Hotel Atwater


Based on 554 reviews
120 Sumner Ave, Avalon, CA 90704, United States
  +1 310 510 2000
Hotel Atwater - Avalon, CA, United States
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Distance to city centre 0.2 km
Location rating 9.8
Nearest Airport Los Angeles
Distance to airport 66.9 km


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  • Excellent
    Sep 2017

    Great service!

    Room was comfortable, hotel convenient to everything. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.

    Slight musty smell in room.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2017

    Super Helpful Staff!

    Every staff person that we interacted with from check-in to check-out went above and beyond to help us and to make our stay so enjoyable.

  • Mediocre
    Jun 2017

    Close to beach

    Old, rundown, noisy, expensive

  • Good
    Jun 2017

    Our Trip Back To Catalina Island.

    The charm.

    There was no indication about not having any Elevators when we made our reservation. Also the botel's Electrical System needs to be updated. In their defense we are told that the Hotel will be closing for a major renovation in a few months.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2016

    Proximity to all is perfect! All I need is a bed and bath with a tv, I got it! Best deal in town!

  • Good
    Sep 2016

    It was s very nice room

    I liked the decor

    No elevator

  • Excellent
    Aug 2016

    Much needed vacation

    My first time to the island the hotel staff made my stay very enjoyable and relaxing

  • Excellent
    Aug 2016

    The staff was super friendly and the rooms were clean. I liked that we were right in the middle of where the action is, so it was quite convenient.

    No elevator, and no place to hang anything up to dry. Tiny sink in the bathroom and no place to set down your cosmetic bag. Since this is a beach place, it would be nice to have an area to hang swimsuits, towels, etc.

  • Okay
    Jul 2016

    Reviews and price do not meet expectations.

    Close to the main road and attractions

    Staff was not as pleasant as I would have expected. Was told would get a txt when room was ready before 3pm and when checked back saw a txt was written at the top of the reservation and when stated that I never recieved a txt was just told well your room was ready. Asked for a cot for a grown adult to be added to the room and was given a baby crib. The man at the front desk was the only helpful person that day to fix the problem. The room was run down and had many pieces missing from the walls and the screens outside the windows were falling off the outlets were extremely limited and in very odd locations. The bathroom floor was slanted and many stains on the mattress. The complimentary breakfast was extremely limited and the women helping us was rude. Did not feel that this hotel was worth the price and would not plan on staying here again or recommending others stay.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2016

    Great value!

    Clean, nice staff, near the water and a great value!

    No elevator.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2016

    I really liked how it was right in front of the water. It was in a good location where everything was walking distance: food, arcade, cart rentals, bike rentals, kayaking, and more. The hotel also provided complimentary breakfast and allowed us to leave our baggage in the lobby before we could check in or after we've already checked out. The staff was really great as well.

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016

    Good little hotel for the price

    Location, price, and service.

    Small bathroom but it was adequate.

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Newly remodeled and more comfortable than ever, the Hotel Atwater is one of Avalon's largest and best located Catalina Island hotels. The historic Hotel Atwater was built in the 1920's and offers a wide variety of room types from Economy to Suites. This hotel fits any budget and is perfect for active couples, families, scuba divers and large groups. All rooms are on the second and third floor of the property and accessible by stairs only.




Free Parking
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet Friendly

8.0 Excellent

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Things to Know

  • Comfortable beds

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Storage available


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau 80 m
  • Crescent Ave 80 m
  • Avalon Pier 118 m
  • Catalina Island Museum 144 m
  • Avalon Port 0.4 km
  • Catalina Casino 0.6 km

Getting Around

Long Beach Municipal 55.1 km
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty 56.4 km
San Pedro-Downtown 43.7 km
Torrance, California 55.7 km

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