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“Paradise in Avalon can be Enjoyed only 26 miles from the Mainland”
Review of The Edgewater

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The Edgewater
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Camarillo, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Paradise in Avalon can be Enjoyed only 26 miles from the Mainland”
Reviewed 11 January 2010

Our family loved the convenient acccess to the Edgewater Hotel, as it was only a short walk from the Catalina Flyer, and is located in a terrific, central location right on the main street of Avalon. We enjoyed walking and hiking from the hotel, with no need for other transportation. We were right in the center of shopping, restaurants, the beach, pier and harbor as soon as we came down the stairway from the Hotel to the boardwalk. The famous Casino was only a short walk, and the Botanic Gardens and Wrigley Memorial were a beautiful, easy hike from the Hotel. It was fun to be in the center of the action, and then go up the stairs to a serene and extremely comfortable environment. The view of the stunnng Harbor from the front rooms of the Hotel is magnificent. The retreat areas, elegant decor, and fountains outside some of the rooms added to the pleasant and relaxing feel. I especially loved the stunning photographs, by the talented Brittani Brisacher, that grace the hallway, showing different scenes of the Island. The continental breakfast and kitchen area certainly added to our convenience and comfort, as we had access to them during the whole stay. The friendly staff were available to give us suggestions and answer questions about activities on the Island, and their pride in their Hotel and the Island were evident. What a great place to be in an Island paradise so close to the mainland!

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 5 January 2010

I have stayed at many beachfront hotels, but none capture the beauty, relaxed atmosphere, and convenience that this hotel offers. The hotel is family owned and operated, and they are all very friendly and helpful. There is a magnificent view of the harbor, and you are in walking to distance to all the bars, restaurants, and leisure activities that you desire. It has recently been remodeled, and the place is beautiful. The room was exceptionally clean and quiet. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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los angeles ca
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Reviewed 30 December 2009

If you want a GREAT vacation with the island feel, head over to Catalina--we took the boat from Marina del Rey--easy access, fee for parking and takes under 2 hours. Good option for those not wanting to drive to Long Beach. The Edgewater is a charming, small B&B with fantastic ocean views. It was completely remodeled and reopened in the summer of 2009--the Brisacher family has owned and operated the hotel since the 1920's and treat you as family. Beverly, Barbara and Brittani are the perfect hosts and can answer any question you have and make sure that you have a wonderful vacation. Brittani is a talented graphic designer and many of her photos are displayed in the hotel--showing the beauty of Catalina and the historical buildings on the island. We can't wait to go back and will definitely return to the Edgewater time and time again. The Edgewater is the perfect hotel with the best location and views!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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california
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

We planned our trip to Avalon for my fiancee birthday... It was absolutely the best time we have ever had.. From the time we booked out rooms to the time we left.. Barbara was more than accomodating to us.. I didnt want to take flowers or balloons onthe boat ride over. She went out of her way to arrange the room with flowers and balloons as well as arrange dinner reservations for us. The hotel was gorgeous. She even made it special for our 4yr old to feel comfortable and at home.. It was the best hotel and treatment we have ever received at a hotel.. And cant wait to go back..

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  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Souther California
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

We recently had a delightful stay in one of the front rooms which have views of the harbor and walkway which are great. You could sit all day at the window in the front of the room and watch the activity in the harbor as well as the pedestrian traffic. The room, as well as the hotel, is beautifully decorated and attractive. Our hosts, Barbara and Beverly, were warm, friendly and knowledgeable about places to go and things to do.
We are looking forward to another very enjoyable weekend at the Edgewater.
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  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 8 December 2009

Great Location!! You get the homey atmosphere when you stay there. They go out of there way to answer any of your questions about the island and offer information about the things you can do with your family while on the island.
I know my husband and I will be going back for another stay in 2010.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

From the moment we arrived everything was superb! The hotel location across from the harbor was perfect, easy access to restaurants, tours and ocean activities. The hotel was very bright, beautifully designed and decorated. The staff was so helpful, and knowledgable about the island. We have already decided to go back soon.

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Additional Information about The Edgewater

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 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#11 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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