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Hotel Atwater

An exceptional guest experience in the heart of Avalon  

Welcome to Hotel Atwater, an exceptional choice for your stay in the heart of Avalon on Catalina Island. With a recent renovation that stays true to the Wrigley family legacy, our hotel offers a refreshing design and a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of mainland life. We are centrally located just a block from the beach and across from the Tour Plaza, and our light and airy lobby with island-inspired décor is a wonderful place to meet and share island experiences. Guests can easily explore the town's many shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the world-famous Catalina Casino and the picturesque Descanso Beach Club.

Originally opened in 1920, Hotel Atwater was the first hotel built under William Wrigley Jr.'s direction after he purchased the Catalina Island Company over a century ago. He named the hotel in honor of Helen Atwater Wrigley, wife of his son Philip Knight Wrigley. Completely renovated in 2019, our historic hotel celebrates Helen’s love of a glass of bubbly she enjoyed every evening before bed, with sparkling wine in each room. 

Luggage service is provided from the ferry terminal, making arrival and departure a breeze. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, Hotel Atwater is the perfect starting point for your Catalina Island experience. 

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Amenities

Amenities and Services:

Guests at Hotel Atwater are greeted with luggage service from the ferry terminal, and our personalized concierge is always available to help you book one of the many land and sea adventures Catalina has to offer.  

Guests at Hotel Atwater enjoy the following resort-style amenities for a requisite destination fee of $45 per room, per night, plus tax.* 

*Credits become active once you are checked into your room. Starting on your first night's stay, the $20 credit will expire at midnight. There will not be a food and beverage credit available on your day of departure. Unused credits that expire cannot be redeemed for cash.  

**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.   

***If you are arriving via the ferry terminal, there will be a bellman holding a [Hotel Atwater/Pavilion Hotel] sign. They can safely transport your luggage and confirm when it will arrive at the hotel. On departure day, luggage is collected from the hotel at 10 AM and 12:30 PM and takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the boat terminal via third party Avalon Blue Line Baggage. Open bags with anything fragile, items hanging off the outside or specialty items (golf clubs and scuba dive gear) will not be transported to or from the hotel. Bags must be claimed at the terminal and board with guests.  

Policies

Policies

Info & Policies

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 $45 per room, per night plus tax, will be applied to your reservation at check out. 

Taxes: Room rates do not include 12% hotel tax.

Payment Policy: First night rate, occupancy tax and destination fee 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, plus tax.

Accessibility

Hotel entrance is flat with double swinging doors larger than 36 inches wide. 

Path of travel to guest check-in is an accessible path with accessible slopes from the public sidewalk to the guest check-in counter. 

Accessible route to the rooms featuring an ADA compliant ramp and elevator leading to the accessible guest rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. 

Please contact our Reservation Specialists 877.778.8322 for more information about making a reservation.  

Rooms

Rooms

Room Descriptions

All rooms and suites at Hotel Atwater are beautifully designed with island-inspired décor, historical design elements, and hints of exotic art deco, creating a memorable "Island Deco" escape. Guests also enjoy modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and personalized concierge and luggage service. 

Hotel Atwater offers a range of well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each with its own unique style and amenities. 

Classic Queen: Features a queen bed with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, and safe. Iron and ironing board are available on request. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests in 180 square feet of living space. 

Classic King: Features a king bed with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, and safe. Iron and ironing board available on request. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests in 180 square feet of living space. 

ADA King: This ADA-compliant room features a king bed with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, and safe. Iron and ironing board available on request. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests in 266 square feet of living space. 

ADA Double: This ADA-compliant room features 2 queen beds with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, and safe. Iron and ironing board are available on request. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 327 square feet of living space. 

Atwater King: Views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. Features a king bed with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests in 216 square feet of living space. 

Atwater Double: Views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. Features 2 queen beds with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 240 square feet of living space. 

Avalon King: Views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. Features a king bed with luxurious linens, mini refrigerator, Smart TV, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 2 guests in 256 square feet of living space. 

