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137 Marilla Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
The Aurora Hotel, 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.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Wifi
Free breakfast
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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J F wrote a review Jul 2022
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Had the best time such a cute boutique hotel, friendly staff. The room was clean, bed was so comfortable, had all amenities and they brought us extra toiletries we asked for. Provided a bottle of wine in the room if you wanted it. Just off the main drag so no tourist noise. Rooftop view is amazing. Home baked cookies when we came back from dinner 🥰 Honestly I had the perfect vacay, the baggage hold things is so helpful, just makes the whole trip a lot easier logistically. I want to come back!!! Thank you Aurora Hotel and your fabulous staff!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cindy K wrote a review Feb 2022
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We made our reservations with Parker, the Manager. He was super helpful with our getting to the Catalina Express in Long Beach. He was available to help with any questions about our hiking treks. Also suggested two restaurants that did not disappoint. Fabian helped us change our Catalina Express reservations the day before we traveled. Which really helped us enjoy longer time on the Island. Katia checked us in and again was helpful explaining many things. We appreciated all three of these people. Another surprise was a nice continental breakfast and coffee available all day. Thank you for too many things to even mention.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: We were third floor with a partial view, and the room was quiet.
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Responded Mar 3, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad we were all able to have such a positive impact on your stay. Please come see us again very soon.
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NDJ152 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dallas, Texas46 contributions23 helpful votes
Overall: Good, clean hotel in nice location. They have a small rooftop area that is nice with good views. The front desk staff was nice. This hotel is located at the top of a steep hill and has many steps within the hotel. If you are not able to climb the steep hill or handle multiple steps, this might not be for you. It was fine for us but may not work for everyone. We stayed in the celebrity suite so I can't comment on other room levels. For our suite, it was clean, spacious, nice views and had everything we needed. It has a private entrance so we really didn't go inside the main hotel much. It also has a private outside terrace with great views for morning coffee or afternoon wine. I would recommend this suite and location.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 7, 2022
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences at the Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island. We're glad you enjoyed your time in the suite and we'll be looking forward to your next visit.
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David R wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California31 contributions49 helpful votes
Yes the rooms and bathrooms are small. Catalina's room inventory is not big and most of the rooms that are larger are priced accordingly. The room itself was efficiently designed with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, numerous electrical outlets, a small desk and very good lighting. We found the roof top ocean view deck to be a great mostly private place to enjoy the property. The several different people we interacted at the front desk during our stay were very friendly, well trained and knowledgeable about the island. Would absolutely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share this review of the Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and will be looking forward to your next visit.
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LindaJSN wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California57 contributions20 helpful votes
Employees were amazing and helpful, but to call the rooms small would be an understatement. TINY. Queen size bed barely fit, and the shower would NOT fit a larger person. Less thatn 3' x 3'. The rooftop deck is nice, but can get crowded. It also doesn't open until 8 am, so no sunrises....
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 6, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're glad to hear that our staff was amazing. Like many things on islands, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than those found in more cosmopolitan environments. As for sunrises, we do offer ocean view rooms which offer amazing views of the dawn.
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Jean S wrote a review Feb 2022
Isle of Palms, South Carolina21 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderful hotel with wonderful staff! We opted for the harbor view which never ceased to please from sunrise to nighttime. Melissa at the front desk during evening hours was so helpful when I got tomato sauce on my shirt - she gave me a cup of laundry detergent!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 3, 2022
Glad to hear we were able to help with your laundry emergency! Thanks so much for sharing your review of the Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island. We hope to see you again soon.
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Steve R wrote a review Jan 2022
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Compact but very nicely furnished room, extremely clean, no odors, and in good condition. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the breakfast was good and there was always coffee and snacks available. The views we enjoyed of the city and harbor below were incredible as we lounged on their rooftop deck, sipping drinks. Highly recommend the Aurora!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for the room nearest the rooftop entrance. You'll want to spend a lot of time out there.
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Responded Jan 19, 2022
Thanks for the wonderful review of the Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and will be looking forward to your next visit!
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John M wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The rooms were not big enough for two people. The bathroom and shower looked like something you would find on a boat. The building in front of the hotel that the balcony doors open up to have two small screaming children that wake you up at 7am and keep you from heading back to relax before dinner. I've had better experiences in hostels in third world countries.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 7, 2022
Sorry to hear you were disappointed by your stay. Our rooms are smaller than those you may be used to in more metropolitan areas and I'm sorry the neighbors had such a negative impact on your stay.
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DancingGal wrote a review Dec 2021
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So we get to the hotel for a long stay. The hotel staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good: orange juice, cereal, eggs, sausage links, sometimes ham, muffins, yogurt and fruit. When we got to our room, #311, it was clean and cozy. Nice view of the ocean which was 3/4 of it because of a building that was in our view. Anyways, after several days roaming Catalina in the Avalon area we started to get bored. Mostly everything closes at 5 or 6 pm which is super early. During the off season there's not much to do at Avalon if you're just visiting. Then eating the same complimentary breakfast at day 5 I was done with it. Staying at Catalina I was spending money everyday which I was getting tired really fast. I couldn't wait to get home and sleep on my pillow top mattress and comfortable pillows. Where's the free entertainment? Why doesn't the boardwalk on Avalon have artist's painting? So quick summary: nice hotel staff and really, it should be called Sleepy Catalina Island.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Dec 3, 2021
While I'm glad to hear that the Aurora's staff was friendly and helpful and you found the hotel clean and cozy, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in Catalina Island. Many guests find that the off-season atmosphere is relaxing, but I'm sorry it wasn't to your liking. During the summer, Avalon's nightlife is much more happening and there are several festivals during the year that feature artists and more.
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Jeff Weinstein wrote a review Aug 2021
San Diego, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently spent four nights at the Aurora Hotel in Avalon, Catalina. The hotel is charming, quaint and clean. The location is steps away from the center of town and the waterfront. There is a lovely rooftop deck ideal for quiet mornings or evenings overlooking the downtown and ocean. The staff was friendly and helpful and could not have been nicer. Our 8 year old daughter rates the Aurora 10/10. We concur.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 20, 2021
We're so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time on the island and we thank you for sharing your review of the Aurora Hotel on Catalina. We hope you all will come see us again very soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$223 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cloud 7 Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCatalina IslandAvalon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Casino (0.3 miles), Catalina Island Museum (0.1 miles), and Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aurora Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free internet access, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Aurora Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aurora Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Aurora Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co, Steve's Steakhouse, and Avalon Grille.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aurora Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Aurora Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.3 miles).
Does Aurora Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.