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Aurora Hotel

#8 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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137 Marilla Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Cloud 7 Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Aurora Hotel is a small boutique hotel located just above the Catalina Harbor. Very clean, quiet rooms and away from the very busy harbor area. The breakfast was basic, but complete and we especially enjoyed the rooftop terrace which had a fabulous view of the casino and the harbor area. The staff was courteous and quite helpful and we... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are small, but packed with amenities such as coffee maker, microwave mini fridge etc. They have made best use of available space. Besides, when in Avalon, you will not be spending much time in your room as there is so much to do. The hotel deck is inviting and has the most beautiful view of the harbor. A... More 

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Wrightwood, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aurora hotel was very comfortable. We rented a room with ocean view (beutiful view). Loved the roof deck. The continental breakfast was delicious (muffins, beggels, croissants, cream cheese, jam, oatmeal, yogurt, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, milk, cereal, fruit). The hotel is about a block from the beach (a little walk up hill but nothing we could not handle).... More 

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences at Aurora. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us as well as your time camping at Little Harbor. We look forward to welcoming you back to the island. More 

El Cajon, California
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very nicely furnished and kept very clean, and our room 213, had a small balcony with an ocean view. However, the room was so small that we might as well have been in Tokyo! My husband and I could not walk around the bed at the same time and the bathroom had no countertop and the smallest... More 

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. Although most of our guests are impressed with our efficient use of space, because we are on an island our rooms are smaller than some may expect. At our next staff meeting, I will bring up your concerns about breakfast and shade on the roof-deck. I hope that you... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boutique hotel ie small on room size and on services. So small you can not come here with a full size suitcase you Will need almost to give up an 1/8 of a rooms floor place no closet per say jut a slot to hang 3 hangers. Shower, if you drop the soap can not bend down and pick it... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needs a shuttle as it is located up a steep hill. Otherwise enjoyed our stay. They kept our luggage until the room was ready and after we checked out until we were ready to leave. Very nice staff. Enjoyed the roof top patio.

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay -- the root-top deck is a favorite spot for many of our guests. Hope to see you again soon. More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a weekend stay at the Aurora Hotel. We really enjoyed our stay for the following reasons: 1) Friendly, attentive staff 2) well appointed rooms (comfy robes, cool A/C, etc), 3) simple, yet satisfying continental breakfast (hard boiled eggs, croissants, bagels, English muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee), 4) high quality massage services, 5) great... More 

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences. I'm glad to hear your enjoyed your time on the island and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Richard was great. He was kind, helpful and gave us some good tips. They have a beautiful rooftop where you can enjoy the view with a glass of wine or enjoy your continental breakfast. Rooms are nice inside & well kept. Staff is friendly. Another tip for dinner right down the street..Ristorante portafino is the best dinner spot.

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Aurora and I'll be sure to let Richard know that his hospitality made an impression. Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed at the Aurora Hotel during our visit to Catalina two weeks ago and it was a very nice hotel. The rooms were very clean and modern and had a very nice feel to them. The staff at the Aurora was very nice and helpful. They were willing to store all of our luggage as needed and gave us... More 

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Aurora and hope you enjoyed diving on the island. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share you experiences. Hope we'll be welcoming you back in the very near future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I will definitely be back to the Aurora for our next Catalina trip. It took me a long time to search for the right hotel, and I used trip advisor to view and decide on the Aurora. It was our 1 year anniversary , and I wanted a package (surprising my hubby). The hotel representative worked with... More 

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swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Happy anniversary. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences at the Aurora Hotel. I'll be sure to let Richard know that you appreciated his hospitality. We're looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you are on the island. More 

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