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Hotel Atwater

An exceptional guest experience in the heart of Avalon  

First opened in 1920, Hotel Atwater was the first hotel built under the direction of William Wrigley Jr. after he purchased the Catalina Island Company in 1919. 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 two splits of sparkling wine on arrival day - a tribute to the bubbly Helen 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, along with ocean, town of Avalon and surrounding mountain views. 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 (temporarily unavailable), 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.

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Guests at Hotel Atwater enjoy the following resort-style amenities for a requisite destination fee of $40 per room, per night, plus tax.*
*Curated amenities are subject to change without notice. Activities and tours are subject to availability. Discount is not valid for Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Mini Golf Gardens, Rock Climbing Wall or Discover Two Harbors tour. 


Front Desk: 310.510.1789

Check-in:  4:00 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.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted. We are a non-smoking property. 

Payment Types: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Gift Cards

Fees: City and State Tax; Note: A destination fee of $40 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: Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a $35 charge per night for each additional guest.

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


Hotel Entrance

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.







Hotel Atwater - TripAdvisor  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Certificate 2022