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El Terado Terrace
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 September 2009

This hotel was so sweet and nice! It was 2 blocks from the main beach strip. The manager is never really on duty and there's no one really at the front desk, but if you already have everything you need, it's not a problem. We needed an extra cot, but couldn't get it since we couldn't reach anyone, so our friend had to sleep on the floor. Besides that, nice flat screen, cumfy beds and cute cottage feel with the light yellow paint and wood accents on the walls and ceilings.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

We found this hotel using trip advisor and we were pleasantly surprised that it indeed was an excellent choice. we will be back

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

Nothing fancy here, but we had a kitchenette and a view of the harbor from the balcony in front of our room. Those who complained about the "really steep hill" really had nothing to complain about. We had a two-year old with us and he had no problem walking up the hill from town to the hotel. I'd say the more problematic issue for us was the fact that the hotel is not located in town and it is a couple blocks of a walk. Not a bad walk, but not convenient if you just want to drop into your room to change out of your bathing suit before you grab something to eat. The hotel paid for the cab from the ferry dock, so we didn't have to carry luggage. We paid about $150, while stays at in-town hotels are $200 and up. You get what you pay for.

Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Our family and friends traveled to Catalina for the weekend to celebrate an important birthday. The townhouse at El Terado was perfect for us. We had space to relax, the kitchen to gather in and cook and the balcony & patio area to enjoy the fresh air. It was clean and well appointed.The staff (especially Ivan) were very friendly and helpful. The downstairs air conditioning was great - it will be perfect when it is installed upstairs. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

We came to Catalina for our friends wedding / our vacation. we stayed at El terado for four nights. it was very resonably priced and looked very updated from the pictures on the internet i found on their website. when we arrived we couldnt beleive how nice it was and the staff were so friendly and helped us with any questions we had about the island. The flat screen tv in the rooms ( my boyfriend liked) and the decorating was beautiful. There was also a grill on the patio out front that we were allowed to use to cook out which was great! we felt like we where at home. we definatly agreed that if we would ever come back to the island we would definatly stay there again..also el terado is very close to the beach and the shops you didnt have to worry about grabbing a shuttle! that was very nice and saved lots of money and it let you do whatever you wanted without a shuttle schedule to worry about...

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

I revisited this summer with my grandkids after experiencing such lovely accomodations last year....We even reserved the same room as last year and now it has been completely remodeled. The rooms are so bright and clean- great ocean view of Avalon Harbor. The staff is very accomodating and friendly.....we wanted for nothing short of more time on the island....Ivan and his staff surely go to every measure to take care of our needs..

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

The El Terado Terrace Mini Suites was perfect for our stay in Avalon. In addition to being nestled in a quiet and private setting, the suite was clean, cozy, and the king size bed was super comfortable with quality linens. Thanks to Ivan and the staff of El Terado Terrace for a wonderful stay!
Until next time - Linda

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 230 Marilla Ave, PO Box 1295, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Avalon
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: £81 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Terado Terrace 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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

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