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Aurora Hotel

#7 of 20 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 Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent last weekend while attending Silent Fim benefit. The hotel is a lovely boutique hotel that had been upgraded from a previous hotel. Rooms are not large but large enough and well appointed since we had one of the smaller rooms facing the hillside. Sunny room with windows in the room and bathroom. Staff was friendly and helpful for any... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experiences at the Aurora Hotel and Spa. We're glad you enjoyed your time on the island and hope you liked the Silent Film Benefit -- it's always been a favorite event. Hope to see you on the island again soon. More 

Lake Forest, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Aurora Hotel last weekend for our 25th anniversary. Although our room did not have a view (which we knew going in) it was very comfortable. We loved the roof top deck and spent quite a bit of time up there eating breakfast and relaxing in the evening before going out to dinner. The walk up the... More 

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

Happy Anniversary! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Aurora and hope to see you again soon. More 

San Diego
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy, updated hotel with wonderful staff. Rooms are small but very well equipped with amenities including locally made salt water taffy every day. Basic continental breakfast included. Load up your tray and take it upstairs to the roof top deck and enjoy the beautiful view. Some rooms have a view, others (ours did not) look at the building next door... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at the Aurora Hotel and Spa. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back and visit Catalina again soon. More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed one night on Avalon for our Honeymoon. We really liked that the Aurora wasn't too far uphill and that it was very close to all the shops and restaurants. The room had everything we needed and was very clean and modern. We stayed in the standard room, so the shower was a little cramped - hard to shave... More 

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

Congratulations on your wedding. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed at the Aurora for a business trip. Because we are a large group, we rented the whole place out. From the beginning of the planning to the end of our stay, I felt super supported by the staff (who were so friendly and lovely). Wine and cheese on the rooftop deck that they provided was wonderful--the view from... 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 share your experience at Aurora. I'm sure Diana will be pleased to hear how happy you were with her service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina Island very soon. Sherri More 

Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a B&B gift certificate so we took a 2 day/1 night mid-week trip to Avalon. The Aurora was just the perfect spot. It has a terrific roof top patio great for night until 10 and our room , though tiny was clean and had a great harbor view. It was a bit of a steep hike up to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were very pleased with our room at the Aurora! While it is small, it has everything you need. Tempurpedic mattress, Keurig coffee maker, frig with complementary water, safe, and bath amenities. It also has excellent lighting - (so many times there are not enough lamps for reading). We had a room on the second floor, corner, which had a... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was very pleased with this hotel, the property was a little off the beaten path and private. Our room was on the small side, but very efficiently designed, modern, well appointed and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful and we are definately coming back this year.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Upon arrival, I was upgraded to a suite! It was on the second floor and had a nice view of the bay. The room was modern and clean, had a comfortable bed and had a wonderful jacuzzi tub. The Aurora is located up a little side street from the main drag so you can enjoy the peace and quiet from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went to Catalina for a couple days over my birthday. My husband took care of the arrangements,, so I am not absolutley certain what he paid. We checked in around noon and as expected our room was not ready so the desk staff glady checked our bags and we went off to lunch. Toward the end of our meal we... More 

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