So my new husband and I decided we wanted to go to Catalina Island for our honeymoon. After a reservation at a different hotel fell through, we found this hotel on TripAdvisor. Not only was the rate better, the pictures were so much more promising. First off, it's too far to walk from the ferry if you have med-heavy baggage, so just get a cab. There's a ton, they know right where to go, and get you there QUICK! Turns out, it wasn't quickly enough. On the website, they had options to have little extras in the room for us. I chose the half dozen chocolate covered strawberries. Yummy! They also had champagne and rose options! You can also purchase your ferry ticket as part of a package through the hotel, at no extra charge. So our first night there, we asked the guy at the desk for the best place to go to eat. He recommended the Lobster Trap! Great food and drinks at really reasonable prices! The hotel has a spa on site that I took advantage of. The gal who runs it, runs it out of a modified junior suite. She is beyond talented! I asked for a scalp and foot treatment (because the 1st part of they honeymoon was in disneyland, and I was SORE from 4 days of non-stop walking) and she added a 20 min massage on top of it! The continental breakfast was so fresh I thought I heard chickens clucking in the back! And each room has a Krups individual coffee maker and they have a ton of flavors. I enjoyed the Caramel Vanilla a LOT! I had three or four cups a day! And regardless of who was at the desk, every time my husband and I came down the steps, whoever was at the desk greeted us with a big smile and asked about how we were enjoying everything. The topper? An awesome sun deck with an AMAZING view and a ton of comfy places to sit! A great place to eat breakfast, have a noon snooze or start happy hour! We will be going back at least once a year, and we have no plans to change where we stay!
- 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