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What We Love

  • A beloved 1920s-era hotel on Catalina Island, a half block from the beach - includes breakfastThe complimentary coffee and breakfast item from Ben’s Bakery
  • The complimentary luggage service from the Avalon boat dock to the hotel
  • The bounty of fun: tennis, golf, sea tours, zip-lining nearby…
  • The treatments at Catalina Island’s first-ever destination resort spa

What To Know

  • The hotel is very centrally located, and in walking distance to the ferry dock, casino, Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden, and plenty of restaurants
  • Most rooms are quite spacious but sparse; bathrooms are on the smaller side and could use some updating
  • The free WiFi is known to be spotty


  •  Free WiFi
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A charming and central stay at a historical harborside hotel in Avalon, with breakfast included


Located in Avalon, Hotel Atwater is minutes from Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and Avalon Pier. This hotel is within close proximity of Catalina Island Museum and Avalon Port.


Make yourself at home in one of the 91 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include ceiling fans, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

How to Get There

Hotel Atwater
120 Sumner Ave
Avalon, CA 90704 United States


4.0 Very Good 536 Reviews
Pleasant and convenient
Reviewed 1 year ago

Our stay aligned with the Atwater's last week before an 18 month closure for a remodel. We found the hotel pleasant and the price right. The staff was solicitous and welcoming. We arrived early and they checked our bags. They also provided baggage transport service back to the boat. They sold tix to other Catalina Island Company attractions with a small discount. The bakery next door, for which they provide breakfast coupons (pastry and beverage) is very good. All in all a good stay.

Nice staff; no rooms with a view
Reviewed 1 year ago

Definitely an older hotel with some charm, but don't expect a room with a view or elevator to the second floor. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area's attractions. It is easily accessible to all the restaurants and shopping as well as the island adventures. Rooms are clean and simple- no refrigerator or coffee in the room. Slightly over priced.

Convenient & Nice Place to Stay!
Reviewed 1 year ago

Great front desk service staff, gave tons of useful tips on tours/restaurants/things to do on the Catalina Island. Convenient location to spend your nights on Catalina Island, nearby to all cafes & restaurants on the main street.

Dirty. Along the lines of a Motel 6
Reviewed 1 year ago

The room smelled like smoke from time to time and the bath room was dirty and I had to call and complain.
The towels were like sandpaper.
They give you a voucher to go to a coffee shop a few doors down to get a coffee and muffin or danish.

The suite is pretty cute
Reviewed 1 year ago

Pros: Better than what I expected, the suite is large enough to comfortably accommodate three people and I'm pretty sure it can accommodate more. Although the hotel itself a bit aged, everything is clean and facilities are well preserved. The hotel is close to nearly anywhere in Avalon. The front desk was pretty nice and gave us some suggestions to watch the sunrise.

Cons: The TV in the room sometimes turns on itself automatically. The breakfast choices weren't too much (the bakeries taste pretty good though) and during the night the neighbors were quite noisy and disturbing.