Aurora Hotel

137 Marilla Avenue , Avalon, CA 90704 USA (Show map)


Open the door on a new era of island hospitality at our luxurious Catalina Island inn and spa. The newest boutique hotel on Catalina Island features sleek style, cosmopolitan ambiance and a splash of magic just uphill from Avalon Harbor. Enjoy the panoramic ocean and city views from the rooftop deck of our Catalina Island bed and breakfast. Gorgeous rooms and suites with unforgettable mountain and ocean views feature flat screen TVs, complimentary wi-fi, delicious breakfasts and luxurious bedding. Discover our romantic Catalina Island hotel and spa steps to the beach, shopping and dining in the quaint village of Avalon. Relax in our convenient spa with soothing massages and ocean-inspired body treatments.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great Experience

4.0 on May 07, 2014

My Wife and I had a mini vacation and stayed at the Aurora Resort. We enjoyed our stay. Was a lovely place, will definitely stay again.

Relaxing spot

4.2 on April 18, 2014

Rooms were small but didn't go to Catalina to sit in my room. Rooftop deck was beautiful with plenty of lounging space and a wonderful view of the harbor. Continental breakfast was very good. Service was great. Short hilly walk to everything, will definitely be returning.

Aurora Hotel Catalina

5 on April 07, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this nice little hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Great view from roof top terrace.

Quiet, modern, welcoming

5 on December 03, 2013

I did a lot of research on rooms before we booked this room. We had to use a Groupon for the Flyer and with 2 weeks to go before the expiration, so a Thanksgiving getaway it was. We decided a fun tub, good-sized room and comfy bed were a must and we liked the modern, boutique feel of this place. We bypassed the standard room for the junior suite with the jetted tub, we wanted to enjoy our room. If I was coming for the touristy stuff, the standard room/small bathroom would work, but it's really small, because the space here is a commodity! The shampoo/conditioner/body wash were Rusk, so I didn't even have to unpack my own. They also had a steamer in each room if things get wrinkly on the way here. The room was updated, but like everything else here, has some age, which is fine, it adds character. We had a king temperpedic with a giant tub (for one, just sorta big for two, hehe) and a sectional sofa with large flatscreen, dvd player, cocktail bar set, fridge, microwave and a Kuerig. Harbor view was okay, I could stand on the bed and see the ocean (I'm short). It did say partial-view, so that's fair. Just up the stairs was a fantastic rooftop area overlooking the harbor that was completely vacant. Hubs and I enjoyed the 65 degree day with a couple of bottles of their dry procecco (only $20) and some sun soaked naps. And since the hotel doesn't encourage children, they seem very interested in you enjoying yourself (responsibly and not to the detriment of others) with some booze. I cannot say enough good things about the people at this hotel. Everyone we encountered was as helpful as anyone could ever be, it felt like they were actually hosting us, rather than we were paying to be there. We'd be happy to stay there again.

Wonderful place

3.8 on July 25, 2013

Had a great time .. Rooms are small but doable .

Perfect hotel to stay

3.2 on July 02, 2013

The hotel is clean and had good view to the harbor, and the front desk friendly introduced the best activities and site to visit on the island.

What a great Hotel

5 on August 05, 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Aurora early August, 2010. I don't know how to find anything that were not totally perfect. Thanks to the Staff at the Aurora. Castro Valley resident

The place to stay in Avalon

4.8 on June 13, 2010

My girlfriend and I went to Catalina for the first time recently and stayed here and absolutely loved it! The whole place has recently been redone and done very well. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The roof deck is awesome! We ate breakfast (great continental - included) there every morning and cocktails every evening. We were surprised that we generally had it to ourselves (the word is out now). If we were forced to provide a critique, it would be that the The only criticism we had is that the rooms are small but they do a great job of supplying space saving ideas - hooks, drawers, shelves, etc. But how much time are you going to spend in the room anyway - there is an awesome roof deck and you are in Catalina! There may be other places to stay on Catalina, but we can not imagine a better place than Aurora - and it is less expensive than many. Bill - San Diego

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Rooms & Rates


After a long day of exploring Avalon, our decadent Tempurpedic beds and amenity filled rooms will remind you that your vacation is a time to relax and reconnect. Our 168-square-foot rooms include custom furnishings, unique art work and a distinct sense of style, all of which remind you that every night at Aurora is something special. Many rooms also feature step-out balconies with a tempered glass rail to enjoy all that Avalon has to offer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Aurora Suite

The Aurora Suite is one of the most luxurious hotel suites on the island. With a fireplace, flat screen television and a six-head ocean view shower, this suite will be the foundation for an unforgettable Catalina Island hotel experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $549 - $749

Junior Suites

A flat screen television, en-suite jetted tub and our luxurious robes tempt you to immerse yourself in relaxation. The added luxury of 300 square feet, nearly twice the square footage of our standard rooms, will invite you to stay in and enjoy the amenities. A queen-size sofa bed and makes this room appropriate for up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $379 - $469

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Location Type

Island, Vista oceano, Small town


Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Directions to property:

The Aurora Hotel and Spa is located on Catalina Island, just 22 miles from the Southern California mainland.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Catalina Island Conservancy, Zipline, Scuba diving, snorkeling, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Spa, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations will not be accepted within seven days of your stay, however we will attempt to resell the room for you.



Diana, Richard and Ramiro

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

The owners love the ocean and enjoy the natural habitat that Catalina Island offers. We support the Catalina Island Conservancy and the Catalina Island Museum's efforts to preserve both the natural habitat and the historical aspects that make Catalina Island so special.

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  • Time Served: 7:30-10:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room


Special Package

Summer Specials

Our Catalina Island Summer in Paradise package provides the perfect foundation for an unforgettable island experience. Book today and look forward to experiencing all that the island has to offer this summer. Package includes: Our Catalina Island Summer in Paradise package provides the perfect foundation for an unforgettable island experience. Package includes: Two nights stay in a standard room, Round-trip transportation for two aboard Catalina Express, Taxi service from the boat to the hotel, Bottle of wine, champagne or sparkling cider, Continental breakfast Catalina Island Summer in Paradise package is only $658 per couple, including tax. This rate valid mid-week until Oct. 1, 2015. Holidays excluded. Rate is valid for standard room, upgrades may be available for an additional charge.

Lavish Luxury

Catalina has been a magnet for celebrities since the golden era of Hollywood. Experience the island like a star with this luxurious Catalina Island vacation package. Package includes Round -trip helicopter transport aboard Island Express; Two nights in the Aurora suite; Picnic basket with a bottle wine; Dinner for two; Two-hour custom interior tour; Two-hour couples spa treatment; Bouquet of flowers; Taxi transportation to hotel from the helicopter This exclusive package is available starting at $2,682 mid-week and $2,882 weekend.

Romance Packages

Catalina Island has been known as the Island of Romance for generations and making your getaway with your special someone even more special is as easy as a phone call. Spice up your getaway with a couples massage, wine or a bouquet of flowers. Please call us directly, we're happy to provide a number of ideas to make your getaway to the Island of Romance even more memorable. 310-510-0454. What to take your relationship to the next step? Elope to Catalina Island with just the two of you or take the plunge with hundreds of your closest friends. Our group sales specialist is happy to help, please call Diana Singer at 310-510-0454.

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