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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 sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 15/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Travellers' Choice
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
Free breakfast
Complimentary instant cofffee
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jeff Weinstein wrote a review Aug 2021
San Diego, California2 contributions
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: Travelled with family
Response from Sherri Cline, Marketing at Aurora Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 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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RolfHenrik wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this wonderful hotel. Nice ocean view, friendly staff, clean accommodations, quiet location, close to everything we wanted to do. We look forward to coming back and staying here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sherri Cline, Marketing at Aurora Hotel
Responded 30 Sep 2020
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Aurora Hotel. We'll be looking forward to your next visit.
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Renee H wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel exceeded all of our expectations! The views from our balcony and the rooftop deck were amazing! The location was perfect. You could walk almost everywhere, as long as you don't mind some hills. Ramiro went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Lots of steps to get up to our room, but worth it to get a balcony with a view.
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Response from Sherri Cline, Marketing at Aurora Hotel
Responded 17 Aug 2021
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of the Aurora Hotel on Catalina Island. We're glad you had a great stay and will be looking forward to your next visit.
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Tom H wrote a review May 2021
Lebanon, Tennessee21 contributions11 helpful votes
THE GOOD: The staff was very friendly and eager to please. The room was clean, sleek and modern. Comfortable bed, good lighting. It felt a bit like a modern European hotel, which is to say, small, but modern and clean. The deck was TERRIFIC with great views. Relaxing. A real reason to choose this hotel, in my opinion. THE BAD: However, the staff seemed unable to resolve any issues. We had a problem with the HVAC in the first room, which was obvious, so they moved us to a new (same price level) room. After two days, the SECOND HVAC unit also stopped working properly, and the hotel never did fix it correctly while we were there (two more days). It is a non smoking hotel, with signs everywhere making that clear. Even so, many people smoked openly, and I never saw or heard staff trying to enforce the policy. They tried to comp us for the HVAC issue, but couldn't find the coupon. The manager told me he would email me a coupon, but so far (six days later) has not done so. THE UGLY Finally, there was a domestic violence incident on our floor. Though the police were called, the whole thing was sort of swept under the rug, and I was a bit uneasy on the property after that. SUMMARY I would probably stay there again. I leave this review in hopes that the staff can be a bit more assertive and proactive about dealing with problems.
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Date of stay: May 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sherri Cline, Marketing at Aurora Hotel
Responded 2 Jul 2021
Thank you for sharing your experiences. We're glad to hear you would return, but we're sorry there were HVAC issues that impacted your stay. We are a non-smoking property and guests who smoke face penalties. We're glad you were able to enjoy the ocean views from the rooftop deck, it's a favorite of many guests. We'll be looking forward to your next visit.
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Rick M wrote a review Oct 2020
Newport Beach, California28 contributions28 helpful votes
Website is not updated with which amenities are not available either due to valid COVID mandates or property preferences/cost-savings measures blamed on COVID. We were told they are "not allowed" due to COVID to offer their advertised Fri wine/cheese offering or weekend mimosa bar offering. Untrue, other L.A. County hotels we've visited have managed to offer such things while respecting social distancing. They've also had 7 months to update their website with which amenities are not being offered.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sherri Cline, Marketing at Aurora Hotel
Responded 30 Oct 2020
We're sorry you were disappointed by the changes we've had to make to keep our staff healthy and comply with local mandates regarding COVID. I've re-evaluated our website and made some adjustments. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catalina Island Casino (0.5 km), Catalina Island Museum (0.2 km), and Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.5 km).
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 Scoops Catalina Island.
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 travellers enjoy visiting Catalina Island Casino Ballroom (0.5 km).
Does Aurora Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.