Suites 

Jr Suite: Views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. The bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens and a separate living area with a full-size sofa bed. Both rooms are equipped with Smart TVs. Other amenities include an Illy espresso machine, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 367 square feet of living space.  

Helen Blanche Suite ADA: This spacious ADA-accessible suite offers views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. The en suite bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens. The separate living area features a queen-size sleeper sofa and powder room. Both rooms are equipped with Smart TVs. Other amenities include an Illy espresso machine, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 570 square feet of living space. 

Ada Elizabeth Suite: This spacious suite offers views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. The en suite bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. A separate living area features a powder room for guests. Both rooms are equipped with Smart TVs. Other amenities include an Illy espresso machine, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 570 square feet of living space. 

Philip Knight Suite: This spacious suite offers Juliette balconies in each room that open to views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. The bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens, a large bathroom with tub and shower, and entrances from both the living room and the hall. The large living room features a queen-size sleeper sofa, chair, desk area, and powder room for guests. Both rooms are equipped with Smart TVs. Other amenities include an Illy espresso machine, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 669 square feet of living space. 

William Suite: The hotel’s largest suite offers Juliette balconies in each room that open to views of Avalon and the surrounding hills. The bedroom features a king bed with luxurious linens and a large bathroom with tub and shower. The large living room features a queen-size sleeper sofa, chair, desk area, dry bar and powder room for guests. Both rooms are equipped with Smart TVs. Other amenities include an Illy espresso machine, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 720 square feet of living space. 

  

Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Best I've stayed at in Avalon.
“Stayed here in April, Tuesday through Friday. The weather was mostly cloudy it comfortable. The hotel is about a .5 mile walk from the ferry terminal. It is off the main boardwalk but within walking distance to the Casino, the golf course, and the boardwalk. It is very nice to look at both inside and out, with a beautiful lobby. It is very well kept and upscale. There is the Bistro Atwater adjacent to the lobby serving coffee, juices, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. We booked a spacious room with a king bed, comfortable enough, clean, and the room had nice AC, TV, and free WiFi. Our bathroom was fully enclosed, and the shower water pressure satisfactory. We noticed in the rooms with queen beds that the sink was outside the bathroom and the rooms smaller. I believe they list the sizes of the rooms. It was quiet and peaceful at night. The staff were friendly and attentive. Over the years I have stayed at the Hotel Mac Rae and the Glenmore Plaza. This is the best of the three. It is not inexpensive but they seem to offer deals in the off season. We loved our stay and will come again.” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, April 2023

“Located in the heart of Avalon you should expect nothing but the best, and that it was. Right next to everything, literally.” 5.0/5 Google, April 2023

Superb Art Deco hotel in Avalon
“Everything in Avalon is walkable, and the Atwater has been a haven for savvy travelers for decades, those who want to experience the restaurants and bars of the harbour area and then walk back to a quiet safe refuge. The room was not the largest, although it had a great view of the harbour. What it lacked in size it redeemed itself in cleanliness, comfort and amenities. The hotel bar is offsite, a few steps from the hotel at the Avalon Grill. Atwater guests get a $20 room credit to spend here. The place was built and created for the Wrigley family, they were no strangers to luxury and the finer things in life so to walk in their footsteps gives you an idea of the experience that awaits. Highly recommended.” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, April 2023

Fabulous hotel
“The moment you step foot into the lobby of The Atwater, you’ll know you made the right choice. Beautifully decorated, excellent staff, especially Marissa at the front desk! Rooms are small and beautifully furnished. Nice linens and housekeeping on point. Perfect location with lots of perks when staying at the hotel. Definitely coming back!” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, April 2023

“Clearly location is the most convenient thing about the property but the wonderful staff also standout in the review of Hotel Atwater. Professional, courteous and kind is how I would sum up the staff.” 5.0/5 Expedia, April 2023

  

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Awards

Awards

Hotel Atwater - TripAdvisor  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Certificate 2022