My visit brought me to the island so that I could enjoy riding my mountain bike at the Catalina Gran Fondo, which traversed 55 miles of the island. Yes, buffalo's roam the island as I came across a couple herds, yet if I had to do it again....take the tour. The bus tour also provides views on the other side of the island of stunning beaches and landscape that few see during their visit to Avalon.
El Torado Terrace is situated on the last street off main street, prior to the Casino. Simply take a left and approximately 100 yards up a steep incline you are greeted by one of the nicest hotel staffs I've encountered. I traveled with friends from Canada and they had more questions than I could have imagined and the manager had an answer for everything. Rooms are clean with full refrigerator, stove and microwave. Beds are dated - as is the decor, yet the pricing was in line with the accommodations. Access to restaurants and shops was an easy walk back down the street - yet you can minimize food/water expenses by shopping at either Vonn's express or the larger Vonn's, both of which are close to the hotel. Only downside was the cab ride from the hotel to the ferry dock that cost me $12 for a 5 minute ride.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- El Terado Terrace Hotel Avalon
- El Terado Terrace Mini Hotel
- El Terado Terrace Catalina Island/Avalon, CA