If you’re not going to visit Catalina for its natural beauty, as a quiet island escape from city life, to commandeer a golf cart, or for its rich Wrigley history, at least go for the drunk monkeys.

Just a one-hour Catalina Express ride from Long Beach, sitting, swinging and swigging bottles of vodka inside the recently reopened Hotel Atwater—chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.’s first major undertaking after purchasing the Catalina Island Company in 1919—are several of the creatures seemingly up to no good on the walls of the men’s lobby restroom.

It may be considered a charming quirk of the modernized building that, since its multi-million-dollar renovation was completed last summer, has been creating quite a buzz in the city of Avalon.

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