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. 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 steps to the beach, shopping and dining in the quaint village of Avalon.



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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, Oceanview, 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

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.
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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

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Special Package

Weekend Getaway

$907 - 2 guests for 2 nights including tax Explore Catalina's many adventures with this special package available on weekends. Avalon's quaint streets beckon and the wildlands of the island's interior are just waiting to be discovered. Call 310-510-0454 today to book this limited time offer. Package includes: *Two nights accommodations in a standard room *Round-trip transportation aboard Catalina Express *A welcome bottle of wine to enjoy during your stay *Continental breakfast *Arrive on Friday and enjoy a complimentary wine reception *Taxi service to and from the boat terminal Please inquire about upgrades to partial ocean or ocean view rooms. Rate is based on a standard room. Two guests per room only. Cannot be combined with any other special offer. Offer valid weekends through Oct. 5. Call 310-510-0454 for details.

Romance Packages

Catalina Island has been known as the Island of Romance for generations. Making your getaway with your special someone even more special is as easy as a phone call. Spice up your romantic escape with a couples massage, wine or a bouquet of flowers. Our front desk staff is happy to make your getaway one to remember. Please call us directly at 310-510-0454.

Happy Anniversary

Our Happy Anniversary Package is the ideal romantic Catalina Island mini-vacation. Make your anniversary one to remember by escaping with the one you love for two "suite" nights in Avalon. Our happy anniversary package includes: Two mid-week nights in a junior suite at the Aurora Hotel & Spa Round trip transportation for two aboard Catalina Express Taxi transfer to and from hotel and the boat terminal A welcome bottle of wine or sparkling cider Dinner at one of Catalina Island's top restaurants Continental breakfast A bouquet of flowers All for only $1,196. Ask about adding a couples massage or upgrading to an ocean view suite. Please call the hotel directly at 310-510-0454 to book this package. Rate is valid for two people in a junior suite. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Rate is valid mid-week through Oct. 5, 2017.

Lavish Luxury

The perfect way to celebrate, whether it's a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon. Catalina Island's most luxurious suite is the foundation for a perfect three-day getaway, which also includes dinner for two, a bottle of wine and a spa experience. You'll be whisked to the island aboard a helicopter and enjoy a bouquet of flowers when you arrive. This unforgettable package will create memories of your special moment that will last a lifetime. Package rate is $2,371 mid-week and $2,550 weekends. Rate valid through Oct. 5.

Military Rate (active duty)

Active duty military receive 10 percent off at the Aurora Hotel and Spa on Catalina Island. Cannot be combined with other special offers

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