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Aurora Hotel

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've made several visits to Catalina going back since childhood. And have even slept on boats in the harbor with friends and family. This visit we spent one night at The Aurora, me with my 10 year old son. We opted for one of the view rooms (318) and were not disappointed. While small, the rooms are very well designed... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our stay at the Aurora Hotel. Wonderful staff, nice room, and the deck's view of the bay is spectacular. The great thing about the deck is that it doesn't' matter so much if your room has an ocean view—you can always take it in from the deck! The location is great as well—a couple blocks up the... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Aurora Hotel and Spa. The rooftop deck is a popular spot for our guests. We're hoping we'll see you again very soon. More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Aurora hotel in July. Although small, the room was very clean and comfortable and well laid out. We especially liked the modern bathroom and air conditioning more than when we stayed at an historic hotel the year prior. Customer service was wonderful with fresh fruit available throughout the day as well... 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 experiences at the Aurora. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the fruit and cookies and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to love this hotel but it just did not live up to expectations. There wasn't anything "wrong" with this hotel. It was clean and nice enough. There were no bugs. But for the price vs what we got it was a HUGE let down. I don't usually share prices but I'm going to in this case. We paid... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear that your experiences at the Aurora did not live up to your expectations. We share your frustrations with the power lines and have brought this issue up to city and utility officials on more than one occasion. We will bring it up again. We've discussed your concern about breakfast and will be exploring options for adding... More 

Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good experience at the Aurora Hotel even though we only stayed for one night. The room was very well kept and clean and the decor modern which is the main reason why we chose this hotel since it appears most hotels in Catalina are boutique/vintage style. The room itself was quite small and barely enough space... More 

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1 Thank Paula A
swccatalina, Public Relations Manager at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Aurora. Our modern style is a definitely a positive for many guests as is the rooftop deck. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Aptos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for our 25th wedding anniversary and though we didn't book any of the special anniversary packages, they really made us feel like special and honored guests. The wine and cheese tasting on Friday afternoon was really nice and appreciated. We stayed in the standard room and it was lovely, with a nice view of... More 

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

Happy anniversary! We're honored that you choose to celebrate at Aurora and happy to hear that the experience was wonderful. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Aurora Hotel is a long and, in the final bit, steep walk from the ferry landing. But the views from the rooftop patio make it worthwhile. The rooms are small, but well appointed. The bathrooms are tiny and people with high BMI will find shower a very tight fit. Staff is friendly and responsive. Issue with bathroom door was... 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 the Aurora. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the roof top deck and I hope you'll come visit us again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My wife and I honeymooned on Catalina Island and stayed at the Aurora back in April. It was very classy, quaint, and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us, they were impeccable. We love the small-town feel of it. With it being our honeymoon, they gave us roses and champagne for the room. They had a daily... More 

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

Congratulations! We're honored that you choose Aurora for your honeymoon and hope that you'll visit us again -- perhaps an anniversary trip? More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4th of July and had a wonderful time watching the fireworks from the rooftop deck! Literally got the last available room on the island. Great location off the main road but far enough away to be quiet. There is a slight hill so be ready for that, if you are coming with luggage take a taxi... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences at the Aurora -- I'm glad you enjoyed July 4 on the rooftop deck. Hopefully we'll see you again soon; the view from our ocean view rooms is breathtaking. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Location is ideal since it's just off the main esplanade which makes it easy to get to restaurants but keeps the noise level down on a weekend night. It is a bit of a walk up a hill, but worth it once you reach the roof top deck. Staff was friendly and attentive, giving full details of the hotel's amenities... More 

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

Congratulations on your honeymoon! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back and visit us on your anniversary. Our ocean view deck is always a popular place for guests. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Aurora Hotel and Spa, Avalon's newest boutique hotel, embraces guests with sleek style and modern sensibilities. The Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island features 15 rooms, two junior suites and a master suite. A roof-top deck with sweeping ocean views, a decadent spa room and a cosmopolitan lobby provide an array of public areas for relaxing and reconnecting. Guest rooms feature Tempurpedic mattresses, flat screen televisions and modern amenities. Our junior suites feature in-room jetted tubs and for the ultimate in luxury, our Aurora Suite features a fireplace, ocean-view six-head shower and a private sundeck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aurora Hotel

Address: 137 Marilla Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Cloud 7 Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $185 - $805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aurora Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Aurora Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Avalon
#5 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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