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Aurora Hotel
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

Hi ! After years of visiting Catalina and suffering through worn threadbare hotel rooms ...we were really jazzed at the sparkle and beauty of our ocean view room ..We each had a very comfy "temparawsome" bed .. the view of the bay and Avalon below through the glass walled balcony was beautiful day and night.. refreshing to the eyes .... We were on the move non-stop swimming and skipping rocks on the beach and our standard 3 rounds of miniture golf followed by a session fishing on the pier....."I need a nap". My 10 yrs old son loved the state of the art coffee and tea dispenser in our room because it also made hot chocolate ..The room is compact , as is the bathroom ..but every inch is thoughtfully used..Robes and extra towels are already supplied ..Being an advanced "California born leisure king" I give the Aurora two thumbs up and a gold star goes on the forehead of those responsible for it's creation ...Sarah at the desk has the Catalina style aloha ... See you next time....5 Stars !

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank timblair
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

My husband took me here for our honeymoon (on a budget)! We loved this place! It is so nice, upscale and lovely interior! It is by far the BEST in all of Catalina! It is new, and the decor was posh and cozy. We had the corner unit with a balcony. We could even see the harbor from the balcony. The room is adorable, and it even had giant flat screen tv, and a luxurious tempur-pedic mattress, and super nice fluffy bathrobes. The continental breakfast is very good. Can yall please get a belgian waffle machine? That would be awesome?

The staff was super nice. Sarah checked us in, and helped us out alot. Martha even was nice enough to check us out 1 hour later. They made sure to store our luggage, and called our cab to get us back to the boat. Christina also helped us out. We greatly appreciated the friendly, and professional staff.

We even got some sun in private on the very lovely rooftop sun deck with panoramic views of avalon bay. This was way better than the super loud and crowded beach.

Next time we go back to Catalina, we are only staying at the Aurora! It is FABULOUS!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

Set a block back from the heart of town, this newer property has the interior finishing details and in room fixtures of a trendy boutique hotel. Including, spa services, unlimited espresso beverages, high speed wifi, their own brand of bath products and tempurpedic beds. Most rooms also have private viewing balconies. We took advantage of the spacious sun deck with beautiful views of the port and harbor. A truly B&B touch for longer stay leisure travelers, the Aurora provides a complimentary DVD lending library and internet laptops. Kristin, one of the Innkeepers, did an amazing job of handling our water transfer to Catalina Island and accommodating a special request for an in room welcome basket. (Please note that this facility requires the use of stairs.)

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jack_from_JuryDuty
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

Although we loved the design of the property, the price was way too high for what you get. This property is a cleaned up motel, with some nice design touches. And despite charging us nearly $400 a night, the staff doesn't seem to understand that when you're charging Four Seasons rates, you better offer Four Seasons service. We asked for a late checkout (1 pm instead of 11 am) and were summarily DENIED. Not in a nice way, either. The continental breakfast was a disappointment as well, with STALE pastries, no half and half and no Splenda. We had to go the local coffee house instead.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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4  Thank RMBabyMu
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

You'll be amazed once you get inside the hotel. The staff is really nice. The room has everything you would need. Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, steamer, hair blower, bath robe, wifi internet, 32in LCD TV, DVD player, etc... It's very relaxing! We stayed more than usual inside the room. The view outside is very good as well. I got it for 499 for 3 days 2 nights and that includes catalina express fare and taxi fare tho the hotel is really close to the boat station. One of the newest renovated hotel in the island!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank siosonr
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