps away from the beach . Wonderful hotel , wonderful experience !

  • Stayed April 2014
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TheEdgewater, Public Relations Manager at The Edgewater, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Greetings from The Edgewater Team,
Thank you for choosing us for your family's recent visit to the island! We are very pleased that they thoroughly enjoyed their accommodations and that million dollar view of Avalon Bay! Our team looks forward to welcoming them, and hopefully yourself, back to The Edgewater!

Kind regards,
The Edgewater Team
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Gainsville, GA
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in May (after finding most condo's required 3 night minimum) and were very happy to find clean, affordable rooms right ON the beach in the center of Avalon's small main drag. There are plenty of reasonable food options around, so we didn't miss the kitchen, and we made use of the hotel's "back porch" to enjoy a low-key pizza and beer night (you cannot do that legally on the beach). They stored luggage until check-in time for us and allowed a late check out. Sweet people -- we would stay here again!

Room Tip: Only the front two rooms have a water view, but since the beach is right outside the front door and...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Irvine, California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here Mother's Day weekend and absolutely loved everything about this place. The owner really cared about our stay and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our accomodations. We will be back to this little gem.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Edgewater
Address: 415 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 1602, 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 ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#6 Family Hotel in Avalon
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1922, The Edgewater is a boutique hotel located on the historic Santa Catalina Island. This family owned and operated establishment, located in the heart of Avalon, is just steps away from the water's edge, front street shopping, tours, restaurants and nightlife. Our boutique hotel offers two spacious deluxe Ocean view Suites, which can be connected, and six well-appointed Fountain-view rooms. Each room and suite features complimentary wireless internet, Ortho-pedic (R) beds, flat screen TVs, cable television, air conditioning/heat and luxurious down comforters. Our suites provide guests with custom built mini bars and indoor sitting porches that overlook picturesque Avalon Bay. The Edgewater offers kitchen access to guests, which is equipped with a microwave, U-Line (R) ice maker, and coffee maker, paired with a selection of coffees and teas. Continental breakfast is set up each morning in the lobby kitchen. During the summer months, complimentary afternoon wine and cheese is available, as well as beach chairs and towels, upon request. The Edgewater Team welcomes you to enjoy your stay at The Edgewater! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Edgewater Hotel Avalon
Edgewater Hotel Avalon
The Edgewater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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