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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything else was booked, so this was sort of a last resort. It turned out to be most excellent! We booked one of their packages which included a lot of extras. Pampered ourselves with their on-site couples massage, very relaxing. Had a clean room with all amenities including comfy robes, with a beautiful view of the harbor. Enjoyed the evening... More 

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

I'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Aurora and hope to see you on the island again soon. Thank you so much for your compliments -- I know that Diana will be pleased to hear that she had such a positive impact on your stay. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to Aurora. More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel for what we needed. Comes with microwave and refrigerator. Not the largest room in the world, but we didn't spend much time in the room. Located near everything in Avalon and located at the top of a steep hill. If you have mobility issues, this place isn't for you. I personally had no problems with the hill though.... 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. The rooftop deck is a favorite place for many guests and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed breakfast there. Hope to see you on the island again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a cute cozy hotel. It's very small but has a lot of character. We had a suite which was white large. It was nice and clean. We had a wonderful view. I enjoyed the rooftop sun deck. It was very serene and relaxing. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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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. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the front desk staff. More 

Los Altos, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Aurora and your first trip to Catalina island -- hopefully you will visit us again soon. More 

Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Aurora. I'm so glad you enjoyed the roof deck -- that's a favorite spot for many of our guests. Hope to see you on the island again soon. More 

Wrightwood, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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 July 8, 2015

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 June 29, 2015

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 

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