It couldn't get much better than lying on the comfortable Tempur-pedic bed, watching a DVD on the beautiful flat-screen television, with the ocean breeze blowing in from the balcony. We waited and waited for the perfect recipe for an Avalon Hotel to open up. What was their recipe? Wait no longer, it's finally here. Cozy rooms tout trendy, modern furnishings, with subtle room details, making this property stand-out and a very welcoming addition as Avalon's newest boutique hotel. We are seasoned travelers, and for many years we have been visiting Avalon. An astute hotelier team has responded, finally giving visitors a higher-end option of what will surely be an always booked mainstay. Notable amenities include dimmable lighting, Keurig single-serving hot beverage maker (which we are now immediately adding to our wedding registry), mini-fridge including complimentary bottles of water, microwave, plush chenille robes, aux input jack on the stereo including the cable, stemless wine glasses, and a roof-top deck with views of the harbor with nicely appointed furnishings. Don't miss the hidden tray located in the ottoman cushin. Book the owner's suite and enjoy a private jacuzzi (coming soon) and reclining rocking chairs that will take you further away than the quick one hour boat ride from "over town."
The only thing missing was a bottle-opener. The continental breakfast was modest. The hotel still lacks exterior signage so don't mistake it and pass by it like we did at first. The location is a short walk up a hill from the center of town. Service was great. Staff was friendly. Rooms are worth every penny paid for the total experience. We were told wireless internet is on the way. If you are looking for an upscale Avalon room priced less than the hotel's sister property, the Avalon, this is "the" place to stay. Request room 310, if it's available. It's the only ocean view location located furthest away from the street. We can't wait to return and welcome any future projects this team endeavors to bring to the hospitality industry.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Aurora Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA