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An exceptional guest experience in the heart of Avalon
Originally opened in 1920, Hotel Atwater was the first hotel built under the direction of William Wrigley Jr. after he purchased the Catalina Island Company more than a century ago. He named the hotel in honor of Helen Atwater Wrigley, wife of his son Philip Knight Wrigley.
Completely renovated in 2019, this historic hotel stays true to the Wrigley family legacy with nostalgic elements like vases filled with fragrant carnations and sparkling wine receptions every evening in the lobby, tributes to Helen’s love of flowers and glass of bubbly she enjoyed every evening before bed.
Inviting Island-inspired Escape
The casual island aesthetic of the hotel’s inviting lobby, where guests can gather to share their island experiences, offers a contemporary twist on Helen’s enduring style and Catalina’s world-famous hospitality. Guestrooms combine rich wood accents, bright colors, ocean-inspired finishes and hints of exotic art deco to create a memorable "Island Deco" escape.
Modern Comforts & Conveniences
Suites feature king beds, one and a half baths, a separate living space with sleeper sofa, bar and desk, and views of the ocean, town of Avalon or surrounding mountains. Standard rooms offer king or queen beds. All rooms are equipped with modern comforts and conveniences, including premium mattresses, luxurious linens, mini-refrigerators, digital concierge tablets, high-speed Wi-Fi and smart televisions.
An elevator, ADA-compliant rooms, meeting and event space, and other resort-style services and amenities further enhance the guest experience, making Hotel Atwater one of Catalina’s premier lodging destinations.
We love animals, but unfortunately, Hotel Atwater is not equipped to handle pets or emotional support animals. However, we do allow service animals with proper documentation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.
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Guests at Hotel Atwater enjoy
the following resort-style amenities for a requisite destination fee of $30 per room, per night.
- Full continental breakfast buffet at Avalon Grille from 7:00 am to 10:30 am
- Wine reception from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Discover the Casino Tour
- Use of bicycles
- Access to Descanso Beach Club
- Use of beach towels
- Luggage service to and from the ferry terminal in Avalon
- Daily housekeeping, hair dryers, robes (suites)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-in policy: Must be 18 years or older to check-in
Check-out: 11:00 am
Pets: We love animals, but unfortunately Hotel Atwater is not equipped to handle pets or emotional support animals. However, we do allow service animals with proper documentation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.
Payment Types: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Gift Cards
Fees: City and State Tax; Note: A destination fee of $30 per room, per night, will be applied to your reservation at check out.
Taxes: Room rates do not include 12% hotel tax.
Payment Policy: 50% charged at time of booking. Remaining balance charged at check-out.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 72 hrs prior to the date of arrival will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hrs prior to arrival date will be charged for the entire stay.
Rates: Based on double occupancy. There is a $35 charge per night for each additional guest.
*Can be used at any Catalina Island Company dining venue in Avalon, including Avalon Grille, Lunch at Mt Ada, Bistro at the Atwater, Encanto Cafe, Descanso Fresh, and Descanso Beach Club. Or in Two Harbors at Harbor Reef Restaurant, West End Galley and Harbor Sands. Credits have no cash value and must be redeemed between check-in and check-out.
Hotel Atwater ADA Features
Total Accessible Rooms: 5
2nd Floor: Room 242, 260
3rd Floor: Room 301, 305, 360
Hotel Atwater ADA Hearing Impaired Features
Total Hearing Impaired Accessible Rooms: 9
2nd Floor: Room 203, 205, 207, 209, 211
3rd Floor: Room 307, 309, 311, 360
ATWATER HOTEL ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES
The hotel's entrance is flat with double swinging doors larger than 36 inches wide
Path of Travel to Guest Check-in
There is an accessible path of travel with accessible slopes from the public sidewalk to the guest check-in counter.
Accessible Route to the Rooms
There is an accessible path of travel featuring an ADA compliant ramp and elevator leading to the accessible guest rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors.